Uninspiring credits. Matt's at the sink, doing dishes, the phone cradled on his shoulder. He's talking to some "ma'am" worrying about a Medicare bill he's received having to do with his Grandmother. Meanwhile, Grandma talks to Matt like he's not on the phone, telling him to get his dad to help him fix a faucet. Matt, annoyed, reminds her that his dad's in Iraq. She keeps talking, in her senile, automaton way, but something about how she says "Go help your father with his bags" strikes Matt as unusual, and he goes to the front door. Outside, he pauses, his mouth hangs open as he sees his father getting out of a taxicab. He calls out "Dad?!" like the cutest little boy in the world and then runs across the street and practically tackles his father in a big bear hug.
Football practice is wrapping up. The boys come into a huddle, and there's some upcoming-game blah blah, and then a reminder that First Baptist is having their annual dinner for the team. The boys groan, but Coach Taylor sternly instructs them that they will be there with jackets and ties, that they will not use foul language, and that they will not make jackasses out of themselves. Aw, so sweet how he tries to rein in teenaged boys' natural tendencies toward jackassery.
Inside the school, Tami has Tim Riggins in her office. Can you even imagine what is running through this boy's head as he sits across from this hot mama? But Tami is all business, talking to Tim about his failing English class. Tim is attempting to blind her with his slow, charming smile, but he doesn't realize that Tami invented that move. She asks if he's started reading the book he's supposed to give an oral report on. I imagine Tim is busy with all sorts of oral reports. Sorry. Couldn't resist. He insists, with a smile, that he has never gotten help on his homework from a rally girl. Tami is the perkiest interrogator I've ever seen. She asks him specifically about a paper on The Scarlet Letter that she knows Julie stayed up all night to write. He assures her he wrote his paper. She perkily asks to see it. Cut outside to Tim's locker, where he hands her "Modern Themes in The Scarlet Letter" on which he got an A-. Tami "Burden of Proof" Taylor is not convinced and so asks him what the book is about. Tim looks charmingly intently, "You know..." Tami responds that she does know, and so Tim starts stuttering a bit about how it's "about...a...gal...whose name...is Scarlet, obviously." Heh.