Friday Night Lights: Previewing Episode 3.9"Game of the Week"
Friday Night Lights: Previewing Episode 3.9"Game of the Week"
Yesterday, we were all there to see Jason (Scott Porter) say goodbye to Friday Night Lights.  Toodles, Dillon, and hello, New York City, let me find a way to make it all up to my family.   While I'm slightly wondering about his chances of making it as a sports agent in the city—a part of me still goes, how the heck?—but as some say, if there's a will, there's a way.   And he's made it, complete with the tearjerkers that surprisingly have moved me, a guy who wouldn't otherwise shed tears because of a television series.  Or maybe because we'll miss those weird funny moments—Gypsy, yeah—that we've seen from them over the past weeks.

All good things must come to an end, though.   Last week, it was Jason's turn.

Or maybe you could say the same for Tyra (Adrianna Palecki), who is probably aiming for the biggest flub in her life by ditching college for Cash.  I understand the hesitation before and during the interview, but I have this urge to shake the television, if only to make her change her mind.  Okay, that was an exaggeration.

And Matt (Zach Gilford), well, it won't be over for him. I guess us not seeing that much of him recently gave him a little headshake too. Now he wants to be wide receiver.  Eric (Kyle Chandler) is very hesitant about it—understandably, from the guy who has a house and a missing coach to think about—but he finally gave in.  We've yet to know whether something good will come out of it, but, well, it's a good thing nonetheless.

Now excuse me while I deal with Jason's farewell.

The Panthers are going to the playoffs this week, and to up the pressure even further, that game's been selected as the “high school game of the week”—as seen on national television.  Pressure for Dillon, obviously.  Also, Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), Matt and Tyra each wonder about their futures.  Looks like me shaking the television worked for Tyra.  Good.  Friday Night Lights returns tonight from 9pm on NBC.

-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of NBC)