TV Review: Daredevil S3E4 Blindsided

While Matt infiltrates a prison to find information on the Albanians, Fisk puts Dex in his crosshairs and a fed-up Foggy goes on the offensive.

The fourth episode of Daredevil is where things pick up a bit as we get a better ideas as to why Wilson Fisk is targeting the Albanians and we get some real action as far as Matt Murdock.

The episode sees Murdock heading to a prison to try to find out why Fisk is targeting the Albanians and he gets some help there. That sets up what feels like a rather elaborate sequence and one you have to just go with when the prison begins to riot. The camera work is impressive as it feels like a single camera tracking shot throughout. The issue though is some of it we’ve seen before including the hall fight sequence which has so far been a part of every season. That’s part of the issue of this third season, it doesn’t feel all that imaginative at this point. Instead giving us what it thinks is the beats we want as an audience. The riot itself is a little over the top and rather silly when you think about it but without it, the episode would be yet another boring entry.

It’s clear though that Fisk is playing the long game and has a plan in place based off of numerous actions in the episode and this is expected. It’s also predictable. Again, an issue with the season. It’s also one of those connect the dots that you have to feign disbelief to enjoy.

The more interesting aspect is Foggy’s storyline which has him making a decision of how he’ll take on Fisk. It too is a bit of a stretch playing out the long game if it were to work. We’ll see where that goes. But, at least it’s something different. Though, it feels like the writers didn’t know what to do with Foggy and this is what they came up with.

It’s not a bad episode and picks up the pace but there’s just so much that’s too over the top to take seriously. Instead, it feels like a bunch of scenes tied together loosely. Action sequences we’re expected to enjoy but not think about.

Still, the season finally is moving along. It’s just taken too long to get to this point.

Overall Rating: 6.95