Landry and Julie lean on her car outside the Alamo Freeze, drinking some beers. Landry says he's going to really miss The Alamo Freeze, and "all their cool treats and hot eats." He remembers how much he used to go there and annoy Matt while he was working. Julie says she misses Matt, too and then Landry realizes how lame they're being, talking about her boyfrien-- Julie: "Ex-boyfriend"-- on his last night in Dillon, which he always imagined to be epic in some way. Julie grins and asks him, "You want epic" and we cut over to... The Landing Strip!!! Landry's got a lady all up in his lap. He drunkenly stage whispers to Julie, "I think she really likes me!" Julie tells Landry that she's got to go. She reminds Landry to keep money for the cab fare. Landry extricates himself from the boobs and limbs and hugs Julie, drunkenly slurring about how amazing she is and what a bright future she has. She sends him back to "Candy" and he tells her to "stay golden, Julie Taylor." Oh, Julie. You are going to do well in college.
Julie comes home to find her dad still waiting up. His hair is kind of alert but glum. He tells her to come with him out to the garage. She says they don't have to do this, but he says she's crazy if she thinks she's leaving for school without a final championship ping pong game. Julie finds her old Girl Scout badges and they look them over a minute. "So tiny" she says. Coach tells her that he's going to miss getting sick eating all those cookies with her. You guys, it is too cruel. I mean, I know that everyone's relationships with their parents likely improve once they stop living together. But there's something so unique about sharing space like that -- like, you can have a routine of eating too many cookies every once in a while -- that just changes forever once you leave. Coach finds the ping pong paddles and we pull back to watch them play a game in the garage, the door open to the warm August night.
Commercials. The Lions are loaded up on the bus, waiting to head off to the big pre-season game. The coaches go over Hastings' eligibility, and confirm that as long as he enrolls in school, they're fine. Hastings comes out, trailed by, presumably, the basketball coach who is sternly telling him to drop the pads and walk away from football. Hastings wants to play both (which he should be able to, right?). Coach rightly stays silent during the basketball coach's harangue, which ultimately is no match for the kids on the bus chanting "Hastings! Hastings!" He gets on the bus.