TV Review: Daredevil S2E8 Guilty as Sin

Daredevil Season 2 3As the firm’s trial spins out of control, a figure from Murdock’s past returns to deliver shocking revelations about the future of Hell’s Kitchen.

Marvel and Netflix‘s Daredevil dives a bit deeper into the more fantasy elements of the Daredevil myth as the Hand are formally introduced into the world, and there’s references back to season one and the weapon Black Sky. Black Sky was the weapon Stick wanted to stop, and was maybe a kid.

This episode sees the return of Stick and diving deeper into that aspect of the Daredevil television show. There’s some good, but the revelations seem a bit weird in a series that has up to this point been rather grounded.

It also reveals a lot about Elektra with a background that’s rather different from the various origins from the comic series. Though I’m not sure how I feel about it, it’s at least somewhat coherent, though rather odd in the bigger scheme of things. It feels rather grand conspiracy and silly when you think about it.

The episode shines as have past episodes when it comes to the trial of Frank Castle. The series would absolutely be stronger with focusing on just that.

But, the case seems to be a way to force the issue of Matt’s personal and extracurricular life. And choices he makes (as well as Elektra) feel odd, forced, and don’t make sense based on statements and actions in previous episodes.

The episode also ends with another fight, the third (or is it fourth) episode to do so. That fight also leads to Elektra showing her psychotic side, which goes to the above that it makes no sense as to Matt’s earlier statements.

Overall rating: 6.7