While this episode does what you would expect it to, and the guaranteed sombre ending is delivered on cue, it is perhaps this inevitability of doom approaching that makes this episode hard to watch over and over.
Perhaps it is the fact that, even though the protagonist Bolie Jackson knows deep down that something happened in his fight, and that he cannot recall just how he won the fight, but remembers having busted knuckles and being on the canvas, he refuses to believe in any way that young Henry Temple is telling the truth when he says he wished for him not to get hurt. Surely in this case (yes, I am aware that it is just a TV programme, not ‘real’ life) you would agree with the boy and move on. But no, Bolie continues to deny he received any help from magic, even when Henry tells him he must believe or it will all reverse.
You idiot Bolie!
Rating: Eye of the tiger. Not. 2.5/5