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TV Review: Iron Fist S1E11 Lead Horse Back to Stable

Claire uses her improvisational skills, and Colleen gets conflicting information. Danny yearns to be more than just a destroyer.

Danny is beaten, broken, and betrayed as he heads to the only person he feels he can trust, Claire. The episode really lays things out about Danny’s training giving us the best idea yet about K’un L’un.

The episode is interesting in that it lays out what it means to be Iron Fist and we get a sense from Davos that he’s not all too happy with Danny’s choices. But, what’s solid is that a lot of it is laid out in subtle ways. Certain breathing techniques show that emotion is repressed as an example.

There’s also clear tension between Danny and Davos obviously setting up things to come. It’s interesting to see how that plays out in the future.

Then there’s Colleen who really has no idea what the hell is going on it feels like. Things between her and Danny feels like a paint by numbers plot point. Hell, the two reconnecting takes place in a rain scene. The only good is we see her kick a little more ass.

The episode…. is. Again, like much of the season it’s not bad, but it’s also not good. There’s some interesting moments and it moves a lot of the plot along, but it falls very short of the quality we’ve seen in previous Netflix Marvel series.

Only a few more episodes to go!

Overall Rating: 6.05