Friday Night Lights’ fans haven’t always embraced every storyline equally. A controversial second season plot had Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons) and Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki) covering up a murder after they accidentally killed Tyra’s would-be rapist. While it pushed the two of them together relatively quickly (no bond like a murder conspiracy plot), it tested the suspension of disbelief on the part of the audience. Still, executive producer Jason Katims defended the storyline.
“Only because everybody has said they don’t like it, I would do it differently,” he said. “I didn’t expect when we were doing it that people would look at that as such a great tonal departure from the show.
“Ultimately, what that story serviced was Landry and Tyra’s connection to each other and the two of them falling in love,” he continued. “While people rejected the murder story, that relationship was something that was pretty much cherished by the fans.”