Oh FNL – I love you, I really, really do love you. I want to believe you are all real people living in Dillon, Texas having struggles and triumphs and heartbreaks and joys. All while being really, really pretty.
But I have to admit I am a little relieved that Season 4 has ended because now my stress levels will go down significantly. I mean – talk about a tough season – Becky’s pregnancy that put Tami’s job on the line, Luke’s injury that put his football dreams on the line, Landry getting his heart broken AGAIN, Vince, Vince – EVERYTHING about Vince, my Matty Saracen leaving – coming back – and leaving again and taking Landry (!!!??!!?), and Tim Riggins – ohhhhhhhhh TIM RIGGINS!!
I love you SO MUCH FNL – why you gotta break my heart?!?!
This is what this show does so well – it makes these characters real. It makes them dimensional, believable people that you care about – you root for them, you pray that they don’t make bad decisions or get caught in circumstances beyond their control and when they do – you weep for them (at least my mom and I do. I don’t think there was one episode this season that didn’t make me cry like a baby at some point.) Yes I know that they are not real – but the fact that it seems like they could be is what makes this show so emotionally resonant.
I could barely even watch Tim take the rap for his and World’s Dopiest Brother Billy’s Stupid Chop Shop Debacle. I mean, I covered my eyes and was moaning, “I cannot watch this!” Then uncovered them so I could scream “no Matty no! Don’t take my Landry!!”
When this series ends next year I may not be able to get out of bed for a month afterwards, I swear to god.
Friday Night Lights S4 Finale Thanksgiving. Watch it and weep.