Lights Out

Season 1 Episode 3

The Shot

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 25, 2011 on FX
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The day before his birthday, Patrick "lights" Leary tries to reach a young fighter, who's only interest, is getting a shot at becoming the heavyweight champion. As Leary's brother Johnny tells him, a title fight would bring in enough revenue to save the gym, which is nearly bankrupt. The decision to train the fighter or not, plus trouble with his daughters at home, cause the day to be extremely stressful for Lights.

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  • The episodes showing the interactions between Lights and his family are really interesting to watch.

    8.0
    The Shot, gets at the heart of the program - how money, respect, conflicts with family, - all of these things constitute our lives. How we deal with those things makes us who we are. In this episode, Johnny, who acts as the business manager for the family, lets Lights know again, that they are in trouble financially. He says they are in danger of losing the one going concern they have, which is the gym. He pitches the idea of having their one potential money earner, the young boxer Pops has been training, fight the current heavyweight champion. Lights is initially against the idea, but comes around, as always. This, and other choices he makes, have consequences, not only for him, but all those around him. At home, he feels his daughters don't respect him - he doesn't know they are working on a special birthday present for him. We will see the championship fight before the program ends - it will have an effect on future episodes.moreless
Anna Chlumsky

Anna Chlumsky

Charlie

Guest Star

Lenny Venito

Lenny Venito

Officer Velez

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Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal

Omar Assarian

Recurring Role

Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick

Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick

Dylan

Recurring Role

Reg E. Cathey

Reg E. Cathey

Barry K. Word

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