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Year in Review 2011: Most Memorable TV Moments

Year in Review 2011: Most Memorable TV Moments

For better or for worse, we won't forget these moments any time soon.

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5-13
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Always

Always - Friends, it's true. We'll always have Texas.

07.15.2011 A+

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5-12
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In Town

Texas Whatever - Tim is still angry, but Tyra Collette's return to town soothes his pain. The Lions team will be no more come next fall. And Tami and Eric are at loggerheads over her job offer in Philadelphia. She wants the job, but Coach can't even imagine doing once what she has done for him many, many times.

07.10.2011
07.13.2011
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5-11
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You've Changed

The March - And so we all have. Only two more episodes left and the reckonings begin. Budget cuts threaten the State-bound East Dillon Lions. Coach leads his team with a coiffure of ease. Tami gets a mind-blowing offer to become Dean of Admissions at a tony Northeastern university. Vince gives up on his dad. Tim broods handsomely and alone, utterly changed by his stint in prison.

07.01.2011
07.06.2011
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5-10
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Testify

Don’t Go - Everyone comes together to honor the two men with the best hair in all of Texas: Coach Taylor and Tim Riggins.

06.24.2011
06.29.2011
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5-9
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Benched

Gut Check - Coach benches Vince and puts Luke in, because a QB1 with no experience is better than a QB1 who has alienated his team. Becky comes into her own, working the tables at The Landing Strip and demanding Luke tell his mother about their relationship. Julie continues to NOT GO TO CLASS, which, as a professor, I DO NOT CONDONE. And Mindy is pregnant!

06.17.2011
06.22.2011
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5-8
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Alone Together

Fracture - Vince's ego is tearing the Lions apart and it's making Coach Taylor really sad; Julie shows up at Matt Saracen's doorstep, and if you didn't shriek when this happened, you are probably a little bit dead. Also: Crack Team of Strippers helps Becky heal.

06.03.2011
06.08.2011
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5-7
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Playing Dirty

Perfect Record - Vince's father rises up against Coach Taylor to take his son's future in hand. Everyone starts calling the Lions a bunch of thugs, and they act like it on the field. Luke tries some mental manipulation to get Becky to like him, and it works.

05.27.2011
06.01.2011
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5-6
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Hard Habits to Break

Swerve - Coach struggles to learn how to be a parent to an adult child who is making bad, bad decisions. Just when he thought he was out, Ornette gets pulled back in. And for a little comic relief, we have Billy and Mindy playing mentor to Luke and Becky, respectively, with the help of excessive amounts of beer and sexxy talk.

05.20.2011
05.25.2011
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5-5
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Branded

Kingdom - A totally charming away-game road trip finds the boys bonding and scoring a huge win, but they have to play dirty to get the job done. Julie's married fling's wife finds out about their dalliance and slut shames her in front of her friends.

05.14.2011
05.19.2011
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5-4
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A Locker Room of One's Own

Keep Looking - Buddy, Jr. is back in Dillon acting the fool; Mindy unexpectedly comes to Becky's rescue; Vince continues to work through his daddy issues; and Jess brings some feminism to the locker room.

05.06.2011
05.11.2011
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5-3
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Daddy Issues

In the Name of the Father - Vince's dad gets out of jail, but its Coach that Vince leans on to help him learn how to be a son. Elsewhere: teen drunken, makeout madness!!

04.30.2011
05.04.2011
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5-2
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The Outsiders

On the Outside Looking In - The Lions get a raw deal when Luke gets suspended for a technicality and Coach realizes that this is payback for their unexpected win last week. Tami and Julie both have a hard time making new friends, though only Julie is in danger of falling for a tremendouche. And Jess speaks up for all girls who love football but don't want to throw their panties at the players.

04.22.2011
04.27.2011
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5-1
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Great Expectations

Expectations - Back in Dillon just in time to say goodbye as Landry and Julie head off to college. Coach and Tami are still busy building East Dillon High from the ground up, Tim's still in jail, Becky's still a mess, Billy's still a doof, and Vince and Jess are still solid. And in new developments, we have some Eyebrows to Watch this season: those of Brooding New Jock Hastings Ruckle.

04.15.2011
04.19.2011
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4-13
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Goodbye to All That

Thanksgiving - The season ends with the East Dillon Lions making their town proud, Tim Riggins shouldering a burden, Tami Taylor standing up for herself and Matt Saracen taking a little bit of each of our hearts with him back to Chicago. It's so hard to say goodbye!

08.06.2010
08.12.2010
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4-12
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Uneven Playing Field

Laboring - Life isn't fair and that sucks. The Lions' field gets vandalized by the Panthers, which means next week's big game will be played at West Dillon. To keep her job, Tami is forced into issuing an apology for something that was never wrong in the first place. Vince is still in deep with Head Bad Guy's vengeance plot, and Tim and Billy are about to get their comeuppance.

07.30.2010
08.05.2010
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4-11
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Everybody Hurts

Injury List - Tami gets dragged into the culture wars when Luke's mother accuses her, practically, of personally giving Becky an abortion; Matt tries to reconnect with Julie but finds that it's probably too late; Tim gets thrown out of his Trailer of Love; and Luke's injury finally comes to light.

07.23.2010
07.28.2010
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4-10
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Decisions

I Can’t - Young people, making decisions above their paygrade this week: Becky trying to figure out what she wants for her life and whether a baby fits into that; Vince trying to figure out how to get his mother into a rehab program; Tim deciding to put an end to the Riggins brothers side business.

07.09.2010
07.15.2010
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4-9
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Stand and Deliver

The Lights in Carroll Park - Nothing like a little pick-up football to bring a community together.

07.02.2010
07.09.2010
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4-8
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Straight Flush

Toilet Bowl - The Lions get their first win against a team nearly as bad as they; Julie and Tami fly to Boston for college interviews which Julie aces (but only after very nearly folding); Tim interviews a puppy with a beer can. I mean, he does other, more important plot stuff, too, but mainly what I take away from the episode is that he interviews a puppy using a beer can for a mic.

06.25.2010
07.01.2010
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4-7
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Don't You Forget About Glenn

In the Bag - Everybody's favorite office suck-up is back, and he still thinks Tami is a super lady. Also, Coach wants to find out if Vince has a gun, Tim deals with Becky's bad dad, and Julie combats a broken heart by making extracurriculars her bitch.

06.18.2010
06.23.2010
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The Lights Are Still Shining for Zach Gilford

The Zach Gilford Interview - Friday Night Lights's Matt Saracen talks about his heartbreaking performance this season, and coming back for more in Season 5.

10.25.2014
06.22.2010
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4-6
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Don't Think Twice

Stay - Teen love is a hard, hard thing. Lyla comes home to her Tim Riggins, but not for long. Matt leaves home and his Julie Taylor, and probably for good.

06.11.2010
06.17.2010
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4-5
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The Work

Son - Matt Saracen grieves for his father and Zach Gilford earns an Emmy in the process.

06.04.2010
06.10.2010
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4-4
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Black and White

A Sort of Homecoming - This episode has it all: small town gay bars, east side versus west side, Matt and Tim back together, and a seriously gutting final sequence where we learn that Matt Saracen's dad has been killed in Iraq.

05.28.2010
06.03.2010
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4-13
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Passing Checks

In the Skin of a Lion - Coach is still struggling to get the East Dillon team off the ground, while a storm is brewing between Luke and Vince. Buddy leaves the Panther boosters in a blaze of glory. Julie questions her faith and her relationship with Matt, who is being fed bullshit advice from his artist mentor.

05.21.2010
05.27.2010
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4-2
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Team Building

After the Fall - Coach tries to win back the trust of the players he betrayed. Tami stands up to the good ole boys, but when in the history of this country has that ever really worked? Matt continues learning how to be a jerk, I mean, artist, and Tim moves right into some sort of Ed Hardy fantasy when he starts living in the trailer in the backyard of the lady he already slept with and her daughter, who's trying to sleep with him next.

05.14.2010
05.21.2010
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4-1
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New School Blues

East of Dillon - Matt and Tim discover that being a townie isn't all it's cracked up to be; Tami takes heat from parents over the redistricting; and Coach Taylor has his hands full trying to make a team out of a ragtag group of kids over at East Dillon. What's that you say, there's a ragtag group this season? Count us all in!

05.07.2010
05.13.2010
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The Wonder Years

The Peter Berg Interview - The executive producer of Friday Night Lights celebrates the return of his first show, Wonderland, reveals the future of FNL and previews his next TV and film projects.

10.25.2014
01.23.2009
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2-2
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Lost In America

Bad Ideas - Coach and Tami don't know why they're living apart anymore, Julie breaks up with Matt, Landry is cracking up, and Buddy loses everything.

10.11.2007
10.18.2007
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2-1
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I'm So Confused

Last Days Of Summer - The highest of highs and the lowest of lows in this season opener, which finds the Taylors with a new baby, Julie and Matt crumbling, Lyla born again, and Landry and Tyra going on a weird murderous rampage.

10.04.2007
10.11.2007
B

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1-22
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Full Circle

State - The Panthers go to State, and they win. It's sublime.

04.10.2007
04.16.2007
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1-21
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Long Road Home

Best Laid Plans - Coach takes the job in Austin; Landry tells Tami about Tyra's assault; Tim gets dumped by Neighbor Lady; Jason and Lyla break up; Tami decides, much to Coach's hair's chagrin, that she won't move to Austin.

04.03.2007
04.09.2007
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1-20
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He Builds It, And They Come

Mud Bowl - Coach Taylor builds a Field of Dreams, the Street's lawsuit is resolved, Lyla and Waverly become friends and shoot guns, Tyra gets sexually assaulted, and Jason gets tapped by Taylor to coach. Just a regular old week in Dillon!

03.27.2007
04.02.2007
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1-19
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The Great and Noble Men of Dillon Panther Football

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes - Jason's out of the nefarious clutches of the Quad Rugby bores, Tyra wants to go to college, Julie doesn't want to move, Lyla starts getting dark, and Tim starts taking some of his own notes on a scandal. The adults do some stuff, too.

03.20.2007
03.27.2007
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1-18
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We're All In This Together

Extended Families - Everybody's got a story this week. Buddy's in the doghouse; Coach gets a job offer; Julie breaks more rules; Jason and Lyla like REALLY love each other; Waverly has a bi-polar secret; Tim's got an older woman; Tyra and Tami bond; and Angela BREAKS HER BUTT.

02.27.2007
03.05.2007
B

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1-17
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Sometimes I Like a Little Puddin'

I Think We Should Have Sex - Julie tells Matt they should have sex, but instead they end up having cute; Tim's dad is an ass; Jason goes to Austin; Buddy effed Angela and now the whole church knows.

02.20.2007
02.26.2007
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1-16
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Of The Souls Of Strippers

Black Eyes & Broken Hearts - The black players return to the team even though Mac stays on; Julie and Tami have officially locked horns; Matt finds a way to make up with Julie that involves both sweet old ladies and strippers.

02.13.2007
02.19.2007
B+

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1-15
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Blinders

Blinders - Mac's racist remarks lead to a walk-off led by Smash; Julie and Tyra get punished for skipping class and have to participate in the yearly Powderpuff game.

02.06.2007
02.12.2007
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1-14
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Stakes Is High

Upping The Ante - Matt does Julie wrong; Daddy Riggins does Tim bad; Coach does Smash a kindness.

01.30.2007
02.05.2007
B+

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1-13
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Family Values

Little Girl I Wanna Marry You - We learn a lot this time. Who to trust, who not to trust, how to change a tire with boobs, what Kyle Chandler's hair looks like when it's really pissed, and what to do when a promise ring just won't cut it.

01.23.2007
01.29.2007
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Calm Before the Storm

What To Do While You’re Waiting - Everyone in Dillon waits on the outcome of another game to see if they'll go to the playoffs.

01.09.2007
01.15.2007
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1-11
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Nevermind

Nevermind - Jason and Lyla try to get back on the saddle, Matt's Dad comes home from Iraq and acts like a jerk, and Landry teaches Tim about literature and Christian speed metal.

01.02.2007
01.08.2007
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Girls Team

It’s Different For Girls - Lyla takes a (metaphorical) beating at school, Jason starts to forgive her, Smash meets a girl who also has a secret, and Julie and Matt SHARE A BLANKET!

12.11.2006
12.17.2006
B+

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1-9
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Secrets Will Out

Full Hearts - Everyone knows about Tim and Lyla and nobody's happy. Matt impresses Julie by being sweet to his grandma. Smash continues to 'roid it up.

12.04.2006
12.10.2006
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1-8
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Boys Town

Crossing The Line - Jason punches Tim out, Smash's tries and fails to quit steroids, and Julie decides to go on a date with Matt. Guess which storyline is cutest?

11.27.2006
12.03.2006
B+

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1-7
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Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Homecoming - Smash gets juiced, Taylor gets annoyed, Tim gets prissy(er), and Tyra and Billy get entrepreneurial. That is not a euphemism.

11.13.2006
11.19.2006
B+

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1-6
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BFF

El Accidente - ...and ever and ever and ever. Or not, as the case may be, for Landry & Matt and Jason & Tim.

11.06.2006
11.12.2006
B-

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1-5
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The Ringer

Git ‘Er Done - Dissing Coach Taylor in private isn't enough to get the new star QB benched. But dissing him on the field and giving up a touchdown in the process? The bench is a few exits back after that move.

10.29.2006
11.03.2006
B

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1-4
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Father Never Knows Best

Who’s Your Daddy - Everybody's dad comes up short, except for Buddy who comes up, as usual, EVIL.

10.23.2006
10.29.2006
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When The Hurlyburly's Done

Wind Sprints - Coach Taylor makes a deal with the devil when he allows Buddy Garrity to recruit a ringer quarterback; Jason finally tells Lyla to take her pom-poms elsewhere (which she does: to Rigg); and Taylor quells a team rebellion with extreme rainstorm-related melodrama.

10.16.2006
10.22.2006
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1-2
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Still Too Busy Crying, Sorry

Eyes Wide Open - Jason Street is paralyzed, Matt Saracen is doubted, Riggs experiments with eyeliner, Coach furrows (and has excellent hair), and Tami rocks.

10.09.2006
10.14.2006
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1-1
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I'm Too Busy Crying to Come Up With A Clever Title

Pilot - In Dillon, Texas, they love football. In Hollywood, Peter Berg loves a painterly shot of the bleak Texas horizon. In Chicago, Drunken Bee loves a good cry. It all comes together, a thousand freaking points of light, up in this piece.

10.03.2006
10.08.2006
B

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