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The Best Episodes of 'Friday Night Lights'

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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.
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    State

    Apr 11 2007

    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...
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    Mud Bowl

    Mar 28 2007

    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....
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    Always

    Feb 09 2011

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 5

    Episode Number13

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

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

    Dec 02 2009

    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
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    Hello, Goodbye

    Oct 22 2008

    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...
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    Kingdom

    Dec 01 2010

    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....
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    Pilot

    Oct 03 2006

    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
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    Eyes Wide Open

    Oct 10 2006

    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...
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    Texas Whatever

    Feb 02 2011

    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
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    It Ain't Easy Being J.D. McCoy

    Nov 05 2008

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 3

    Episode Number6

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Coach is furious with Tim and the team for a freshman hazing. J.D. wins the respect of the town and team. A late night swim at the lake turns into more for Julie and Matt. Tyra is shocked when a...
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    Homecoming

    Nov 14 2006

    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...
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    Wind Sprints

    Oct 17 2006

    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...
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    May the Best Man Win

    Feb 08 2008

    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,...
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    Underdogs

    Jan 07 2009

    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...
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    New York, New York

    Nov 19 2008

    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....
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    Don't Go

    Jan 19 2011

    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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    Thanksgiving

    Feb 10 2010

    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...
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    The Lights In Carroll Park

    Jan 13 2010

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 4

    Episode Number9

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Coach talks tough to shady characters when trying to clean up a park ridden with drugs and gang violence. Becky discovers she's pregnant. Jess's relationship with Landry is heating up. Julie makes a...
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    East of Dillon

    Oct 28 2009

    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...
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    Leave No One Behind

    Feb 01 2008

    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...
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    Tomorrow Blues

    Jan 14 2009

    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...
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    Stay

    Dec 09 2009

    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...
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    Let's Get It On

    Nov 02 2007

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 2

    Episode Number5

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Coach Taylor returns to Dillon, but it is not an easy homecoming; the team must deal with conflict between Saracen and Smash; Riggins turns to Lyla for help in changing Street's mind about surgery....
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    Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

    Mar 21 2007

    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...
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    Full Hearts

    Dec 05 2006

    SeasonFriday Night Lights - Season 1

    Episode Number9

    SeriesFriday Night Lights

    Smash continues to go the extreme to improve his performance. Rumors begin to spread about Tim and Lyla's relationship. Julie and Matt attempt to go out on a date but it is cursed from the...
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List Rules: Best Friday Night Lights episodes, no matter how popular they are.