Tim Riggins, a handsome white guy with brown hair who is shirtless, sits on the edge of a bed with Lyla Garrity, a pretty brunette


Title: Friday Night Lights S1.E05 “Git’er Done”
Released: 2006

Drinks Taken: 13 and 2 shots


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Welcome back to our Friday Night Lights rewatch, y’all! I didn’t catch this show live because it aired in a time where I watched significantly less TV than I do now, but eventually I did catch on and watched it. And it was just the non-sports sports show I needed in my life, y’all. As someone who grew up in small town Texas, I can vouch for the authenticity of just about everything surrounding how Texas football is portrayed here. It’s been a while since I’ve rewatched, and I’m so excited to get back into this and remember plot points that don’t revolve around Tim Riggins.

Last week, Mandy C. asked what kind of retaliation we would have taken against Arnett Mead. For me, I would’ve chosen something far less high stakes and along the lines of toilet papering and/or egging the players’ houses. They’re classics for a reason, after all.

The previous episode ended with Matt practicing throwing a football into the late hours and Tim and Lyla secretly hooking up. Before we find out what happens next, let’s revisit this season’s drinking game!

The Official FYA Friday Night Lights Season 1 Drinking Game

Drink once every time:

You want to give Matt Saracen a hug
Tami Taylor drinks a glass of white wine 
Tami Taylor says “y’all”
Landry Clarke goes off on a tangent
You’re Team Tyra Collette
Buddy Garrity makes you roll your eyes
You think, “It’s JUST football, people.”
The quick camera cuts make you reach for the Dramamine

Drink twice every time:

The Panthers score a touchdown
Tim Riggins makes poor choices
There’s a classic Coach Taylor pep talk
Grandma Saracen says something sassy

Take a shot every time you hear:

“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!”
“Texas Forever.”

Finish your drink when:

Hands slap the Panther “P”
Jason’s incident happens
Book club admits they don’t read the book

On to the episode!

Jason Street, a white teen lying in a hospital bed with a neck brace, looks up at Lyla Garrity, a pretty brunette in a cheerleading uniform

1.05 “Git’er Done”

The big football question of the week that everyone wants to know is: is Coach Taylor going to start Voodoo Tatum or Matt Saracen in Friday’s big game?? In a discussion with Tami about it, he essentially says that Matt could win the game, but Voodoo would win the game. And sure enough, he later tells Matt that while he’s been great in practice, Voodoo is going to start this time.

Tim and Lyla continue to make poor choices about sleeping together. However, Lyla draws the line at actual conversation when Tim tries to do that. Meanwhile, Herc invites Jason to his wheelchair rugby game to show him a possible future, which Jason is totally into and takes as motivation to step up his rehab efforts. Before the big game, Lyla, Coach Taylor, and the rest of the team stop by Jason’s room, including, finally, Tim Riggins. The two best friends have a moment before Riggins leaves to catch up with the rest of the team.

At the game, Voodoo makes it very clear early on he will not be listening to any of Coach Taylor’s calls, it’s his way or the highway. Coach Taylor and Voodoo have an argument about this over halftime that leads to Voodoo being kicked out of the room and Matt starting in his place. Matt leads the team to victory in the final seconds of the game, and everyone is suitably impressed by both Taylor’s and Matt’s game time decisions. The next day at a football-related function, Buddy introduces two members of the district eligibility committee to Coach Taylor, who have news: they’re opening a formal investigation into Voodoo’s eligibility to attend and play for Dillon, and if he’s found ineligible then the last game’s win will be forfeit.

Away from all things football, Tyra meets Connor, a visitor on a work trip to Dillon and played by Patrick J. Adams of now Suits fame, while waitressing, and she rides along for part of his work trip with plans for a proper date the next night before he leaves town. They end up staying in instead of going out, and she wakes up in his hotel the next morning for him to tell her he has to leave for his flight and also hey, he has a serious relationship back home.

How many times do I have to take a drink?

13 and 2 shots, though it’s more if you’re more liberal than I am with the “it’s just football” rule.

Did the Panthers win?

Yes, by one point in the last seven seconds of the game. It was a nailbiter there at the end!

MVP of the Week

Matt Saracen, a white teenage boy with short brown hair and a sweet face, wearing a blue football jersey

I know we’ve awarded this to Matt a couple times, but it’s because he deserves it, y’all. This week he overcame most everyone supporting the new QB over him and still, when he was put in the game, he put in a great performance that led to a great team win (and winning the fans over in the process as well).

Most Questionable Play of the Week

I was very in for seeing Patrick J. Adams guest star in this episode as Connor, and I want Tyra to find happiness. However, I kept wondering if Connor was aware Tyra was in high school because that age difference, whatever it is, cannot be appropriate? I assume he wasn’t, but the thought took me out of the moment with them.

Best Taylor Couple Moment

The moment they had in the kitchen the day after the game (presumably) was very flirty and cute, and as Eric left to go to the post-football event, Tami told him to “tell Buddy Garrity to shove it.” What’s not to love?

Tim Riggins’ Finest Moment

Tim Riggins, with his shaggy brown hair hanging over his face

There were many moments where Riggins looked great (see photos above), but plot-wise Riggins finally, finally visited Jason in the hospital and had an emotional moment with him. Next step, Riggins: stop sleeping with his girlfriend.

The Taylor Advice of the Week

This goes to Tami pointing out to Lyla that all of her future plans should not revolve around a boy and that she should think about what she herself sees for college and life after high school because girl, no, follow your own arrow.

Post-Game Breakdown

Obviously things are not sunshine and puppies for Jason between the life-changing accident and his best friend and girlfriend secretly hooking up, but I loved seeing his reaction to the notion that sports could still be part of his life and his determination to start working towards that future. I want better for Tyra, as usual, and hooray for starting QB Matt proving people wrong about what he can accomplish on the football field.

Come back next week for Kandis’s recap of “El Accident.” My question for her—and you, readers—is: what are you most looking forward to about this season?

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Meredith loves vampires, ridiculous werewolves, and Shadowhunters the most but has a soft spot for a good murder (mystery). When not reading or working, she prefers to make baked goods and cocktails and catch up on TV and movies, sometimes all at once. Meredith resides in Austin with a particularly clingy cat.