It's The Tami Taylor Show! Tami wakes with a start with a bad feeling about the family's possible move to Austin. She rouses a bedheaded Eric and pleads with him not to accept the TMU offer during his campus visit. But during that visit, the TMU dudes give him the hard sell -- basically, "accept now or we rescind the offer" -- and so he accepts.
Meanwhile, Landry struggles with the responsibility of keeping Tyra's secret for her. He finally tells Matt that Tyra was assaulted and Matt, always the moral compass (well, always the moral compass when there aren't rally girls involved), tells Landry he HAS to tell someone. So Landry tells Tami.
Tami goes to Tyra and is able to give the girl some small comfort, as well as taking her to the police to report the assault. And though Tyra takes it out a bit on Landry that he violated his promise, she is comforted. If small-ly. And when Tami sees what true service she provides to the kids of Dillon, she really, really starts feeling like she doesn't want to leave. So she suggests to her husband that she and Julie stay in Dillon until Julie graduates. Coach says no.
At the roast in honor of the state-bound football team, folks get up to make lame jokes (Buddy), inappropriate jokes (Tim), and poignant jokes (Tami). Tami's humor is poignant because it highlights just how much she has sacrificed for Eric throughout their marriage, and so when they get home and tell one another how much each loves the other, that doesn't stop Tami from looking straight at her obviously loving and doting and good husband and telling him, "Baby, I'm not going to Austin."
Also, when Jackie tells Tim that they can't keep sleeping together, he goes back to Tyra, insisting that he just wants to be friends. She's amenable, if suspicious, but when she shows up to the roast with him, Landry can't take it and finally snaps, telling Tyra what she's in for if she picks a man like Tim: a drunk, gas station attendant who cheats on her and treats her like crap. But before he can tell her that the better man she deserves is him, Tim comes up and stops him in his tracks.
And! God, this episode just keeps going! Lyla and Jason aren't getting married. Lyla catching Jason kissing Tattoo Girl pretty much sealed that deal. And Buddy and Pam are getting de-married, which makes those forty-eight hours or so, all in all, pretty bad ones for Lyla.
Early morning. Eric is sound asleep, Tami is awake. She quietly asks her husband to wake up. He rouses with a start, all "Who, what, where? What's dead? Where's the fish?" Tami reassures him that he hasn't missed his flight and then says that she's just woken up with a terrible feeling that they shouldn't move to Austin. Eric mumbles that it's just cold feet and she should go back to sleep. Tami persists, requesting that when he goes to TMU today, that he just not commit one way or the other. Coach: "Mrrmmph." Tami wonders if he's heard her. He "mrrmmphs" again. Pause. The alarm goes off, and Tami says "I guess it is time to get up." Coach says he's going to kill her. And it's true, one of the worst feelings in the whole world is getting woken up by something just a few minutes before the alarm goes off. While one of the best feelings in the world is waking at 2 AM, sure it's time to get up, and then realizing you've got hours -- HOURS! -- left to sleep. I think about sleep, and how I'd like to be asleep, and how best to sleep a lot, if you must know.
A pretty, folksy song -- sounds a little like Jana Hunter (associate of my nemesis Devendra Banhart) but I can't confirm anywhere -- takes us over to the house of Hands on a Hard Body. Tim and Jackie are rolling around in bed, smacking lips while a tiny little voice Sandy Duncans from the distance, squeaking that he's hungry. Jackie sort of kicks Tim out of bed (marking the first time that's ever happened to him) and they both bumble with their pants and robes and such. Tim tumbles out the first-floor window and into the bushes, while Jackie barely gets a robe wrapped around her fantastic body before going out to her son. Cut to Jackie and Little Sandy Duncan puttering in the kitchen when there's a knock on the door. Bo does his "yesss!" fist pump move and rushes to answer it, saying he knows who that will be. Jackie looks after him with concern. Bo opens the door to Tim standing in the glare of the morning light and remarks, "Tim Riggins, you're up early!" Tim answers that it's because they're going to start training. Tim kneels down, and Bo starts enthusiastically punching his upheld hands. Jackie is now super concerned.
Cut over to Coach getting the tour of the fancy digs at TMU. And they are fancy -- gleaming turf, shiny white buildings, et cetera. Cut in to an office overlooking the enormous field where, presumably, the head coach of TMU first compliments the work Eric has done with the kids in Dillon and then puts the screws to him. He reminds Eric that the offer's been on the table for a week and that their second choice for the position has offers from three other universities. They won't let their second choice get away while waiting for Eric's decision. Eric has to decide now or they'll withdraw the offer. Coach's hair is quite mussed for a man in a professional meeting, seemingly foreshadowing what Eric's appearance will be after the ass-whupping his wife is going to give him when she hears what we hear right now, "Gentlemen, I accept."