At the Cafferty's, Luke comes home to find his mother raging on the phone. "The school board votes and that's it? Well, not if I have anything to say about it." Luke tells her that this has to stop, that she should not have gone to see Becky. Luke's mom, hand on hip, growls that "A woman like that should not be in charge of children." Luke can't believe his mother is serious. He tells her that Principal Taylor didn't do anything, he's the one that got Becky pregnant, so why is she blaming Coach's wife. His mom spits, "Oh, Coach Taylor. Football. Is that all you care about?" She cries, "That was your child. That was my grandchild." NO IT WAS NOT LADY. This completely wrong-headed logic that equates a cluster of cells with "a child" drives me completely insane. Luke takes a second to compose himself and says that he's sorry, but his mom can't keep taking out her sorrow on Mrs. Taylor. He storms out, his mother yelling after him.
Tami sits at the table when Coach comes in, tired. She shares her good news that the board decided to keep her as principal. "Woo hoo!" she snarks. He asks how she feels about it, and she says that she's heartbroken that it happened, but happy to have her job. He asks what she's doing tonight -- "Nothing" -- and then tells her he'll go get the wine.
Carroll Park. Luke limps up to some bad looking dudes, and asks where he can get some Oxycontin. They ask how much he needs, and Luke too quickly assures them he's not a narc, he just needs some painkillers. He takes out his wallet and the guy shoos him away. Luke limps over to another guy and we cut over to Tinker who's hanging out there with his little brother, watching Luke with concern.
Buddy comes into Eric's office and asks him what's different about him. Coach can't and Buddy tells him: "I took the ring off. The Panther ring." Buddy says he was trying to see if he could last 48 hours without it. Buddy says that he loves the old Panthers, but doesn't love the new Panthers, and he can't wait for the Lions-Panthers game. Coach agrees, it'll be a good one. Buddy asks Coach what he thinks their real chances are. Coach tells him to buzz off, he's got a kick-off in four hours.
Jess goes to visit Vince's mom at rehab. Jess is gentle with her, telling her that Vince is proud of what his mother is doing. His mom says "He's a good boy, isn't he?" and Jess says that he is. Vince's mom breaks down into sobs and Jess hugs her. Later on, as Vince walks onto the field in uniform he catches sight of Jess in her dance uniform walking out, too. They exchange smiles, and poor Landry is just not going to be able to compete.