Sunday, June 14, 2015

What I’m Watching: Daredevil

Daredevil: Season 1, Episode 10 “Nelson v. Murdock” (B)

This show is finally picking up the pace as it follows up the ending of the previous episode in which Foggy discovered that the man in the mask is none other than his best friend Matt with an equally compelling hour that delved into their relationship. Foggy has never been an especially serious character but he has had his moments, mostly his strong defense of the murdered Elena, and now he gets to hold Matt accountable for lying to him for years about his condition. Sticking up his middle finger in front of Matt’s face to get him to confirm that he could see how many fingers he was holding up was an impolite but effective way to convey just how he was feeling, and the flashbacks to the beginning of his friendship with Matt were effective. Once Foggy comes around to the idea of Matt being who he is and the fact that it’s undeniably cool, I think their relationship will work well, but it’s obvious that they’ve hit a rough patch. Karen taking Ben to the nursing home prompted an unexpected surprise in the form of a personal interview with none other than Wilson Fisk’s mother, which should fast-track their exposé in a big way. It’s a bad time to be going after Wilson, of course, since he’s going to raise hell and eviscerate anyone in his path after the apparent death of his beloved Vanessa, who succumbed to the same poison mixed in to the drinks of a number of guests at the function he was attending, suggesting the emergence of a new and very dangerous player in Hell’s Kitchen.

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