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Friday Night Lights Recap: The White Flag of Survival

Last week’s shocking conclusion — Coach forfeits his first game at East Dillon owing to the overwhelming carnage inflicted on his players — has an immediate and equally shocking affect on this week’s episode: the heartbreaking image of Mrs. Coach, up before dawn, carefully removing a forest of white surrender flags from the front yard. A killer scene: Not only does it reinforce the depth of love between the Taylors, but it also allows us to see saintly Coach Eric Taylor in a new, less flattering light.

Read the rest of the recap, originally published when DirecTV aired the episode last October, here.

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