15 Episodes 2007 - 2008
The second season of Peter Berg's critically acclaimed series finds many of the characters going through big changes. After accepting a coaching job at Austin's Texas Methodist University, Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) struggles to adapt\ to his new team as well as life away from his family. The adjustment proves equally difficult for Tami Taylor (Connie Britton), who gives birth to a second daughter and battles loneliness during her maternity leave. To help out around the house, Tami's free-spirited sister, Shelley (Jessalyn Gilsig), briefly moves in with the family. Julie (Aimee Teegarden) offers her mom little comfort, however, as she taps into her wild side, frequently defying Tami and pursuing a relationship with an older guy. The newly dumped Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) has a lot more on his plate than just a broken heart, though, as he looks for ways to care for his grandmother (Louanne Stephens), who suffers from dementia, and eventually hires live-in nurse Carlotta Alonso (Daniella Alonso). Matt's best friend, Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemmons), faces his own crisis after he kills a man who attacks Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki) and he and Tyra decide to cover it up. Jason Street (Scott Porter) also flirts with danger when he considers undergoing a risky---and illegal---surgery to reverse his paralysis. Worried about his friend, Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) takes steps to repair their damaged relationship and prevent Street from taking unnecessary risks. Lyla Garrity (Minka Kelly) also weighs in on Street's plans but mostly keeps busy with her church as she tries to distance herself from both Riggins and Street. Meanwhile, Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles) explores his college options as he begins the official recruitment process.
Last Days of Summer
Fri, Oct 5, 2007 60 mins
In the second-season premiere, Coach Taylor returns to town when Tami goes into labor and realizes how much things have changed. Elsewhere, Julie flirts with a guy at the pool; and Tyra appoints Landry as her protector.
Fri, Oct 12, 2007 60 mins
The start of the school year finds Tami struggling without Eric's parenting help. Elsewhere, Matt and Landry have difficulty adjusting to new lifestyles. Smash, on the other hand, basks in accolades from coaches, scouts and fans.
Are You Ready for Friday Night?
Fri, Oct 19, 2007 60 mins
Smash and Matt bring their animosity for one another to the field during the Panthers' first game of the season; Coach Taylor makes another trip home; Riggins finds himself looking for comfort in an odd place; and Street explores his options in dealing with his paralysis.
Fri, Oct 26, 2007 60 mins
Street travels to Mexico to learn more about an experimental surgery and brings along a wary Riggins, who seeks Lyla's advice on the matter. Elsewhere, Coach Taylor makes an important decision, and Tyra and Landry feel pressure from the police.
Let's Get It On
Fri, Nov 2, 2007 60 mins
Coach Taylor comes home to a team in chaos, fueled by Matt and Smash's feud. Elsewhere, Riggins seeks Lyla's help in dissuading Street from surgery, and Landry takes comfort in football as he struggles for control in his life.
How Did I Get Here
Fri, Nov 9, 2007 60 mins
Building pressure forces Landry to tell his dad the truth about the killing; the arrival of Tami's sister (Jessalyn Gilsig) prompts Tami to reexamine the life she's leading; and Riggins has something to prove after he's kicked off the team.
Fri, Nov 16, 2007 60 mins
Smash's college recruitment officially begins; Coach Taylor focuses on a new athlete; Matt is tempted by his grandma's nurse even though he has a new girlfriend; Julie befriends a teacher; and Lyla and Tyra work on an event together at Tami's bidding.
Seeing Other People
Fri, Nov 30, 2007 60 mins
Smash visits a college that's recruiting him; Matt makes a play for Carlotta; Tami lashes out at Julie's teacher; Eric is jealous of Tami's relationship with her colleague; and Tyra's attacker's brother asks to meet with her.
Fri, Dec 7, 2007 60 mins
Landry comes clean about the murder but his conscience still plagues him. Elsewhere, Herc (Kevin Rankin) urges Jason to date, and the Taylors prepare to christen Gracie as the conflict between Tami and Julie grows.
There Goes the Neighborhood
Fri, Jan 4, 2008 60 mins
The Panthers host a rival team whose school was hit by a tornado; Tami, Julie and Riggins adjust to their new living situation; Lyla's mom plans to remarry; and Landry and Tyra attempt to put the murder behind them.
Jumping the Gun
Fri, Jan 11, 2008 60 mins
Smash feels pressured to make a commitment to a college. Elsewhere, Coach Taylor worries about Riggins and Julie; the Panthers gear up for the biggest game of the season; and Tami clashes with her sister (Jessalyn Gilsig).
Who Do You Think You Are?
Fri, Jan 18, 2008 60 mins
The Taylors consider day care for Gracie; Lyla takes a job at a Christian radio station; Matt has a realization about his feelings for Carlotta; Smash's love life is scrutinized by those close to him.
Fri, Jan 25, 2008 60 mins
Smash deals with the consequences of his confrontation at the movies; Street gets a new job; Tami coaches the girls volleyball team; and Riggins struggles to express his feelings to Lyla.
Leave No One Behind
Fri, Feb 1, 2008 60 mins
Julie deals with jealousy yet again, this time over her mom's bond with Tyra. Elsewhere, Landry has a new love interest; Smash seeks guidance from Coach Taylor during his suspension; and Matt loses perspective on what really matters.
May the Best Man Win
Fri, Feb 8, 2008 60 mins
Smash refuses to give up on his college football plans; a visit from Tami's ex irks a jealous Coach Taylor; Street receives life-changing news; and Riggins continues pursuing Lyla despite her new relationship.