Friday Night Lights

10 Worst Episodes of Friday Night Lights

The trials and triumphs of life in the small town of Dillon, Texas, where high school football is everything.

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#1 - Last Days of Summer (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Changes in the team force Dillon Panthers to work harder than ever before to achieve the same level of success they had last season. Losing Coach Taylor to TMU might prove to be their biggest setback. Tyra gets a shock visitor. Matt and Landry struggle with their everyday life, as it is not what they expected.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 206 votes.

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#2 - I Can't (Season 4 - Episode 10)


Riggins puts Tami in a tough spot; Julie asks a friend to dinner; Vinceโ€™s mom has a health crisis; Lukeโ€™s parents look for ways to help him; and Eric is urged to change his coaching style.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 170 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S2E13

#3 - Humble Pie (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Coach Taylor hires Tami as the girls volleyball coach and enlists the help of Tyra. Smash has a confrontation at a movie theater and is faced with a dilemma.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 183 votes.

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#4 - May the Best Man Win (Season 2 - Episode 15)


Smash's hunt for a college football scholarship turns into something completely different. Tami comes across her high school boyfriend, whose job as a real estate magnate has brought him to Dillon, making Coach Taylor jealous. Jason is offered a life-changing opportunity. Riggins goes after Lyla this time using more unconventional methods.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 181 votes.

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#5 - Backfire (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Tim and Jason go to Mexico as Street hopes to explore experimental surgery. Riggins, who is worried about Street, turns to Lyla Garrity, who's busy helping a newcomer acclimate to Dillon. Meanwhile, Coach Taylor decides on a big career move that will change his life. A development in a police search deeply affects the lives of Tyra and Landry.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 189 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S3E5

#6 - Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Season 3 - Episode 5)


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.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 159 votes.

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#7 - Who Do You Think You Are? (Season 2 - Episode 12)

Tami and Coach Taylor look into day care for Gracie, but find themselves having a tough time letting go. Meanwhile, Lyla starts working as a deejay on a Christian radio station and, despite being ridiculed by Tim Riggins, she is able to strike a chord with him. Elsewhere, Matt Saracen discovers that he is actually in love with his grandma's at-home nurse, while Brian "Smash" Williams learns that those close to him may not be ready for interracial dating.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 177 votes.

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#8 - Bad Ideas (Season 2 - Episode 2)


So many things have changed at Dillon High and the first day of school is the real test. Matt stands by as his world comes crashing down, while Landry still copes to make sense of his. All eyes seem to be focusing on Smash, while Tami tries to adjust to having a teenager and a newborn.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 199 votes.

Friday Night Lights - S3E1

#9 - I Knew You When (Season 3 - Episode 1)

In the third-season opener, Eric fights to keep his job and helps Smash rebound. Elsewhere, Tami faces new challenges as principal; Tyra frets over college; Billy proposes; and tension escalates between Lyla and Riggins.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 179 votes.

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#10 - Pantherama! (Season 2 - Episode 7)


As college football scouts approach Smash, he must make a life-changing decision. Coach Taylor has set his sights on a potential addition to the team. Tami appoints Lyla and Tyra to be in charge of this year's Pantherama. Matt is living his dream, with his new cheerleader girlfriend by his side, but yet he is drawn to the live-in nurse. Julie turns her jealousy into a twisted relationship.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 189 votes.

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