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The Best Episodes of 'Friday Night Lights'

List RulesBest Friday Night Lights episodes, no matter how popular they are.

List of the best Friday Night Lights episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Friday Night Lights is a fictional drama series centered around a high school football team in Texas. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Friday Night Lights episodes of all time are.

Fans of Friday Night Lights are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is. List episodes include Git 'Er Done, Homecoming and many additional episodes as well. What is the best Friday Night Lights episode of all time? Look below and find out.
  • 1

    The Son

    Dec 02 2009
    42
    8

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 4

    Episode Number5

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Julie, Landry, Coach, and Tami rally around Matt in a time of crisis; Vince endangers his rising star as a football player by engaging in criminal activity in order to support his family; Becky and  ...more
  • 2

    State

    Apr 11 2007
    39
    8

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 1

    Episode Number22

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    The rumors about Coach Taylor leaving the team at the end of the season get a boost when an inside source decides to speak up. Meanwhile, the Panthers are preparing themselves for the state
  • 3

    Always

    Feb 09 2011
    34
    4

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 5

    Episode Number13

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    The Taylors face several decisions that could change their lives forever.
  • 4

    Mud Bowl

    Mar 28 2007
    28
    1

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 1

    Episode Number20

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    An chemical spill near Dillon High School forces Coach Taylor and the Panthers to seek another facility in which to play the crucial State Semi-Final game.
  • 5

    Pilot

    Oct 03 2006
    31
    5

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 1

    Episode Number1

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    A newcomer coach Eric Taylor finds himself helming a promising high school football team, the Dillon Panthers, that has a real chance to make it to the top.  ...more
  • 6

    Thanksgiving

    Feb 10 2010
    15
    5

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 4

    Episode Number13

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    The Taylors host Thanksgiving dinner; Coach tells Vince he has to be more selfish; Tami must make an apology; Julie and Landry are surprised by a visitor from their past; Tim makes a difficult
  • 7

    Underdogs

    Jan 07 2009
    13
    2

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 3

    Episode Number12

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    J.D.'s dad has to deal with child protective services after his fight with J.D. Tyra realizes that life isn't fair and that she needs to do whatever is necessary to get in to college. Matt and Tim
  • 8

    New York, New York

    Nov 19 2008
    11
    2

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 3

    Episode Number8

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Tim is worried when Jason talks about leaving Dillon. Money troubles cause a riff between Tami and Eric. Tyra leans on Cash when things get tough, while Julie talks to her dad about Matt's idea.
  • 9

    Hello, Goodbye

    Oct 22 2008
    12
    6

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 3

    Episode Number4

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Tami embarrasses herself with the superintendent. Tyra breaks with Landry to take up with Cash, the new bad boy in town. Julie advises Matt who is upset with his mother who has come to help with
  • 10

    Kingdom

    Dec 01 2010
    12
    6

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 5

    Episode Number5

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Coach discusses recruitment regulations. The Lions take a road trip. East Dillon's four stars make a pact. Julie's relationship becomes more complicated.
  • 11

    Eyes Wide Open

    Oct 10 2006
    8
    1

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 1

    Episode Number2

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    As the team pulls together and tries to help Matt get used to his new role as quarterback after Jason's injury, Lyla offers her support to Tim.Jason learns about the extent of his injury, and Tami
  • 12

    Tomorrow Blues

    Jan 14 2009
    12
    7

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 3

    Episode Number13

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Five months later, Coach Taylor's contract is up for review on Billy and Mindy's wedding day. Tyra grows anxious about her waitlist status. Matt leaves Grandma Saracen and Julie behind to attend
  • 13

    Texas Whatever

    Feb 02 2011
    7
    3

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 5

    Episode Number12

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Coach Taylor is offered a deal he can’t refuse; Tim assesses his future plans when an old flame returns to Dillon; The fate of East Dillon’s football program is decided.  ...more
  • 14

    Wind Sprints

    Oct 17 2006
    6
    1

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 1

    Episode Number3

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    The situation in town begins to get ugly as Coach Taylor and his family is forced to endure heat from a difficult loss against the San Marco HS Rattlers.Tim and Tyra break up after he confronts her
  • 15

    Leave No One Behind

    Feb 01 2008
    6
    3

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 2

    Episode Number14

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Matt Saracen reaches at his lowest point. Meanwhile, Tami Taylor’s relationship continues to blossom with Tyra. Julie becomes envious. Landry has an admirer. Elsewhere, Smash seeks advice from Coach
  • 16

    Stay

    Dec 09 2009
    6
    4

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 4

    Episode Number6

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Coach searches for a strategy to shut down their toughest opponent yet. Tim reconnects with Lyla. Vince discovers he has a gift for car theft. Julie and Matt attend a concert in Austin and reach a
  • 17

    I Think We Should Have Sex

    Feb 21 2007
    4
    0

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 1

    Episode Number17

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    After Julie reveals to Matt that she wants to have sex with him, Matt feels the need to put together something special. Tim clashes with his father.The Panthers are into the next round of the
  • 18

    East of Dillon

    Oct 28 2009
    10
    10

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 4

    Episode Number1

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Coach Taylor wonders how low his fortunes can sink as he struggles to pull the East Dillon Lions together while Tami navigates the new politics at West Dillon. Meanwhile, Matt gets a taste of life as
  • 19

    Homecoming

    Nov 14 2006
    5
    3

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 1

    Episode Number7

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    As the Panthers get ready to face the dominating Laribee Lions, the 2000 State Champ quarterback, Lucas Mize is set to join the team.Smash catches his chance to convince a college scout of his
  • 20

    Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

    Mar 21 2007
    6
    4

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 1

    Episode Number19

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    With TMU trying to recruit Coach Taylor, Julie insists that she will not be moved away from Matt and Dillon. The quad rugby recruiters in Austin deliver some bad news to Jason. Riggins becomes
  • 21

    May the Best Man Win

    Feb 08 2008
    5
    3

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 2

    Episode Number15

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Smash's hunt for a college football scholarship turns into something completely different. Tami comes across her high school boyfriend, whose job as a real estate magnate has brought him to Dillon,
  • 22

    Black Eyes & Broken Hearts

    Feb 14 2007
    3
    1

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 1

    Episode Number16

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Due to racial comments from Coach Mac, the black players on the team refuse to play unless he is sacked.Julie is sucked deeper into the vortex as her friendship with Tyra develops. Matt tries to win
  • 23

    There Goes The Neighborhood

    Jan 04 2008
    4
    3

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 2

    Episode Number10

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Dillon County is hit by a tornado with Laribee High School affected by the damage forcing both rivals to share Dillon's resources. Julie and Tami adjust to Tim Riggins' living in their house, and
  • 24

    Crossing the Line

    Nov 28 2006
    3
    1

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 1

    Episode Number8

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Julie thinks about going on a date with Matt. A discouraged Smash turns to foul play to improve his on-pitch performance. Cheered by Lyla and Tim, Jason has his first quad rugby game. A dinner turns
  • 25

    Don't Go

    Jan 19 2011
    5
    5

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 5

    Episode Number10

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    An elite college football program attempts to lure Coach away from East Dillon. Vince vows to earn his spot back. Friends and family speak at Tim's parole hearing. East Dillon holds a Fall Sports
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List Rules: Best Friday Night Lights episodes, no matter how popular they are.