Credits. In Buddy's sad bachelor pad apartment. Buddy is shouting for Lyla to wake up, knocking on her door excitedly and telling her he's fixed her favorite breakfast -- pegs and eggs and chocolate chip pancakes. Lyla pokes her head out the bedroom door and quietly tells her dad that she's not seven anymore. Buddy cutely rambles that he's just excited that she's there, it's the first day of school, she's a senior, and she's there with him and not with Mom in Northern California with a hippie raising figs. Oh, yes! Lyla's mom and Rice Dream hightailed it out of Texas?! Lyla snarkily tells him that she'll be out in five, and we follow her back into her room. Where -- and this is where I continue to just keep falling off the couch -- TIM RIGGINS comes out of the bathroom, shirtless, grabs her and tosses her onto the bed, informing her that they need to get a workout before breakfast, all to the tune of this great Yeasayer song that I totally have on my iPhone as one of my alarm tunes. TIM RIGGINS! Come over to my house and I will put that song on for an early morning workout, too!
Cut over to the football field where Coach is working with Smash. Smash is running cones while Coach times him. Smash has cut off two tenths of a second from his time; Smash is not too impressed. Coach orders him to go get checked out by the doctor and get a clean bill so they can start doing some side-to-side exercises. Smash wonders why Coach is spending all this time on him. Coach, face locked down under those wraparound sunglasses and cap, snarks that he's working with Smash to get the kid into college so that he won't have to see his face at the Alamo Freeze any more. They part, and we watch in a long shot, Coach calling back and instructing Smash to pick up the cones. Smash runs back into the frame and does as he's told. Boyz II Men, man, Boyz II Men.
Tami walks the hallway, greeting everyone sweetly, with a big smile on her face about how great this new year is going to be. The assistant principal accosts her in the middle of the hall to tell her about busted air conditioning and some kids stranded because there was no room on the bus. It's like Jesus Rosa Parks tried to get to school that morning. Tami's smile quickly fades as she realizes what this job is going to entail.