TV Review: Marvel’s The Punisher S2E7 One Bad Day
Madani’s quest to ID Pilgrim hits a wall. Russo and his crew put their plan into action. Frank encounters someone from the past.
Things get a little better with this episode and shocker, it’s due to the fact it focuses on one thing! Russo’s plan for a robbery is what everything revolves around and it’s Frank and Curtis running around the stop him.
The episode is simple and its simplicity is what makes it work. This is all about the build up to Russo being confronted by Frank as the Punisher and the episode is a solid one in that way with a decent payoff towards the end. That’s partially because it doesn’t go over the top in what happens. Russo is hit with his trauma which causes him to freeze. There’s no crazy heroics. That comes from elsewhere.
The episode stands out because it’s focused on one thing. It doesn’t juggle too many things in the air and by doing that it can make sure what’s present is top notch. And it is. The robbery has a decent amount of humor about it. It’s tense. And, we don’t know how it’s going to end.
The episode feels a bit like The Town with a little bit of Heat thrown in. It knows what it is and doesn’t deviate from that. And for that, it stands out from a rather uneven second season.
Overall Rating: 8.0