TV Review: Daredevil S2E12 The Dark at the End of the Tunnel

Daredevil Season 2 3Daredevil foes underground to save an old friend. Karen follows a dangerous lead. The law firm of Nelson & Murdock may have reached its final chapter.

Twelve episodes into this season, and whatever number since it was mentioned in the first season Marvel and Netflix‘s Daredevil finally reveals who Black Sky is.

The episode follows to tracks, the first being Elektra seeking vengeance against Stick who sent an assassin to try to kill her. The second part is Karen deciding what to do as far as her story concerning the Punisher.

Both are pretty decent in how things are coming together. The Punisher side of the story is a bit more grounded in the possibility of it happening and feels like it was taken from real history. The satisfaction really is the end of the episode and the discovery Frank makes. It’s an interesting twist and will likely have comic fans smirking and excited where things might go for the character who is the freshest addition this season.

The story of Daredevil/the Hand/Stick/and Elektra really comes together bouncing back and forth between the past and present to explain where things are at. It feels very “comic book” in the plot with twists and turns that defy logic and rather over the top in the connect the dots sort of way. You also just outright question why the Hand didn’t approach Black Sky long ago since they clearly know who it is.

Out of the two plots this season, one is much stronger than the other, continuing the uneven feel of episodes. The action and visuals are top notch, it’s the plot that has much to be desired. Still, it’s entertaining, and with one episode to go, this should be a fun conclusion.

Overall rating: 7.35