Friday Night Lights

Season 1 Episode 9

Full Hearts

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 05, 2006 on The 101
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Episode Summary

Smash continues to go the extreme to improve his performance. Rumors begin to spread about Tim and Lyla's relationship. Julie and Matt attempt to go out on a date but it is cursed from the beginning. The Panthers are in much anticipation for their upcoming game against the Gatling High.moreless

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  • So many good scenes in this episode!

    This episode is the first one I ever saw which drew me in to Friday Night Lights on a marathon on Bravo. The part where Saracen sings Mr. Sandman to his grandma is so incredibly touching that it makes me wonder how could Julie not fall in love with him? This part made it even sweeter when Matt kissed Julie in excitement after they won the game. The moment between Lyla and her father is well-written as well, as we see him putting his daughter before football. I was also impressed by Tim Riggins' quiet acceptance of the harrassment of the other players. Finally every moment between Saracen and Landry is filled with humor; I think Landry is one of the most underrated characters on the show. I will end this review with a quote from Landry about the demise of Matt and Julie's date while Matt was wearing the Members-Only jacket: "Don't blame the couture."moreless
  • I would have to say this episode was pretty good.

    I would have to say this episode was pretty good. My one critique that I would give to this episode is that they have to speak a little bit more clearer and I believe I would really wanna know what you are saying. But despite that I would like to congratulate you because you are actually improving and the episodes are having more flare. I love the church the Jason and Tim part with Lyla and all that cool!moreless
  • This show is great everytime

    A really good episode, again! They just keep on coming. It's good from the very first scen, all the way to the final seconds. It never gets boring or slow, the characters and their different stories keep the episode going forward and keeps it interesting. It's amazing how caught up you can get, I think it's great. And as always it's just a beautiful show to watch in the way that it's made.moreless
  • Matt takes Julie out on a Date, and the Dillon Panthers face Gatling High.

    A tearjerker of an episode: Watching Matt have to coax his grandmother out of a closet by imitating his Grandfather, in FRONT of Julie during a botched date could force even a heart of stone to break down into tears. A truly devastating scene that was beautifully done. Smash\'s plight is also devasting to watch, as we see him sink lower and lower, and begin to see his friends and Coach Taylor notice that something is wrong. Smash\'s family struggles are also well done in this episode, and flesh him out as well, and starts to tie together a recurring theme of fathers and children (Coach Taylor, Saracen, Buddy Garrity)

    Buddy Garrity also becomes more fleshed out in this episode, while the Mayor remains as annoying as ever. I also find Lyla annoying as hell, as well as being irked because she doesn\'t seem to have an accent in a town where EVERYONE else does. Finally, the could-be-cliche kiss at the end of the episode is made original by Julie\'s shocked reaction, and then the shots of Tami\'s reaction. Tami has quickly become my favorite character in the show.

    And lest I forget, THE FOOTBALL ROCKS! Something to look forward to every episode, IMO.moreless
  • Glad the show was picked up!

    Smash is really the star of the show but the

    Others deserve extra credit as Tim & Lyla's relationship takes in some rumors about them while both Julie and Matt go out on a date but really it is anything but a date. As it has been "cursed" from the very beginning.

    The team also meets with an arch rival and nemesis coming up.
Robert Parish

Robert Parish


Guest Star

Pastor Sid Johnson

Pastor Sid Johnson

Reverend Grady

Guest Star

James Powers

James Powers


Guest Star

Brad Leland

Brad Leland

Buddy Garrity

Recurring Role

Blue Deckert

Blue Deckert

Coach Mac McGill

Recurring Role

Louanne Stephens

Louanne Stephens

Grandma Saracen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The team Dillon played in this episode is the Georgetown Eagles from Georgetown, TX in real life.

      Georgetown is a suburb of Austin similar to Pflugerville, where the show is shot/based. Georgetown is approximately 15 miles north of Pflugerville. Georgetown and Pflugerville are both in district 14-5A and play each other every year.

    • Tyra and Jason are playing the game Quarters in Jason's room at the Rehab Center.

      Quarters is a drinking game. Players bounce a quarter off of a table in an attempt to have the quarter land into a shot-glass (or cup).

    • Buddy Garrity: "Carpe Diem"

      Carpe Diem is a Latin phrase meaning "seize the day"

    • Matt Saracen is singing Mr. Sandman to his Grandmother.

      Mr. Sandman
      Words & Music by Pat Ballard
      Recorded by The Chordettes, 1954(#1) on the Billboard Charts.

    • Brian "Smash" Williams father's name is Michael Williams and the grave stone says Michael Williams, March 14 1954-October 26th 1999. He was only 45 years old.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Lyla: I'm sorry. There are no words that can ever express that, but I am so sorry. Please.
      (Lyla starts crying)
      Jason: Did you have sex with him? How many times?
      Lyla: Jason, please.
      Jason: Oh come on, how many?... You can go.

    • Tami: It's becoming a thing. I mean, it's a thing. And you know what thing it is, it's that thing that we always knew was going to happen to our little girl. It's that thing—that thing's happening now.
      Coach Taylor: Well, at least she's not interested in a serial killer, or one of the Riggins. I've got the keys, come on honey, let's go!

    • Tyra: Garrity! Garrity! Yo, Garrity just hold up.
      Lyla: Hi, Tyra.
      Tyra: So, I heard.
      Lyla: What'd you hear?
      Tyra: Jason punched out Tim
      Lyla: Oh, right.
      Tyra: Yeah, yeah. I heard you were there.
      Lyla: Yeah, I was.
      Tyra: So, why'd he do it?
      Lyla: I don't know. Maybe just a misunderstanding, you know guys.
      Tyra: Oh, yeah misunderstandings. That's funny. The rumors are flying just so you're aware.
      Lyla: Yeah, well I'm sure they're not true.
      Tyra: Right, well I didn't even tell you what they were. You know, I know you and Tim have been spending a lot of time together.
      Lyla: I got—I got ethics class, so I gotta go.
      Tyra: Right.

    • Landry: You know, you've gotta make a change, my friend. This is extremely important. This isn't just the first date. This—this is your pre-release party.
      Matt: My what?

    • Landry: You know I'm—I'm really thrilled about the idea of being left alone with your grandmother at night. You know how I feel about the whole situation.
      Matt: Landry, my grandma is not a witch. Okay, she's just not.

    • Smash: You move us to Dillon to get us out the ghetto, or to get us away from Dad?
      Mrs. Williams: You don't know what you're talking about.
      Smash: No, I really want to bring it up. Like we—we should talk about this.
      Mrs. Williams: You need to shut your mouth.
      Smash: Mama, I'm serious--
      Mrs. Williams: Take your smart mouth and your plate and get away from my table. You don't talk to me like that.

    • Coach Taylor: You want a beer?
      Matt: Uh, no thanks. I'm driving.
      Coach Taylor: I was joking.

    • Landry: Singing to your grandma may be the one thing that gets you into Julie Taylor's funhouse.
      Matt: What?
      Landry: Don't tell me you haven't thought about that.
      Matt: That's—that's—that's just wrong.

    • Jason: Did you, uh. Did you hear anything else?
      Coach Taylor: Yeah, yeah I heard.
      Jason: Sorry I laid your full-back out.

    • Jason: (imitating Tim Riggins) Here's to good friends in Texas. Texas, forever.
      Tyra: (imitating Lyla Garrity) I'm the perfect Lyla Garrity. Go Panthers. (clapping)

    • Lyla: I lost Jason.
      Buddy: What?
      Lyla: I was unfaithful, Daddy.
      Buddy: Well…We all make mistakes, and we—we grow up, but you're my little girl. You're my daughter and I want you to always remember that.
      Lyla: You've never left a game before.
      Buddy: It's only a game. You're my daughter.

  • NOTES (2)


    • "Members Only" jacket that Matt Saracen bought. Members Only is a brand of clothing that became popular in the 1980s for the "Members Only Jacket". Members Only jackets are remembered today as an '80s fad.

    • Eragon

      Matt tries to takes Julie to the new movie Eragon which is about a boy that learns he is a dragon rider. It is based on a book by Christopher Paolini in his Inheritance series.

    • Slammin' Sammy Mead: Do you believe in miracles, folks?

      The Dillon Announcer is alluding to Al Michaels very famous call "Do you believe in miracles, yes" when the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team defeated the Soviet Union team at the Olympics at Lake Placid, New York.

      The nickname Slammin'Sammy alludes to all time great golf pro Slammin' Sammy Snead.

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