Lights Out 1.04 "Bolo Punch" Review

"Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce?" This quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson has been uttered by many men during hard times. It would be no surprise if Lights himself began reciting this saying as after last night’s episode, Lights and his family are falling onto some of the hardest times they will face in their life.

The effects of the Omar fight are clearly seen this week. I expected to see a break between the fight and Omar coming for Lights, Johnny and Pops but, the episode jumped straight to Omar wanting the money he had been promised. I liked that the writers decided to base a major chunk of this week’s story, and possibly the rest of the season, off of the one fight we have actually seen the big finish to. This fight not only affected Omar but, it had a big impact on the whole Leary clan. With lack of money, the Leary’s are shown coping the only way they know how. Whether it is Pop’s going out fishing in a toxic river, Johnny trying to squeeze a little more money out of Barry, or Lights fighting in a MMA fight to cover everyone’s debts, this episode really showed that when pushed to such lows, everybody involved will do whatever it takes to feel like they are helping out. Read More...


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