Misty and Colleen’s trip to the tattoo parlor turns painful — but not for them. As Davos crosses names off his list, Mary makes Danny an offer.
The episode feels like it’s about pairing up as it bounces around giving us moments for two characters at a time.
Davos and his new minion continue to beat up on criminals… that’s all you really need to know about that.
Joy and Ward have a moment to discuss their relationship and it’s a pretty solid discussion that’s full of emotion. In fact, it’s a pretty pivotal scene for both of the characters as they discuss not just their relationship but that with their father. We learn Ward was abused and felt he was protecting his sister. She blames him because while he did that, things are still messed up. It’s a great scene and two characters I’ve been on the fence on get a little better due to it. We also learn why Joy targeted Danny and why she attempted to get out, it all adds a lot to the characters, something rather lacking in that it fleshes them out nicely.
Mary and Danny go on a mission to try to find Davos in hopes of capturing him and doing the same thing to Davos that Davos did to Danny. Again, this highlights Danny being positive. He says Davos is “not a lunatic and guided by virtue.” It again shows Danny is a very different character than Luke, Jessica, and Matt. Each of those are at different points on the jaded scale, he’s not. He still sees the good in people no matter the horrible things they do. It again is also why it’s hard to relate to the character in this negative/dumpster fire of a world.
Then there’s the highlight, Colleen and Misty who pair up and again are the highlight. We need a “Daughters of the Dragon” television series after this and we get hints of that too. There’s numerous scenes of these two including an interesting one where Misty and Colleen discuss what their future will be like and what they want to do in their lives. It’s great to see these two banter like classic cop pairings and makes me long for more of it all. There’s also a fantastic scene of the two of them taking on the tattoo artists from earlier in the season. While it’s odd that tattoo artists are also martial arts the fight scene is fantastic with Misty winning it for her brevity and Colleen showing off some fantastic moves. Stealing the show is an understatement for the two of them.
This is another bridge episode in a way that helps spotlight various characters and move the plot along at a decent pace. But, the most exciting aspect is what looks like a hint at a major character entering the Marvel Netflix Universe as a bloody Ace playing card is picked up. Is it the sign of a classic Daredevil villain rumored to debut?
The episode is a really good one with some solid confrontations and also showing that Danny has been holding back through Davos’ strength. Great action, great interaction, great character development, this is an episode that’s a highlight for the season.
Overall Rating: 9.0