TV Review: Marvel’s The Punisher S2E11 The Abyss

Marvel's The Punisher Season 2

Amy rushes to protect Frank, who lies defenseless in a hospital. Pilgrim gets some crushing news, and Karen Page calls in a favor.

Frank has been framed and now he’s in a hospital handcuffed as he attempts to recover. There’s still a bounty on his head and $5 million sounds pretty good to folks. So, it’s an episode that’s all about building some tension if that goes anywhere and also setting up the last two episodes of this uneven season.

Much like the issue with many of the previous episodes, this one too doesn’t feel like it accomplishes much. It’s one that’s supposed to get us to the end but still, you don’t need a break to achieve that. And that’s what this is, a break. We have the guest appearance of Karen Page who isn’t needed. We have others wanting to break him out. We have actual detective work. And Billy is all snug through it all, because a wanted killer isn’t getting the cops called on him.

We do learn more about Pilgrim but that too emphasizes issues with the season. We have a second villain who has barely been used and it turns out, is actually fairly interesting. If the season stuck to him or Russo, it’d have been much stronger.

It’s yet another episode that doesn’t use its time appropriately and drags us along. I felt myself watching the screen wishing the episode would get to the point. And that right there, feels like most of the season.

Overall Rating: 5.0

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