Friday Night Lights Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Friday Night Lights: Season 5 (2010 - 2011)

  • Season 5 Episode 13: Always

    The Taylors' face several decisions that could change their lives forever; Coach and Tami are caught off guard by Julie's future plans; The Lions go to state.

  • Season 5 Episode 12: Texas Whatever (aka Small Town)

    Coach Taylor struggles to support Tami's possible career move to Philadelphia and leads the Lions to the state championship knowing it could be the team's last-ever appearance because of budgetary cuts. Tim gives Luke sound advice, before receiving some himself when a face from the past stops by

  • Season 5 Episode 11: The March

    The Lions eye victory as the state championships near, but Coach Taylor is battling against severe budget cuts - and his mood isn't lightened when Tami announces she has the chance of a new job. Tim struggles to adjust to life after prison, while Vince is disappointed when his father shows his true colours

    Friday 19th February 9:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 5 Episode 10: Don't Go

    Coach Taylor receives a tempting job offer and Billy asks him to be a character witness at Tim's impending parole hearing. Meanwhile, Tami finds an ally for her efforts to put students before statistics, and Vince tries to earn his starting position back

    Friday 19th February 8:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 5 Episode 9: Gut Check

    Coach Taylor gives Vince a wake-up call by dropping him and starting Luke as quarterback instead, while Matt and Julie reach a mutual decision about their relationship. Epyck crosses the line during a tutoring session with Tami, Becky embarks on an ill-advised career path and Mindy drops a bombshell on Billy

    Thursday 18th February 9:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 5 Episode 8: Fracture

    Coach Taylor fears he is beginning to lose control of the Lions and Vince alienates himself from his team-mates as his ego continues to grow, flouting recruitment regulations and heading to Oklahoma Tech with his dad. Becky re-enters the world of beauty pageants, Tami steps up her efforts to help Epyck, and Julie tries to get her life back on track and goes on a trip to Chicago

    Thursday 18th February 8:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 5 Episode 7: Perfect Record

    The deep-seated rivalry between the Lions and Panthers gets even uglier when a website is launched exposing the criminal pasts of the Lions players. Coach Taylor urges the boys to channel their anger into Friday's game, and grows increasingly concerned about the impact Ornette is having on Vince's footballing future. Tami heads to the college to collect Julie's assignment, leading to an awkward encounter with Derek, while Billy takes Luke under his wing

    Wednesday 17th February 9:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 5 Episode 6: Swerve

    Coach Taylor appears on the front cover of Texas Football magazine and acquires grandiose new nickname the Kingmaker, while Julie goes to great lengths to avoid taking responsibility for her recent actions. Vince struggles to shake off his past once again when he receives a visit from an old acquaintance looking to settle a debt

    Wednesday 17th February 8:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 5 Episode 5: Kingdom

    Coach Taylor and the boys embark on an enlightening road trip to Kingdom to take revenge on the team that beat them by a forfeit the previous year. Back in Dillon, Tami receives an unexpected visit from Julie after her daughter has an explosive and very public encounter in the college canteen with Derek's wife

    Tuesday 16th February 9:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 5 Episode 4: Keep Looking

    Coach plays mediator when an argument erupts in the changing rooms. Buddy deals with the highs and lows of fatherhood when his son's behaviour deteriorates further - but has a plan to reform him - while Tami continues to help a troubled student

    Tuesday 16th February 8:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 5 Episode 3: The Right Hand of the Father

    Buddy receives a phone call from his ex-wife with troubling news about his son, while Vince struggles to adjust to the return of his dad from prison and takes his frustrations out on Coach Taylor. Tami encourages Jess to accept the position of Lions' equipment manager, and Julie crosses the line with a tutor

    Monday 15th February 9:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 5 Episode 2: On the Outside Looking In

    Coach Taylor is annoyed by his team's obsession with their ranking, while Vince enjoys the benefits of being a star football player and looks forward to a bright future for himself and his mother. Tami is surprised by the lack of interest in her after-school tutoring scheme, but she finds the time to help out a troubled student

    Monday 15th February 8:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 5 Episode 1: Expectations

    Expectations are high for the new season following the Lions' win over the Panthers and Coach Taylor enlists Vince and Luke to help persuade Hastings Ruckle to switch from basketball to football. Tami adjusts to her new role as guidance counsellor, Billy considers taking on a coaching role and Dillon bids farewell to two alumni as they prepare to leave for college

    Friday 12th February 9:00am EST - Pivot

Friday Night Lights: Season 4 (2009 - 2010)

  • Season 4 Episode 13: Thanksgiving

    The day of the big game arrives and the Lions are determined to overcome the odds and beat the Panthers, with Coach Taylor delivering a rousing pre-match speech. Tami opts for a change of strategy as she prepares to make her public apology, Julie ponders her future after being reunited with Matt, and Tim makes a decision that will change his life for ever

    Friday 12th February 8:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 4 Episode 12: Labouring

    Coach Taylor tells Luke he's not in the team for the vital game against the Panthers, before dealing with the fallout from West Dillon's decision to play dirty. Superintendent Dunley visits Tami and asks her to make an apology that would compromise her principles, and Vince is persuaded to take part in a raid to avenge his friend's death - can Jess change his mind?

    Thursday 11th February 9:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 4 Episode 11: Injury List

    Tami has to defend herself when a parent holds her responsible for Becky's decision to have an abortion and calls for her removal as school principal. Tim makes a big purchase using the money from the car-chopping scheme and celebrates with Becky and Cheryl, although the mood quickly sours. Luke's painkiller addiction reaches crisis point, Vince's criminal activities take a bloody turn and Julie's plans for the future are interrupted by an unexpected phone call

    Thursday 11th February 8:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 4 Episode 10: I Can't

    Coach is urged by Big Mary to find a new way to coach; Tim puts Tami in an uncomfortable situation; Julie invites a friend to dinner; Vince's mother has a medical emergency; Luke's parents want to help him; the Riggins boys dig a hole.

    Tomorrow at 9:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 4 Episode 9: The Lights in Carroll Park

    Coach Taylor sets out to make East Dillon's local park safer for the players and the rest of the community, while Glenn feels the urge to clear his conscience after kissing Tami. Julie makes a new friend when she volunteers for a scheme called Habitat for Humanity, and Becky faces the consequences of her one-night stand with Luke

    Tomorrow at 8:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 4 Episode 8: Toilet Bowl

    The Lions prepare to take on the league's worst team in a match dubbed 'The Toilet Bowl'. Not content with taking his relationship with Becky into new and confusing territory, Tim gives Luke some dubious advice, while Tami and Julie take a tour of Boston colleges as they look ahead to life beyond high school

    Today at 9:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 4 Episode 7: In the Bag

    Coach Taylor suspects his new quarterback Vince has brought a gun to school, Tami relaxes at a party with the West Dillon faculty, while Julie and Landry try to put the past behind them. Luke misses practice to help out on his family's struggling ranch

    Today at 8:00am EST - Pivot
  • Season 4 Episode 6: Stay

    Tim and Lyla revisit their relationship and he tries to persuade her to stick around, while Julie and Matt enjoy a weekend away in Austin - without Tami's knowledge. Coach Taylor tries to devise a plan to defeat the Lions' toughest opposition yet and Landry learns more about Vince and Jess's history together

    Thursday 18th February 9:00pm EST - ESPN Classic
  • Season 4 Episode 5: The Son

    Matt is forced to confront long-suppressed feelings about his father after receiving news from Iraq - and sadly, it's too late to make amends. Luke severs ties with the increasingly unlikeable JD, while Vince continues to steal to support his family - well aware it could jeopardise his status as a football star. Zach Gilford, Matt Lauria and Michael B Jordan star

    Thursday 11th February 10:00pm EST - ESPN Classic
  • Season 4 Episode 4: A Sort of Homecoming

    Coach Taylor looks to the past for inspiration when he organises a pep rally to raise the team's morale. Tami continues to feel the ramifications of her decision to send Luke to East Dillon, while Matt and Tim become closer during an impromptu hunting trip. Drama, starring Eric Taylor and Connie Britton

    Thursday 11th February 9:00pm EST - ESPN Classic
  • Season 4 Episode 3: In the Skin of A Lion

    Coach Taylor dips into his own pocket to cover the $3,000 needed to buy new uniforms for the East Dillon Lions, but his wife Tami isn't best pleased when she finds out. Luke airs his grievances after feeling undervalued and underpraised, while Tim tries to fend off the advances of Becky, and Julie starts to question her religious beliefs

    Friday 19th February 6:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 4 Episode 2: After the Fall

    Coach Taylor tries to regain the support of his understandably demoralised team and has to deal with a storm of controversy when Panthers star Luke Cafferty is revealed to be an East Dillon resident. Tim struggles to find somewhere to live, while Matt endures rather than enjoys an internship with an abrasive local artist, while romance could be on the cards for Landry

    Friday 19th February 5:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 4 Episode 1: East of Dillon

    Coach Taylor faces an uphill battle to pull his new team the East Dillon Lions together, thanks to a lack of funding, qualified coaching staff and, seemingly, talent. While Tami warily navigates new school politics, Buddy questions his allegiance to the Panthers, now under the rule of Coach Aikmen and Joe McCoy, while Tim is inspired by a college lecture

    Friday 19th February 4:00pm EST - Pivot

Friday Night Lights: Season 3 (2008 - 2009)

  • Season 3 Episode 13: Tomorrow Blues

    It has been five months since the state championship and changes abound as everyone makes big decisions about their future. Tim has second thoughts about his next step, while Matt heads off to college, but not before saying painful goodbyes to his grandmother and Julie. Landry and Tyra also find themselves at a crossroads, Lyla's dreams lie in the hands of her estranged uncle, and Coach Taylor considers a different, not to mention difficult, path when his contract comes up for renegotiation

    Thursday 18th February 6:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 3 Episode 12: Underdogs

    Buddy tries his hardest to get back into Lyla's good books, while romance is rekindled when Landry and Tyra decide to give their relationship another go. Matt looks toward a bright future in Chicago, but can't stand the thought of leaving his ailing grandmother behind, while on the pitch, all eyes are on the Panthers as they compete in the state championship against a tough team

    Thursday 18th February 5:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 3 Episode 11: A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall

    Still reeling from the revelation that her father gambled away her college fund, Lyla learns she has been accepted by her number one choice. Tyra asks Landry for help, while tensions between Joe and JD reach boiling point and the pair come to blows. Matt's grandmother's mental health continues to deteriorate, leading to a heart-breaking conversation with his mother

    Thursday 18th February 4:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 3 Episode 10: The Giving Tree

    After a run-in with the law, Buddy is forced to come clean to Lyla about his financial troubles, including the loss of her college fund. Coach Taylor catches Julie and Matt sleeping together and Landry's nerves are tested when he agrees to tutor Tyra for her SATs. Drama, starring Brad Leland

    Wednesday 17th February 6:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 3 Episode 9: Game of the Week

    Already feeling the pressure from the play-offs, the Panthers face a TV appearance when their game is picked as the nationally televised high-school game of the week. Off the field, Tim and Matt make big decisions about their futures, while Tyra is left in a desperate situation after seeing Cash's true colours

    Wednesday 17th February 5:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 3 Episode 8: New York, New York

    Tim has concerns when Jason leaves Dillon in an effort to get his life back together. Tami challenges Coach over a difficult financial decision. Julie wants her dad to give Matt's idea a chance. When things go badly for Tyra, she turns to Cash.

    Wednesday 17th February 4:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 3 Episode 7: Keeping Up Appearances

    Eric and Tami try to calm Jamarcus's angry parents, while Jason, Herc and the Riggins brothers receive some good news. Meanwhile, Billy helps Tim pursue a scholarship. Drama series following the highs and lows of American high school football team the Dillon Panthers and their rookie coach. Kyle Chandler and Zach Gilford star

    Tuesday 16th February 6:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 3 Episode 6: It Ain't Easy Being J.D. McCoy

    Coach Taylor is furious with Tim and the team following a freshman initiation ritual, and JD wins the respect of the town. Drama series charting the highs and lows of American high-school football team the Dillon Panthers and their rookie coach. Starring Kyle Chandler and Taylor Kitsch

    Tuesday 16th February 5:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 3 Episode 5: Every Rose Has Its Thorn

    Cash reveals to Tyra a darker side to his personality, and Matt becomes increasingly tense as McCoy hogs ever more of the limelight. Eric makes a decision that leaves Saracen seriously considering the future of his playing career, while Street's plan to reunite with Erin backfires

    Tuesday 16th February 4:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 3 Episode 4: Hello Goodbye

    Tami embarrasses herself with the superintendent. Tyra breaks with Landry to take up with Cash, the new bad boy in town. Julie advises Matt who is upset with his mother who has come to help with grandma. Smash has an emotional goodbye with Coach.

    Friday 12th February 6:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 3 Episode 3: How the Other Half Lives

    Coach worries and fears for his job as Tami befriends Katie McCoy. The pressure is on Matt as everyone's hopes turn to the new quarterback. Matt's friendly with Julie. Billy drags Tim into a risky scheme to get them out of debt. Lyla cautions Tim.

    Friday 12th February 5:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 3 Episode 2: Tami Knows Best

    'Tami Knows Best': Coach supports Smash's struggle to get a college try out. Tyra's tactics disappoint Tami. Matt considers emancipation in an effort to protect his grandma and in the process finds his estranged mother. Tensions escalate with Lyla.

    Friday 12th February 4:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 3 Episode 1: I Knew You When

    Coach Taylor reassesses the strength of his team and freshman JD McCoy makes a promising impression, so much so that Matt's future as first-choice quarterback looks shaky. Smash struggles to adapt to life after the season-ending injury that cost him his college scholarship, Tami takes on the challenge of being Dillon High School's new principal, and Tyra considers running for student president

    Thursday 11th February 6:00pm EST - Pivot

Friday Night Lights: Season 2 (2007 - 2008)

  • Season 2 Episode 15: May the Best Man Win

    Brian is determined to get a football scholarship despite recent events; Tami runs into her high-school boyfriend, now a real estate mogul; Jason must decide if he is willing to change his life completely; Tim continues his pursuit of Lyla.

    Thursday 11th February 5:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 2 Episode 14: Leave No One Behind

    Matt is going through a rough patch and decides he no longer really cares about anything, while Julie feels jealous when she realises how close Tami and Tyra are becoming. Meanwhile, Landry finds himself the object of someone's affections, and Smash seeks advice from Coach Taylor after beginning his three-game ban

    Thursday 11th February 4:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 2 Episode 13: Humble Pie

    Smash faces questioning from the police after the incident at the cinema, and struggles to come up with a way out of the mess. Buddy recruits Jason to his sales team at the dealership, though he gets off to a shaky start, while Tami takes charge of the school's volleyball team and Lyla is frustrated when Riggins makes an unwelcome play for her affections

    Tomorrow at 6:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 2 Episode 12: Who Do You Think You Are?

    Lyla gets a job at a Christian radio station, where she starts to bond with one of her new colleagues. Buddy feels uncomfortable when Santiago is contacted by his old friends, Tami struggles to juggle her job with raising the baby, Smash and Noelle's mothers discuss their children's budding relationship, and Matt receives heartbreaking news. Guest starring Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife)

    Tomorrow at 5:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 2 Episode 11: Jumping the Gun

    Smash is bombarded by offers from colleges, but Corrina fears his new girlfriend Noelle is influencing his decisions. Life goes from bad to worse for Riggins as he discovers Billy has fallen on hard times, while Coach Taylor snaps at Tami's sister Shelly and Julie has a confession to make

    Tomorrow at 4:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 2 Episode 10: There Goes the Neighborhood

    The Panthers agree to temporarily share their facilities with players from a rival school whose training ground has been hit by a tornado - even though the two teams are set to play each other in the near future. Tami grows wary of Riggins spending time with Julie, Buddy is taken aback by news from Lyla, and Landry tries to impress Tyra

    Today at 6:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 2 Episode 9: The Confession

    Landry tries to relieve his burden of guilt by handing himself in to the police, but Chad and Tyra both try to make him reconsider confessing to murder. The gap between Tami and Julie widens as Gracie's christening approaches, while Riggins gets a job at the school, Jason considers leaving home and Buddy talks up Santiago's sporting prowess - not realising he could be doing more harm than good

    Today at 5:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 2 Episode 8: Seeing Other People

    Tyra is horrified to discover her attacker's brother wants to meet her, but Landry offers to go on her behalf. Tami alienates Julie by publicly berating Noah, Matt starts to wonder if Lauren is the right girl for him, and Riggins continues to pine for a return to the Panthers - until new housemate Guy finds a way to distract him. Meanwhile, Smash excitedly visits a college that has shown an interest in him

    Today at 4:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 2 Episode 7: Pantherama!

    Smash attracts the attention of college recruiters, but his mother Corinna worries that he is not planning sensibly for his future. Julie channels her frustrations into writing, Riggins searches for a new place to live, and Tami tries to help Santiago settle in at school. Meanwhile, Tyra sets about planning an annual event, and tries to charm the players into helping

  • Season 2 Episode 6: How Did I Get Here

    Jason returns to Dillon from Mexico with serious doubts about where his life is going. Tami welcomes her sister Shelley to town, Landry's father makes an upsetting discovery, and Riggins realises how much playing for the Panthers means to him. Meanwhile, Coach Taylor learns his terms of employment are not what they used to be. Guest starring Jessalyn Gilsig (Glee)

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Let's Get It On

    Coach Taylor hopes to spend quality time with his wife when he returns to Dillon, and wastes no time getting the Panthers into championship-winning form again - partly by trying to heal Matt and Smash's friendship. In Mexico, Tim and Lyla try to put Jason off the experimental surgery, while concerned dad Chad confronts Tyra. Drama, starring Kyle Chandler and Zach Gilford

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Backfire

    Riggins and Street go to Mexico, as Street hopes to explore experimental surgery; Lyla tries to help a newcomer to Dillon; coach Taylor makes a big career move; a development in a police search instills trepidation in the lives of Tyra and Landry.

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Are You Ready for Friday Night?

    Matt is furious that McGregor seems to be intent on building the team around an increasingly selfish Smash - and the abrasive coach also gets on the wrong side of Street and Buddy. Tami fears she is losing touch with Julie, Lyla tries to enlighten a disenchanted Riggins, and Landry's dad is intrigued by his son's relationship with Tyra

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Bad Ideas

    Tami finds caring for her baby without Eric around is far more exhausting than she expected, while her husband grows frustrated with his duties at TMU as he is asked to escort a wayward player to a disciplinary hearing. Matt struggles to communicate with a distracted Julie, Tyra and Landry worry about their next steps, and Buddy feels rejected by both his family and the Panthers

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Last Days of Summer

    Coach Taylor struggles to adjust to his new circumstances, and starts to fear living between Austin and Dillon is causing him and his family to drift apart. Several of his former players also find life difficult following his departure, with Taylor's replacement Bill McGregor taking a tyrannical approach to making his mark on the team, while Landry sets his sights on a new goal

Friday Night Lights: Season 1 (2006 - 2007)

  • Season 1 Episode 22: State

    The Panthers prepare for the state championship final in Dallas, but receive a shock when news of Coach Taylor's imminent departure is leaked at a press conference - while Tami receives some life-changing news of her own. Meanwhile, Smash resumes hostilities with Voodoo Tatum, and Landry is thrilled when Tyra offers to go to the game with him - though his hopes of a dream date get sidetracked when they pick up some unexpected passengers

    Monday 15th February 9:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 1 Episode 21: Best Laid Plans

    Coach Taylor is forced to make a decision about his future when he visits TMU - but his choice proves unpopular with his family. Tyra orders Landry to keep her ordeal a secret, while Lyla struggles to cope with bad news from her parents, Riggins says a painful goodbye to a friend, and Jason starts his new job as a coach with the Panthers

    Monday 15th February 8:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 1 Episode 20: Mud Bowl

    A chemical spill close to the school forces Coach Taylor to find another venue for the Panthers' state championship semi-final - and his solution takes everyone by surprise. Jason's frustration boils over as the day of his settlement hearing arrives, while Landry offers to help Tyra with her homework and Smash is horrified when he learns Waverly has been teaching Lyla to shoot

    Monday 15th February 7:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 1 Episode 19: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

    Julie is furious to learn her dad's job offer means the family might be moving away from Dillon. Suzy comforts Jason after he receives disappointing news, Angela angrily warns Tami not to interfere with Tyra's future, Riggins grows closwer to Jackie, and Lyla's disenchantment with Buddy grows

    Monday 15th February 6:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 1 Episode 18: Extended Families

    The repercussions from Buddy and Angela's affair cause chaos for both their families - and the Taylors unwillingly get drawn into the mess when Buddy asks to stay with them. Lyla struggles to cope with keeping the peace at home and visits Jason in Austin, while Tyra is furious to learn Tami has forbidden Julie from spending time with her. Elsewhere, Riggins is intrigued by a new neighbour, and Smash sees a different side of Waverly

    Monday 15th February 5:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 1 Episode 17: I Think We Should Have Sex

    Julie asks Matt to have sex with her, but Tami is livid when she discovers their plan. Tyra worries when Riggins starts drinking again, while his father Walt causes trouble at a Panthers training session. Jason makes a new friend at a wheelchair rugby trial, while Buddy ends his affair with Angela - and then fires her

    Monday 15th February 4:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 1 Episode 16: Black Eyes and Broken Hearts

    The race row following Mac Macgill's ill-judged comments shows no sign of abating, and the protesting players refuse to return to the team unless Coach Taylor fires him - while Smash finds himself in the media spotlight. Elsewhere, the Taylors argue with Julie about her friendship with Tyra

    Monday 15th February 3:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 1 Episode 15: Blinders

    The Panthers become embroiled in a racism scandal when assistant coach Mac Macgill makes bigoted remarks to a reporter, causing tension throughout the school - and leaving Smash unsure where his loyalties lie. Julie and Tyra are ordered to take part in a non-contact football game as punishment for skipping class, while Jason worries people are treating him differently after resuming his studies

    Monday 15th February 2:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 1 Episode 14: Upping the Ante

    Team members prepare for their first playoff game; coach Taylor struggles between readying for the game and dealing with Smash's situation; Tyra and Julie start an unlikely friendship; Riggins reconnects with his estranged father.

    Sunday 14th February 11:00pm EST - Longhorn Network HD
  • Season 1 Episode 13: Little Girl I Wanna Marry You

    The Panthers focus on the final game before the play-offs. Smash's dreams of playing football professionally hang in the balance when his mother makes a shocking discovery, and Street begins to reconsider his commitment to Lyla. Starring Gaius Charles

    Monday 15th February 12:00pm EST - Pivot
  • Season 1 Episode 12: What to Do While You're Waiting

    The Streets file a lawsuit against Coach Taylor, but the decision leaves Jason feeling uneasy. Tyra is unnerved by the return of Bob, her mother Angela's ex-boyfriend, while Matt's dad Henry announces he will be staying in Dillon - but finds readjusting to civilian life much harder than he had expected. Meanwhile, Smash is confused when Waverly seems immune to his charms

  • Season 1 Episode 11: Nevermind

    Jason grows increasingly frustrated with his physical limitations - particularly when his love-life takes an unexpected turn. Saracen's father returns home from Iraq, but old tensions between the men of the house emerge as they clash over the best way to care for Grandma, while Tami is furious to learn Riggins has been exploiting his status on the team to slack off academically

  • Season 1 Episode 10: It's Different for Girls

    Lyla faces the vicious scorn of her team-mates, shattering her confidence in the run-up to the biggest cheerleading competition of the year - and Riggins's inarticulate attempt to boost her spirits is no help. Jason glumly contemplates his future after moving back home. Meanwhile, Matt senses Coach Taylor is not at all happy with him dating Julie, and Smash is attracted to pastor's daughter Waverly - but struggles to keep her from finding out about his steroid abuse

  • Season 1 Episode 9: Full Hearts

    Gossip spreads about Riggins and Lyla's affair, and the pair become outcasts among their former friends. An away game in Smash's childhood home town prompts him to confront his family's troubled past, while Buddy enlists Tami to help charm a local dignitary. Elsewhere, Matt makes an ill-fated attempt to be suave on his first date with Julie

  • Season 1 Episode 8: Crossing the Line

    Eric and Tami have differing opinions on Julie's romantic future, as she contemplates dating Matt. Smash lies to his family as he searches for money to buy steroids, and ends up getting a part-time job at the fast-food restaurant, while Jason decides to play wheelchair rugby for the first time - much to the concern of those around him. Elsewhere, the Riggins brothers argue about their future, and their disagreement soon turns violent

  • Season 1 Episode 7: Homecoming

    Former Panthers stars descend on Dillon High for the annual homecoming game, where Smash Williams hopes to impress a college scout - only to be faced with a worrying realisation. Jason is invited to be the guest of honour at the match, but his doubts about Lyla and Riggins leave him unsure whether to attend, while Tyra prepares a raucous party for the players

  • Season 1 Episode 6: El Accidente

    Coach Taylor nervously awaits the league's verdict on whether Voodoo Tatum was illegally recruited, which could lead to the Panthers' victory over the Tigers being overturned. However, he faces a new problem when defensive end Bobby Reyes assaults a fellow student at a sandwich shop - an incident which causes animosity between the team and the rest of the school, and has particularly serious repercussions for Matt and best friend Landry Clarke. Meanwhile, Jason berates Riggins for failing to visit him in the hospital, so he arranges a special surprise to show what their friendship means to him

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Git 'er Done

    Coach Taylor is forced to choose whether to pick Voodoo or Matt as quarterback for the Panthers' clash with arch-rivals the Tigers. Lyla continues her affair with Tim Riggins, though it becomes clear that neither of them is happy with the current arrangement, while Herc decides to give Jason a glimpse of his future and Tyra spends time with a visitor from out of town

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Who's Your Daddy?

    The Panthers prepare to face their bitterest rivals, the Arnett Mead Tigers, but quarterback Voodoo Tatum is proving to be a divisive figure among his teammates. Matt Saracen seems particularly unnerved by the new arrival, and problems at home leave him struggling to regain his composure. At the hospital, Jason is antagonised by his new roommate Herc, who has little time for his morose attitude. Meanwhile, Tami is not pleased to learn she is expected to host a barbecue in the run-up to the big game, while Lyla tells Tim their kiss was nothing but a mistake

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Wind Sprints

    A shock defeat leaves Coach Taylor facing a storm of criticism, and his authority is further undermined by local businessman Buddy Garrity, who is secretly trying to do a deal to bring in a new player from Louisiana to replace the misfiring Matt Saracen. Jason struggles to cope with Lyla's constant attention at the hospital, while an increasingly withdrawn Riggins still cannot bring himself to visit his fallen teammate

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Eyes Wide Open

    The Panthers and their fans anxiously await news of the extent of star quarterback Jason Street's injuries, while his girlfriend, cheerleader Lyla Garrity, holds a vigil by his bedside. Coach Taylor grows frustrated as Street's replacement, the painfully shy Matt Saracen, struggles to cope with his new responsibilities - and things get worse when two of the team's biggest egos, Tim Riggins and Brian 'Smash' Williams, come to blows on the training pitch. Drama, starring Kyle Chandler

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot

    Pilot episode of the drama set in the small town of Dillon, Texas, where life revolves around the fortunes of the high-school American football team. Newly appointed head coach Eric Taylor is under pressure to win his first game in charge, but his wife and daughter are both uncomfortable with the amount of scrutiny the family is receiving from neighbours, local dignitaries and the media. Starring Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden and Zach Gilford

Friday Night Lights: Other Episodes

  • Small Town

    Drama series following the ups and downs of high-school American football team the Dillon Panthers and their rookie coach. Kyle Chandler and Zach Gilford star

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