TV Episodes The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes  

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List Rules Best 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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The Son is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
The Son Dec 02 2009 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 ...more

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State is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
State Apr 11 2007 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 ...more

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Always is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Always Feb 09 2011 The Taylors face several decisions that could change their lives forever.

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Mud Bowl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Mud Bowl Mar 28 2007 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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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Pilot Oct 03 2006 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.

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Tomorrow Blues is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Tomorrow Blues Jan 14 2009 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 ...more

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Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Kingdom Dec 01 2010 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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Underdogs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Underdogs Jan 07 2009 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 ...more

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East of Dillon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
East of Dillon Oct 28 2009 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 ...more

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Hello, Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Hello, Goodbye Oct 22 2008 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 ...more

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New York, New York is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
New York, New York Nov 19 2008 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

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Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Thanksgiving Feb 10 2010 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 ...more

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It Ain't Easy Being J.D. McCoy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
It Ain't Easy Being J.D. McCoy Nov 05 2008 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 ...more

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Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Homecoming Nov 14 2006 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 ...more

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Stay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Stay Dec 09 2009 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 ...more

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Don't Go is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Don't Go Jan 19 2011 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 ...more

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Texas Whatever (aka Small Town... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Texas Whatever (aka Small Town) Feb 02 2011 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.

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May the Best Man Win is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
May the Best Man Win Feb 08 2008 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 ...more

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Full Hearts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Full Hearts Dec 05 2006 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 ...more

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes Mar 21 2007 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 ...more

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Eyes Wide Open is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Eyes Wide Open Oct 10 2006 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 ...more

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Let's Get It On is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Let's Get It On Nov 02 2007 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

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The Confession is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
The Confession Dec 07 2007 Landry admits to the murder of Tyra’s assaulter but the struggle with his conscience continues. Meanwhile Jason Street is set up with an online dating service by Herc. The Taylors get ready for ...more

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Texas Whatever is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Texas Whatever Season 5 Episode 12: The fate of East Dillon's football program is decided - Taylor Kitsch guest stars.

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It's Different For Girls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
It's Different For Girls Season 1 Episode 10: High School blues - The attention is focused off the football team for once and onto their biggest supporters - the cheerleaders.

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Blinders is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Blinders Season 1 Episode 15: The race card - After their first thrilling victory in the playoffs, the Panthers feel invincible - until Mac makes racial statements that test the team's bond.

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I Think We Should Have Sex is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
I Think We Should Have Sex Season 1 Episode 17: Sexual Healing -- The Panthers are deep into the playoffs and all players feel untouchable. Julie drops a bomb on an unsuspecting Matt when she says she's ready to have sex for the first time.

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Black Eyes & Broken Hearts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Black Eyes & Broken Hearts Season 1 Episode 16: Clear eyes -- Racial tensions are at an all time high as the black players on the Dillon Panthers won't play unless Mac McGill is fired for his comments.

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Wind Sprints is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Wind Sprints Season 1 Episode 3: After a difficult loss to the underdog Milbank Rattlers, the town of Dillon has turned on Coach Taylor. School officials point fingers, parents argue, and team morale is at an all time low.

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Leave No One Behind is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Leave No One Behind Season 2 Episode 14: Panther blues -- Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) reaches a tough point in his life where nothing seems to really matter to him anymore.

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After The Fall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
After The Fall Season 4 Episode 2: A controversy at West Dillon puts Tami in the middle.

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How the Other Half Lives is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
How the Other Half Lives Oct 15 2008 Coach worries and fears for his job as Tami befriends Katie McCoy. The pressure is on Matt as everyone's hopes turn to the new quarterback. Matt's friendly with Julie. Billy drags Tim into a ...more

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I Knew You When is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
I Knew You When Oct 01 2008 In the third-season opener, Eric fights to keep his job and helps Smash rebound. Elsewhere, Tami faces new challenges as principal; Tyra frets over college; Billy proposes; and tension escalates ...more

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Jumping the Gun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Jumping the Gun Jan 11 2008 Brian "Smash" Williams takes heat from the major colleges that want a verbal commitment to their program. Meanwhile tension is still high between Coach Taylor and Tim Riggins regarding ...more

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The March is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
The March Jan 26 2011 Coach Taylor feels threatened as East Dillon faces serious budget cuts; Tami is flown to Pennsylvania for the opportunity of a lifetime; The Lions begin their quest for state; Vince becomes the ...more

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Swerve is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Swerve Season 5 Episode 6: Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) receives praise, while Luke (Matt Lauria) and Julie's (Aimee Teegarden) futures are altered.

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Laboring is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Laboring Feb 03 2010 Tensions in town run high as the Panthers/Lions game approaches; Coach tells Luke he won't be playing; Tami attempts to placate her detractors; developments both good and bad shake up the ...more

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Little Girl I Wanna Marry You is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Little Girl I Wanna Marry You Jan 24 2007 The Panthers have only one more game to win in order to qualify for the play-offs. Smash's mother discovers something that could end his football dreams.

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A Sort of Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
A Sort of Homecoming Season 4 Episode 4: Coach Taylor investigates East Dillon's history.

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In The Bag is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
In The Bag Season 4 Episode 7: Coach Taylor thinks his new QB brought a gun to school.

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In the Skin of a Lion is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
In the Skin of a Lion Season 4 Episode 3: Coach Taylor puts everything on the line for his team.

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Toilet Bowl is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Toilet Bowl Season 4 Episode 8: The Lions compete in the "Toilet Bowl".

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A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall Season 3 Episode 11: Lyla's relationship with her father quickly breaks down.

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Game Of The Week is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Game Of The Week Season 3 Episode 9: The pressure is on when the Panthers' playoff game is chosen as the High School game of the week.

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Keeping Up Appearances is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Keeping Up Appearances Season 3 Episode 7: J.D. McCoy struggles as the new starting quarterback.

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It Ain't Easy Being J.D. M... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
It Ain't Easy Being J.D. McCoy Season 3 Episode 6: Welcome to the team--New quarterback J.D. McCoy (guest star Jeremy Sumpter) becomes a victim of freshman hazing but begins to win the respect of the town and his team after he wins his first game.

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The Lights In Carroll Park is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
The Lights In Carroll Park Season 4 Episode 9: Coach Taylor is determined to make a park safer for his team.

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I Can't is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
I Can't Season 4 Episode 10: Tami is put in a difficult situation.

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Don't Go is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Don't Go Season 5 Episode 10: Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) is recruited by another college program and a former player returns - Taylor Kitsch guest stars.

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Gut Check is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Friday Night Lights Episodes
Gut Check Season 5 Episode 9: Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) takes measures to control the team; Becky (Madison Burge) starts a new career and Tami's (Connie Britton) relationship with Epyck (guest star Emily Rios) grows - Derek Phillips, Stacey Oristano and Emily Rios guest star.