Friday Night Lights

Season 3 Episode 8

New York, New York

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 19, 2008 on The 101
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Tim is worried when Jason talks about leaving Dillon. Money troubles cause a riff between Tami and Eric. Tyra leans on Cash when things get tough, while Julie talks to her dad about Matt's idea.

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  • Jason and Riggins go to New York while Saracen tries to be the wide receiver for the team.

    8.5
    You know, as random and fast-tracked as Jason Street's ascension to sports agent in New York was, I'm willing to overlook howridiculousit was because of how amazing the acting was in these scenes. I don't think anybody would get a job that fast in New York, but Scott Porter has always given the role of Jason Street a sense oflikability. It was impossible notto be rooting for him as he fights to be with his family, and if this is the last we see of him this season or in the show itself, I'll be happy because it was handled beautifully. The look on Riggins' face was indicative of how difficult it will be for both of these guys to leave each other behind.

    There was plenty going on in Dillon too. Mac collapses on the field, meaning Coach is forced to put J.D McCoy's QB coach in charge as Assistant Coach. Right now, everybody is coping with it well, but I have a feeling that the way Joe McCoy is infiltrating the team will have a huge impact on Coach's ability to run the team. Another exciting development with the football stuff is that Saracen, with the help of Julie, is able to get a job on the team as a wide receiver. I can honestly say I had no idea that the show would go in this direction, but it makes a lot of sense. The scene where Matt and Coach run drills and Coach admits he made a poor throw was superb, maybe one of my favorite scenes the show has done.

    Coach and Tami have their own stuff to go through too. Tami wants a new house and while it's a beautiful one, Coach is frustrated because financially, they can't afford it. It doesn't help that it was Joe McCoy's wife who put the idea in Tami's head in the first place. The McCoy's seem to be everywhere this season.

    One of the other arcs here is Tyra and Cash. Tyra goes to an interview for college and is interrupted with the news that Cash may not be faithful to her while he's on the road as a cowboy. As a result, Tyra makes a huge decision: she's going on the road with him and skipping her senior year of school. It's a rough scene to watch as she leaves. Us, as the audience, know that she's throwing her life away and it sucks to watch.

    I wouldn't call this a perfect episode, but whenever a character leaves a show, we're forced to perk up and notice, and I think Street's final scene (if it is his final scene) was handled beautifully.moreless
  • Great Show, it will make you cry, laugh and beg for many more seasons of FNL

    10
    Hello, I found the show to be simply of a true beauty. I like the way all the actors play there roles and I simply enjoy the chemistry and the story of the show. Finally, we get to see Matt play football again, especially that the playoff are close. Intense final moment that will surelly make evryone of that enjoy that show cry. I have to admit, Friday night lights is now without a doubt the best show on TV after 24. I hope you will enjoy the show as much as I did and I can't wait to see the remaining shows. After seing that episode, you would probably be doing anything you can to have NBC/Direct TV renegociate a new contract for Season 4. It is a show that should never end.moreless
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Jason Street

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Blue Deckert

Blue Deckert

Coach Mac MaGill

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  • QUOTES (9)

    • Tami (Discussing the house she wants to buy): Pretty great, right?
      Eric: Honey, as much as I would love to give this to you, and the kids, and myself...it's a beautiful house. It's a lot of money. If we did this I wouldn't sleep I would be so worried. It would bury me. We can't do this. I'm sorry.
      Tami: I don't need this house. I don't. Cuz I got you and I got Jules, and Gracie Bell. And I have the best life. I don't need this house.

    • Julie (after she gets her dad to consider moving Matt to wide receiver): So me being your girlfriend - does that entitle me to like ten percent of your endorsements?
      Matt: No it doesn't.
      Julie: We should set up a contract now.

    • Tim (Tim eyes a very sleek Paul Stewart suit for Jason): What's the damage on this guy?

    • Jason: When success is essential to keeping a family together there is nothing a man won't do. Nothing.

    • College Admissions Person: Tell me a little about yourself.
      Tyra: Well, I'm from Dillon. I'm seventeen. And I would love to go to college.

    • Tim (after Jason reveals he's going to New York): Why would you want to leave Texas?
      Jason: Cuz it isn't about Texas anymore. It's about Noah and Erin.

    • Tim: Hey J6? Um, I hope you get everything... (clears his throat) I hope you get everything you want. But no matter what happens in there, you're always gonna be my best friend, and you deserve to be happy.
      Jason: Thank you...Texas forever.
      Tim: Texas forever.

    • Wendell: Jason, there's no one else like you, man.
      Jason: Yeah, I'm counting on that.

    • Billy: (raising his glass) I love this life.
      Tim: What? That's not a cheers, that's thinking out loud.
      Jason: To money!
      Billy: To being bad ass real estate guys.

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