My favorite story line of the night was, by far, Tyra's moving waiting-game plight. I could so relate. I wasn't wait listed at my dream school, but I was checking the mail scared to death to get that letter and yet, dying to know if I got in. I did, and that's why I know what that feeling feels like. I rejoiced along with Tyra and felt so proud for her. All of her hard work paid off (no thanks to that kickass essay, I'm sure). What a moving moment!
I don't want this to be the last season of Friday Night Lights. I want to continue to follow the joys, triumphs, tears, disappointments, achievements and failures of the residents of Dillon, Texas. But if this is the end, I will take comfort in the fact that this show ended on a high note -- as high as the note it hit when it premiered 2 years ago. This is a show that never sold out for a bigger audience or flashier coverage. It stayed true to itself much like the folks of Dillon. Now, it's NBC's turn to air the brilliant 3rd season. The rest of us will have to play a waiting game of our own. Will it sink or will it swim? Like Tyra, I'll be waiting with nervous apprehension.
Friday Night Lights returns to NBC TONIGHT!!! Get caught up at nbc.com and then watch the brilliant 3rd season each Friday on NBC. You'll thank me later.