Friday Night Lights

Season 1 Episode 17

I Think We Should Have Sex

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 21, 2007 on The 101
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After Julie reveals to Matt that she wants to have sex with him, Matt feels the need to put together something special. Tim clashes with his father. The Panthers are into the next round of the playoffs and looking solid.

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  • Julie and Matt contemplate doing the deed. The Taylors react accordingly. Buddy's affair comes to light.

    Julie and Matt became official in the last episode. Now Julie has decided that they should have sex. Matt agrees, but as he proves later in the episode why he is the only football player to ever turn her head. The leg wrestling thing was very sweet and they seemed like the good kids that they are. I liked the interactions between Eric and Tami. Both were justified in their thinking. I like that they struggle and disagree, but manage to find their way back to each other. It's what adults do. Buddy gets busted. Saw that one coming from a mile away. It will be interesting to see how Lyla deals with given how she expected Jason to forgive her. Granted they weren't married, but her dad was there. I also think it should prove very amusing to have Buddy on the Taylors' couch.moreless
  • Great interaction with the kids and parents of Friday Night Lights...

    This episode was fantastic in the beginning and ended even better. From seeing that Julie is so naive about sex saying that its just one body part going to another. And Tami being as patient as ever to understand her daughter. Very touching to hear her have the "sex talk" with Julie was great. I would love to have her kind of patience. I love it when Tami and Coach Taylor discuss their daughter. And with her telling him that they both have the same amount of parenting skills between each other and him apologizing for loosing it when their daughter "lied" about where she was. Great connection between the two. Loved that they stayed up all night sitting on the couch quietly waiting for her to show up. Such dedication towards their daughter.

    With Tim and his dad, who unfortunately feels that his son is a drinking partner and then steal from his son's team because he wasnt welcome at a practice.

    Seeing Matt and Julie decide on not having sex was perfect. Most kids feel that way, and it was refreshing to see it played out that way. First times should be planned out, but not forced. Great episode all around.

    Now with Jason. I think he is becoming very independent and maynot need to lean on Lyla as much as he thinks he does.moreless
  • This would be the "sex-talk" episode of the series.

    Poor Tim, he has his father in his life again and he ends up falling off the wagon. He's drinking. His dad steals a camera and he defends him to Coach Taylor only to find out later that his dad really did steal it. After asking his father to leave he tries to prove that he doesn't need his father to protect him and shows up at the pool hall to fight his own battles and gets beat up pretty badly. Tyra's mom and Buddy had an affair, as predicted and he fires her. She was more upset about losing the job then anything else and embarrasses him in front of everyone at church. (the clips for next week's episode look great) Jason is in Austin and he meets a new girl and he's about to get a tattoo (I'm sure he'll have fun explaining that to Lyla). BUT the episode was really about Matt and Julie. Julie's is willing to have sex but she's emotionless and very nonchalant about it, while Matt is nervous and emotional about it. Tyra of all people tells Julie that she doesn't have to do it if she doesn't want to but Julie is determined because she doesn't understand what the big deal is. Julie's mom freaks out but still handles herself well, Coach Taylor just gets upset like any father would but he is pushed into the background as Tami and Julie basically deal with the situation. In the end they do not have sex. It is a mutual decision to wait and it ends with Matt and Julie confessing their love for each other.moreless
Alexandra Holden

Alexandra Holden

Suzy Quinlan

Guest Star

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Angela Collette

Recurring Role

Louanne Stephens

Louanne Stephens

Mrs. Saracen

Recurring Role

Kevin Rankin

Kevin Rankin


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (9)

    • Matt: Do, you want me to walk you to the door or something?
      Julie: Are you kidding me, my dad's gonna kill you if he sees you. Where are my keys?
      Matt: Julie I love you.
      Julie: Uh, what?
      Matt: I love you.
      Julie: Um…um. Me, too. I love you too. I'll call you later.
      Matt: Ok, bye.

    • Susan: Is it your first time here?
      Jason: Actually, I don't really have time for a conversation so could you just sign me in, ok.
      Susan: It's not me asking it's a question on the form.

    • Tim Riggins: Hey, Coach you go to Bradley's place and ask his dad if he stole the camera.
      Coach Taylor: No, I didn't do that.
      Tim Riggins: Well, I'm just curious why'd you come to mine.
      Coach Taylor: I didn't know you were there, I'm sorry.
      Tim Riggins: Granted he's made some mistakes, Coach but that's my father in there.
      Coach Taylor: You're right, I apologize, I'll see you at practice.

    • Coach Taylor: What the hell happened to you?
      Tim: I, uh, I brought you something.
      (Tim hands Coach Taylor the camera)
      Coach Taylor: You all right? Won't you come inside?
      Tim: See you at practice.

    • Tami: Are you and Matt Saracen having sex?
      Julie: No…..we're thinking about it.
      Tami: You're thinking about it. Are you thinking about pregnancy, are you thinking about sexually transmitted diseases?
      Julie: Well, I mean obviously that's why he's buying condoms.
      Tami: Oh, I see, so you're just buying condoms and then when you buy condoms that just makes you ready to make love to somebody.
      Julie: (smiles) Making love?
      Tami: Don't do that, don't you smirk at me right now, I am very upset. You are not allowed to have sex. You're fifteen years old.

    • Matt: So, you wanna maybe try and study again in the…
      Julie: I think we should have sex.
      Matt: morning.
      Julie: Well, I think it's time, don't you think. (Matt shakes his head yes) Yeah, me too, so um, let's get on that, good night.
      (Tami speaking to Matt from her car)
      Tami: Hey, Matt
      Matt: Hi, Mrs…Mrs. Coach.

    • Coach Mac: Uh, you know that uh, camera that we got from boosters.
      Coach Taylor: Yeah.
      Coach Mac: It's missing.
      Coach Taylor: What do you mean it's missing?
      Coach Mac: Can't find it.
      Coach Taylor: That's a three thousand dollar camera, you better find it.

    • (Tim walks into the house after finding the camera)
      Walt: I…I was gonna take that back, I swear.
      Tim: I defended you dad.
      Walt: Timmy, this is no big deal.
      Tim: No, it is and you know that. I want you to leave. Get out.
      Walt: Ok, you see how easy this is. Just watch this.
      (Walt leaves)

    • (Julie and Matt are making out)
      Julie: Does it just smell like wet dog?
      Matt: You know what, let's not do this.
      Julie: Nnnnn-No, nnn-no, I told you I want to.
      Matt: Nnnn-No, you really don't and that's ok because we don't have to.
      Julie: We…we don't.
      Matt: No, we just hang out or, uh eat or I don't know whatever.
      Julie: Really.
      Matt: Yeah, but don't touch me right now; just give me a minute, please.

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