Tami and Katie are powerwalking around Tami's neighborhood. Tami is talking a mile a minute, (btw, Connie Britton's body is ridiculous), about how pissed off it makes her that Buddy plays golf with the superintendent. Katie brightly tells her to take golf up, it's fun! Tami continues ranting, saying that this is just a boy's club and she can't break into it, and, and, and. Katie breaks in, first asking Tami to not be mad at her, "Cuz I didn't invent the world," and then goes on to tell her that nobody likes an angry woman. Tami busts out that she is NOT ANGRY, NOT ANGRY!!! She says she has dealt with the situation with dignity but they have been riding roughshod over her. Katie tells her that she's angry "underneath" which is just a waste of time. Katie tells her that she has to play the game, and then tells her to find out where the superintendent has his coffee and go "run into him" there. Then, hilariously, she tells Tami to "Wear your hair down! Wear it down!" What a neat little encapsulation of first wave, second wave, AND third wave feminism. "Get angry" or "play the game," indeed. We're still trying to figure it out.
School. Landry finds Tyra at her locker where she just lies and lies like a sad, guilty rug. She tells him that she had to be with her mom last night, she got bad news. It wasn't her, no, but her aunt. "Just some medical stuff." Oh, girl. You don't go there in a lie. That is so jinxy! Tyra tells him she has to go to read the entire book of Julius Caesar in forty-five minutes. Landry, mumbling, "Technically, it's a play."
Football field. Coach is firing the kids up for practice, telling them they've got a big game next week. Then without making a big deal, Coach informs them that they're going to rotate snaps between Matt and J.D. You can see Matt's face totally fall inside his helmet, J.D. starts to look sharp. Practice starts. The boys go one-for-one on completions, Matt totally holding his own. Until, that is, J.D. throws way down the field, and then Matt tries to do the same, all the boys watching it spiral going "Whooooooaaaa!" but then, pow, his toss just a tad bit off and the receiver misses it, and everyone cries. Or maybe that was just me.
As if Matt didn't have enough to manage, here he is at home, having to force Grandma out of the door. She saying she doesn't understand, she thought Matt was taking her to the doctor. She says she does not like different, "And I don't like HER," pointing at Shelby, who waits by the car. Matt tells his grandmother that he's had a really hard day, and he has all this studying to do, and he needs her to do this for him. She relents and stomps off to get in the car. Shelby tells Matt not to worry, and she really is a calming presence.