Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What I’m Watching: Iron Fist

Iron Fist: Season 1, Episode 9 “The Mistress of All Agonies” (C+)

So, apparently Harold’s alive, and he took quite the bug-eyed walk home, re-experiencing things like sprinklers and street food with a completely new lease on life. I guess he can’t be killed, which is convenient to a degree, though the timing of his long-awaited reunion with Joy was not so fortuitous given that he’s become a completely transformed person. Buying his eager assistant ice cream and then beating him to death when all he wanted was vanilla was deeply disconcerting, and the fact that he’s alive again didn’t sit well with Ward, who promptly got arrested for drug possession and then said exactly the things he needed to get him flagged as a crazy person in strong denial of reality. Danny tried to be as productive as possible in this hour, getting the truth serum to make Gao talk, and it would have been helpful for him to know that he could have used his iron fist to heal Colleen from the start. Gao knows exactly how to get inside everyone’s head, and while Claire and Colleen both put up a good fight, she definitely had an effect on them. It’s not clear what’s going to happen next, but Danny is in theory much closer than he’s ever been to finally taking down the people who ruined his life, starting with the woman in charge. Whether he and Joy will be able to ascend back to where they were in the company from which they’ve now been ousted remains to be seen.

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