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Friday Night Lights Recap: Off the Grid

It’s a bye week in East Dillon which means, mercifully, a week without miracles — unless you count the sudden transformation of Luke and Hastings from rivals to besties (free recruiting tickets to a college football game can change a guy, we guess.). Without the often-outrageous uplift provided by the gridiron scenes, our characters are forced to deal with the messier realities of their helmet-free lives. And nothing tends to be messier on Friday Night Lights than parent-child relations, many of which are brought to the fore on a week when the show’s reliably best parent, Coach Taylor, is marginalized.

Read the rest of the recap, originally published when DirecTV aired the episode in November, here.