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TV Review: Marvel’s The Punisher S2E9 Flustercluck

Marvel's The Punisher S2E9 Flustercluck

A big bounty inspires New York’s worst to pursue the Punisher. A restless Amy seeks help from a fellow grifter. Russo and Krista consider the future.

And now we’re getting somewhere. Russo is putting together a small army and going all video game robbery on New York City with masks that make him and his team look like they’ve been playing too much Payday. There’s absolutely a Heat element about it all and it’s a solid segment of the episode. There’s also a bit too little of it.

The rest of the episode refocuses the narrative bringing threads together as there’s now a bounty on Frank Castle. That eventually leads to another action sequence. The episode sticks to the formula of about 15 minutes of action and 30 minutes of a whole lot of nothing.

The season touches on interesting things but never commits all the way and this is a fine example of that. The beginning with Russo is interesting. Vets not taken care of who turn to crime to take care of themselves, that’s interesting! But, too much was thrown in to the season. Too much was attempted in a story that attempts to be more complicated than it needs to be.

Another episode that shows shorter seasons were the way to go.

Overall Rating: 6.95

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