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TV Review: Marvel’s The Punisher S2E8 My Brother’s Keeper

Marvel's The Punisher S2E8 My Brother's Keeper

Painful memories take ahold of Russo. Frank’s frustration frightens those closest to him. Madani receives a visitor bearing a warning.

Talk about an episode that starts off strong and then crashes from there. In the review for the last episode, I said it reminded me a bit of The Town and Heat and this episode’s beginning delivers on that with a gun battle in the streets of New York City. It’s a solid start to the episode that quickly goes off the rails after about 15 minutes.

From there, the episode goes back to the issue of people debating what they should do. It’s clear that Russo needs to be taken down one way or another, so stop debating and just do it. There’s also the fact that Frank had a person who could tell them where Russo’s base was and they let him go after becoming aware of the robbery plan. There’s no follow up? Russo isn’t worried his guy ratted him out? And where’s the NYPD through all of this? The Marvel Netflix shows have a habit of depicting them as rather incompetent.

It’s an episode that starts strong and just fails to deliver the further it goes along. The end has some promise but beyond that, this is an episode where you come for the gunfight in the beginning and can bail after.

Overall Rating: 6.5

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