Friday Night Lights – Season 3 Episode 10 Recap Wednesday, December 10, 2008Posted by Jerkwheat in jerkwheat.
Tags: Dillon, Friday Night Lights, jerkwheat, Season 3 Episode 10
Looky here! Two straight weeks of insta-recaps! I can hardly believe it myself, but it appears to be true. Anyhow, welcome back to another week in Dillon, where things are starting to get a just a little bit intense as the season starts to wind down. So, as always, follow the jump and we’ll talk about where things stand after another eventful episode of FNL.
The plotlines are starting to head off into their final directions as what looks to be our last year in Dillon comes to a close. Here’s what we know after Episode 10…
Buddy Garrity vs. The Landing Strip
I think, deep down, we all knew Buddy was a titty bar kinda guy. But, we certainly didn’t see this coming. Buddy is having a “business” meeting at the Strip with a gentlemen who he has apparently made some “sure-fire” investments with. And this fella has apparently lost all of Buddy’s money. Buddy takes the news in typical calm, relaxed Texan fashion by beating the ever-living daylights out of this guy. And in the process he causes $30,000 worth of damage to the Landing Strip and gets thrown in the pokey. Did we mention that the money Buddy lost, all $70,000, was the savings intended for Lila’s college. Good call, Buddy.
Matt and Julie Making Whoopee
Mama Coach went to go talk to Lila after Buddy got arrested so it was up to Coach to go pick up Julie from Matt’s house. Well, that special little moment in every father’s life finally happened to Eric as he went to pick up his daughter. He walked into the house when no one answered the door and caught Julie and Matt together in bed in post-coital bliss. The awkward tension that follows is all too familiar and all too hilarious at the same time. This is why I’m going to be cursed/blessed with nothing but daughters.
J.D. McCoy: Ladies Man
Hey y’all! Madison’s dad is out of town so there’s gonna be a party at her house! WOOOO! And since J.D. just happened to be actually hanging out somewhere without mommy and daddy, he wound up at the party and was seduced by the lovely redhead, Madison. She even has the nerve to come by his house later! Pops McCoy won’t stand for his vicarious childhood being ruined by a saucy vixen. No sir, he will not.
Riggins and Lila – It’s Kinda Sweet Now
Lila left Buddy’s condo after he revealed that he lost the college savings and she ran right to Riggins’ house to stay. When Buddy came by demanding that Lila come home with home, Tim stood up to him and politely (seriously) asked him to settle down and give Lila some time to herself. It’s strange to see Tim be the responsible one, but we’ve learned over the past two years that there is a lot more to Tim Riggins than beer and football (see his relationship and support of Street over the past two seasons).
Tami Has The Talk
Well, now that they know their little girl is making the sweet love with QB2, Tami decides to have “the talk” with Julie. And it’s one of those really wonderfully realistic pieces that makes this show one of the best on tv. It’s heartfelt and familiar. Tami isn’t mad at her, she just wants to make sure she is safe and being smart. It ends in a tearful embrace and maybe your stone hearts were moved just a little bit too.
Oh Yeah! The Game!
Round two of the playoffs finds Dillon on the road and facing refs who “hate” Coach Taylor and aren’t going to give them any breaks. To reinforce this we are given a montage of late hits, dirt thrown in faces, punches to the head, etc from the other team that go unpunished. Finally, Coach Taylor snaps. The stress of the game and the stress of his daughter shtuping his wide receiver have finally gotten to him. He unleashes a glorious tirade and gets kicked out of the game. This leaves the newly installed offensive coordinator (and J.D. McCoy’s personal coach) Wake Aikmen to coach the rest of the game. Naturally, Aikmen makes the right calls and McCoy hits Riggins as time expires to win the game. The Cardiac Panthers – they just can’t win a game going away can they? Also, the announcers make a huge deal about how great Wake Aikmen is. DRAMA!
The Giving Tree
Once again, Tyra decided to use Landry for her betterment by asking him to help her cram for the SATs. However, this week finally found Landry growing some balls and calling out Tyra on the way their relationship has always worked. Landry helps her, she allows him to be nearby, she teases him with the prospect of more, she never gives more, Landry gives more out of hope, rinse, lather, and repeat. He says he is the Giving Tree and she is the greedy little boy. Determined to finally do something to change Landry’s mind, she gets Crucifictorious a gig at the local bar/club during their all ages night. Tyra gives back and looks longingly at Landry as the ‘fictorious is rocking out on stage. The cycle begins anew
Papa Don’t Preach
Oh, and by the way, J.D.’s overbearing dad: Your son sneaks out of the house with Madison. You catch him a moment to late as he drives off in her car. I really hope he knocks her up.
So, we’re getting ready to close out this season and we can see that things are gonna get real interesting in the closing episodes. Per Entertainment Weekly, the season is going to wrap up with a second high school opening in Dillon. I’m willing to bet the football team there winds up being headed by Wade Aikmen and maybe J.D. transfers there? Or Eric is forced out of Dillon in favor of Wade Aikmen? It’s gonna be interesting to see what happens to our favorite super seniors in the coming weeks. See you here again next week, gang.