I love pretty much everything about "Friday Night Lights," even the football sequences, so needless to say I am glad fans are going to get a third season, no matter the shape it comes in. But latest news has made waiting for season three even more difficult because my favorite characters on the show are going to have a full-fledged relationship when season three starts in early 2009!
Yes, the official coupling of Tim Riggins and Lyla Garity was just one morsel of Texas love that EW's Michael Ausiello got from "FNL" exec producer Jason Katims. He also revealed that when season three starts, it will be eight months later and, wait for it, Tami Taylor is now the school's principal! Love that Connie Britton.
But back to Tim and Lyla, a couple so hot even the sun is like, "Is there a fan up in here?" Katims believes it'll be a very fun storyline for everyone involved (particularly Minka Kelly who gets to make out with this). "It's one thing to have this passionate, secret relationship, but once they're in a real relationship, they see how different they are," Katims said.
He also added, "They're both seniors now, so it's really a question of, where are they going now? Lyla really tries to get Tim to be the best version of himself. (She wants him to) get into college, get a scholarship. ... But the question is whether these two are destined to have very different lives."
While all the relationships on the show are achingly accurate, Tim's unwavering love of Lyla while she tries to fight her feelings for him has been my personal favorite since day one. And they're going to have to make it work - fast - because almost everyone is a senior when the show returns and will thus be leaving Dillon regardless of a fourth season. Aside from the news that Smash and Street would be leaving halfway through season three, Katims reveals that there will be even more people hitting the road. Tim Riggins, Matt Saracen, Tyra Collette and Lyla Garity are all entering their senior years this season and will be graduating from high school, and the show, by season's end. Katims says it will "add an urgency to [their] stories, but also a nostalgia."
So fellow "Friday Night Lights" fans, would you stick with the show if Eric and Tami Taylor were the only returning faces for a fourth year or should they wrap it up at the end of this year?