Friday Night Lights

Season 1 Episode 19


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 21, 2007 on The 101
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Episode Summary

With TMU trying to recruit Coach Taylor, Julie insists that she will not be moved away from Matt and Dillon. The quad rugby recruiters in Austin deliver some bad news to Jason. Riggins becomes friends with a single mother and her son.

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  • Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

    I love that they finally got all the guys together since I love the guys scenes in this where they all go down to the field to drink and talk and play football you know teenage guy stuff and it becomes more than that it mends a friendship it, it eases fears about being inadequate and about being with someone who may not be normal but may be so much more than that . Also the whole Tami helping Tyra thing was great and who doesn’t look little Bo Miller even though he can be extremely annoying at times but I melt when he says “Hey Tim Riggins!”moreless
  • Well, this episode didn't really have a plot of it's own - except for the Tim/next door mom development at the end. Still, everything was handled so beautifully that it just didn't matter.moreless

    Let me start and say: I'm from Oklahoma. It's part of the bible belt. It's not a PC part of the country at all. And the people here - obsessed with football. People from the two states may hate each other, but we're pretty much the same in this. The best compliment I could give a show like this is to say that it could very well be set in my home town. Well, here goes: Friday Night Lights could very well be set in my hometown. It is that realistic. The storylines may occasionally be more than I've ever run into in my lifetime - but the characters are the most real I've ever seen.

    Let's start with Julie. In this episode she's being an whiny brat about moving to Austin when her father is offered a job at TMU. She behaved just how any normal 15-year girl would. I love their family dynamics: they have their fights, their problems, but they are the portrait of a functional family despite what they have to overcome. It isn't easy to have that. And then there is Tim. He has so many issues and he doesn't know how to handle them. He doesn't make the best choices, and I think he knows that. Sometimes I just want to yell at him, but what can I do? He's a teenager. I'm not sure what he's thinking with this single mom, but it's only going to end in pain for him, just like everything else has. Even after all he's done, I still feel horribly for him.

    There's so much more I could say, but it would take forever. If you want to know what was so good about this episode, watch it. You won't be disappointed at all.moreless
  • One of the best character episodes of Friday Night Lights, which captures the best moments of life with such casual sincerity and insight, that I'm simply in awe.

    The two best scenes of this episode have to be Julie's talk with her father in the car, where she says that she knows that it's her father's dream to become a college football coach, but that she has dreams too, and they're coming true right here. An amazing job by the writing staff in capturing with such sincerity and emotion this honest moment between father and daughter. The second best episode was the reunited Panthers sharing their stories and drinking beers on the football field. When Matt confesses his insecurities, Street takes the chance to teach him a thing or two. The scene just captures the joy and comfort these guys have just being together, playing football, and supporting each other. Definitely impressed by Street's awesome coaching skills and the way he can be firm, direct, and instill confidence in Matt. The simply glory of enjoying a night out with the guys is summed up in the final scene, where Street and Riggins make a great Texas joke, while affirming their bond of friendship. These are the moments that tv and film are made for. To develop a drama that captures the best honest human moments in life, and FNL does it better than any other show I've seen yet. Friday Night Lights forever!moreless
  • Amazing!!!

    I'm from Spain and we're amazing how this show is becoming, this was second best episode of this season, the best for me was 1x16, and a lot of people in Spain is watching it via p2p.

    I'm doing subtitles so friends of mine and a lot of online-friends could watching it, it's very shocking how a show that is set and located on the other side of a ocean could be so near and the Taylors are the most beautiful couple in television I could see in many years.

    Love this show!!!

    I think the last episodes of the season would be....awesome ;)moreless
  • The character development in this series is amazing.

    Unlike many shows where the viewer does not get a lot of insight into the character's personal lives, that is nearly all Friday Night Lights is about. It's enjoyable to watch a show and know that the characters are being portrayed so realistically the viewer can identify and sympathize with them. It was intriguing to see the town mogul (Buddy Garrity) fall from the limelight and then have it revealed that this is not his first 'error' in that manner. I also loved that Jason and Tim mended their broken friendship. Now that Jason is moving on from Lyla he can put some of his anger at Tim behind him. Jason showing Matt how to play football - that was classic. Maybe Jason will end up being the assistant coach for Dillon, along side Coach Taylor. Tim and the neighbor lady. Loved it! Reminds me of all those stories in the news lately about teachers having affairs with much younger students. Not exactly classy, but it happens none the less. So the Taylor's are considering the TMU offer. I guess in the words of others, an acceptance means the end of a great show and a rejection means a second season. Turn 'em down Eric. FNL is a great show and deserves a second season. There is plenty of room for growth!moreless
Jae Head

Jae Head


Guest Star

Stacey Oristano

Stacey Oristano

Mindy Collette

Guest Star

Brooke Langton

Brooke Langton

Jackie Miller

Guest Star

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Angela Collette

Recurring Role

Brad Leland

Brad Leland

Buddy Garrity

Recurring Role

Aasha Davis

Aasha Davis


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Tyra and her mother are in the diner, they leave because her mother doesn't want to be with "all these dads and daughters with their flowers" a 'dad' is shown sitting at a table. They leave and go almost immediately to the father-daughter dance, they skip the line. But on the dance floor, the dad from the diner(this time with his glasses on) is already calmly dancing with his daughter.(twin brother?)

    • Stonehenge II
      Susan: How about Stonehenge II?
      Jason and Susan go to visit Stonehenge II.
      Stonehenge II is a replica of the original Stonehenge monument. It can be found in Hunt, Texas.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Jason: (to Matt) You hit the slants, you hit the posts, they'll respect you - you hit this pattern, they will fear you!

    • Matt: Alright, so maybe my problems aren't as big as your all's but...look, I'm just not going to be able to take this team any further. Bryan's line is huge, I may have gotten us to the semi finals but that's it. I am going to let this whole town down. Their defense line could probably beat me in the forty. I don't understand how I can help. I'd be doin' better off on the bench.
      Jason: Saracen, you wanna play big you have to think big, alright? I'll show you how.

    • (watching Matt and Smash passed out on the field)
      Riggins: That is soo Brokeback, man.
      (Street laughs)
      Riggins: Friends?
      Street: Yeah. Always. Texas forever.
      Riggins: Texas forever, man.

    • Julie: I've been moving around my entire life, and for the first just felt like I was at home. And..and..I know going to Austin and being some college football coach is your dream. But I have dreams too...and they're coming true right here.
      Eric: I hear ya...

    • Waverly: So basically they diagnosed me with a bipolar disorder.
      Smash: A bipolar disorder?
      Waverly: Yeah.
      Smash: So last year when you was in Africa.
      Waverly: No, I wasn't in Africa. I was staying by my Aunt's place in Dallas. They put me in this like outreach program at St. Vincent's hospital.
      Smash: So that means—what does that mean?

    • Matt: So, what you mean she's bipolar?
      Smash: It means she's crazy.
      Jason: Look, Matt, it just means she's got issues just like everyone else in this town.

    • Tyra: That's completely unrealistic Mrs. Taylor. Do you understand? My Mom didn't go to college. My sister barely got her GED. Nobody in my family has gone past High School, if that. What, you think that I can be any different? Really?
      Tami: I do, and I think that you should too.

    • Julie: Who's looking for a job? We're moving again aren't we?
      Tami: Honey, your father was offered an amazing job at TMU in Austin.
      Julie: Well, that's good, that's good because guess what, I'm not going. I'm really, I'm not going.

    • Lyla: Why'd you do it? Why didn't you think about it Dad?
      Buddy: Lyla, your dad's a sinner, I'm a weak man, but it was one mistake. I swear Lyla, I will never, ever do anything to hurt this family again honey. I swear.

    • Tim: If I ever so much see you look at this kid the wrong way I'm gonna find you, I'm gonna punch a hole in your chest and rip your heart out. Are we clear?
      Bully: Yeah.
      Tim: You sure?
      Bully: Yeah.
      Tim: Now get outta here.

    • Susan: It's hard for me to understand why anybody would want to be somewhere where there not wanted.
      Jason: It's home. Only home I've ever know. It's just. I can't imagine I'll be going anywhere anytime soon.
      Susan: How about Stonehenge II?
      Jason: Stonehenge II?

    • Lyla: How did you get home, isn't Herc still in Austin?
      Jason: I got a ride.
      Lyla: From who?
      Jason: Suzy, actually. The, uh, tattoo artist.
      Lyla: Yeah, I remember
      Jason: She had a refrigerator in the back of her truck she had to drop off in Barton, so uh
      Lyla: Sounds good, sounds like a win-win.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Seabiscuit

      Landry: You're his Seabiscuit.

      Seabiscuit is the story of a race horse by the same name that went from being nothing to being a winner and admired by many.

    • (When he and Jason see Smash and Matt sleeping next to each other after spending the night partying at the stadium)
      Tim: That is so Brokeback!

      Reference to the movie Brokeback Mountain, which starred Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhall as cowboys who become homosexual lovers as they go to that particular location every now and then to keep their affair secret.

    • The title of this show Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes is an allusion to a David Bowie song called Changes.
      "Changes" was a single by David Bowie, taken from the album Hunky Dory. "Changes" is one of Bowie's best-known songs. Released in 1972.