Sunday, May 14, 2017

What I’m Watching: Iron Fist

Iron Fist: Season 1, Episode 8 “The Blessing of Many Fractures” (C+)

All of this show’s characters have lost any sense of normalcy, with Danny, Colleen and Claire jetting off to China and Ward and Joy turning down a $200 million settlement with the board of the company that ousted them. Danny didn’t start off on a good note when he walked to find Harold missing and presumed dead and Ward there to blame him for it. It’s definitely not a good sign that Ward is seeing things, and that he was ready to open up to Joy about everything but then couldn’t go through with it because he was hallucinating blood seeping into the elevator. Joy is currently existing in such a different universe, where the Hand isn’t anything and where a private investigator she hired – any chance it was Jessica Jones? – was able to dig up enough dirt to help her get ahead in business without the threat of death by sword at any moment. Claire, despite being put in harm’s way more than a few times during this hour, came in quite handy to help Colleen defeat her opponent, and even got to advocate for mercy despite the terrible nature of other people. As soon as he realized that Gao was the one who had killed his family, Danny went full Iron Fist, and it’s hard to know what’s going to happen next as a result. If anything is clear, it’s that Danny is ready to be in control and to ensure that no one else gets hurt at the hands or the behest of this evil woman.

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