This was an episode that was almost exclusively about relationships forming, breaking apart and finding something in between. I wasn't ecstatic about all of the relationships that were beginning or potentially beginning, but at least the episode was written well.
For one, I sort of wish this season wasn't so obvious in the directions it decided to go in. I'm not saying I saw these things coming, but the second that Glen was introduced, was there really anybody who wasn't thinking that there'd be some sort of jealousy thing going on between Coach Taylor and his wife? Of course, the writers are smart enough to know better not to go through with it and have Tami and Glen having a thing, but still... That being said, I still enjoyed the scenes between Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton. They light up the scenes that they're in together.
I have to say, I'm glad that Smash is getting something to do. It's also nice to see him at a place where everybody doesn't immediately like him. It was a little over-dramatic to have that Pattrell guy chasing Smash around, but it was a fun little scene and continued the "recruitment process" that began in the last episode.
As for this whole Matt and his nurse thing, it's getting a little lame. Okay, they've hooked up... now what? This doesn't feel like a Friday Night Lights plot, mostly because their hook-up feels as if it has no chemistry.
I do like how there was a whole lot of hooking up and breaking up going on. Tami gets worried that Julie is getting too close to the teacher and ends up yelling at him as a result. Julie yells more at Tami and we get their usual tete a tete.
This was a good episode though... sometimes I feel as if I'm too harsh on the show, but I know this show is able to pull it together and create some amazing television. The first season was so consistently good that it's a bit jarring to see the second season all over the place. But this is still among the best TV I've seen in awhile.