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TV Review: Daredevil S2E5 Kinbaku

Daredevil Season 2 3A former lover arrives in Hell’s Kitchen and turns Murdock’s world upside down. Karen digs for the truth about the Punisher.

Marvel and Netflix‘s Daredevil continues the interesting as this episode could almost be described as “When Matt Met Elektra.” Through a series of flashbacks we learn their rather twisted relationship (and that Elektra might be off her rocker).

Bouncing back and forth between the past and present, we see various important moments between the two and as the episode moves along we get a better sense of who Elektra is. The episode almost feels like the beginning of a whole new season.

What I’m not a fan of is one particular scene involving Matt and the man who killed his father. It seems rather far fetched and a bit out of place for the series, in comics terms a retcon.

You can see some themes of the series start to thread through this episode as the concept of how to best deal with bad guys again clashes between Daredevil and Elektra as they deal with Yakuza. Again there’s a clash in philosophies.

The episode is a layer being added to the season and in some ways slowing things down. Overall, a very interesting episode that’s a bit of a bump in an interesting second season.

Overall rating: 7.65