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!