TV Review: Daredevil S2E2 Dogs to a Gun Fight

Daredevil Season 2 3As Murdock recovers from an attack, Foggy and Karen fight to protect their new client from both the law and the Kitchen’s newest vigilante.

Marvel and Netflix‘s second episode of Daredevil is interesting in that it simultaneously lifts up the named Punisher as a killing machine and creates a weakness for Murdock/Daredevil. It’s the Terminator versus a person that bleeds and does a great job of doing this without shoving it in our faces.

Matt is recovering from the first episode’s battle which has Foggy and Karen dealing with their new client, a mob snitch who got a bullet in him instead of a stitch. The legal aspect of the show is really solid with Foggy showing he knows his shit a highlight. It’s good, really good and I’d love to see more of that in the show instead of flashing it when needed. The first season had the legal wrangling a bit, but not quite like this particular moment.

The episode is three parts. The Foggy/Karen and their client part which feels like a good mob story, there’s Matt recovering creating a weakness, and then there’s the Punisher.

The episode sets up a very interesting character and the possible motivations of such character. His methods are brutal, but he kills horrible people, there’s a weird moral system. There’s also a debate as to who created him. The episode states there’s people inspired by Daredevil’s actions, and the question is, is he one? Some of his actions indicate there might be some sympathy and kinship between the two, though their methods differ.

What I find really interesting is the episode ending in a similar way as the first, but upping the action just a bit. Overall, while the series has dived into the action and story, it’s also doing a solid job of building up to the eventual climax down the road too.

Overall rating: 8.1