>"Every hero has a journey:" As Tim Riggins listens to a philosophical lecture about heroes at the beginning of his freshman year at San Antonio State, he decides college isn't for him. He gets in his truck—throwing his textbooks out on the road as he drives—and begins his journey back to a divided Dillon that has changed since he last donned the Panther blues.
Riggins isn't the only one starting anew. In fact, life is different for most everyone in Dillon, including Dillon's first couple, Tami and Eric Taylor. Tami is still a counselor at Dillon, but it seems like many—including the football boosters—resent her. And Coach Taylor must build a football team from scratch with players who aren't even versed in the basic rules of football.
Here are four scenes that represent where the characters stand at the start of the fourth season.
1. Tim Riggins
We are introduced to new cast member: Becky, an East Dillon student, when she wakes Riggins up with her singing (Riggins happened to be at Becky's house that morning because he slept with her mom the night before). It's obvious Becky has a quick wit about her. She asks Riggins, "What's it like being the guy who used to be Tim Riggins?"