Television hasn't had clear eyes and full hearts since NBC's critically acclaimed high school football drama Friday Night Lights ended in 2011. While fans certainly have their pick of favorite scenes from the series' five-season run, one cast member has shared four of her own. In honor of every episode of Friday Night Lights arriving on Hulu, lead actress Connie Britton looked back at the scenes that have stayed with her the most. Find out if any of them are your favorites too!
Jason Street's Injury
With countless scenes to choose from over the course of five seasons, the actress who portrayed Tami Taylor was able to narrow down her top four. One of Connie Britton's favorites (as shared with EW) was one of Friday Night Light's most harrowing scenes. Fans of the show will undoubtedly recall its searing power and the sensation was clearly not lost on one of the series' leads. Britton explained why a certain scene from the pilot made her list, saying:
Friday Night Lights' pilot is one of the few in television history to reverberate throughout the entire run of the series. Jason Street being paralyzed underneath the lights of the small town's biggest stage changes Dillon, Texas forever. It is a scene that relies on the cast to communicate the horror of the events. Their performances in scenes like these have cemented the drama's ensemble as one of the greatest to ever hit the small screen.
Fighting Under The Table
Connie Britton's picks continue with another scene from Season 1, also known as the one before Landry killed a guy. At the heart of Friday Night Lights was the marriage of Coach Taylor and his headstrong wife. The love that fueled that marriage was copious enough to fill the open skies of Texas. With her second choice, Britton recalls the quiet comedy that played out between Tami and Coach during an inopportune time for the power couple, saying:
Connie Britton's second mentioned favorite occurs in Season 1's fourth episode. The comedy of the scene helps add levity to a particularly intense episode of Friday Night Lights. In the episode, tensions between The Panthers and their fiercest rivals are inching ever closer to their breaking point. Scenes like Britton's second pick point to the series' innate ability to know when a bit of comedy is needed to lift the mood of the always-simmering series.