Wow. We're lucky that the show got renewed, because this was not a lot of closure. We pick up five months after the Panthers have lost State, and there's a lot of jostling going on.
Joe McCoy is making a move to make Wade Aikman Head Coach. Coach confronts him once over his double dealing, but McCoy just stands there looking like Guy Smiley with his jutting rich dolt chin and telling Coach Taylor that he has the money, and the kid with the golden arm: what he says goes. And, actually kind of shockingly, McCoy is right. The Board votes to hire Wade Aikman as Head Coach of the Dillon Panthers. The catch? They also vote to hire Eric as Head Coach of East Dillon's new football team. The episode ends with Tami and Coach standing in the middle of East Dillon's football field -- the school has been closed for twenty years, and the field is tiny and in total disrepair. They look daunted, but all I can think is: MUD BOWL ALL THE TIME? BRING IT!
So, the kids. They're all jostling around, too, wanting and wishing and fearing. Nobody knows which end is up. Matt has been accepted to the Art Institute, and is planning on going. Julie is the saddest girl with crimped hair evah, and tries to break up with him, but he's like, "Um? No." In preparation for Matt leaving for college, Grandma Saracen has moved into a home, and I would be lying if I tried to claim that I didn't do the ugly cry the first glance we get in her new room. It just isn't home, you know? Matt is clearly totally conflicted. In the end, he leaves Billy and Mindy's wedding to go grab Grandma to come over and party. He tells her that aftewards, he's taking her home. As in, home. We get no answers here, but it's looking like Chicago is going to have to wait for its Matt.
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