Friday Night Lights

Season 4 Episode 5

The Son

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 02, 2009 on DirecTV

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  • Best episode of Season 4 so far.

    This was an extremely impactful episode. I was in tears at the end. Even though Matt's father has been absent most of the series (serving in the military) and Matt seems disassociated from him, you can never underestimate the powerful impact parental relationships have, even when seemingly strained.

    It was fun to see Lyla back in Dillon. The ongoing development of other characters and new relationships is also intriguing. Only FNL has been capable of eliciting this kind of emotion in me. It's like watching a first-rate movie every week. Acting is amazing, writing is amazing, show is amazing. It's hard to believe that a last-place network like NBC can't find a spot for it in its mediocre lineup until after its run on satellite.