TV Review: Iron Fist S2E8 Citadel on the Edge of Vengeance

Joy offers Davos tips on appealing to the masses, Danny begins to understand his limits, and Mary seeks the truth about her past.

The villain who sees them self as a hero. We’ve seen that in shows and movies so many times before. Iron Fist has dove deep into that common plot with Davos. He’s not only taking on the gangs of New York City but he’s also training a new generation of warriors.

Joy steps in thinking a public relations blitz will help his situation and get him to not only be the hero he sees himself as but also get others to see that too.

And Davos takes that advice of course that goes sideways. We’re seeing the fine line between being a hero and being a villain and how simple it can be to go from one to the other. It helps put the various Netflix shows, and other live action Marvel ventures, or the fine line they all walk. It’s also a theme we see in Captain America: Civil War and the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War.

What’s interesting about the episode, and the series, is the shift in the character of Mary Walker. In the last episode we got her origin and this episode she’s dealing with her reality and situation. While it’s good to see that character through and not just drop her, the use of her is rather odd and and one has to question the introduction of such an iconic character to use her like this. It has to be going somewhere, right?

There’s a lot in the episode that’s predictable but it’s all well done showing a massive improvement from the first season. Things are plotted out better. The martial arts are better. The acting is better. Everything is showing growth and making this the Marvel Netflix show that earns most improved.

Overall Rating: 7.75