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Luck Review: If Wishes Were Horses...

What were to be the final two episodes of Luck’s first season have now become the final hours of the series. Pre-mature or unforeseen cancellation is a bane of TV, one that is particular cruel to a medium so reliant on seriality. Last week, I mentioned that I thought Luck’s story was far from a conclusion, and of course, this was with the knowledge that a second season was already in production. Now the remaining episodes have a heavy and unexpected burden to carry.

Luck has been thrown into the backstretch with a lot of ground to cover.

Fortunately, Ace’s plan sees more action this week than in any previous episode. We learn the fate of poor Mr. Israel, who is swimming with the fishes (in many different pieces). I’m not sure whether this forced Ace’s hand a bit prematurely, or if he had a contingency plan in place for an event like this, but we finally get a glimpse of his master scheme. The footage of Cohen bribing the Chief seems to be Ace’s ace in the hole, or at least the first card he’s shown so far. Read More...

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