Tami is folding and packing in the hotel room when Coach comes in, funnily, his State Championship hat tilted way down so she can see the logo. He dives at her and hugs her big. They smooch and hug and laugh and the camera ranges down to show Connie Britton standing with her bare feet on top of Kyle Chandler's sneakers. Nice catch; one of those details that feels completely honest and improvised and not blocked out before hand. This freaking show. So good.
Tami asks Eric if he feels different. He says he does, and then sits her down on the bed and says he wants to talk about something. He says there are more important things than football and TMU, and that nothing is more important to him than she and their family are. He tells her "here is what we're gonna do: I am going to stay in Dillon. I am going to be a father to this baby, to this family, I am going to coach high school football and we are gonna stay together. And that's the way it is. Yes?" Tami has been listening, clearly happy to hear him say these things but then narrowing her eyes and declaring, "No!" She tells him that he is going to Austin, and they do their talking-over-one-another thing until she gets him to quiet down. She tells him that she doesn't want the baby to be responsible for preventing him from living out his dream, that she has walked with him to get to the place they are at, that they did it together, that they allowed each other to have space to create dreams, and now he's got it in Austin, she's got it in Dillon with her job, and Julie has her life in Dillon, and it's going to be hard, but they are going to work through all this together because their relationship means that they can do it. And they stare at each other for a moment before it becomes clear that Julie's walked in: "So, what's going on?" Oh, honey, if you only knew.
Cue "Devil Town" and yet another sublime montage of a team and its town. The Panthers are feted with a championship parade which, thank God, progresses in slow motion. Old codger farmers clap, young girls with pony tails and legs clap, Coach beams, the boys all beam, the marching band marches, Lady Mayor gets loose, Tami and Julie stand by, family gathers around, Lyla looks on at Jason with stony pride, Tyra raises her eyebrow at Tim (I love those two looks the pushed-aside-for-now girls are giving at these boys and their Kings of the World stuff), Grandma Saracen looks positively, radiantly manic, Billy flies Bo over to Tim to ride in the championship truck, Julie and Matt lock eyes, Coach looks on it all, inscrutable, in hair/face lockdown.