Saturday, June 18, 2016

What I’m Watching: Daredevil

Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 3 “New York’s Finest” (B+)

This was a cool episode, though it certainly did feel like it lasted forever just like the last hour. What was really interesting about this episode is that it permitted us an audience with the killer we’ve just seen and barely heard up until now. Matt waking up chained up by the Punisher was not a promising start, but our new villain was feeling very chatty and more than happy to spell out his reasons for doing what he does. Not taking off Matt’s mask made some sense since he really doesn’t care who he is, and his continued reference to him as Red made the conversation seem much more casual than it should have been. Arguing that they do the same thing but Matt doesn’t go far enough was certainly thought-provoking, and the notion of the two of them talking is still what’s most involving for me. Matt bursting out of his chains made for quite the finale, and his beating of the bikers the Punisher incited was quite brutal, something that I’m sure the Punisher will celebrate. Foggy did a spectacular job breaking up the fight in the hospital, showing his lawyer skills at their very best and earning him some credit from an overworked and stressed Claire. Karen is making some progress fighting the close-minded and apparently corrupt D.A. and she now seems to have found something very useful that indicates that there is something seriously wrong with the Punisher that could explain his penchant for killing.

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