Tami's in a meeting with the superintendent, telling him that they need to focus all their attention and funds right now on the library. The superintendent tells her that he's all tapped out and Tami reminds him that he promised last year that this was the year of the library (just in time for the demise of print! American Public Schools: always on the cusp!). He tells her that people are not happy about the Luke Cafferty situation and Tami does that thing she does so, so very well: she just restates the absurd thing someone just said to her right back at them (this is what I would call the Sarah Palin defense; no embellishment necessary): "So what you're saying is that because I made sure Luke was going the correct school for his district, that we may not get our library? Well that seems like a shame." The superintendent tells her that the football program brings in a lot of money, which is drying up, and so what she did actually cost the school any chance they had to improve the library. Cut to Tami stomping out to her car in the parking lot, which she finds -- with a gasp -- defaced with spraypainted "Panther Hater" across the hood.
Commercials. Taylor household. Traub and Taylor are at the kitchen table with phones and phone books. Traub strikes out with the first person he tries to call. Tami comes in and asks what they're doing. They're looking up former Lions players to garner some support. Traub apple polishes and tells her that her husband had the inspired idea to make the pep rally sort of like a homecoming. Tami waves Eric into the kitchen and tells him that if he wants to do this, he needs food. "If you want to bring people in, you need food, just like we've always done." Coach plays dumb and asks if she's offering to cook dinner. Tami says "Oh lordy, well perhaps I am, yep, perhaps I am, hun." They kiss and Traub inserts himself into their business: "That's real cute." Tami's on her way out-- because she must bring her awesome to the people-- and Julie comes in and introduces herself to Traub.