Thursday, June 25, 2015

What I’m Watching: Daredevil

Daredevil: Season 1, Episode 11 “The Path of the Righteous” (B+)

I’ll admit that I do now see this first season as a slow-burn origin story, but it’s a good thing that I decided to stick it out since the first half of the season wasn’t enough for me to deem this show worthwhile. This episode was mostly about close character interactions, with Karen and Matt meeting in Matt’s apartment, Claire returning for what feels like a final exchange, and Karen showing up at the bar to chastise Foggy for wallowing in whatever drama he and Matt were having. Interestingly, I think that Karen would be most supportive of Matt’s extracurricular activities since she sees clearly that what she’s doing isn’t working, especially considering the speed and ease with which Wesley found her after she and Ben paid a visit to Wilson’s mother. Wesley taking matters into his own hands and dealing with Karen was intriguing since he’s always much more calculated and calm, but he made the crucial mistake of bringing a loaded gun to threaten someone despite his claims to the contrary. Karen killing him was a shock, and it’s going to severely weaken Wilson, since he’ll think that his trusted advisor has abandoned him and will only get angrier once he learns the truth. I’m curious to see who Karen turns to for help given how two of the three men in her life have sidelined her recently, and let’s hope that our four friends can get it together enough to hit Wilson when he’s at his least ready.

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