Real Time Series Review: Daredevil - Episode 4
Today I review episode 3 of Daredevil. Remember, these reviews were written in real time and document my exact thoughts as I was watching it two months ago. No back story, no Easter eggs. What I saw is what I wrote. Enjoy
Daredevil Episode 4
Show opens with inside of a prison compound. The men are loaded into a dark cell with multiple bodies lying on the floor, bruised and cut up. One of the men rips a bone from one of the dead bodies to make a sharp weapon for his friend. They are Russians. He rips another bone out. Got damn that was crazy.
After credits, Claire is stitching up Matt after he's been out saving the City and getting hurt. She advises him to be careful. He gives her a burner phone. He tells her the name of Wilson Fisk and how he is the man behind a lot of the terrible things happening in Hell's Kitchen. He tells her he's on the search for Fisk, then leaves.
Man in suit, Wesley, talks to cab driving Russian about the vigilante. They tell him the vigilante has been asking about Fisk by name. Wesley says he has made them weak and its unacceptable that they can't handle him. Global wants to take over the Russians business as they have not shown they can handle things.
Russians discuss how to take out Matt.
Karen talks to Benny and he warns her to let it go, as its too dangerous to go after Union Allied. The way this is done, it leads us to know he's really going to follow up but wants to tread lightly and doesn't want her getting caught up in it. He tells her she's not a credible source.
The Russians wake the fake cop up in the hospital who hot thrown off the building a few episodes ago. He tells them to look for the woman, Claire. They kick in her door and she's not there. The instead meet the Mexican boy who helped pull Matt out the dumpster.
Wesley and Fisk talk about the masked idiot. Fisk wants him dead. Fisk goes back to the art gallery and talks to the woman from the end of the last episode. He ask her out to dinner. He woos her and shows great interest. Her name is Vanessa. He tells her his name, which is very rare and something he never does. Obviously he really likes this woman.
Claire is attacked at the house she is cat-sitting at, and calls Matt on the burner phone as they are coming in after her. Matt tries to come save her but he's too late once he gets there. He listens to the conversations all over the City and attempts to track them down by voice but loses the trail.
Karen goes to an auction where Union Allied's assets are being liquidated. She's trying to see who is in on the conspiracy. Benny comes and warns her that she can easily be caught by being sloppy. He wants her to meet him once she leaves.
We see that the Russians beat the Mexiacan boy which is why he gave up Claire's location. Matt ask him for any leads he can provide.
Fisk takes Vanessa out on a date. We learn more about Fisk's motives.
Claire is tortured over the identity of Matt. She never gives it up cause she doesn't know. Matt arrives and fucks them up.
Karen and Benny meet. Benny tells her he never said he wasn't pursuing the story just that she should move on for her on good. He tells her to sign the agreement from Union Allied and let him fight for her. He tried to help her move on while picking up the cause.
Russians are reeling. Very pissed off. They have no choice but to take Fisk's deal since they haven't proven they can handle affairs on their own.
One of the Russians interrupts Fisk dinner date and approaches him saying they agree to the deal. He is pissed and takes Vanessa and leaves abruptly. Tells Wesley to handle it.
Matt takes Claire back to his apartment and patches her up. They look like they are falling for each other. He tells her he's trying to make the city a better place. She encourages him. She is scared but she knows Matt can do something good for everyone in the City. He tells her his real name, Matthew.
Fisk wants a second date with Vanessa but she hesitates due to what happened at the restaurant. He really wants her. But she walks away not knowing how she feels. Fisk is furious at the Russians. The one Russian is in a car with Wesley and they drive him to a location where Fisk beats the fuck out of him.
He says that the Russian embarrassed him in front of Vanessa. He smashes his head with the SUV door at least 20 times, ripping heads head off and smashing it to nothing but bloody flesh. Then he orders his remains to be sent to the Russians brother and welcomes the start of a war.
Conclusion, Fisk is a bad motherfucker. Speechless.