Sunday, June 7, 2015

What I’m Watching: Daredevil

Daredevil: Season 1, Episode 9 “Speak of the Devil” (B)

The game has really changed now that Fisk has revealed himself to the public and cast himself as the savior of the city while Daredevil is its scourge. This show is finally revving up and getting ready to head somewhere interesting, though it did spend an awfully large portion of this hour on the Nobu-Matt fight that was inevitably going to be win, albeit by a hair, by our hero. Fisk showing up to ominously proclaim that he tricked the man in the mask into eliminating one of the thorns in his side gave him ample opportunity to do some scenery-chewing, but his enemy wasn’t so easily eliminated by his henchmen thanks to his daring escape through the window. It’s interesting to see how Matt behaves around Ben as he talks to Foggy and Karen about their attempted takedown of Fisk, doing his best to preserve his secret identity but also pleased that they are taking the legal route to topple him rather than something more aggressive. Matt meeting Vanessa and then being introduced to Fisk provided a very intense moment as he nearly lost his cool. Elena’s death is certainly tragic and has egged Foggy on to an uncontrollable fury. This was probably the best way for him to unmask Daredevil and realize that he’s Matt, and I’m so intrigued to see what comes next as they embark upon an undoubtedly uncomfortable conversation about the biggest secret that the blind man has been keeping for quite some time from his best friend.

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