TV Review: Daredevil S3E10 Karen

Hunted by Fisk and haunted by mistakes from her past, Karen seeks refuge at the church. Matt finally gets his shot, and Dex goes in for the kill.

Why did Karen run to New York? What’s up with the story about her brother? Episode ten answers all of that and more as we get a story focused on the character. It’s an origin story of sorts and depicts the troubled past we expected.

It’s also about 2/3 of the episode.

Yeah, the negative is this origin story, while interested, also takes away some of the momentum that was building in the last couple of episodes.

But, with that we get Kingpin pissed and targeting Karen with Faux-Devil. Of course that leads to a hell of a fight between Faux-Devil and Daredevil.

There’s some really solid stuff here with Karen using Matt’s ability to hear whispering to their advantage. We also get to see some of his strategy of close fighting doing damage in play and it works pretty well.

What’s really good is that the expected conclusion doesn’t happen. While this season has taken a lot on inspiration from the comics its veered where it’s needed to especially here. There’s scenes that are very reminiscent of the source material with slight twists and good ones at that.

This was a solid episode continuing the latter half of the season’s improved storytelling. There is an issue in that the Karen flashback takes so long it slows things down a bit much but still, how it’s done, and how well it’s done, makes up for that a bit.

This episode is one that I was expecting and scenes I’ve been waiting for and it delivered them in a solid way. Here’s hoping things continue in this positive direction.

Overall Rating: 7.5