Sunday, July 31, 2016

What I’m Watching: Daredevil

Daredevil: Season 2, Episode 10 “The Man in the Box” (B+)

This episode opened very grimly with the sight of all these prisoners and Daredevil talking to his cop friend, but things got much, much worse and plenty creepier by the end of the episode with the seemingly possessed children moving to take over the hospital while the ninjas were climbing up the outside of the building. It was good to see Claire again, annoyed as usual that Matt had sent them all there but hardly surprised since she is one of the few people he can truly trust. The biggest shock of the episode was when, just moments after Reyes and her previously loyal henchman Blake admitted to having set up a sting and determined that the park shouldn’t be cleared so as not to tip off the parties involved, the whole office got riddled with bullets and she ended up dead. It seems more than clear that Frank isn’t responsible for this, particularly because he would never threaten someone’s child, and his presence at Karen’s apartment at the end of the episode and their shared near-death experience all but confirms it. Hopefully Matt, Foggy, and Ellison will come to their senses and realize that they have to back the right horse to help protect Karen, whose life is in extreme danger. Elektra doesn’t seem to be doing too well either, but now that she realizes she’s marked for death, she can hopefully be exactly the ally that Matt needs. They have a lot of work to do, and she could come in very handy right now. Matt going up against Fisk and being tossed around like a rag doll was a disturbing sight, especially because it indicates that there’s no end in sight for Matt even if he manages to defeat the two latest actionable threats trying to put him out of business for good.

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