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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS…Get the Kleenex Ready

February 1, 2008 by  

Friday Night Lights

Maybe I was just being a chick when I watched tonight’s episode of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, but I cried like an infant. Tonight’s episode, the second to last new episode of the season, is good…I mean really good. All of our favorite Dillon residents (well almost all of them, you can’t expect to see Jason Street two weeks in a row now can you) are featured in their own brilliant storylines.

You know me, I don’t like to give away too much. But I will tell you that Aimee Teegarden once again perfects the role of an average, annoying teenager. Tonight Julie continues her eye rolling and rebellion against her mother, and she isn’t too pleased when Tami’s bond with Tyra grows stronger. But a sweet gesture by Tami near the end will once again show why the Taylor family is so strong. It starts from the top down.

Not benefiting from the family love is poor little Matt Saracen. Be prepared to see Saracen like you’ve never seen him before. Since Carlotta’s return to Guatemala, Matty feels a bit lost and lonely and turns to someone new for life advice and guidance – Tim Riggins. Uh oh. Fans of QB 1 can expect an absolutely amazing performance from our boy tonight, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be left wanting nothing more than to hug his fears away (and perhaps cop a feel during the hug).

Tyra and Landry are still unsure about how they feel for one another, but Landry seems determined to move on with Jane. These two are adorable together, but is Landry emotionally ready to leave Tyra behind? And is Tyra really over Landry? I don’t want to say much more, but pay special attention to Tyra’s eyes at the scene in her doorway and see if you can read anything into them. I did, and I’m not sure what I saw. Or perhaps I didn’t like what I think I saw.

Tonight’s show really belongs to Smash and Momma Smash. Smash’s movie theater brawl has already left him suspended for the final three regular season games, but he’s just starting to feel the effects of his actions. With all his ego-fueled bluster, it’s easy to forget that Smash is just a kid in high school. Gaius Charles (Smash) and Liz Mikel (Corrina Williams) give amazing performances tonight, and their scenes together near the end warranted a rewind on the TiVo. Amazing!!

I’m always afraid that I’m hyping this show too much, but I really do think tonight’s episode is one of the best of the season. It showcases everything that makes FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS the best drama on TV – the writing, the action and the directing. All are just perfect!!

I hope you like it as much as I did.

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18 Responses to “FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS…Get the Kleenex Ready”

  1. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS…Get the Kleenex Ready — All This Nonsense on February 1st, 2008 4:15 pm

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  2. Jennifer on February 1st, 2008 4:27 pm

    As a new viewer that’s finally caught up on old eps, I’m excited to watch the show in real time. I’m curious to see some Matt-Tim interaction because those two are an interesting pairing and I always enjoy their scenes together.

  3. Ryan on February 1st, 2008 5:05 pm

    You got my hopes up last week and I thought it was kind of an eh episode. I hope I agree with this week.

  4. mg714 on February 1st, 2008 9:52 pm

    Getting ready tow atch this episode tonight and reading your preview is giving me high expectations! I really hope this is another step closer to the greatness of season one, but that makes it even more of a shame that there will only be one more episode left. I’ll definitely enjoy these last two episodes (well, the last two for the time being)!

  5. Carly F on February 1st, 2008 11:24 pm

    Okay, it has been a long time since I got teary-eyed over a tv show, but I sobbed like a baby every time they showed Charlie’s death last night on Lost, and tonight watching Smash and his mother, and watching the scene between Saracen and Coach Taylor at the end (you know the one), I sobbed like a baby all over again. This is the best show on TV, bar none, and Ben Silverman can suck it (pardon my language)

  6. Mary on February 1st, 2008 11:41 pm

    Wow. Don’t know who I feel the worst for tonight. Matt? Smash? Jane? Tough episode for a lot of people.

    Just when we thought Riggins was on the road to redemption, he has to go and turn stalker and find himself a drinking buddy. From what I’ve read, though, Taylor Kitsch like playing Riggins the best when he’s getting into trouble, so he must be happy again.

    Tough break for Smash, but he took it like a man. I was pleasantly surprised (as was Coach, i think)

    Matty, Matty, Matty…when are you going to catch a break. If anybody deserved a 48hr bender, it was that kid (unless it affects his game…then he’s in big trouble). Good scene with the coach. Couldn’t believe Coach called him selfish. He’s possibly the least selfish character on the whole show!

    Good episode, overall.

  7. Mandy on February 1st, 2008 11:53 pm

    “Why does everybody leave me!?”, annnnd that is where I lost it. Bawled like a baby during that scene. As soon as I pulled it together, Smash had to start crying, and so did I.

    I know Matt isn’t Coach’s son, but I really hope he starts helping that kid out more. I really want to see more “father/son” bonding moments between those two. Thanks to that asshole Ben Silverman, it looks like that might not happen. DOUCHE!

  8. Ryan on February 2nd, 2008 3:43 am

    That was season 1 fnl folks. Finally some meat for saracen!

    I could nitpick, but that would just take away from a overall great episode. Smash and Saracen’s best performances of the season.

    That being said, did you guys see the previews for next week. Looks kinda eh.

  9. spacyz on February 2nd, 2008 4:26 am

    Incredible episode. Matt Roush from TV Guide was also hyping the episode in their podcast, so you are in good company. This is one of those shows that when it is at its best, I just sit amazed after it is over at how real and emotional it is. I can’t imagine it will make it to another season, and I will really miss it.

  10. C P on February 3rd, 2008 2:13 am

    Wow. Classic FNL. Really a shame if the show is cancelled.

    Landry/Tyra: Kinda wish Lando had picked the other girl. Who knows how much longer Tyra will be into him.

    QB1/T Riggs: provided some awesome scenes

  11. Lisa (aka lmr722) on February 3rd, 2008 8:13 am

    I broke my strike rule to watch this ep online (was out of town and forgot to DVR) so call me a scab, but also call me blown away. OMG, how much do I love the performances in this show. WOW.

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