Tuesday, May 19, 2015

What I’m Watching: Daredevil

Daredevil: Season 1, Episode 6 “Condemned” (B)

The explosions at the end of episode five seemed bad enough, but now it’s clear that things have gotten much, much worse for our masked hero. After paging him on the walkie talkie and offering him the chance to walk away unscathed, Wilson engineered events with his monstrous influence to make it appear that the man in the mask was the one responsible for setting off the bombs and for taking out multiple police officers. It’s going to be impossible for him to exist in this city now without having everyone, including the general public, looking for him with malicious intent. This show is emphasizing its darkness and grittiness by showing just how corrupt Wilson’s lieutenants are, arriving to find a kidnapped police officer and declaring that he was found dead, executing him promptly so that he won’t contradict them. It would have been so much better for real cops to have cornered him at the beginning of the episode, and it’s a shame that the officer who lost his life felt inclined to radio in the situation instead of just letting Matt knock him out and be on his way. Claire talking Matt through treating Vladimir with a bit of vindictiveness mixed in was a productive process, and it’s good that he has someone to call when he needs. Karen did a good job of taking care of Foggy, and now it’s about time one of them realized that their blind buddy Matt is more than just the lawyer he seems to be.

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