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TV Review: Daredevil S2E13 A Cold Day in Hell’s Kitchen

Daredevil Season 2 3In the season finale, Daredevil is back into the ultimate showdown for his own life – and the future of Hell’s Kitchen

Marvel and Netflix‘s Daredevil‘s finale brings a lot together with a very nice cameo from Jessica Jones to kick things off, and also hinting at what’s to come.

The Hand has set a trap to draw out both Daredevil and Elektra, and for once, things feel a bit more like I’d expect from comics. In battles with the Hand, Daredevil faces what feels like endless streams of hundreds of clad ninjas.

The trap that’s set makes sense in a simplistic way, though you wonder why the Hand isn’t just tracking down the two. That’s only part of my issue with the finale. There’s a scene involving sawing an ankle off that just seems to be forgotten. Daredevil and Elektra seem to have a lot of trouble getting out of a building with lots of windows. Then there’s also the whole death scene pause, as if bad guys will just pause in their fight. Then there’s Nobu’s fate. The guy survived fire!? Daredevil isn’t going to go check on him. Luckily he at least has some help in that department… there can be only one.

The final episode takes a Batman tone both in fighting, style, coloring, and even the music. Daredevil Rises? Daredevil Begins? It’s not bad, and the first season did this at times too, but here I think it’s most pronounced.

So many questions unanswered, so many plot holes left open and things unexplained, but that’s a post for another day.

I will say, the episode ends in a pretty solid way with Foggy and Karen at Josie’s, Karen working on her story about Frank Castle. Matt’s reveal to Karen. And the Hand grabbing Elektra!

Season 2 was rather uneven, but season 3 is looking exciting!

Overall rating: 7.05

General Marvel