Tuesday, May 23, 2017

What I’m Watching: Iron Fist

Iron Fist: Season 1, Episode 10 “Black Tiger Steals Heart” (C)

I don’t know anything – and really don’t care – about the mythology of this show and the Hand. That said, I find it extremely hard to believe that, this whole time, Colleen has actually been a member of the Hand, which she claims is not all bad but is represented poorly by Gao. That’s pretty much the foundation of their relationship, that Colleen had no idea what Danny was rambling about, and now she’s known the entire time who he was and, most importantly, she’s been lying to him about pretty much everything. Bakuto’s whole operation did seem a bit too organized, and now Danny doesn’t have any allies aside from Davos and the increasingly unreliable members of the Meachum family. Joy is experiencing a lot of emotions with her father, who had one moment of pure rage and then, after a meeting with Bakuto, went in to intimidate Lawrence Wilkins into killing himself, only to shoot him in the head before he had the chance. He’s only lying selectively to Joy, and choosing to trust her in his newfound quest to take down Bakuto, who’s far better than Gao but still an enemy. With three episodes left in this season, I’m more than ready to be done with this show, and I hope that Danny and anyone from this show who appears there will prove more tolerable when they are on “The Defenders.” Maybe Claire can prove helpful since she didn’t know Colleen wasn’t actually a good guy, and something tells me that Colleen is still going to prove to be an ally.

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