Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday Night Lights Season 4 End

Once again, the season end of Friday Night Lights has me all torn up.  What a roller coaster ride, from the exhilarating football game to the unbelievable sacrifice that Tim makes.  Again, the writing was so sophisticated, from the simple dialogue between Coach Taylor and an anxious, self-doubting Vince to the whole development of Tim's story — I mean, until the last five minutes, I was sure he was going to do a runner!

Boy, that football game was nail-biting!  Would the writers let poor Landry make that kick? Would they let poor Coach Taylor have one moment of victory?  Yes!  It was so nice to see Coach Taylor smile!  That's the great thing about FNL — you just never know what's going to happen.  How like life!

And what a beautiful scene that was, before the game, when Vince tells Coach Taylor he can't make the Coach's dream come true.  Does Coach give a rah-rah speech?  No.  He just asks Vince what he's doing for Thanksgiving dinner.  Instead of rah-rah, Vince got heart.  Now that's writing.

You can click here if you want to see the episode.