Lights also finds out that wife Theresa is seemingly ready to forsake her medical residency to enter the private sector and and try to earn more money for the family, and he learns this not from her, but from a med school mentor to whom she seems to be growing uncomfortably close.
All of this only puts more pressure on Lights to make the fight with Reynolds happen, and serves to strengthen Word's hand. The intense scenes with Leary and Reynolds were the strongest in “Cut Men.”
Both are heavyweight champions who should be masters of their own destinies, but who instead often seem to be puppets for outside forces like Barry K. Word and Johnny. They have a lot in common, actually, but they also dislike one another intensely.
As for the subplot involving Brennan and Lights’ sister, it seems a bit stilted to me, and Brennan comes across too much like a cartoon sleazeball/gangster.
Overall, a good but not great episode.