Daredevil Season 3 Episode 2 Recap
Daredevil’s return to the streets of Hell’s Kitchen was only the beginning for the show’s third season. The first episode of season 3 explored the new status quo for both Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk. Daredevil season 3 episode 2 wastes no time in adding gasoline to the fire. It also delivers a new face that might seem all too familiar to long-time Daredevil fans.
“Not Even God Can Stop That Now.”
Matt avoids capture from the police after saving a kidnapping victim. But his inability to perform physically as he did before the explosion brings him to tears upon his return to Clinton Church. Sister Maggie is there to pick him up and criticize his pride in returning to the streets before fully recovering. The conversation quickly moves to the idea of purpose as Matt compares his role as Daredevil to Maggie’s calling as a nun. While Maggie struggled with her devotion to God, she ultimately chose to fulfill her purpose, Matt feels his purpose has been taken away. It seems that the same criticisms of Matt’s ability to harness his anger as a child still exist.
Matt is reminded of his ability to hear the prayers of others. When confronted by Father Lantom, Matt says he believed that God allowed him to hear their prayers so he could answer them after Lantom told him that the Lord speaks in whispers as a child. Matt now believes his only delusion was that God had any involvement in the process, affirming the belief to Lantom with the words “I’m Daredevil. Not even God can stop that now.”
Working the Story
Karen is assigned to cover the attempted kidnapping of socialite Neda Kazemi’s father despite her desire to continue looking into events following the destruction of Midland Circle. She visits Kazemi at the hospital and convinces the wary reality TV star to speak to her. When Kazemi speaks of a man in a black mask saving her and her father, Karen immediately believes it to be the thought-dead Matt.
Karen seeks out Foggy at his family’s butcher shop to tell him the news, but he doesn’t want to hear it. She calls him out for not believe Matt is dead due to the language he uses, but Foggy exclaims that his best friend is dead even if Matt is still alive. Karen storms out, leaving Foggy to stew in his own thoughts.
A Targeted Man
Ray is able to take down multiple higher-ups in the Albanian crime syndicate thanks to information from Fisk. Of course, this immediately puts a bullseye on Fisk’s back. He is stabbed by a fellow prisoner while lifting weights shortly after the raid. That prompts the FBI to request that he be transferred to home detainment while delivering more information on New York’s criminal underbelly.
After Ray convinces his superior, Hattley, to let him take lead on the Fisk detail, he sways the NYPD and district attorney to release Fisk into FBI custody. To no one’s surprise, the agency’s convoy is attacked by the Albanians in transit, leaving Fisk trapped in a wrecked bulletproof vehicle. Just as the Albanian forces begin their attempts to extract Fisk, FBI agent Benjamin Poindexter, affectionately known as “Dex,” single-handedly takes out the double digit squad with amazing ease before securing Fisk.
Matt tracks the kidnappers that escaped him previously to a dry cleaning shop thanks to the scent of it unique organic cleaning process. He dons his black suit once again to infiltrate the shop, discovering a number of guns, chemicals and a homemade cell in the shop’s basement. Despite taking another disorientating shot in his deaf ear, Matt is able to subdue the duo and summon the police to the location.
Matt later pays the Kazemi’s a visit at the hospital. He informs Neda that she will be able to identify her father’s assailants at the local police precinct. When she exclaims “Thank God for you,” Matt quickly corrects her, saying that he saved her, not God. After changing back into his civilian clothes, Matt exits the hospital as multiple ambulances carrying victims from the firefight arrive. Amidst the chaos, Matt overhears a police officer complain about Fisk’s transfer. Matt’s shocked gaze is visible all over his face, even though his eyes are shielded by the dark lenses of his glasses.
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