‘Daredevil’ recap and review: Season 3, Episode 3, “No Good Deed”

Daredevil recap: Season 3, Episode 3 “No Good Deed”, Aired Oct. 19, 2018

Tsk, Tsk, Fisk!

Charlie Cox in Daredevil (2015)
Admiring his handiwork (Marvel/Netflix)

This is where the show turns itself loose with Fisk’s release from prison spreading quickly throughout Hell’s Kitchen, and Matt, Foggy and Karen are not happy with this news.

The Daredevil/Kingpin dynamic returns in full force with Matt’s slowly breaking psyche having hallucinations of Fisk decked out in the iconic white suit (SQUEEE!), needling him without being there physically. D’Onofrio & Cox’s performances are all the evidence you need about their chemistry. (Sidebar: I do notice similarities to the video game Batman: Arkham Knight where Batman imagines the Joker at every turn).

At a time where Matt needs it most, he regained his hearing just in time to get the news of Fisk’s release from prison, making an already bad situation even worse. He leaps into action with a killer parking lot action scene where Daredevil takes out FBI agents like a ninja.

Reunited…does it feel good?

Elden Henson and Charlie Cox in Daredevil (2015)
Not a mirage. Not a hoax. The second coming (Marvel/Netflix)

Foggy and Karen get a lot more to do this episode. They respectively jump into the fray on two fronts. Karen was breathing down Ellison’s neck about running an article on Fisk, and Foggy convinces soon-to-be D.A. Blake Tower to change his stance. The three of them feel that Fisk could have an agenda now that he’s out of jail. Matt and Foggy have a not-so-happy reunion late in the episode, and Matt coldly shuns his best friend shortly after resurfacing. I wasn’t emotionally ready for what transpired. Somewhere out there, Stick is beaming with pride over his prized student’s detachment from what keeps him human.

Pray that you don’t become the monster – Sister Maggie

Taking the heat

Elsewhere in the FBI, Nadeem’s getting a lot of flak from his fellow agents about Fisk’s escape, and the body count in the wake of said escape. Dex, who hates Fisk as much as everyone else, is just as deranged as he is when it’s revealed that he harbors an obsession with a woman that he claims to have a relationship with and they go out for pizza every Tuesday night. Beneath the ridiculous accuracy is a deeply disturbed man with borderline sociopathic tendencies. The seeds have been planted…

The fuse has been lit, folks with Matt cutting off all help and humanity. Karen and Foggy are working harder than ever to undo this mess, and Fisk, slowly but surely, puts his plan to work.

It’s about to go down!

(Images are property of Marvel/Netflix)

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Magan Yusuf

My fandom is multifaceted—I watch every Marvel live-action property (film and television alike) as well as DC's lineup. 'Daredevil' Season 1 made me take the leap into reading comics. I also have an affinity for strong, well-written female characters. I also love prestige series such as 'Game of Thrones', 'The Wire', 'Better Call Saul' and 'Atlanta'. When I'm not writing or watching Netflix, I'm a massive gamer and my PS4 is so worth two hours of my day.

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