Sunday, July 17, 2016

What I’m Watching: Daredevil

Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 6 “Regrets Only” (B+)

Elektra is quite the character, pulling down her mask and asking Matt if he was hungry after the big opening fight sequence. At first, Matt was very resistant to her plan, constantly judging her and being sarcastic in a way that he isn’t with anyone else in his life. Scoffing at her rule that they can’t have sex was funny, but it seems that she’s intent on dominating his life in a big way that he’s not ready for given everything else that he has going on. They do make a pretty terrific team, and thinking fast to pretend that they were having sex was a smart and effective move. Elektra is into some dangerous staff, and the two of them are only going to be lucky for so long before they get into serious trouble. I thought that the Punisher getting caught was going to be the last we saw of him, but instead we get a much more interesting new direction for things to go in. We previously saw the Punisher talking openly to Daredevil about his family and his suffering, and now we get to see Frank Castle the person thanking Karen for helping him to remember and then going against the decision for him to plead guilty and entering the opposite plea, making way for a major trial that is likely to dominate the rest of the season. Matt and Karen’s date was awkward at first, but it was really nice to see them revel in simplicity and enjoy the beautiful ceiling whose images Karen conveyed to Matt.

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