I think this is true: that coaching the Lions, specifically, as opposed to the Panthers, has been where he has reached his crowning fulfillment. Sorry. Jace is the founder of television criticism and analysis website Televisionary and can be found on Twitter.

TVLINE | And the thing you’re most proud of…?I’m very proud of this final episode. See our, Read a limited number of articles each month, You consent to the use of cookies and tracking by us and third parties to provide you with personalized ads, Unlimited access to washingtonpost.com on any device, Unlimited access to all Washington Post apps, No on-site advertising or third-party ad tracking. There’s the shot of the guys breaking down the sign that said “2010 State Champs.” The intention was to make it clear that they won.

And I thought the episode was really beautiful. I mean, what are we going to do without Dillon? It was, on the whole, as lovely an ending as a fan could hope for.

I simply could not see the series squandering five years of good will for Coach by having him make such a selfish decision as to put his career first, or (maybe even worse) to passively accept Tami’s self-sacrifice.

But before you get busy with that, check out my Q&A with exec producer Jason Katims, during which he reflects on the show’s odds-defying five-season run, answers your burning questions about the finale (why no Tyra/Landry? Friday Night Lights season 2 ended after episode 15 of a planned 22 installments, meaning all of its storylines were left hanging. (“You may never know how proud I am of you.” “You changed my life, Coach.”) But I’m glad to chalk that up to the episode needing a lot of goodbye moments, and well-earned ones. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Jace Lacob talked to Executive Producer Jason Katims and star Connie Britton about its legacy. And then hit the comments with your reaction to the episode. She loves binging a new series and watching movies ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to hidden indie gems. She has a reputation for being a spoiled good girl. To me, having it dissolve to another pass, thrown by another kid under Coach’s eye, underscored what the series has always been about: teaching, and learning, and caring. Based on H.G. But fans of Friday Night Lights have much in common with the show’s protagonists, who tend to be underdogs fighting against the big boys, and there’s a certain beauty and grace to the way that showrunner Jason Katims and his writing staff wrapped up this often poignant and profound show.

Instead, he was offered a five-year contract, which he had to weigh against the unknown and starting over again out East. Santiago was shown to have good grades and be a smart kid, though a career in broadcasting does seem like a surprising turn for him, but it's a much happier ending for his Friday Night Lights story than the alternative.

Jesse Plemons did such fine work over five years (even in the much-maligned murder plot of season 2), and his character became the heart of the show for a long time, so I was sad to see him end up in the sort of supporting comic-relief role he began the series in.