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TV Review: Daredevil S2E7 Semper Fidelis

Daredevil Season 2 3Murdock and Foggy take on the DA in the trial of the century, but their client refuses to play along. Murdock struggles to balance his dual identities.

As choreographed in the last episode Marvel and Netflix‘s Daredevil is looking to explore the balance in Matt’s dual lives. The episode mainly focuses on the preparation of the trial of the Punisher but also sees Daredevil and Elektra taking on the Yakuza.

Things continue the way of the last few episodes in that the trail is the stronger part of the two focuses with Elektra being the one that’s dragging things down.

What I think is slightly rubbing me the wrong way about Elektra is she feels like Nyssa from Arrow. Almost like we’ve seen her before and her twisted worldview hasn’t yet really been explained, making it feel really shallow. Though there is the possibility that could simply be it.

While her and Daredevil’s taking on the Yakuza could be interesting on its own, but the dual storylines just feel like a real mismatch and the tones really don’t compliment each other.

Jon Bernthal’s performance as Frank Castle again really stands out as his quick glances and looks and so much that words can’t say.

The second season so far is very entertaining, but there’s something missing, or maybe there’s just too much attempted. On it’s own it’s good and fun, but as a sequel, it’s starting to feel like it’s a less quality follow up.

Overall rating: 7.7