Daredevil recap: Season 3, Episode 2, “Please”, Aired Oct 19th, 2018
Warning: full spoilers will follow
Episode 2 bears the scars of the premiere. A considerable time jump has occurred as the show settles into this new status quo with Matt’s hard road to recovery, his dampened abilities, and Fisk’s next move.
Familiarity breeds contempt
There’s more flashbacks to a younger Matt who believed his abilities were a gift from God to hear people’s prayers. It clashes with Matt’s currently strained relationship with God, and that stark contrast is effective in cementing Matt’s downward spiral. There’s some sleuthing involved where Matt in his civvies investigates the cleaning company that he ran into.
Shortly after, Matt goes on the attack. Daredevil‘s key aspect is its awesome fight choreography and it still delivers in spades where Daredevil fights two thugs at once and he hits both of their faces simultaneously. DAMN! Sorry, Iron Fist. The Man Without Fear still has him beat in that department.
Fisk’s deal with the FBI has paid off as he moves into house arrest. Nadeem’s get a lion share of the focus in the second hour. His persistence of wanting to be Fisk’s point man because he feels it could help his career is revealed as he’s taking care of his sister-in-law who’s battling cancer. I do feel there’s a greater story in store for Nadeem to be the connective tissue between Kingpin and Daredevil.
Karen and Foggy also get some scenes where we get to see Foggy’s family for the first time at the Nelson deli, and Karen’s work in journalism also gets some attention. It won’t be long ’til they get wind of Matt’s resurfacing.
Come at the king(pin), you best not miss!
The ending was certainly explosive as Wilson Bethel’s Benjamin Poindexter (the soon-to-be Bullseye) arrives on the scene with some inhumanly accurate gun fu to make John Wick crack a smile. Man! He quickly gets across how lethal he can be with a weapon (be it a handgun, a knife, etc.) in his hands as he helps Fisk escape danger from the FBI! The plot begins to thicken…
The first two episodes, on their own, feel like a calm-before-the-storm setup, which is smart to do to get the ball really gets rolling on the greater story. Poindexter’s debut was an excellent way to end this second episode on a high note with the promise of exciting things to come!
I’m so happy Daredevil is back!
(All images provided by Marvel/Netflix)