A couple of months ago, we brought you pictures from a Friday Night Lights 10-year reunion at the ATX Television Festival in Texas.
The photographs were bloody magical; Connie Britton (Tami Taylor), Gaius Charles ('Smash' Williams), Scott Porter (Jason Street), Adrianne Palicki (Tyra Collette), Matt Lauria (Luke Cafferty), Brad Leland (Buddy Garrity) and Jesse Plemons (Landry Clarke/Lance) joined executive producer Jason Katims at the very football field used to film many of the series’ iconic scenes, with the likes of Taylor Kitsch (Tim Riggins/'3s') and Zach Gilford (Matt Saracen/'7') also popping along to catch up with the old crew in a Spartan race.
Well thanks be to Jesus for Entertainment Weekly, who popped along back in June to film a mini-doc with some of the cast from the series, catching some great stories including how Jesse Plemons (Landry) once tore his ACL on the field. (Note: link to the full video here and at the bottom of the post).
Stacey Oristano, who played Mindy Riggins in the show, reveals that the only person who cried more than her during their final ever FNL scene was Kyle Chandler (aka Coach Taylor), which in turn has caused us to weep uncontrollably.
And perhaps most magically of all, a few of the cast members revealed what they believe became of their characters after the show finished, i.e. their own 'Friday Night Lights: Where Are They Now'. (Begins at 18:20 in the video).
"Where is Billy right now? Boy, oh boy. I think he's gotten his life together to a certain degree, but I don't think he's risen above it - I don't think he's living in a mansion anywhere. I think Billy's still struggling," says Derek Williams, who played the eldest Riggins' brother in the show.
Gaius Charles, who portrayed the legendary 'Smash', has other ideas for his character:
I mean obviously in my mind, Smash is playing pro, got a couple of rings on him already, bought his mom a couple of houses.
Adrienne Palicki also reckons things turned out okay for Tyra, and as you'll see in the video, Tami Taylor wholeheartedly approves:
Tyra gets her psychology major, moves back to Dillon, becomes councillor of Dillon High School. And Tim Riggins, who she's now married to, is the coach of the football team.
Scott Porter's ideas for Jason Street and his pal Tim Riggins, however, would melt even the coldest of hearts:
I think Street is a top 3% agent. He won at life. He overcame so much. He's a family man, he's a good guy. And him and Riggins each have a bedroom in their respective houses for the other guy, and they see each other probably once or twice a year, have a couple of beers and reminisce.
Grandma Saracen, however, probably wasn't as lucky - at least not according to actress Louanne Stephens. But we'll save that for the video.
Unfortunately it isn't currently embeddable on other sites, but it is free to watch and available in Ireland, so here's a direct link. Sit back and enjoy.