Friday Night Lights: Previewing Episode 3.7 "Keeping Up Appearances"
Friday Night Lights: Previewing Episode 3.7 "Keeping Up Appearances"
Man, did J.D. McCoy (Jeremy Sumpter) get it.  Yes, I knew he’d have to go through these painful (in perspectives) rituals just to be accepted, at least further, by the rest of the school, and in effect, the rest of the community.  But I guess the expectations—the way his dad set him up as this über-marvelous quarterback—was too much, and so we were treated to J.D. having to do too much, and get himself into deep waters.  Pretty deep.

But last week’s Friday Night Lights wasn’t just about him running around naked, or him getting drunk after being taunted for running around naked.  There’s Jason (Scott Porter) finally feeling bad about the way things have gone for him.  There’s the Tyra (Adrienne Palicki) and Cash (Zach Roerig) story—whoops, he’s got a kid, but he explains that it can’t be possible, since he met the girl five years ago, and the kid is probably two years old, so okay, everything’s a little bit better.  There’s Landry (Jesse Plemons) trying to get over Tyra, not knowing what’s happening on the other side of the coin.  Wait, are we forgetting someone?  Oh, yeah, there’s this partly sidelined quarterback named Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford).

Oh, right, he had this moment with Julie (Aimee Teegarden) at the lake.  And by moment, I mean one night and a little more time doing stuff.

Tonight’s episode is, well, still going to forget Matt a little bit.  The spotlight is still on J.D., and now that he’s gotten a little more approval from the town, he’s got to do a little more impressing: it’s going to be a big game, and the Panthers will face one of their fiercest rivals.  As for Landry, he’s going to meet Devin (Stephanie Hunt), and things will look up for him—well, almost.  So where’s Matt gone?  I don’t know.  We still have Jason to think of, after all.

That’s Friday Night Lights, tonight from 9pm on NBC.

-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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