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2006, TV Show

Friday Night Lights Episode: "New York, New York"

Season 3, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Jason pursues a sports-agent job in New York with assistance from Riggins; Tami wants Eric to consider buying a new home; Matt asks Eric to let him play in a new position; and Tyra's college interviews coincide with Cash's departure from Dillon.
Original Air Date: Nov 19, 2008
Guest Cast Zach Roerig: Cash
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Season 3, Episode 8
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Length: 43:14
Aired: 11/19/2008
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Friday Night Lights Episode Recap: "New York, New York" Season 3, Episode 8

Grab your hankies, Panthers fans! "New York, New York" is one of the best and most emotional episodes of Friday Night Lights ever. Jason and Riggins head off to New York to make his dreams come true, Tami tries to convince Coach to buy her dream house, and Tyra makes a decision about college versus being with Cash the cowboy.

We start off with a celebration in a bar with Jason, Herc, Billy and Tim — they sold the house! And Jason is ready to travel across country to try and get his fancy sports agent job ... and to win Erin back.

Katie McCoy takes Tami on a tour of a beautiful new home that is probably very nice, but looks like a palace compared to the Taylors' home right now. Tami's eyes light up like a Christmas tree and Katie manipulates her into talking to Coach about putting in an offer. That's not gonna go well. I think Coach's forehead vein might start bulging.

Cash and Tyra hang out in the back of his truck in a very picturesque field and talk about him hitting the road for six months. Cash wants her to come with him, but she says she has to stick around to apply to schools. She asks Cash if he'll come back, but he doesn't give her the most confident answer. This is gonna be a disaster. Come on Tyra, get your crap together! I know you have lousy role models, but Landry was a good guy!

Later at practice, Mac is screaming at the players to get their s--t together. Matt even yells at the receiver for messing up the passes. He asks Coach if he can show them all how it's done. Of course, he does a fantastic job, but his glory is cut short when Mac collapses from a heart attack on the field.

Jason and Riggins hit the Big Apple! (I'm so mad I didn't see them when they were filming here.) They walk around Grand Central Station, the park and other areas, chatting about what Jason's gonna say to Grant. He needs to look good so they (hilariously) try to find a nice suit. They end up at a place that sells suits for thousands of dollars; cut to them at a fashion-district shop where two suits go for $125. Ha!

Coach visits Mac in the hospital and tells him to feel better. Enter Pushy-Pants Buddy who tells Coach to hire Wade (J.D.'s personal quarterback coach) as Mac's replacement. Coach tells him (and the pushy boosters) to back off and let him make the decision in his own way.

Tami and Tyra chat in her office about Weston College as a perfect choice for her. Tami's set up an interview for Tyra, but Tyra's looking a little uncomfortable or unsure of herself. Ugh, this is so about Cash and I just want to shake her!

Matt arrives at the Taylors to pick up Julie for a date and chats with Coach. And by chat, I mean Coach yells for Julie to come outside while mousy Matt tries to ask him to switch over to receiver. Coach says "no way," and that he needs a back up for J.D. Ouch.

Jason arrives at Grant's office and is given the ice-queen treatment from his receptionist. But, Grant lets him into the office to have a chat. He basically tells Jason that only Harvard grads apply for entry level positions, and that the only reason he let Jason into his office was because he thought he had information on Wendell Foley. Apparently, Wendell was going to sign with Grant, but then was courted by a fancier, larger agency. Grant is pissed that Wendell dropped him and basically tells Jason to have a nice life.

Tami and Coach are chatting about Mac's replacement, and she brings up Wade's name again! Coach looks annoyed, but he can't deny that Wade is good with J.D., and he needs J.D. to be solid for playoffs. Then she brings up the house that Katie showed her, and Coach, of course, is less than thrilled with the idea.

Jason and Riggins walk around Times Square and Jason whines about the crappy meeting and how he's failed. Riggins, in one of my favorite scenes of the night, tells Jason to nut up and figure out a way to make Grant pay attention. He tells Jason that if he wants to be a family with his son and Erin, he should track down Wendell at school in Pennsylvania and get him to sign with Grant. He's sure to get a job then. Jason tells Riggins that he's brilliant, and then Riggins says his payment is that they go see Gypsy on Broadway — because it has strippers. Ha! So awesome.

Coach approaches Wade and offers him the assistant coaching job — only until Mac is well enough to return. Wade happily accepts. Later, and across town, Julie and Matt talk about how stubborn Coach is... Matt is super-bummed that Coach won't even consider moving him over to receiver. Julie says he needs to be persistent, because that works for her. Matt appropriately says, "Isn't that annoying?" Ha!

Tyra tries on a suit jacket for her interview and her mother decides to give her an anti-pep talk about her relationship with Cash. She's "proud" Tyra is doing the interview, but says that college means Cash is a goner. He's a cowboy and will move on quickly (I'm saying it much more tactfully than she did). Later, directly before she enters her interview, Tyra gets a call from Cash. She asks him point blank if he will remain faithful to her while he's on the road. He tells her that he will try, but it's a lonely life. Nice Cash. What an a-hole. Instead of making Tyra mad, this makes her more insecure and her interview gets off to a shaky start.

When Tyra is back at school, she asks Tami if she has heard from the school. From Tami's face we can tell it didn't go well, but Tami being the awesome woman that she is, spins it as a learning experience and tells Tyra to keep pluggin' away.

Back at practice, Wade is trying out some new drills and Coach gets pissed when he sees Matt as receiver. Not cool, Coach. This time I don't agree with you. Matt is an awesome receiver! Later, Coach's crappy mood continues at the "dream house," as he yells at Tami that there's no way in hell they can afford this house. He takes off before Tami can even make her case. Poorly played, Coach.

Jason and Tim find Wendell at his university. Jason tells Wendell that he's making a huge mistake by signing with the big sports agency. He tells W. that he's not seeing the big picture; that a big agency will lose him in the shuffle, but that Grant is banking on W.'s success to be his own success. He thinks Grant will fight for W. because he needs to provide for his family and pay his bills. Jason says that there's nothing a man won't do for his family — I think W. can tell that Jason needs this as much as he does, and asks Jason what's in it for him. Jason is honest and says he needs a job, but he tells W. he could have just left and let him make this mistake. But, he stayed because he wants to see him succeed. AW.

Mac finds out about Wade as the new assistant coach and flips out. He tells Coach that he's got a "fox in the henhouse" with Wade because he's really owned by Joe McCoy.

Jason brings Wendell into Grant's office and his eyes light up. He tells Jason to join them in their discussion. Riggins looks like a proud papa watching Jason enter the office. Oh man, I'm already getting emotional!

At the Taylors, the family plus Matt sit down for dinner. Julie starts pushing Coach to have Matt play receiver. Matt looks like he's gonna pee his pants, which is hilarious. I don't think he'll ever truly be comfortable around Coach. Coach decides that if Matt can catch ten passes that he throws out in the street, he'll think about letting him play. If he misses one, the deals off, and he doesn't mention it again. No pressure! Matt runs his ass off and catches every pass ...until the last one. Coach lobbed a really crappy pass at him, but because he's Coach, he owns up to it and tells him he'll think about it. Yay!

Cash comes over to Tyra's house, and she has her bags packed to run away with him. Are you kidding me, Tyra? This has disaster written all over it!

Tami can't sleep and talks to Coach about the house. She's really upset at how the first walk-through went down. She wants them to really look at the place and decide about it together as a unit, rationally. When they return the next day, Coach is so much different and sweet about it. He tells Tami that he would love to give her and their family this house, but it would keep him up at night worrying about how to pay for it. Tami realizes and says out loud that she doesn't need a big house, she just needs her family. Aw, problem solved. But damn, I did love that house.

At practice, Coach finally lets Matt play receiver, and no surprise here, he kicks some serious ass.

Jason practices his speech to Erin on Riggins while riding in the cab to her house. Once they get to her house, Riggins and Jason have an amazing last conversation/heart-to-heart. It's so awesome — Riggins can barely say what he wants because his voice cracks. Yet, it's not gratuitously emotional. It's just right. Jason is very emotional, especially when Riggins tells him that he "deserves to be happy."

Erin comes outside with Noah, and is shocked to see Jason. He asks if he can hold him, which is so freakin' cute, it's ridiculous. Jason pours his heart out to Erin and says that even if she doesn't want to be with him, he will live close so he can help with Noah, and she can take time off to be a mom. Um, goosebumps! Tears! Take him back, Erin! Well, she listens to my pleading and tearfully kisses Jason and tells him that she missed him. Off to the side, we see Riggins looking on, and smiling with tears in his eyes.

What did you think of this episode? Was Jason's exit everything you'd hoped it would be?

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Grab your hankies, Panthers fans! "New York, New York" is one of the best and most emotional episodes of Friday Night Lights ever. Jason and Riggins head off to New York to make his dreams come true, Tami tries to convince Coach to buy her dream house, and Tyra makes a decision about college versus being with Cash the cowboy.

We start off with a celebration in a bar with Jason, Herc, Billy and Tim — they sold the house! And Jason is ready to travel across country to try and get his fancy sports agent job ... and to win Erin back.

Katie McCoy takes Tami on a tour of a beautiful new home that is ... read more

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