Upon returning to Dillon, Tim finds his team locker empty, while Coach Taylor deals with Jason and offering him a coaching job, while, at the same time, dealing with his own job not paying as nearly much as what he was getting the previous year. Lila's friend from the boys' school shows up with her father in hopes of a tryout with the Panthers and Landry's father nears the truth about his role in a death.
Landry's dad is put into a tough position when he has to choose whether to be a cop or a father once Landry confesses to what he did. Shelley, Tami's free spirited "green" sister comes to help out, but instead makes Tami rethink her choices and questions Dillon. And if Riggins wants back on the team, he first needs to prove it to Coach Taylor.