Friday Night Lights was filmed around Austin and Odessa. And it doesnt look bad, really. You know, if you're into football and movies and, uh, shaky camera movement.
Lana at The Talon. Lana starts to painfully tell Jason something, but she says she doesn't want to sound stuck-up. "I already know you're stuck-up," Jason deadpans, adding that he was meaning to talk to her about that. See? He's not so bad, guys. I hope he keeps Lana's shit in check. She says he's funny. "And cute, huh?" he says and gives her a little Ferris Bueller grin. Seriously, he's all right. Lana says she's being serious. Why? That was so much better. Lana whines about her cheerleading days. Her face is a little scratched up. She says she remembered all the times Jason told her she was beautiful. She wonders how much of the real her Jason sees. He tells her he says that because of who she is, not how she looks. "Because you UGLY!" says my wife. (She's stopped reading the paper.) Jason says he likes the girl who kicks the crap out of him at Xbox and thinks it's hysterical. Folks, I think this really is love. He says he's seen her with the stomach flu when her eyes were puffy, her nose was running, and she was yakking-- Lana stops him. Aw, dude, I really wanted to hear more. Lana suddenly believes him. Jason says the reason he loves her (he said he loves her!) isn't something she can see in a mirror. With funky leprosy. He jokes that he's going to write that down and use it later. Lana giggles. I really and truly don't hate Lana here. She just needed someone other than Clark to bring out some of her better qualities. I'm just glad it's not Lex.
Kent Farm. Clark drives up in the red truck. Bo asks if practice ran late. Clark apologizes for disappointing his dad. He says he's staying on the team: "I'm tired of living my life on the sidelines." Bo, tossing hay, says that Clark is a senior, and that he's going to be making some of his own decisions. Clark didn't know that, apparently. Bo says that Clark is going to have to start acting like an adult around the house. No more ice cream in bed. Do your own laundry, dammit! Why do you keep taking such long showers? Are you treating your body like an amusement park? Clark just nods. Bo says that adults in this family don't just go do things without discussing them first. Especially if you're a woman. Bo tosses his gloves onto a bale of hay. Clark asks Bo a question: "You gonna let some assistant couch from Metropolis teach your boy how to play football?" It's actually kinda sweet. Nice moment here. Clark offers Bo the football. Bo takes it. "Go deep," Bo says. I laugh for, like, ten minutes. That should have been what they called this episode in the promos, not "Kryp/Tuck." Clark runs, normal speed. Bo tosses him the football. Clark catches it. Then he...WHAT!? He dunks the ball into the basketball goal. "Oh, shit," Bo thinks, "this is gonna be a lot harder to teach than I thought." Still, Bo raises his arms and yells, "Yeah!" Touchdown! And, uh, two-point dunk! Clark lines up for a free throw and Bo just shakes his head.