3×11 A Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall

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In this episode we see Joe McCoy beat his kid against a SUV, Lyla and Tim switch maturity levels, Grandma Saracen lose it, and redistricting seems to be on the horizon. Also, the great news about the show renewal! Two more seasons!

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Hey Blake,

Just wanna say, first off, i love the podcast, I think it's great that this show is getting some recognition. Also, I wanted to comment about the episode "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall", and the very intense moment between Joe and JD McCoy. It actually brought me back to season two, the episode "Are You Ready For Friday Night?", when Mrs. Taylor slapped Julie for staying out with a guy too late. I don't feel like that scene was as intense as this one with the McCoys was, but it really reminded me of how powerful one scene in this show can be, and also how brilliant the cast is!

Morgan H.
Lubbock, TX

Hey Blake,

Just wanna say, first off, i love the podcast, I think it's great that this show is getting some recognition. Also, I wanted to comment about the episode "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall", and the very intense moment between Joe and JD McCoy. It actually brought me back to season two, the episode "Are You Ready For Friday Night?", when Mrs. Taylor slapped Julie for staying out with a guy too late. I don't feel like that scene was as intense as this one with the McCoys was, but it really reminded me of how powerful one scene in this show can be, and also how brilliant the cast is!

Morgan H.
Lubbock, TX

First, I just read the comments on your last "Hard Rain" post and found the theory Chris brought up to be very interesting. However, I believe Tami and Coach Taylor are the foundation for this show and to break them up wouldn't be a plot twist rather a massive disappointment to all viewers that look up to their marriage, the values between husband and wife, the values between their whole family, and the advice Coach Taylor looks for in Tami involving multiple aspects in life such as his football.
Second, I am on the same page as Chris and Tayhra in regards to Matt's reaction to his mom. He has so much on his plate with his care and compassion for his grandmother, he is unable to see the care and compassion his mother showed and provided right in front of him. BTW- I love Matt's grandma. She stands up for what she believes in, for example, when Coach Taylor took Matt out as quarterback and she found out…oh she gave Coach a piece of her mind!
Third, for some reason I hate the character of Joe McCoy, but I find him to be extremely significant in representing those parents that expect so much in their child and don't realize that their child is a CHILD!!!!! As I said in my last comment, I believe its hard for Mrs. McCoy to take charge and step in because of all her husband has over her. Don't get me wrong, she is a powerful woman, but she is also manipulate to be this way with the families money and her "perfect" son created by her "perfect" husband. JD's retaliation to her father was a strong moment and I felt good for JD standing up to his father about football and Madison. I like Morgan's comment above discussing the comparison of JD and Joe to Julie and Tami!
Fourth, for Buddy to look for Tim was very overwhelming for Buddy. He was like a lost dog and knew his only hope was Tim, who as we see throughout the show cares for Lyle and as much as Buddy doesn't want to see it, he know Tim cares very much for his daughter. This bright me back to season 1 when Tim went to Buddy to get Tyra's mom a job and Buddy said "are you seriously coming to me after what happened with you and my daughter" (Tim and Lyle had an affair). Tim reassures him that he cares for Tyra as a person and Buddy needs to think about her and not Tim. This is where we really see pivital moments of Tim caring and Buddy witnesses some of those moments and takes his chance to open up to Tim.

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