Jason has a huge smile on his face as Tim comes bounding back down the stadium steps, fully sucking on a fifth of Jack Daniels. I like him SO much better as a drunk. Matt worries, somewhat drunkenly, about getting caught and losing game time. Jason asks Matt what's gonna happen: "They gonna bench you? Start me?" To illustrate, Jason fake-calls his own play, "Look at Street, he's on a tear, fifty, fifty-one, fifty-two," all while wheeling himself at the speed of a snail across the soft grass. The boys are really reeling around drunk. I LOVE THIS.
Matt gets all "but seriously," causing Tim to wonder what Matty's troubles could be. Smash wonders how anyone's could be worse than his with Waverly, and Tim interjects, "I just tried to make out with my next door neighbor who's at least in her mid-thirties. Pretty much got put through the wall on that one, so I think I win." Pause. Jason: "Nah. Chair says I win. Every time." Matt continues worrying, though, saying he can't take the team any farther. He thinks he'd be better off for the team on the bench.
Jason gets serious and tells Matt that if he wants to play big, he needs to think big. "I'm gonna show you how." An arrangement of, probably, "Your Hand in Mine" gets going as the boys break into wide boyish grins and start playing football, Jason calling plays and coaching Matt through. He finally calls "18 Yard Deep Out" and Matt says he can't hit that. Smash agrees, but Jason forces Matt to look at him and listen. Jason gives Matt the play, telling him how to hold his head, where to look, when to throw. He says, "You hit the slants, you hit the posts, they will respect you. You hit this pattern, they will fear you." The soundtrack crescendos, Jason coaches Matt through the play, and he hits it. With a big, goofy grin, Matt turns to Jason and says, "I hit it!" and Jason responds, "Yes, you did."
Father-daughter dance. Pairs file into the gym while Coach and Julie sit in the car. Coach says he wants to talk for a second, "about you and Matt." Julie tries to not have this conversation, but Coach continues. He says that he know it won't be easy for her to leave Matt, and then apologizes for being insensitive about that. Julie looks like she's softening, but she snarks, mildly, "Did Mom tell you to say that?" Coach makes his usual "you are fifteen years old" comment to tell her that she can't dictate where the family will live. But then he doubles back and says, "But you are also fifteen years old and you deserve to have your opinion heard."