Friday Night Lights

Upping the Ante

Season 1, Ep 14, Aired 1/31/07
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  • Episode Description
  • The Panthers prepare for their first playoff game. Coach Taylor gets distracted as he has to come up with a solution to Smash's use of drugs. Tyra and Julie befriend while Riggins bonds with his alienated father. Buddy learns about Jason and Lyla's engagement.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Adrianne Palicki

    Tyra Collette

  • Aimee Teegarden

    Julie Taylor

  • Connie Britton

    Tami Taylor

  • Gaius Charles

    Brian "Smash" Williams

  • Jesse Plemons

    Landry Clarke

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Buddy finds out that Jason asked Lyla to marry him. Tim goes looking for his father to get a signature from his legal guardian. Julie likes Matt more then he knows and Julie and Tyra are becoming "friends".

    By tramlaw301, Feb 03, 2007

  • This show makes me want to move to some town in the mid west and either coach football or have a kid and then have him play football. The shows are always similar yet always different.This week we finally see Matt step into the true off the field qb role.

    By justliam, Feb 02, 2007

  • Everybodycentric

    By zak7khan, Feb 01, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Buddy: You’re suing my team. You’re suing my coach. How do you expect me to feel? Jason: It’s your team? It’s your team? How about a little compassion, Mr. Garrity? I mean I am paralyzed now.

    • Matt: Look, I’m so sorry. I didn’t think—I mean, that guy can talk. Seriously, he doesn’t stop talking. Julie: No, it’s cool. You’re the big star now, right? Matt: No, I’m not a big star. I didn’t know that—I’m sorry. I thought it would just be like “Hi” and then, and then I came back and you… Julie: Matt, they wouldn’t even let me pay for dinner.

    • Julie: Football. Tyra: You know he’s not coming back if that’s what you’re thinking. Want a ride? Julie: Uh, no thank you. Um, I’ll just call my mom. Wait, are you sure you don’t mind? Tyra: Yeah, it’s no problem. I just gotta pick my sister up first. Julie: Ok, well, where’s she at? Tyra: Working….Strip Club. Julie: Oh.

    • Lyla: I have a life, too. Jason: I know. Lyla: No, sometimes I don’t think you care about that anymore, or you think it’s lame and it scares me. Jason: No, that’s not it at all. Lyla: I just think that we’re too young, right now and we’re rushing into this and I don’t want to make a mistake. Jason: Message received, Lyla. Loud and clear.

    • Matt: Well, okay, um, what I think what everyone wants to know is, um, is Smash going to play on Friday? Coach Taylor: What the hell kind of question is that? You’re supposed to be helping me out here, Saracen. Matt: Well, I just thought. Coach Taylor: Don’t be goofy, just ask a normal question. Let’s get this over with. Matt: That’s what everybody’s been asking.

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    Notes (1)

    • Music in the Episode: Justin Timberlake - SexyBack Brand New - Jesus ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - So Divided Gwen Stefani - 4 In The Morning

    Trivia (2)

    • Julie and Matt were supposed to go to an Old 97’s concert on a weeknight. The Old 97's are an "alt-country" band originally based in Dallas, Texas. The group formed in 1993 and took their name from an old country song popularized by Johnny Cash, "Wreck of the Old 97."

    • Lydia asks Tim Riggins for her Conway Twitty back from Walt, his father. Conway Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, September 1, 1933, Friars Point, Mississippi, died June 5, 1993, Missouri, was one of the United States' most successful country music artists of the 20th century. He had the most singles (55) reach Number 1 on various national music charts.

    Allusions (1)

    • Tim Riggins is alluding to Jack Nicklaus when he refers to his father as Mr. Nicklaus. Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as "The Golden Bear". Nicklaus is generally regarded as the greatest golfer of all time. Nicklaus won 18 major championships. This is the most majors any player has won in his career.

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