TV Review: Daredevil S3E5 The Perfect Game

To quell the rising backlash over his release, Fisk serves up a scapegoat to the FBI. Dex misses the mark when he runs into a woman from his past.

What’s the deal with Benjamin “Dex” Poindexter? This episode gives us the origin of the mysterious agent who Wilson Fisk has taken an interest in. And, it’s through Wilson’s interest that we learn more about this man who seems to have a certain perfection about him.

The episode so far is the high point of the season diving into Dex and making him out to be much deeper than we were expecting. He’s not just a guy who’s a great shot but also has had a troubling childhood and is possibly still a sociopath.

What isn’t answered is how this individual passed any psych exams for the FBI and has been let in. It’s a big hole in the plot that needs to be answered.

But, we learn about Dex’s history as a kid, hints at his ability and also that he has a hell of a temper.

Fisk also manipulates the FBI into going after Murdock claiming he did some illegal thing for him. No evidence is presented but the FBI takes the word of a criminal who Murdock and Foggy put in jail. It makes absolutely no sense at all and makes out the FBI to be beyond moronic. Why would the people who put Fisk away be working for him? Where does that make sense in any way?

This episode is one that you just need to go with eventually as it takes a solid focus on Dex and then ruins it with other plot points that are rather maddening.

Overall Rating: 7.15

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