Friday Night Lights - Tyra and Landry's Murder Cover-Up
With the 10th anniversary of the infamous "Tyra and Landry Murder" plotline on Friday Night Lights upon us, what better time to revisit some of the worst plotlines on the best TV shows? Warning: Spoilers ahead!
Clear eyes, full hearts can lose, with this ridiculous Season 2 plot involving Tyra (Adriane Palicki) and Landry (Jesse Plemons) covering up a murder. That's right, meek high schooler Landry Clarke killed a man who was threatening to attack the object of his 16-year-old affection, Tyra. Then together, they dumped the body. The eyeroll-inducing storyline, which dragged on for several episodes, was a rare fumble in an otherwise stellar series.
How the show recovered: Luckily, the Friday Night Lights ship was able to quickly right itself after a brief sophomore slump by avoiding melodrama and keeping the focus on football and the more grounded aspects of the characters' home lives.
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