Friday Night Lights: Previewing Episode 3.11 "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"
Friday Night Lights: Previewing Episode 3.11 "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"
Everything's starting to come full circle on Friday Night Lights, so let me ramble about what happened last week.  This could sound a bit like a political speech—a four-point program, when all I mean is my take on four stories in last week's episode.  To make it a bit more complicated, I sorted them by degree of severity.

Number one: J.D. is attracted to a certain Madison.  Nah, no one should ever get in the way of love, or at least whatever poses as it—unless, of course, if it's either one of the two parties involved.  (I should stop here.  I feel bad for myself and my sucky love life.)  Anyway, here comes his football-bent dad, telling him to stop his attempts to date, thinking he should stop chasing “skirts” (funny) and he should focus on his game (so High School Musical).  Mr. McCoy, do you have frustrations?  Oh, and then JD sneaks out to meet the girl.
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Number two: Matt (Zach Gilford) and Julie (Aimee Teegarden) get found out.   I don't know why I'm laughing as I type this, but I actually am.  Or maybe it's because of the way it happened—Eric (Kyle Chandler) was the one who found out, and proceeds to tell Tami (Connie Britton) in what is perhaps a pretty weird scene.  There may be a reason for alam, but heck, I don't feel it. Or maybe because there's…

Number three: Tyra (Adrianne Palicki).  Yes, my hypothetical television shaking has worked.  She ditches Cash and returns to Dillon, but for some reasons it's too late; she has to get back to work, or else she blows all chances to make it to college.   The story descends weirdly into a who's-more-crazier argument and I start getting headaches.

Number four: Lyla (Minka Kelly) and her dad.  He invests his money in something, he blows it, he gets thrown to jail, and to make things worse, it's her college money floating somewhere.  That's where tonight's episode comes in.

Friday Night Lights returns tonight with a double whammy for Lyla.  Her dad lost her college money, and to make things worse, she has been accepted to the college of her dreams.  Maybe she'd want to do a lot of television shaking, or maybe throwing, I don't know.  Therapy?  Matt struggles with her grandmother's deteriorating health—the photo says it all—and tensions arise at the football field.  J.D., you have a lot to learn, still.  That's tonight from 9pm on NBC.


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

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