Friday Night Lights Episodes

2006, TV Show

Friday Night Lights Season 1 episodes

State Season 1, Episode 22

The Panthers gear up for the big game---the state championship---as rumors swell about whether or not Coach Taylor will accept a job at Texas Methodist University. Meanwhile, Tami receives some surprising news. read more

Best Laid Plans Season 1, Episode 21

Coach Taylor contemplates taking a position at Texas Methodist University and makes a rash decision that could turn his family topsy-turvy. Elsewhere, Tyra's shocking secret is revealed. read more

Mud Bowl Season 1, Episode 20

With the final game before the state championships looming, an unforeseen event jeopardizes the Panthers' home-turf advantage. Meanwhile, Taylor fears his players are losing grasp of the true spirit of football, so he tries to instill in them a love of the game. read more

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes Season 1, Episode 19

As Taylor deeply ponders whether to coach for Texas Methodist University, daughter Julie makes it abundantly clear that she doesn't want to move out of Dillon---and away from Matt. Meanwhile, Jason receives important news from the quad rugby recruiters. read more

Extended Families Season 1, Episode 18

The Panthers make a push for the state semifinals by taking on the Royal Rock Dragons. Off the field, Buddy is banished from his own home after his affair is exposed, so he moves in with the Taylors, soon proving to be a needy guest. Meanwhile, Waverly uncharacteristically takes Smash on a sexy midnight swim; and Riggins strikes up an unlikely friendship with a sycophantic neighborhood boy. read more

I Think We Should Have Sex Season 1, Episode 17

The Panthers claw their way deeper into the playoffs. Off the field, Julie shocks Matt by telling him that they should make love---but numerous fumbles ensue when Matt works to find the right time and place for the special moment. Meanwhile, Tim's relationship with his father begins to shatter; and Street bonds with a pretty tattoo artist. read more

Black Eyes and Broken Hearts Season 1, Episode 16

As the Panthers gear up for their next playoff game, racial tensions peak on the team in the wake of Coach McGill's comments. Meanwhile, Julie's odd-couple friendship with Tyra turns destructive; Jason makes a life-altering choice; and Matt goes the extra yard to win back Julie. read more

Blinders Season 1, Episode 15

The Panthers savor their crucial playoff win---until race issues emerge and sorely test their bond. Elsewhere, Tami frowns upon Julie's newfound friendship with Tyra; the Riggins brothers adapt to life with their recently returned father; and the girls play a powder-puff football game. read more

Upping the Ante Season 1, Episode 14

The Panthers' postseason destiny becomes clearer as they play a crucial game. Elsewhere, Coach Taylor deals with Smash's personal demons, a mismatched Tyra and Julie connect in an unexpected friendship, Riggins reunites with his estranged father and Buddy makes a discovery about Jason and Lyla. read more

Little Girl I Wanna Marry You Season 1, Episode 13

Tension builds as the Panthers find the playoffs only one game away. Off-field dramas continue when Smash's mother (Liz Mikel) makes a discovery that could destroy her son's gridiron dreams. Meanwhile, Tyra confronts her mom's insecurities; and Jason ruminates on his relationship with Lyla. read more

What to Do While You're Waiting Season 1, Episode 12

During a bye week, the Panthers' seasonal destiny rests on the outcome of a game between two rivals. Elsewhere, Matt's father---far removed from the violence in Iraq---adapts to life at home; the Streets continue to push for a lawsuit against Taylor; and Tyra deals with her mother's dysfunctional relationship with her boyfriend. read more

Nevermind Season 1, Episode 11

Matt's father makes a surprise return visit from Iraq for two weeks, only to emerge as a man far removed from the heroic figure Matt remembered. Meanwhile, Street and Lyla begin to rekindle their relationship; Landry tutors an academically challenged Riggins; and Smash's girlfriend discloses a secret. read more

It's Different for Girls Season 1, Episode 10

The Dillon cheerleading squad preps for a championship as rumors spread about Lyla's forbidden affair with Riggins, causing Lyla to fall victim to merciless harassment. Meanwhile, Taylor stands in the way of his daughter's budding relationship with Matt; Jason adapts to life at home; and Smash inches closer to the preacher's daughter. read more

Full Hearts Season 1, Episode 9

Tension escalates as the Panthers anticipate a game with highly touted Gatling High. Meanwhile, rumors spread about Lyla and Tim's forbidden relationship; Smash continues to go to extremes to strengthen his gridiron performance; and Julie and Matt's first date is plagued with problems. read more

Crossing the Line Season 1, Episode 8

Disheartened by his ineffective performance on the field, Smash resorts to drastic measures to strengthen his game. Along the way, he takes a job at the Alamo Freeze, working alongside Matt. Meanwhile, Riggins and Tyra rekindle their dormant relationship; Street prepares to participate in a rugby scrimmage for paraplegics; and Julie contemplates going out with Matt. read more

Homecoming Season 1, Episode 7

Homecoming at Dillon brings back a throng of alumni---including 2000 quarterback champ Lucas Mize (Chad Brannon), who harbors dark secrets. Meanwhile, Tyra and Billy plan a killer postgame party; Smash focuses on impressing a college recruiter; Riggins tries to quit drinking; and Street grows more suspicious of Lyla's relationship with Riggins. read more

El Accidente Season 1, Episode 6

Pressure mounts over the Texas High School Athletic Administration's investigation into whether Dillon illegally recruited flashy QB Voodoo Tatom. Meanwhile, Reyes brutally assaults one of Saracen's brainy buddies; and Riggins and Lyla spring the injured Street out of the hospital for a surprise “field trip.” read more

Git'er Done Season 1, Episode 5

As the town and team anticipate a big Friday-night game against mighty rivals the Arnett Mead Tigers, Taylor weighs heavily whether to start novice backup Matt Saracen or cocky recruit Voodoo Tatom (Aldis Hodge) as quarterback. Elsewhere, sparks fly between Tyra and a young businessman (Patrick J. Adams) from Los Angeles; Street begins rehabilitation exercises; and Lyla's secret relationship with Riggins begins to sizzle. Herc: Steve Rankin. read more

Who's Your Daddy Season 1, Episode 4

The Panthers prepare for a fierce gridiron battle against their main rivals---rising stars the Arnett Mead Tigers. And when their field house is vandalized, apparently by the Tigers, the team plots retaliation. Meanwhile, cool and intimidating new QB, Ray “Voodoo” Tatom (Aldis Hodge), showcases his athletic prowess; Street gets an obnoxious new roommate at the hospital; and Taylor holds the traditional team dinner at his house. read more

Wind Sprints Season 1, Episode 3

When the Panthers are out of sync in a game against the underdog South Millbank Rattlers, Coach Taylor is subjected to the wrath of the community, the media and players' parents. As team morale plummets, he goes to drastic measures to unite his players. Meanwhile, Taylor is pressured to recruit a new quarterback; and Street and Lyla get into a fight. read more

Eyes Wide Open Season 1, Episode 2

As the town turns to faith and prayer to deal with star quarterback Jason Street's serious injury, Coach Taylor turns to an untested backup QB to anchor the team. Meanwhile, tensions reach a boiling point between teammates Riggins and Smash; and Lyla provides support to her fallen boyfriend. read more

Pilot Season 1, Episode 1

The Dillon Panthers high-school football squad prepares for its first game of the season under the guidance of a new head coach (Kyle Chandler). But numerous obstacles test the team's mettle, including squabbling among teammates, the persistent glare of the local media and the high expectations of the community. Jason Street: Scott Porter. Tim Riggins: Taylor Kitsch. Tami Taylor: Connie Britton. read more

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Premiered: October 03, 2006, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Creator Peter Berg's drama centering on the players and coach of a high-school football team in Dillon, Texas, a small town in which football is near religion. The critically acclaimed series is based on the best-selling book and 2004 film of the same name.

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