Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

2006 - 2011,
A small Texas town has high expectations for its top-ranked football team.
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Episode Guide

  • Friday Night Lights - Always (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:


    The Taylors' face several decisions that could change their lives forever; Coach and Tami are caught off guard by Julie's future plans; The Lions go to state.

  • Friday Night Lights - Texas Whatever (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Texas Whatever

    Coach Taylor receives an offer he can't refuse; Tim reassesses his future plans when an old flame returns to Dillon; the fate of East Dillon's football program is decided.

  • Friday Night Lights - The March (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    The March

    Coach Taylor feels threatened as East Dillon faces serious budget cuts; Tami is flown to Pennsylvania for the opportunity of a lifetime; The Lions begin their quest for state; Vince becomes the man of the house again.

  • Friday Night Lights - Don't Go (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Don't Go

    An elite college football program attempts to lure Coach away from East Dillon; Vince vows to earn his starting spot back; Friends and family speak at Tim's parole hearing; East Dillon holds a Fall Sports Banquet.

  • Friday Night Lights - Gut Check (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Gut Check

    Coach threatens to suspend Vince in an attempt to regain control of the team; Luke faces pressure at the prospect of becoming QB-1; Billy learns some surprising news from Mindy; Becky starts a surprising new job.

  • Friday Night Lights - Fracture (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:


    Coach fears he's beginning to lose his grip on the team; Tami worries that one of her students is being neglected at home; Vince alienates his teammates through his arrogance; Becky enters a beauty pageant.

  • Friday Night Lights - Perfect Record (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Perfect Record

    Rivalry week stirs up controversy when a website makes an embarrassing disclosure about the Lions' players; Vince is caught in the middle between Coach and Ornette; Billy takes Luke under his wing.

  • Friday Night Lights - Swerve (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:


    A popular magazine hails Coach as the 'Kingmaker'; Vince's past catches up to him when an old acquaintance demands he pay his debt; Luke reacts to the truth about TMU; A suspicious car accident delays Julie's return to college.

  • Friday Night Lights - Kingdom (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:


    Coach discusses recruitment regulations with Vince and Ornette; The Lions take a road trip; East Dillon's four stars make a pact that will stay with them forever; Julie's inappropriate relationship becomes more complicated.

  • Friday Night Lights - Keep Looking (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Keep Looking

    Coach is forced to play mediator as tensions erupt in the locker room; Luke gets recruited by TMU; Buddy deals with the trials and tribulations of fatherhood; Tami deals with a troubled student; The Lions welcome a new player.

  • Friday Night Lights - The Right Hand of the Father (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    The Right Hand of the Father

    Coach struggles to impose discipline on his players; A figure from Vince's past reenters his life; Julie forms a bond with a faculty member; Buddy receives troubling news about his son.

  • Friday Night Lights - On the Outside Looking In (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    On the Outside Looking In

    Not everyone is happy with how the team played in the season's first game; Vince discovers stardom comes with benefits; Luke pays for his aggressive play; Tami tries to start a tutoring program.

  • Friday Night Lights - Expectations (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:


    'Expectations' Coach tempers high expectations for East Dillon's impending season; Vince and Luke work to recruit a new player for the Lions' squad; Dillon bids farewell to two alumni as they prepare to leave for college.

  • Friday Night Lights - Thanksgiving (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:


    The Taylors host Thanksgiving dinner; Coach tells Vince he has to be more selfish; Tami must make an apology; Julie and Landry are surprised by a visitor from their past; Tim makes a difficult decision; East Dillon rallies around the Lions.

  • Friday Night Lights - Laboring (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:


    Tensions in town run high as the Panthers/Lions game approaches; Coach tells Luke he won't be playing; Tami attempts to placate her detractors; developments both good and bad shake up the Riggins boys; Vince teams up with Kennard to seek revenge.

  • Friday Night Lights - Injury List (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Injury List

    Tami has to defend her actions and her job; Julie receives an unexpected phone call; Luke becomes more desperate to alleviate his pain.

  • Friday Night Lights - I Can't (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    I Can't

    Coach is urged by Big Mary to find a new way to coach; Tim puts Tami in an uncomfortable situation; Julie invites a friend to dinner; Vince's mother has a medical emergency; Luke's parents want to help him; the Riggins boys dig a hole.

  • Friday Night Lights - The Lights in Carroll Park (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Lights in Carroll Park

    Coach Taylor and Buddy try to make a park safer for the East Dillon players; Tami feels distant from her distracted husband; Julie makes a new friend while volunteering; Becky faces the consequences of her one-night stand with Luke.

  • Friday Night Lights - Toilet Bowl (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Toilet Bowl

    Coach is increasingly aware problems in East Dillon run deeper than a lack of victories. Jess weighs her options between Vince and Landry . Luke's injury continues to plague him, and Tim makes a potentially terrible decision. Only on DIRECTV.

  • Friday Night Lights - In the Bag (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    In the Bag

    Despite some doubt, Coach makes Vince quarterback. Tami struggles to comfort Julie who's grieving over Matt's sudden departure. Tim has a confrontation with Becky's dad. Luke is badly injured. Landry makes a play for Jess. Only on DIRECTV.

  • Friday Night Lights - Stay (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:


    Coach searches for a strategy to shut down their toughest opponent yet; Tim reconnects with Lyla; Vince discovers he has a gift for car theft; Julie and Matt attend a concert in Austin and reach a critical juncture in their relationship.

  • Friday Night Lights - The Son (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Son

    Julie, Landry, Coach, and Tami rally around Matt in a time of crisis; Vince endangers his rising star as a football player by engaging in criminal activity in order to support his family; Becky and Tim grow closer.

  • Friday Night Lights - A Sort of Homecoming (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    A Sort of Homecoming

    Homecoming at the newly-reopened school prompts Coach to investigate East Dillon's history; Tami feels the wrath of the boosters; Landry and Vince both like Jess; Julie accompanies Devin to a gay bar; Matt and Tim go hunting.

  • Friday Night Lights - In the Skin of A Lion (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    In the Skin of A Lion

    Coach betrays Tami's trust over a financial decision; tensions between Vince and Luke threaten the team's chances on the field; Tim helps Coach condition his players; Julie doesn't want to go to church.

  • Friday Night Lights - After the Fall (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    After the Fall

    A controversy at West Dillon puts a star player on the Lions' roster; Coach tries to reenergize his demoralized team; Tami takes an unpopular stand; Matt meets an uncouth local artist; Tim finds a new living situation in an unexpected place.

  • Friday Night Lights - East of Dillon (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    East of Dillon

    'Season Premiere': Coach struggles to pull together his new team - the East Dillon Lions; Tami navigates the politics at West Dillon; Matt gets a taste of life as a townie; Tim is inspired by a college lecture on 'the hero's journey'.

  • Friday Night Lights - Tomorrow Blues (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Tomorrow Blues

    Five months later, Coach Taylor's contract is up for review on Billy and Mindy's wedding day. Tyra grows anxious about her waitlist status. Matt leaves Grandma Saracen and Julie behind to attend college. Tim and Lyla question their future together.

  • Friday Night Lights - Underdogs (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:


    The Panthers face their toughest opponents yet. Coach and Tami make a difficult choice about the McCoys. Landry helps Tyra write her college essay. Matt reluctantly tells Grandma Saracen about his college plans. Lyla moves out of the Riggins house.

  • Friday Night Lights - A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall

    Tyra is desperate and once again turns to Landry. Coach and Tami learn of a change that could dismantle the Panthers team. Tim sees another side of Lyla. Matt flips out when Grandma suffers an accident. Tensions escalate between JD and Joe.

  • Friday Night Lights - The Giving Tree (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    The Giving Tree

    It becomes clear JD has no interest in his father.s advice regarding Madison. Lyla turns to Riggins when Buddy reveals a secret. Coach is emotionally challenged both on and off the field. Tyra has a plan to repair her relationship with Landry.

  • Friday Night Lights - Game of the Week (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Game of the Week

    Tim returns to find both good and bad surprises. Coach has to change his plans and reluctantly supports Tami when she feels obligated to help Tyra out of a jam. Saracen has second thoughts and clashes with Shelby. Lyla and Mindy team up.'

  • Friday Night Lights - New York, New York (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    New York, New York

    Tim has concerns when Jason leaves Dillon in an effort to get his life back together. Tami challenges Coach over a difficult financial decision. Julie wants her dad to give Matt's idea a chance. When things go badly for Tyra, she turns to Cash.

  • Friday Night Lights - Keeping Up Appearances (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Keeping Up Appearances

    Coach and Tami plead with Jamarcas's outraged parents. Matt tries to quell Julie's jealousy with a surprise. Billy helps Tim with a plan to get a college scholarship. Jason, Herc, and the Riggins have cause for celebration.

  • Friday Night Lights - It Ain't Easy Being J.D. McCoy (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    It Ain't Easy Being J.D. McCoy

    Coach is furious with Tim and the team for a freshman hazing. J.D. wins the respect of the town and team. A late night swim at the lake turns into more for Julie and Matt. Tyra is shocked when a woman shows up claiming Cash owes her child support.

  • Friday Night Lights - Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Every Rose Has Its Thorn

    Matt grapples with his mother, his emotions and Coach Taylor as McCoy garners more attention. Tami tangles with Tyra about Julie and Tyra's interest in Cash. Tyra experiences Cash's darker side. Erin disappoints Jason.

  • Friday Night Lights - Hello Goodbye (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Hello Goodbye

    Tami embarrasses herself with the superintendent. Tyra breaks with Landry to take up with Cash, the new bad boy in town. Julie advises Matt who is upset with his mother who has come to help with grandma. Smash has an emotional goodbye with Coach.

  • Friday Night Lights - How the Other Half Lives (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    How the Other Half Lives

    Coach worries and fears for his job as Tami befriends Katie McCoy. The pressure is on Matt as everyone's hopes turn to the new quarterback. Matt's friendly with Julie. Billy drags Tim into a risky scheme to get them out of debt. Lyla cautions Tim.

  • Friday Night Lights - Tami Knows Best (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Tami Knows Best

    'Tami Knows Best': Coach supports Smash's struggle to get a college try out. Tyra's tactics disappoint Tami. Matt considers emancipation in an effort to protect his grandma and in the process finds his estranged mother. Tensions escalate with Lyla.

  • Friday Night Lights - I Knew You When (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    I Knew You When

    After the Championship loss, Coach struggles to keep his job while helping Smash recover. A new family arrives. As Principal, Tami makes some tough decisions. Tensions rise between Lyla and Riggins. Billy proposes. Will Tyra make it to college?

  • Friday Night Lights - May the Best Man Win (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    May the Best Man Win

    Brian is determined to get a football scholarship despite recent events; Tami runs into her high-school boyfriend, now a real estate mogul; Jason must decide if he is willing to change his life completely; Tim continues his pursuit of Lyla.

  • Friday Night Lights - Leave No One Behind (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Leave No One Behind

    Matt reaches a point where nothing seems to matter anymore; Landry's potential love interest could shake up his relationship with Tyra; Brian begins his three-game suspension and turns to Coach Taylor for advice.

  • Friday Night Lights - Humble Pie (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Humble Pie

    When charges are filed against Brian, he must decide whether to swallow his pride or stand up for what he believes; Jason finds a new career; Tami is hired as the girl's volleyball coach; Tim tries to express his feelings to Lyla.

  • Friday Night Lights - Who Do You Think You Are? (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Who Do You Think You Are?

    Tami and Coach Taylor look into day care for Gracie; Lyla starts a job at a Christian radio station; Matt discovers he is in love with an in-home nurse.

  • Friday Night Lights - Jumping the Gun (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Jumping the Gun

    Colleges pressure Brian for a verbal commitment; tension is high between Coach Taylor and Tim Riggins with regard to Julie; Tami and her sister continue to see things differently.

  • Friday Night Lights - There Goes the Neighborhood (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    A tornado hits the Dillon County area, damaging a rival high school; coach Taylor welcomes Laribee; Julie and Tami adjust to Tim Riggins' living in their house; tension builds between Landry and Tyra.

  • Friday Night Lights - The Confession (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Confession

    Landry continues to struggle with his conscience when he confesses to the murder of Tyra's attacker; Street contemplates his future as Herc sets him up with an online dating service; tension continues to build between Tami and Julie.

  • Friday Night Lights - Seeing Other People (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Seeing Other People

    An unexpected incident occurs at the end of Smash's first recruiting trip; Saracen asks his girlfriend for an open relationship; Tami explodes on a teacher she thinks is getting too close to Julie; the brother of Tyra's attacker wants to meet her.

  • Friday Night Lights - Pantherama! (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:


    Smash learns his college football options on the first day of recruiting; Coach Taylor has his attention on a new player; Saracen has a new cheerleader girlfriend; jealous Julie confides in a new teacher; Tami brings together Lyla and Tyra.

  • Friday Night Lights - How Did I Get Here (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    How Did I Get Here

    Key evidence comes in implicating Landry; when Tami's sister visits to help her with the baby, she stirs things up in the house; Riggins must prove to coach Taylor that he wants to be a part of the team.

  • Friday Night Lights - Let's Get It On (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Let's Get It On

    Coach Taylor returns to Dillon, but it is not an easy homecoming; the team must deal with conflict between Saracen and Smash; Riggins turns to Lyla for help in changing Street's mind about surgery.

  • Friday Night Lights - Backfire (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:


    Riggins and Street go to Mexico, as Street hopes to explore experimental surgery; Lyla tries to help a newcomer to Dillon; coach Taylor makes a big career move; a development in a police search instills trepidation in the lives of Tyra and Landry.

  • Friday Night Lights - Are You Ready for Friday Night? (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Are You Ready for Friday Night?

    The first Friday night of the season holds surprises for the Panthers; Smash and Saracen's problems get the best of them; Eric returns to see his old team in shambles; Riggins faces a scary situation.

  • Friday Night Lights - Bad Ideas (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Bad Ideas

    The first day of school brings many changes; Tami's new life as the mother of a newborn proves to be difficult; Saracen's 'perfect' life slowly slips away; Landry tries to embrace his new lifestyle; coaches, scouts and fans praise Smash.

  • Friday Night Lights - Last Days of Summer (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Last Days of Summer

    Summer comes to an end, and the team hopes to continue its success despite many changes taking place; Eric begins his career as TMU head coach; Tami goes into labor; someone from Tyra's past visits her; Matt and Landry struggle with new lifestyles.

  • Friday Night Lights - State (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:


    The Panthers prepare for the state championship; gossip spreads about whether or not Taylor will leave Dillon to coach a college team; Tami gets a surprise 10 years in the making.

  • Friday Night Lights - Best Laid Plans (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Best Laid Plans

    Coach Taylor makes a rash decision that alters his future at Dillon and upsets the women in his life.

  • Friday Night Lights - Mud Bowl (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Mud Bowl

    Envelopes of cash mysteriously appear in players' lockers; an accident threatens the team's home-field advantage in the final game before the state championships.

  • Friday Night Lights - Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:


    Julie makes it clear to her parents that she does not want to move out of Dillon and away from Matt; Jason gets bad news from the quad-rugby recruiters; Riggins befriends a single mother and her son.

  • Friday Night Lights - Extended Families (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Extended Families

    Buddy finds himself in the doghouse when his affair is discovered; with her family falling apart, Lyla turns to Jason; Waverly takes Smash for a midnight swim; coach Taylor has a meeting with TMU.

  • Friday Night Lights - I Think We Should Have Sex (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    I Think We Should Have Sex

    With the team deep in the playoffs, the players feel untouchable; Julie drops a bombshell on unsuspecting Matt; Tami sees Matt buying condoms at the supermarket; Tim's relationship with his father takes a turn for the worse.

  • Friday Night Lights - Black Eyes & Broken Hearts (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Black Eyes & Broken Hearts

    The black players on the Panthers refuse to play unless Mac is fired for his comments; Julie's friendship with Tyra becomes more destructive; Jason makes a life-changing decision; Matt tries to win back Julie.

  • Friday Night Lights - Blinders (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:


    Mac makes racial statements that test the team's bond; Tim and Billy adjust to having their father back in their lives; Tami worries about Julie's new friendship with Tyra; the girls play a game of powder-puff football.

  • Friday Night Lights - Upping the Ante (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Upping the Ante

    Team members prepare for their first playoff game; coach Taylor struggles between readying for the game and dealing with Smash's situation; Tyra and Julie start an unlikely friendship; Riggins reconnects with his estranged father.

  • Friday Night Lights - Little Girl, I Wanna Marry You (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Little Girl, I Wanna Marry You

    One game away from the playoffs, the Panthers work hard to get their minds back into game mode; Smash's mom discovers something that could destroy his football dreams.

  • Friday Night Lights - What to Do While You're Waiting (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    What to Do While You're Waiting

    The Panthers anxiously wait for the results of a game between two opponents; the Street family continues with its lawsuit against Taylor; Matt's father tries to adjust to life at home.

  • Friday Night Lights - Nevermind (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:


    The Panthers prepare for another game that they cannot afford to lose; Jason finds it difficult to adjust to life at home; Matt's father returns from Iraq, but the homecoming is not what he expected.

  • Friday Night Lights - It's Different for Girls (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    It's Different for Girls

    The cheerleaders are the focus of the town's attention as they prepare for the Championship Classic; Lyla's affair with Riggins makes her the victim of high-school harassment; coach Taylor tries to keep Matt and Julie apart.

  • Friday Night Lights - Full Hearts (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Full Hearts

    Emotions intensify as the game against intimidating Gatling High nears; rumors alienate Lyla and Tim from their friends; Smash puts his health at risk to improve his on-field performance.

  • Friday Night Lights - Crossing the Line (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Crossing the Line

    As Tim and the team celebrate a victory, a frustrated Smash takes drastic measures to improve his on-field performance; Coach Taylor's daughter considers going on a date with rookie quarterback Matt Saracen.

  • Friday Night Lights - Homecoming (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    The team prepares to take on the undefeated Laribee Lions for the homecoming game; Tyra and Billy plan the ultimate after-game party; Smash feels the pressure when he gets a chance to impress a college recruiter.

  • Friday Night Lights - El Accidente (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    El Accidente

    The possibility of last week's win being overturned due to Ray Tatum's recruitment frustrates the Panthers; police interrupt a practice with an arrest warrant for a star defensive tackle, who viciously assaulted another student.

  • Friday Night Lights - Git 'Er Done (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Git 'Er Done

    Fearing job insecurity, coach Taylor must choose between starting the eager second-string quarterback or new recruit Ray Tatum (Aldis Hodge); Tim and Lyla's relationship heats up.

  • Friday Night Lights - Who's Your Daddy (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Who's Your Daddy

    Coach Taylor must find a way to bring the team together against its biggest rival; Jason Street's new roommate at the rehab center makes him realize his recovery potential.

  • Friday Night Lights - Wind Sprints (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Wind Sprints

    The town turns on coach Taylor following a difficult loss; emotion and frustration culminate in a fight, as the team's injured quarterback begins rehabilitation.

  • Friday Night Lights - Eyes Wide Open (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Eyes Wide Open

    The second-string quarterback finds himself in the spotlight in the wake of Jason Street's serious injury; as game day approaches, the team appears united, pledging to win the game for a teammate.

  • Friday Night Lights - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A Texas high-school football team holds the hopes of the town, as the players prepare for the season opener.

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