Benny Ciaramello's character, Santiago's character arc was cut short in Friday Night Lights because of the Writer's Strike. A sad way to go: At the end of the second season, after appearing in 11 episodes, writers chose not to wrap up the current storylines and just start fresh. We guess that because it was a high school football team they wanted us to just imagine his parents got a new job out of state. The writers could have at least mentioned it. We're worried about the young convict.