Season One Episode Five Review
“The Comeback” Airing February 8, 2011
Watch LIGHTS OUT on Tuesday nights at 10 PM EST on FX
February 7, 2011
By Lena Lamoray
LIGHTS OUT FX OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Lights Out, from Executive Producer/Showrunner Warren Leight (In Treatment, Law & Order Criminal Intent), stars Holt McCallany (CSI: Miami) as “Patrick „Lights‟ Leary,” an aging former heavyweight boxing champion who struggles to find his identity and support his wife and three daughters after retiring from the ring. The financial downturn coupled with a series of failed investments leave him at a perilous crossroads – battling the urge to return to boxing or reluctantly accepting a job as a brutal and intimidating debt collector. Catherine McCormack (Braveheart) co-stars as “Theresa Leary,” Lights‟ wife who is finishing her medical residency; Pablo Schreiber (The Wire) as “Johnny Leary,” Lights‟ brother and business manager; and Stacy Keach (Fat City) as “Robert „Pops‟ Leary,” Lights‟ father and former trainer who runs the boxing gym owned by Lights. Clark Johnson (The Shield, The Wire) and Norberto Barba (In Treatment, CSI: NY) directed the pilot episode. Series Creator Justin Zackham (The Bucket List), Phillip Noyce (Salt) and Ross Fineman are also Executive Producers. Lights Out is produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions. FX has ordered 13 episodes of Lights Out, which was filmed in New York.
LIGHTS OUT “The Comeback” Season One Episode 5 Review, Airing 2/8/2011
LIGHTS OUT is unfolding beautifully and this week’s episode, “The Comeback” really lays down the groundwork for all that has yet to come and will leave you questioning the motives of the key players. I think this series does a beautiful job highlighting the struggles and double-edged sword that is life in general. Patrick’s (Holt McCallany) greatest chance of success could also lead to his biggest loss. “The Comeback” – As the Leary’s financial situation turns more desperate, the aftershocks threaten Lights’ and Teresa’s marriage. Story by Nathan Jackson & Warren Leight. Teleplay by Eli Bauman & Joey Tracz and Warren Leight. Directed by Rosemary Rodriguez.
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