Friday Night Lights

Season 1 Episode 6

El Accidente

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 07, 2006 on The 101
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Episode Summary

Ray Tatum faces the blame of his team mates after Panthers' win in the game last week might be overturned. Defensive tackle Bobby Reyes is arrested by the police during a practice for beating a student. Coach Taylor and Buddy Garrity are questioned by the Texas High School athletic administration. Lyla and Tim surprise Jason by taking him to the lake.moreless

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  • Nothing really struck me that much and it is quite disappointing for me to hear or see it this way:(

    Nothing really struck me that much and it is quite disappointing for me to hear or see it this way:( Well of all the episodes this would have to be the worst no offense. It didn't really catch me or pulled me in I believe that there must be more intimacy and just pull it off and just give episodes and would rock it!
  • First not out and out great episode

    The first disappointing episode of this show. Not that it's not good, it's just no where near the standards this show set in the first five episodes.

    For one thing, the Jason/Tim/Lillah triangle was a bit forced. I can see Jason and Regan going out for an afternoon, but having Lillah come along seems a bit forced. I guess we're setting up a huge blowout later when Jason figures out his girl and his best friend are fooling around on him.

    Meanwhile, the coach has to deal with the fallout from Voodoo. Everything looks to be going to well and in the final moment the bottom drops out. I kind of expected that since it seemed as if the show was having Coach Taylor get off the hook too easily for the recruitment of Voodoo.

    And finally, we have the Reyes plotline. It was good but not great and fairly predictable as well.moreless
  • another great episode sprouse doesn't know what he is talking about.

    fantasticly written, more issues talked about in this episode. Themes of racism, the development of the characters and the relationships continue.

    In this episode pressure mounts over the Texas High School Athletic Administration's investigation into whether the Dillon Panthers illegally recruited flashy QB Voodoo Tatom. Meanwhile, Reyes brutally assaults one of Saracen's best "friend"; and Riggins and Lyla spring the injured Street out of the hospital for a surprise “field trip.” Towards the end of this episode Jason Street also begins to grow suspicions between Tim riggins and Lyla and is left pondering this at the closing scenes of the episode.moreless
  • Reyes got what he deserved.

    I hate pricks like Reyes. I was never into sports in high school, and could care less about how the football team was doing. Reyes is just an over-privlaged \"defensive star\" that probably wouldn\'t make it to college anyway. The kid he beat the crap out of knows it. But that really is how high school goes. The star football players get more respect and recognition than the straight A students that are already prepared for the world outside of high school. Saracen did the right thing by supporting his freind, and the coach did the right thing by kicking Reyes off the team.

    In the end I hope this show just proves that football is just a game. Even though winning state championships is great, it should only boost morale. The real issues should be the future of the kids, and not about the record of some high school fooball team.moreless
  • Friday Night Lights continues to be a good show that people need to discover.

    The only reason why I won't give this episode a 10 is for the way they handled Voodoo Tatom. It just feels like he instantly went back home to Louisiana. Everything else was just perfect. Matt is torn between being on the football team and his friends that were with him before he became the starting quarterback. That is always a great storyline. I hope Matt doesn't ditch Landry. I didn't think that Jason would be the one to discover the truth about Tim and Lyla but it looks like he has a clue about their relationship now. Tyra's visit with the guidance counselor was done great. Tyra wants to go to California and get away from Dillon. Then there is good ole' Buddy Garrity. His friend was doing the Voodoo Tatom investigation and the team was cleared for "recruiting" him but the situation still fell apart because Voodoo is going back home. This show is much more interesting when things go wrong but I will continue to cheer good things for this team.moreless
Aldis Hodge

Aldis Hodge

Ray 'Voodoo' Tatum

Guest Star

Walter Perez

Walter Perez

Bobby 'Bull' Reyes

Guest Star

Brent McGregor

Brent McGregor


Guest Star

Brad Leland

Brad Leland

Buddy Garrity

Recurring Role

Blue Deckert

Blue Deckert

Coach Mac McGill

Recurring Role

Derek Phillips

Derek Phillips

Billy Riggins

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Matt Saracen: Coach, I think I got confused between what was right for the team, and what was...what was right.

    • Coach Taylor: I think sometimes that for anyone to do what I do, it is damn near impossible to not sell your soul just a little bit down the river.

    • Lyla: I don't want this to be awkward.
      Tim: Well maybe we can start by you not shoving your tongue down his throat.
      Lyla: I can't take all the blame for this.
      Tim: And here I thought you were taking responsibility.
      Lyla: Oh shut up, Tim.
      Tim: Lyla look, it's Jay's night all right. Let's just get through this for him.

    • Smash: Hey, who you taking to homecoming?
      Bradley: Man you should take that, uh, rally girl, Drew.
      Matt: Uh, no, I got--I got someone else in mind, so.
      Bradley: Quit stalling, come on
      Smash: Hey, I bet your granny can still cut an ill two-step.

    • Tim: Six
      Jason: Took you long enough to get here, man.
      Tim: My truck ain't running. We're putting in this four-barrel carb. I hitched a ride, man. Sorry.
      Jason: I'm guessing you know what this is about.
      Tim: I do?
      Jason: Yeah, of course you do. You wanna call yourself my best friend and you haven't shown up but once since I've been in here. Six weeks, man. Six weeks. Let me go ahead and recap my life for you over the last couple of weeks, huh? My day starts out with me laying down on this bed, well pretty much the whole day takes place with me laying down in this bed on my sorry quadriplegic ass. Every day, people come in here poking and prodding me like I'm a piece of meat. Go ahead and stick a catheter in me in places you don't want to know about. My big adventure of the day is going to the commode 'cause I gotta go at the same time everyday so I can teach my body how to crap on cue. Impressive, huh? And then Lyla comes running in-(laughing)--I wanna know if she's as chipper out there as she is in here. 'Cause I tell you what –I love that girl. I do, I love her more then life itself but I tell you what if she tells me how great everything's gonna be when I finally get out of here one more time, I'm gonna lose it. Point is this Timmy, while I'm in here dealing with all this, by myself, and my best friend is out there putting a four barrel carb in his damn truck. Is that what's important right now? Answer me this Timmy, what happened to Texas forever? Huh? What happened to living large? What happened to that eternal bond that you used to love to throw around when I was still healthy and headed towards the NFL? Huh? I need you here Tim! I need you here. I expect---I expect you here. You are my best friend. Grace period's over.

    • (Tim picks up the phone)
      Tim: Hello?
      Jason: I need you to come down here, Timmy
      Tim: Jay?
      Jason: There's something I gotta talk to you about?
      Tim: Where, rehab center?
      Jason: Where do you think? Come on; just get down here all right.
      Tim: Yeah, man.
      (Jason and Tim hang up the phone)

    • Tim: What's up?
      Lyla: Tim, we have to stop this. Look at me, Tim. Please. Jason is getting out of there soon. He's changing; he's getting back to his old self.
      Tim: So you're done with me?
      Lyla: Tim don't.
      Tim: Don't what?
      Lyla: Don't react like that. You knew this had to end. Look, I take full responsibility for everything that's happened. It's all my fault.
      Tim: Sounds like it was the biggest mistake of your life, Lyla.
      Lyla: I feel like I have to make a choice here Tim before things get more messed up then they already are. I care about you Tim, I do. I just, I can't live with myself anymore.
      Tim: Bye, Lyla.

    • Tami: Where're you gonna go?
      Tyra: California.
      Tami: What are you gonna do in California without a high school education?
      Tyra: I'm taking my GED
      Tami: Listen, I know. I was just like you. I was the pretty girl in school. I was terrible at math. I got myself through it.
      Tyra: I don't wanna be you Mrs. Taylor. (Tami laughs) I don't want to stay here, stuck in this small town, in a job like this, married to a coach.
      Tami: Tyra, it's your choice. If you wanna go off and take the GED, fine, but you better bring me proof that you did it, otherwise, you are taking Algebra with Mr. Wendell next semester.
      Tyra: Fine.

    • Reyes: What a dumb-ass thing to say, man.
      Kaster: Look, I'm sorry, man.
      Reyes: Sorry?
      Kaster: Look, man. I'm sorry, all right?
      Reyes: You don't look sorry. (pushes Kaster)
      Kaster: What's your problem, man?
      Reyes: Dumb football players, huh?
      Kaster: Man, chill. Come on. You know that's not what I meant.
      Reyes: (pushes Kaster) Is that what you heard? Do you mean that? (slams Kaster to the ground)
      Kaster: Get off man.
      (Reyes is kicking and punching Kaster on the ground)

    • Kaster: He's totally crossed over, man.
      Landry: Would you calm down?
      Kaster: No man, look at him; like the world revolves around them. Don't they know they're gonna end up menial laborers one day anyway?

  • NOTES (1)


    • Phil the rehab worker is alluding to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest it is a novel by Ken Kesey and a movie (1975) in which a patient escapes from a mental institution. Phil: "You know, Jason the next time you wanna fly over the cuckoo's nest…"