Friday, July 22, 2016

What I’m Watching: Daredevil

Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 8 “Guilty as Sin” (B)

This episode redirected the plot in a major way, one that I’m not entirely sure I’m behind. I remember Scott Glenn’s Stick from season one and had all but forgotten about him as one of the precious few well aware of Matt Murdock’s capabilities. Having him show up to save the day when Matt and Elektra were about to be face certain death at the hands of the Yakuza was cool, but it turns out that he’s much more involved than anyone realized. The notion that Elektra tried to turn Matt into something he wasn’t because she’s been working for Stick all along is intriguing, as is the fact that she wants to be with Matt but can’t help her need to kill when her instinct tells her to. That to me is much more interesting than the fairy tale that Stick told Matt which I feel like might dominate the storyline for the near future. I’m also very into the extreme hostility that both Foggy and Karen are throwing at Matt as he managed to show up for very little of the case and mess things up by inciting Frank to confess unapologetically to enjoying all his kills. Having him escorted through a maximum-security prison to meet with one Wilson Fisk is definitely a twist, and something tells me that the man who hates Daredevil more than anything is going to want to enlist the number one new vigilante in town to help exact some revenge on the masked man who got him sent to prison. I’m not sure how the Punisher can help with that at the moment, but I’m sure we’ll find out in the next episode – this show is not too subtle.

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