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Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

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Eric decides to bench Luke for the big game between the Panthers and the Lions. Elsewhere, Tami tries to pacify her critics; the Riggins brothers adjust to new developments; and Vince sets out to get revenge with Kennard in tow.


1 more episode left after tonight. Next week is the season finale and it's kind of odd they are ending it on a Thanksgiving-themed episode.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

WTF? So Season 4/5 are one school year?
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
WTF? So Season 4/5 are one school year?
A High School Football season runs though early December right? So, it doesn't really matter for the Lions anyways since their season is a washout.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

I read somewhere that Katims talked about the possibility of Seasons 4-5 of FNL encompassing one football season. Season 1 was 22 episodes long, and I'm sure season 2 would have been 22 episodes had not the writers' strike occurred. Of course, this season is certainly not season 1 in terms of moving a storyline effectively.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

Love this show, but after a while it gets a bit laughable how things ALWAYS go wrong for the Taylors.

It's particularly stupid how everybody at West Dillon despises Eric...there would be a few stuck-up parents, and maybe a couple players, but the vast majority would appreciate him as a good guy who does the right thing and is a good teacher and role model.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

That was quite the uplifting episode.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

Originally Posted by BigDaddy View Post
That was quite the uplifting episode.
Yeah if it weren't for the birth, I may have just killed myself after watching that one. Pretty depressing.

Coach and the Lions being screwed over big time. Tami getting harassed. Luke hobbling around with the bad hip. Landry being stood-up. Julie being a bratty high school kid. Vince's buddy's funeral and the subsequent payback scenes. The one chick being turned down by Tim once again. The Riggins boys in jail.

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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

In a way it does make sense to make season 4/5 1 school year. For starters, It keeps Aimee Teagarden and Jesse Plemons on the show longer since their characters are Seniors. Also, it's been mentioned that Season 5 will almost certainly be the final season.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

Loved all the rivalry stuff. The rest....meh.

I'm not crazy about a season 5 w/o football.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
Loved all the rivalry stuff. The rest....meh.

I'm not crazy about a season 5 w/o football.
Agree 100%. Worst season yet IMO.

So did the Becky rat Riggins out? I think so because she was highly suspcious in the last episode, and then in this episode she blurted out "I love you, Tim" and he gave his "We can't do this" line and walked away. Ouch.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

Originally Posted by uteotw View Post
Agree 100%. Worst season yet IMO.

So did the Becky rat Riggins out? I think so because she was highly suspcious in the last episode, and then in this episode she blurted out "I love you, Tim" and he gave his "We can't do this" line and walked away. Ouch.
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I don't think so, because in the preview for next week there was a clip of her at Tim's door saying she heard what had happened and asking him if it was true. I don't think she would have even had a clue about it before she heard about him being arrested.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

Originally Posted by uteotw View Post
Agree 100%. Worst season yet IMO.

So did the Becky rat Riggins out? I think so because she was highly suspcious in the last episode, and then in this episode she blurted out "I love you, Tim" and he gave his "We can't do this" line and walked away. Ouch.
I think it's more likely that Tim buying that land with a bag of cash raised some eyebrows.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
I think it's more likely that Tim buying that land with a bag of cash raised some eyebrows.
Then that's mighty quick work by the local yokel cops.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

Or maybe the junkyard guy who warned Tim and said he wouldn't take any more cars from them dimed them out when the cops put pressure on him.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

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Or maybe the junkyard guy who warned Tim and said he wouldn't take any more cars from them dimed them out when the cops put pressure on him.
That would make the most sense.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

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Then that's mighty quick work by the local yokel cops.
Not to get too realistic about it, but a town like Dillon would have a local police force that might be a bit yokel-ish; however, there would also be a County Sheriff's Dept, which would be run pretty damn professionally --with detectives and everything.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

The professionals might want to look into the wrong side of the Dillon tracks then.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

Well I enjoyed the episode and season for that matter. I like the characters.

Look forward to next episode
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

Thought the episode was great. Yeah, it was a downer, but we are approaching the end of season and tension has to build before they can resolve it. At least they didn't show the thug park. I like the complex triangle between Vince, Jesse & Landry. Poor Landry.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

can't stand the Tammy storyline, that is friggin ridiculous

Still a Meh season so far
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

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can't stand the Tammy storyline, that is friggin ridiculous
Not in Texas, my friend. Trust me.

I agree that this isn't the best season, but it's still some great TV.
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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

I thought this was a great episode. The crazy back and forth rivalry stuff with East and West Dillon was great and from a dramatic standpoint, the storyline with Vince, Jess and Landry was very powerful.

I know most of you hate dark/depressing episodes, but I think the writers have done a good job integrating this into this season. Vince is such a complex character and I think his back story is one of the best storylines this season and Michael B. Jordan deserves major props for his performances.

Also, I think they have done a good job this season balancing football with drama unlike season 2. You also have to take into consideration that Jason Katims has a 2nd job working on Parenthood and it must have been a pain in the ass for him to fly back and forth from Austin and LA to oversee the writing and production of 2 shows simultaneously.

I also think it's good that:

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Zach Gilford will be returning for the season finale to provide proper closure for this character.


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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

If I had to rate the seasons thus far, it would go like this:

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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

I read that Adrianne Palicki was not available to shoot any episodes this season after initially commiting to 1 episode, which I assume was supposed to be this season.

But, didn't anyone find it odd that Tyra was not even mentioned, especially with her sister Mindy having a baby. At least they could have had a fake phone call or have her Mom mention that she couldn't make it out of Austin.

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Re: Friday Night Lights -- "Laboring" -- 02/03/10

Originally Posted by SexualPudding View Post
Or maybe the junkyard guy who warned Tim and said he wouldn't take any more cars from them dimed them out when the cops put pressure on him.
It could also be related to Calvin's death - he was the one that set up the whole deal with Billy.

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