By the far the worst episode of this excellent drama. The first season was a superb display of the importance of sport to a small Texan town. Unlike other teen focused dramas, it wasn't based on unbelievable story lines and melodrama. The characters were interesting, well developed and diverse. It was also very intriguing to see a show not set in California. Yet the opener of season 2 is a huge disappointment. The situation with Matt and Julie is rather pointless and irritating. It seems completely out of character for Julie to be interested in the 'Swede'. As for Leyla, the revelation that she has become a born-again Christian whilst we were gone is bizarre. If the writers wanted her to go down this path surely they would have shown it develop on screen. It was incredible, literally. Finally, the events surrounding Tyra and Landrieu are those usually found in a C-grade teen flick. One positive is that it has retained the charming wit present in the first season.
Yet overall, one can only hope this episode isn't indicative of the entire season.