Friday Night Lights

Ep.

Title

Air/Pub'l

Grade

Author

5-13
Recap

Always

Always - Friends, it's true. We'll always have Texas.

07.15.2011
07.20.2011
A+

Drunken Bee

5-12
Recap

In Town

Texas Whatever - Tim is still angry, but Tyra Collette's return to town soothes his pain. The Lions team will be no more come next fall. And Tami and Eric are at loggerheads over her job offer in Philadelphia. She wants the job, but Coach can't even imagine doing once what she has done for him many, many times.

07.10.2011
07.13.2011
A+

Drunken Bee

5-11
Recap

You've Changed

The March - And so we all have. Only two more episodes left and the reckonings begin. Budget cuts threaten the State-bound East Dillon Lions. Coach leads his team with a coiffure of ease. Tami gets a mind-blowing offer to become Dean of Admissions at a tony Northeastern university. Vince gives up on his dad. Tim broods handsomely and alone, utterly changed by his stint in prison.

07.01.2011
07.06.2011
A+

Drunken Bee

5-10
Recap

Testify

Don't Go - Everyone comes together to honor the two men with the best hair in all of Texas: Coach Taylor and Tim Riggins.

06.24.2011
06.29.2011
N/A

Drunken Bee

5-9
Recap

Benched

Gut Check - Coach benches Vince and puts Luke in, because a QB1 with no experience is better than a QB1 who has alienated his team. Becky comes into her own, working the tables at The Landing Strip and demanding Luke tell his mother about their relationship. Julie continues to NOT GO TO CLASS, which, as a professor, I DO NOT CONDONE. And Mindy is pregnant!

06.17.2011
06.22.2011
A-

Drunken Bee

5-8
Recap

Alone Together

Fracture - Vince's ego is tearing the Lions apart and it's making Coach Taylor really sad; Julie shows up at Matt Saracen's doorstep, and if you didn't shriek when this happened, you are probably a little bit dead. Also: Crack Team of Strippers helps Becky heal.

06.03.2011
06.08.2011
A-

Drunken Bee

5-7
Recap

Playing Dirty

Perfect Record - Vince's father rises up against Coach Taylor to take his son's future in hand. Everyone starts calling the Lions a bunch of thugs, and they act like it on the field. Luke tries some mental manipulation to get Becky to like him, and it works.

05.27.2011
06.01.2011
A-

Drunken Bee

5-6
Recap

Hard Habits to Break

Swerve - Coach struggles to learn how to be a parent to an adult child who is making bad, bad decisions. Just when he thought he was out, Ornette gets pulled back in. And for a little comic relief, we have Billy and Mindy playing mentor to Luke and Becky, respectively, with the help of excessive amounts of beer and sexxy talk.

05.20.2011
05.25.2011
A-

Drunken Bee

5-5
Recap

Branded

Kingdom - A totally charming away-game road trip finds the boys bonding and scoring a huge win, but they have to play dirty to get the job done. Julie's married fling's wife finds out about their dalliance and slut shames her in front of her friends.

05.14.2011
05.19.2011
A

Drunken Bee

5-4
Recap

A Locker Room of One's Own

Keep Looking - Buddy, Jr. is back in Dillon acting the fool; Mindy unexpectedly comes to Becky's rescue; Vince continues to work through his daddy issues; and Jess brings some feminism to the locker room.

05.06.2011
05.11.2011
A-

Drunken Bee

5-3
Recap

Daddy Issues

In the Name of the Father - Vince's dad gets out of jail, but its Coach that Vince leans on to help him learn how to be a son. Elsewhere: teen drunken, makeout madness!!

04.30.2011
05.04.2011
A-

Drunken Bee

5-2
Recap

The Outsiders

On the Outside Looking In - The Lions get a raw deal when Luke gets suspended for a technicality and Coach realizes that this is payback for their unexpected win last week. Tami and Julie both have a hard time making new friends, though only Julie is in danger of falling for a tremendouche. And Jess speaks up for all girls who love football but don't want to throw their panties at the players.

04.22.2011
04.27.2011
A-

Drunken Bee

5-1
Recap

Great Expectations

Expectations - Back in Dillon just in time to say goodbye as Landry and Julie head off to college. Coach and Tami are still busy building East Dillon High from the ground up, Tim's still in jail, Becky's still a mess, Billy's still a doof, and Vince and Jess are still solid. And in new developments, we have some Eyebrows to Watch this season: those of Brooding New Jock Hastings Ruckle.

04.15.2011
04.19.2011
A

Drunken Bee

4-13
Recap

Goodbye to All That

Thanksgiving - The season ends with the East Dillon Lions making their town proud, Tim Riggins shouldering a burden, Tami Taylor standing up for herself and Matt Saracen taking a little bit of each of our hearts with him back to Chicago. It's so hard to say goodbye!

08.06.2010
08.12.2010
A

Drunken Bee

4-12
Recap

Uneven Playing Field

Laboring - Life isn't fair and that sucks. The Lions' field gets vandalized by the Panthers, which means next week's big game will be played at West Dillon. To keep her job, Tami is forced into issuing an apology for something that was never wrong in the first place. Vince is still in deep with Head Bad Guy's vengeance plot, and Tim and Billy are about to get their comeuppance.

07.30.2010
08.05.2010
A-

Drunken Bee

4-11
Recap

Everybody Hurts

Injury List - Tami gets dragged into the culture wars when Luke's mother accuses her, practically, of personally giving Becky an abortion; Matt tries to reconnect with Julie but finds that it's probably too late; Tim gets thrown out of his Trailer of Love; and Luke's injury finally comes to light.

07.23.2010
07.28.2010
A

Drunken Bee

4-10
Recap

Decisions

I Can't - Young people, making decisions above their paygrade this week: Becky trying to figure out what she wants for her life and whether a baby fits into that; Vince trying to figure out how to get his mother into a rehab program; Tim deciding to put an end to the Riggins brothers side business.

07.09.2010
07.15.2010
A

Drunken Bee

4-9
Recap

Stand and Deliver

The Lights in Carroll Park - Nothing like a little pick-up football to bring a community together.

07.02.2010
07.09.2010
A

Drunken Bee

4-8
Recap

Straight Flush

Toilet Bowl - The Lions get their first win against a team nearly as bad as they; Julie and Tami fly to Boston for college interviews which Julie aces (but only after very nearly folding); Tim interviews a puppy with a beer can. I mean, he does other, more important plot stuff, too, but mainly what I take away from the episode is that he interviews a puppy using a beer can for a mic.

06.25.2010
07.01.2010
A

Drunken Bee

4-7
Recap

Don't You Forget About Glenn

In the Bag - Everybody's favorite office suck-up is back, and he still thinks Tami is a super lady. Also, Coach wants to find out if Vince has a gun, Tim deals with Becky's bad dad, and Julie combats a broken heart by making extracurriculars her bitch.

06.18.2010
06.23.2010
A

Joe R

4-6
Recap

Don't Think Twice

Stay - Teen love is a hard, hard thing. Lyla comes home to her Tim Riggins, but not for long. Matt leaves home and his Julie Taylor, and probably for good.

06.11.2010
06.17.2010
A+

Drunken Bee

4-5
Recap

The Work

Son - Matt Saracen grieves for his father and Zach Gilford earns an Emmy in the process.

06.04.2010
06.10.2010
A+

Drunken Bee

4-4
Recap

Black and White

A Sort of Homecoming - This episode has it all: small town gay bars, east side versus west side, Matt and Tim back together, and a seriously gutting final sequence where we learn that Matt Saracen's dad has been killed in Iraq.

05.28.2010
06.03.2010
A

Drunken Bee

4-13
Recap

Passing Checks

In the Skin of a Lion - Coach is still struggling to get the East Dillon team off the ground, while a storm is brewing between Luke and Vince. Buddy leaves the Panther boosters in a blaze of glory. Julie questions her faith and her relationship with Matt, who is being fed bullshit advice from his artist mentor.

05.21.2010
05.27.2010
A-

Drunken Bee

4-2
Recap

Team Building

After the Fall - Coach tries to win back the trust of the players he betrayed. Tami stands up to the good ole boys, but when in the history of this country has that ever really worked? Matt continues learning how to be a jerk, I mean, artist, and Tim moves right into some sort of Ed Hardy fantasy when he starts living in the trailer in the backyard of the lady he already slept with and her daughter, who's trying to sleep with him next.

05.14.2010
05.21.2010
A+

Drunken Bee

4-1
Recap

New School Blues

East of Dillon - Matt and Tim discover that being a townie isn't all it's cracked up to be; Tami takes heat from parents over the redistricting; and Coach Taylor has his hands full trying to make a team out of a ragtag group of kids over at East Dillon. What's that you say, there's a ragtag group this season? Count us all in!

05.07.2010
05.13.2010
A

Drunken Bee

3-13
Recap

In 'n' Out

Tomorrow Blues - Five months after the loss at State, Coach Taylor gets fired, but then hired as Head Coach of the new-old East Dillon High. Lyla's going to Vanderbilt, Tyra gets into UT. Matt and Tim and Julie look like they're probably sticking around. I guess we'll find out... next season!!!!

04.10.2009
04.16.2009
A

Drunken Bee

3-12
Recap

On the Inside

Underdogs - The Panthers go to State and they lose. It's still sublime.

04.03.2009
04.08.2009
A+

Drunken Bee

3-11
Recap

When it Rains It Pours

A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - Dillon doesn't do anything by halves, especially not playoff games in the rain. The Panthers are headed to State again, Joe McCoy is beating up on his son, Grandma Saracen is slipping away, and Tim Riggins is suddenly the wisest man in Dillon.

03.27.2009
03.31.2009
A+

Drunken Bee

3-10
Recap

Birds, Bees and The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree - Coach walks in on Julie and Matt having sex; Tami and Julie have the best mother-daughter sex talk ever; Landry tells Tyra that she's selfish; Buddy Garrity squanders Lyla's college money; and J.D. discovers this little thing called "girls."

03.20.2009
03.25.2009
A+

Drunken Bee

3-9
Recap

Getting In

Game of the Week - Coach tries to get in Tami's pants, Tim gets into college, Matt gets back into the game. The only one left out is Tyra, stuck at the Econolodge in Dallas with Clammy Cash.

03.13.2009
03.18.2009
B+

Drunken Bee

3-8
Recap

Goodbye, Jason

New York, New York - Jason goes to New York to get a job as a sports agent, and reunite with What's Her Name and his baby. Tim comes along to help out and say his goodbyes to his best friend. Everybody cries.

03.06.2009
03.11.2009
B+

Drunken Bee

3-7
Recap

Price of Glory

Keeping Up Appearances - J.D.'s father proves that football dads are just as bad as pageant moms, Jason Street somehow pulls the house-flipping plan off, then decides he needs to leave Dillon, and Landry Kisses a Girl in a very Katy Perry sort of way.

02.27.2009
03.05.2009
A-

Drunken Bee

3-6
Recap

All Work and No Beer…

It Ain't Easy Being J.D. McCoy - J.D.'s overbearing dad keeps him from making the memories he would want to remember. Jason channels his inner Bob Vila. Matt finds a way to occupy his new wealth of free time.

02.20.2009
02.26.2009
A

Jeff Long

3-5
Recap

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Tami thinks Julie's tattoo must mean boys, parties and drugs. Julie insists it doesn't mean anything at all. Matt, suddenly demoted to QB2, considers what it means that he just spent two years doing everything right only to get rewarded like this. Hard lessons, all around.

02.13.2009
02.18.2009
A-

Drunken Bee

3-4
Recap

Didn't Make This World

Hello, Goodbye - But I'll sure as hell cry about it. Tami loses the JumboTron fight to the old boys' network, Coach decides to let J.D. play, Matt starts to forgive his mom, and Smash finally heads to college.

02.06.2009
02.09.2009
A+

Drunken Bee

3-3
Recap

Put Him in Coach

How the Other Half Lives - Coach is getting pressured to put the new quarterback in, but he sticks with what he knows and what we love: Matt Saracen. I wish I had better news regarding how that turns out.

01.30.2009
02.04.2009
A

Drunken Bee

3-2
Recap

The Mamas and the Papas

Tami Knows Best - Tami is now persona non grata in town, and a newspaper interview doesn’t help. And Lyla discovers that you can buy a Tim a blazer, but you can't make him fit in at a fancy dinner party.

01.23.2009
01.28.2009
A-

Drunken Bee

3-1
Recap

I Knew You When

I Knew You When - Finally! More Dillon drama, and there's a lot to go around.

01.16.2009
01.20.2009
A+

Drunken Bee

2-15
Recap

May The Best Show Win

May The Best Man Win - Tami's old boyfriend comes to town, and gets under Coach's skin; Lyla is finding out that being a Christian teen is maybe not as satisfying as she thought it might be; Jason has miraculously gotten a one-night stand pregnant and now wants to keep the baby; Smash decides to go to a small college and table his NFL dreams for now.

02.07.2008
02.14.2008
A

Drunken Bee

2-14
Recap

I Pity The Fool

Leave No One Behind - Tami acts the fool by neglecting Julie; Landry does by picking Tyra over Jean; but Matt trumps them all by skipping school, getting drunk, getting lap dances, and passing out in front of his grandma.

01.31.2008
02.06.2008
B+

Drunken Bee

2-13
Recap

Eating Crow

Humble Pie - Buddy hires Jason as a car salesman, which is not exactly the glory Jason had envisioned for himself; Tami convinces Tyra to join the girls' volleyball team, which the older woman has gotten roped into coaching; Smash is (preposterously) arrested for assault and gets suspended from playing football; Lyla gives Tim the money he needs to pay back Ferret Guy, and then tells him goodbye for good.

01.24.2008
01.30.2008
B+

Drunken Bee

2-12
Recap

Baby Blues

Who Do You Think You Are? - The Taylors are having a hard time putting Grace in daycare; Smash and Noelle are suddenly a couple; Tim rekindles his love for Lyla; Lyla co-hosts a Christian teen radio show; Santiago's thug friends are back in his life; Carlotta (who?) goes back to Guatemala.

01.17.2008
01.24.2008
C+

Drunken Bee

2-11
Recap

Jumping The Gun

Jumping The Gun - Tim goes home, steals money; Smash is recruited, commits to go to TMU; Julie confesses she was drunk, Coach forgives Tim; Shelly is annoying, gets kicked out of the Taylors'.

01.10.2008
01.16.2008
C-

Drunken Bee

2-10
Recap

Once You're A Jet

There Goes The Neighborhood - The Panthers have to deal with an assy rival team setting up shop in Dillon High while their school is rebuilt after a tornado. Tim Riggins is a bright star in the Taylor household, until Coach thinks he finds him macking on Julie and throws him out. Tami and Shelly fight, and Landry gives Tyra an ultimatum.

01.03.2008
01.10.2008
B

Drunken Bee

2-9
Recap

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

The Confession - Jason moves out of his parents' house, Tim moves into Coach's house, Matt makes the move on Carlotta, Tami and Julie move on, Santiago moves up and...Landry confesses to the murder.

12.06.2007
12.13.2007
B

Drunken Bee

2-8
Recap

Open Relationships

Seeing Other People - Tami Taylor is wrong for the first time ever, Julie is crushing on her English teacher, Matt seals the deal, spicy-style, Tim is back on the team, and Smash runs around in his boxers. Oh, and Landry confesses about the murder.

11.29.2007
12.05.2007
B

Drunken Bee

2-7
Recap

Daddy Issues

Pantherama! - All the boys do a dirty dance for college recruiters, but the real perv might be moving in on Julie right under Tami's nose.

11.15.2007
11.22.2007
B-

Jacob Clifton

2-6
Recap

Same As It Ever Was

How Did I Get Here? - Eric's got a salary dispute, Tami is nursing and crying, Tim is drinking and cussing, Landry is a murderer, and Jason is the most admirable man to walk the face of the earth.

11.08.2007
11.15.2007
A

Drunken Bee

2-5
Recap

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Let's Get It On - Switch-hitting, post-partum sex, threesomes, The Decemberists? What is this, a gender studies course?

11.01.2007
11.07.2007
B+

Drunken Bee

2-4
Recap

Guilt And Redemption

Backfire - Emphasis on the "guilt." Except for Tami and Julie, who start putting the emphasis back on the "hugs."

10.25.2007
11.01.2007
B+

Drunken Bee

2-3
Recap

Giddy Up

Are You Ready For Friday Night? - Coach Taylor is riding back into town, Jason and Tim are riding out of town, Julie's got a one-way ticket to Assholeville, Matt is off the rails, and Landry and Tyra are riding each other.

10.18.2007
10.25.2007
B+

Drunken Bee

2-2
Recap

Lost In America

Bad Ideas - Coach and Tami don't know why they're living apart anymore, Julie breaks up with Matt, Landry is cracking up, and Buddy loses everything.

10.11.2007
10.18.2007
B

Drunken Bee

2-1
Recap

I'm So Confused

Last Days Of Summer - The highest of highs and the lowest of lows in this season opener, which finds the Taylors with a new baby, Julie and Matt crumbling, Lyla born again, and Landry and Tyra going on a weird murderous rampage.

10.04.2007
10.11.2007
B

Drunken Bee

1-22
Recap

Full Circle

State - The Panthers go to State, and they win. It's sublime.

04.10.2007
04.16.2007
A+

Drunken Bee

1-21
Recap

Long Road Home

Best Laid Plans - Coach takes the job in Austin; Landry tells Tami about Tyra's assault; Tim gets dumped by Neighbor Lady; Jason and Lyla break up; Tami decides, much to Coach's hair's chagrin, that she won't move to Austin.

04.03.2007
04.09.2007
A

Drunken Bee

1-20
Recap

He Builds It, And They Come

Mud Bowl - Coach Taylor builds a Field of Dreams, the Street's lawsuit is resolved, Lyla and Waverly become friends and shoot guns, Tyra gets sexually assaulted, and Jason gets tapped by Taylor to coach. Just a regular old week in Dillon!

03.27.2007
04.02.2007
A

Drunken Bee

1-19
Recap

The Great and Noble Men of Dillon Panther Football

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes - Jason's out of the nefarious clutches of the Quad Rugby bores, Tyra wants to go to college, Julie doesn't want to move, Lyla starts getting dark, and Tim starts taking some of his own notes on a scandal. The adults do some stuff, too.

03.20.2007
03.27.2007
B

Drunken Bee

1-18
Recap

We're All In This Together

Extended Families - Everybody's got a story this week. Buddy's in the doghouse; Coach gets a job offer; Julie breaks more rules; Jason and Lyla like REALLY love each other; Waverly has a bi-polar secret; Tim's got an older woman; Tyra and Tami bond; and Angela BREAKS HER BUTT.

02.27.2007
03.05.2007
B

Drunken Bee

1-17
Recap

Sometimes I Like a Little Puddin'

I Think We Should Have Sex - Julie tells Matt they should have sex, but instead they end up having cute; Tim's dad is an ass; Jason goes to Austin; Buddy effed Angela and now the whole church knows.

02.20.2007
02.26.2007
B+

Drunken Bee

1-16
Recap

Of The Souls Of Strippers

Black Eyes & Broken Hearts - The black players return to the team even though Mac stays on; Julie and Tami have officially locked horns; Matt finds a way to make up with Julie that involves both sweet old ladies and strippers.

02.13.2007
02.19.2007
B+

Drunken Bee

1-15
Recap

Blinders

Blinders - Mac's racist remarks lead to a walk-off led by Smash; Julie and Tyra get punished for skipping class and have to participate in the yearly Powderpuff game.

02.06.2007
02.12.2007
B+

Drunken Bee

1-14
Recap

Stakes Is High

Upping The Ante - Matt does Julie wrong; Daddy Riggins does Tim bad; Coach does Smash a kindness.

01.30.2007
02.05.2007
B+

Drunken Bee

1-13
Recap

Family Values

Little Girl I Wanna Marry You - We learn a lot this time. Who to trust, who not to trust, how to change a tire with boobs, what Kyle Chandler's hair looks like when it's really pissed, and what to do when a promise ring just won't cut it.

01.23.2007
01.29.2007
A

Drunken Bee

1-12
Recap

Calm Before the Storm

What To Do While You're Waiting - Everyone in Dillon waits on the outcome of another game to see if they'll go to the playoffs.

01.09.2007
01.15.2007
A

Drunken Bee

1-11
Recap

Nevermind

Nevermind - Jason and Lyla try to get back on the saddle, Matt's Dad comes home from Iraq and acts like a jerk, and Landry teaches Tim about literature and Christian speed metal.

01.02.2007
01.08.2007
A

Drunken Bee

1-10
Recap

Girls Team

It's Different For Girls - Lyla takes a (metaphorical) beating at school, Jason starts to forgive her, Smash meets a girl who also has a secret, and Julie and Matt SHARE A BLANKET!

12.11.2006
12.17.2006
B+

Drunken Bee

1-9
Recap

Secrets Will Out

Full Hearts - Everyone knows about Tim and Lyla and nobody's happy. Matt impresses Julie by being sweet to his grandma. Smash continues to 'roid it up.

12.04.2006
12.10.2006
A

Drunken Bee

1-8
Recap

Boys Town

Crossing The Line - Jason punches Tim out, Smash's tries and fails to quit steroids, and Julie decides to go on a date with Matt. Guess which storyline is cutest?

11.27.2006
12.03.2006
B+

Drunken Bee

1-7
Recap

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Homecoming - Smash gets juiced, Taylor gets annoyed, Tim gets prissy(er), and Tyra and Billy get entrepreneurial. That is not a euphemism.

11.13.2006
11.19.2006
B+

Drunken Bee

1-6
Recap

BFF

El Accidente - ...and ever and ever and ever. Or not, as the case may be, for Landry & Matt and Jason & Tim.

11.06.2006
11.12.2006
B-

Drunken Bee

1-5
Recap

The Ringer

Git 'Er Done - Dissing Coach Taylor in private isn't enough to get the new star QB benched. But dissing him on the field and giving up a touchdown in the process? The bench is a few exits back after that move.

10.29.2006
11.03.2006
B

M. Giant

1-4
Recap

Father Never Knows Best

Who's Your Daddy - Everybody's dad comes up short, except for Buddy who comes up, as usual, EVIL.

10.23.2006
10.29.2006
A

Drunken Bee

1-3
Recap

When The Hurlyburly's Done

Wind Sprints - Coach Taylor makes a deal with the devil when he allows Buddy Garrity to recruit a ringer quarterback; Jason finally tells Lyla to take her pom-poms elsewhere (which she does: to Rigg); and Taylor quells a team rebellion with extreme rainstorm-related melodrama.

10.16.2006
10.22.2006
A

Drunken Bee

1-2
Recap

Still Too Busy Crying, Sorry

Eyes Wide Open - Jason Street is paralyzed, Matt Saracen is doubted, Riggs experiments with eyeliner, Coach furrows (and has excellent hair), and Tami rocks.

10.09.2006
10.14.2006
B+

Drunken Bee

1-1
Recap

I'm Too Busy Crying to Come Up With A Clever Title

Pilot - In Dillon, Texas, they love football. In Hollywood, Peter Berg loves a painterly shot of the bleak Texas horizon. In Chicago, Drunken Bee loves a good cry. It all comes together, a thousand freaking points of light, up in this piece.

10.03.2006
10.08.2006
B

Drunken Bee

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