Lights Out – Episode 1-10 Review

It was a forgone conclusion that Lights would fight Reynolds eventually, but the way the first season of Lights Out has been progressing is 2 steps forward, 3 steps back. Or, more accurately, 1 step forward and 1 step in another direction that’s not forward or backwards. Lights manages to get a rematch with Reynolds and starts training, but then there are the trade-offs, sacrifices Lights has to make in order to advance the story. To me, it feels a lot like the third season of Sons of Anarchy, where the characters are led around by the writers throwing in wrench after wrench, but Lights Out isn’t a show dependent on forward momentum episode to episode, so it works well.

The stabbing at the end of last week’s episode propels the show forward, bringing back Brennan in a prominent role. In the face of having no fight whatsoever, Lights must cut deals with Barry and Brennan to keep things going. Meanwhile, we see that his attention is divided as he misses Theresa receiving her diploma, not unlike the extreme case of Johnny taking a call while playing baseball with his son.

Once again, we see the delusional Lights when it comes to financial matters. Is there anything wrong with letting Theresa work? She wants to work and earn a living, and that would at least alleviate part of the current financial problems and possibly prevent Lights from getting deeper in bed with shady figures. If there is one thing that eventually brings Lights down, it is his unwillingness to see financial truth and take the necessary, legal methods to solve the problem.

Score: 8.9/10

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