'Friday Night Lights' Season 5, Episode 7 Recap

tami_eric_friday_night_lights_nbcHow bad can it be for Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) when his team is 5-0 going into a major rivalry game and he's being called 'The Kingmaker' by a national magazine? And then there's the possibility of professional advancement. It's all good, right? 

Hmm ... perhaps not. As this 'Friday Night Lights' episode revealed, things are never quite as good as you think, just like they're never quite as bad.

On the home front, Eric is still peeved about Julie (Aimee Teegarden) refusing to return to college. Tami (Connie Britton) has been overly protective of their eldest daughter, desperately trying to keep Julie from sabotaging her first semester at school because of a foolish love affair.

But Julie's been acting like a spoiled brat, wallowing in self-pity. Tami's only recourse has been to force Julie to do her part, but it's not enough. Eric's followed Tami's lead, but the Taylors have been too indulgent. Instead of coddling Julie, Tami should be reminding her child that she's privileged and needs to grow up. Wouldn't Tami the guidance counselor do that? As Eric pointed out, it was like Julie was trying to return to the womb. 

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