Julie and Tami stand together as two big-haired Texas ladies walk up to say "hi." All of the actresses just nail this next interaction. Going back and forth about three times apiece, each woman says, in a deep drawl, "Ooooh, how are yooouuu?" "How are yooooou?" "Oh, now how arrre yoooouuu?" I love it. The ladies have come over to bully Tami into coming to their book club, no doubt because if Tami comes to their book club, they can brag to their other lady friends that the coach's wife came to their book club. Now what in the hell book do you think this book club is tackling this week? I'm thinking probably not Moby-Dick. As they leave, victorious over the initially hesitant Tami, one glances at Julie and declares her "the cutest thing I've ever seen." Julie plasters a smile across her face and flirtily shrugs her shoulder. As the ladies leave, she says through her teeth that it's going to be so awful, and her mother -- likewise with the fake smile on her face -- brightly asks her to "stop that."
Across the room, Tyra and Tim stand around making out. Coach Taylor comes up and pushes in between them, asking Tim "How 'bout a little space, huh?" Unsurprisingly, the minute he's gone, the two sex-crazed kids go back at it.
Inexplicably, the backing soundtrack switches from a standard radio-issue country song to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Gold Lion." On first viewing, I was sort of annoyed, because no way in hell would this song be playing at a car dealership opening. I mean, the band isn't obscure or anything, but still. The more I think about it, though, I think the show isn't really going for a veritas soundtrack, i.e., playing songs that would really be playing in the background of whatever scene, but instead as a way to further develop character or atmosphere. This song is totally frenetic and sort of claustrophobic sounding, so it works for this stressful and close-shot scene. For the next few minutes, the frame never gives us more than about an inch or two of space around its main figures. It gets totally claustrophobic.