Out in the empty football stadium, Landry is finishing the novella up, "...Now what the hell you suppose is eatin' them two guys?" Tim is contemplative and when Landry finishes says, "Damn. Guy shot his best friend." Landry's kind of psyched that Tim is having some sort of emotional reaction. Tim continues, "Now he's become the kind of man he never wanted to be." Landry is great here, he's like walking on eggshells to try to keep the words coming from Tim, but he can't resist an "Exactly! Without Lenny, George lost all his humanity. Okay, so, oral report..." Tim clams up when Landry asks him how the themes of the book relate to him. Landry is incensed, but when Tim tells him to just do it for him, he loses it. "Man you really are ridiculous. Do you have the rally girls do everything for you? Chew your food and wipe your butt?" Don't ask for information you don't want to get, my man. Landry insists that Tim has to have something to say about this book. Tim shouts back "I don't know! I don't know!" Landry starts gesturing wildly, "This is a book! About two best friends! Whose dream! Gets crushed! There's not something in this head of yours that you can relate this to?!" Landry throws the book down at Tim and storms off. Holy Edward James Olmos! "The only thing I ask from you is ganas. Desire." Love it.
Jason rings the Taylors' doorbell. Tami answers and addresses him in her only-dogs-can-hear high pitch. She tells him that Coach isn't there, but invites him in anyway. Inside, Tami asks Jason when he thinks he might be ready to go back to school. She tells him he can come back whenever, expositing that he only has a few credits back. Jason hesitantly tells her that he's just not sure he's ready to get back in the middle of the Dillon High Rumor Mill. Tami asks if he's talking about the thing with Lyla and then does the Head Tilt of Just Try Not to Confide In This Woman. And Jason succumbs: "I'm just so confused" he says, and the simplicity of the statement is surprising and affecting. Jason starts confiding, interrupts himself to ask Tami not to tell her husband and she sympathetically assures him she "would never." Jason tells her that he and Lyla are sort of trying to get back together but he just doesn't know how to go about it. Tami just listens and listens until she says "It's a hard, hard thing. But I will say, there's no weakness in forgiveness, if that's what you decide." She is just so unbelievably confirming. I wish she'd come live with me and confirm me a little bit.