Friday Night Lights

Season 1 Episode 3

Wind Sprints

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 17, 2006 on The 101
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Episode Summary

The situation in town begins to get ugly as Coach Taylor and his family is forced to endure heat from a difficult loss against the San Marco HS Rattlers.

Tim and Tyra break up after he confronts her about Smash, and Lyla, after having an argument with Jason, vents her anger onto Tim.moreless

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  • Could have been better for me, but I feel growth in this show already.

    Could have been better for me, but I feel growth in this show already. I don't mean to offend anyone about this don't get me wrong, but I really think that there could have been more clarity and more music, although some of the parts touches you but does not really capture you I am talking about the show itself or the episode, but what is interesting is that it makes you wanna see more.moreless
  • I am totally hooked on this series. After a couple of very good episodes, this one manages to step up a notch in terms of real character development and in terms of setting the scene for each character's future challenges.moreless

    The show just keeps getting better and better. All of the major characters have been extremely well written. The lives of Coach Taylor, Lyla, Tim, Matt and of course Jason himself have all had their lives turned upside down after Jason's freakish injury. In this episode as the realisation that things are not going to go back to the way they were sinks in, each of them is forced to look within and make some decisions as to how they are going to move forward.

    Lyla in particular is given some great development this episode as we see a glimpse of the real pain and repressed feelings behind her positive and hopeful exterior. It is also great to see Coach Taylor starting to gain the respect of his players and how far he is prepared to go to earn this.

    I can't wait for to watch the next episode.moreless
  • GREAT !!!!

    Excellent again. 3 Episodes for Friday Night Lights and 3 goods and excellent epiosde. SARACEN is unbelievable, he is exceptionnal, sweet, nice, cute. Street has a good role too. Lyla is beautiful and his caracters seems to change in the future episode. I want again a scene STREET-RIG. I hate SMASH. i love the realisation of this serie, the perso. The cast of the show his wonderful, young but intelligent. The dialogues are very goog, like the situation. I love Kyle Chandler. In France, american football is not popular but this show do to me a Fan of american football

    GREAT EPISODE 9.8/10moreless
  • Overall, a slight step up from the previous episodes. Which is amazing, because the previous episodes were great already!

    The 3rd installment continues where the 2nd one left off. A football game. While it's cut short(literally... about 3 minutes), it's pretty spectacular, although, not as spectacular as the one in the Pilot episode. Nevertheless, the Panthers lose this one.

    The irony is, that, Matt did EVERYTHING he could... yet he gets all the blaming. And the coach, of course.

    The episode revolves around this issue, and touches upon Jason's relationship with his girlfriend, which might just be more complicated than we first thought.

    Logically, Lyla does everything to make Jason feel better, however, the opposite happens... Meanwhile Smash gives interview to a TV channel, which Eric caches. Oops. In the interview Smash said that he's not satisfied with the coach's performance. Again - it's not the coach, and no, it's not even Matt. It's everyone else.

    The episode, unlike the previous one, isn't as focused, however, still... more character development in this one than in a whole season of Heroes! And it's a big thing.

    Tim's troubles with seeing Jason although do seem pretty 'cliché' (It wasn't your fault!) but still... the way the characters are, it's pretty damn... REAL. To help the realism, I've to admit, the actors and actresses are great, and I realized this in this one. Teenage actors, actresses usually tend to be over the top, but these people are brilliant.

    Overall, a slight step up from the previous episodes. Which is amazing, because the previous episodes were great already!moreless
  • This whay I watch this show

    This episode woes amazing wily amazing I like all of at Eric woes angry about the them and He right he wily right The part in the rain woes so hard to watch bat after all They know what eric mean For am This wily show how Eric try to get is them on is foot and down fold down Like it say in the start eric wont to win and in this episode to wily show that he is doing the way to there I woes wily sorry that Eric laft one boy behind in the rain bat He right that he do at beacuse this boy need to know that what happend to strat is not beacuse of am and He need to be good that is not happend to ammoreless
Aldis Hodge

Aldis Hodge

Ray 'Voodoo' Tatum

Guest Star

Walter Perez

Walter Perez

Bobby 'Bull' Reyes

Guest Star

Mat Greer

Mat Greer

Coach Deeks

Guest Star

Brad Leland

Brad Leland

Buddy Garrity

Recurring Role

Blue Deckert

Blue Deckert

Mac McGill

Recurring Role

Derek Phillips

Derek Phillips

Billy Riggins

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The football team played against this week in the beginning of the episode is actually the San Marco HS Rattlers of San Marcos, TX, approximately 30 miles south of Austin. As with the pilot, the uniform is essentially identical to the real high schools uniform.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Jason: Stop! My legs are never gonna get better….ever.
      Lyla: But there are cases, lots of cases--
      Jason: And those cases aren't me. All right? I don't even have full use of my hands. I'll be lucky if I get that back. Alright, I can't even put my own shoes on and off. How can you not see that? What the hell is wrong with you?
      Lyla: I'm just trying to help you
      Jason: Yeah, well, you're not helping. You wanna help then stop pretending that everything is ok.
      Lyla: Why are you getting so mad?
      Jason: Because every night when I go to sleep, I dream that I can walk again. And every morning, I wake up, and I have to accept it all over again. And then you walk in here, all smiles and acting like nothing's wrong and it's killing me! So get this through your head. My life as we knew it—over.
      Lyla: Don't say that, Jason.
      Jason: Football--over. Notre Dame, going pro, all that--gone. You and me? We're not getting married. So, I need you to do something for me, all right? Get out (shouting) Get out!! Don't just look at me, go!
      Lyla: I'll be back tomorrow for when they transfer you to the rehab facility.

    • Coach Taylor: Wind sprints, up and down the hill. Let's go. Let's go. (whistle blows) If you think you're champions because you wear the Panther uniform. You're wrong! If you think you're champions because they give you a piece of pie at the diner. You're wrong! Champions don't complain! Champions don't give up! Let's go Coach. Send'em out. (whistle blows) Champions don't give up! Champions don't complain! Champions give 200%. You're not champions until you've earned it!

    • Coach Taylor: Execution! Where the hell's the execution out there?! Huh? My God, we ought to be beating these bums by 40 points! Riggins, you're supposed to be one of the toughest guys in the district. They are handing your ass to you, son! You better get your head in the game. Smash…north, south, north, south. You want to dance with these boys out there; you invite them to the prom

    • Coach Taylor: Saracen. That was a good game. (looks at the rest of the team) But not good enough. Not nearly good enough!

    • Mrs. Garrity: Lyla, are you sure this isn't all just too much? I mean, you're at the hospital everyday.
      Lyla Garrity: You'd do it for Dad, wouldn't you?
      Mrs. Garrity: Well, yeah, but he's my husband.
      Lyla Garrity: Well, I'm marrying Jason someday.
      Mrs. Garrity: Honey, you need to accept the reality of the situation. I mean, this is a terrible thing that has happened, and maybe you should talk to someone.
      Lyla Garrity: He's coming back from this, okay. He just is. That's all there is to it. He needs me right now.

    • Lyla: Tim? Hey. Uh, we're having a prayer meeting for Jason this afternoon. You wanna come?
      Tim: What are we going to pray for, Lyla? A new spine for Jay?
      Lyla: Tim, I know you don't do anything you don't want to do, and I guess that's fine, but don't insult me.

    • Tyra: You know, you're such a big tough guy. You can't even go see Jason in the hospital. I mean, damn it, Tim, grow a set, why don't you. 'Cause we both know that's what this is all about.
      Tim: Hey, Tyra. How's Smash? Was he good? Did you have a nice time?
      Tyra: Nothing happened. Not really. Besides, don't pretend like you haven't slept with half the Rally Girls.
      Tim: We sure do have something special here, Tyra.
      Tyra: Yeah, you know maybe you're right. Maybe I am wasting my time. 'Cause you are just another mediocre football player who's gonna grow up to drink himself to death. Maybe we should just end this right now.
      Tim: See you around then.
      Tyra: I am serious, Tim. Are you listening to me? If I get in that car right now I'm never coming back. Do you understand?
      Tim: I get it.
      Tyra: That's it? We're breaking up for real and that's all you have to say. That was great.

  • NOTES (1)