I'd somehow gotten it into my head that the season premiere of Friday Night Lights, the official Best Show on Network Television, was this Friday rather than last Friday. Fortunately, NBC streams the old episodes online so I was able to watch it from the comfort of my office earlier today.

I'd been fully prepared to be massively disappointed by the second season, so I found the first episode to be a delightful -- and welcome -- surprise as the show seemed to hold together very nicely. Alan Sepinwall, however, notes that despite the general strength of the episode, it contained one scene that appears to lay the groundwork (spoilers!) for the series' ultimate destruction as quality television. Too bad.

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