Real Time Series Review: Daredevil - Episode 5
Daredevil Episode 5
Show opens with Claire looking in the mirror evaluating her bruises from the beating she took at the hands of the Russians. Matt makes her breakfast. Tells her he's a lawyer. She's sore, and opened a cut in her back. Matt could hear her skin separating. Got damn.
He patches her up. She has a hairline rib fracture. She tries to understand how he is able to maximize his senses so much and see without sight. He explains it. He paints vivid pictures with the rest of his senses. He sees fiery images like the world is on fire.
He tells her that he wants to protect her from them and wants her to stay with him. Then they kiss passionately. He tells her his intention to take down Fisk. She tells him another name, Vladimir, that he should be looking into.
We learn that Vladimir is the other Russian, and in the enxt scene we see him talking with Wesley about how he can't find his brother. (You know, cause Fisk smashed his brains every damn where.) Wesley acts like he doesn't know. Vladimir gets word that his brother's body was found. Its mutilated. Wesley suggest the man in the mask did it. Vladimir is furious and orders everyone to concentrate their attention on bringing him Matt's head.
After credits, Fisk and Wesley call a meeting with Madame Gao, the lady boss Chinese drug leader, the Japanese crime man we have seen a few times, and Leland, the older guy with the glasses who they do business with. The Russians have been cut out of their coalition and the other members are not happy they were not consulted before Fisk killed Vladimir's brother.
Fisk convinces them its still all good. They want answers. He tells them they are blaming the masked vigilante. Fisk said profits will be divided into four shares instead of 5, but they will keep it quiet for now. They all agree. After everyone else leave, Fisk wants to speak personally with Madame Gao. She knows he wants something.
Matt fucks up some Russians who were doing a drop with a boy runner for Madame Gao. During the confrontation, one of the Russians accidentally shoots and kills Madame Gao's Chinese boy runner. Matt finds out that a hit has been put out on him and he's getting framed for killing Vladimirs brother. He escapes just before the cops arrive and they arrest one of the Russians. The Chinese boy is dead.
The lawfirm takes on a new case from a Mexican woman who says her apartment complex is being converted into condos by force and the tenants were being forced out. Some of the apartments were gutted and damaged. They were offered 10 grand to get out but they don't want to leave. Matt and Foggy decided they will take the case but they are taking on a real estate company headed by a man named Tully and a Law firm called L&Z. Foggy is scared of them.
Matt goes to the polices station to get files on Tully's business complaints that have been filed in the past. He really is there so he can use his listening skills to listen to the interrogation of the Russian henchman who was arrested. The Russian drops the name Wilson Fisk to the cops. The cops are dirty as shit, as they work for Fisk, and stage a scuffle in the interrogation room and shoot and kill the Russian henchman. Before they shoot him, they say you really shouldn't have said his name. Damn. Matt heard everything and is pissed.
Foggy has a run in from a sexy blonde Marce at L&Z. We find that he used to work with her and date her, and she tries to strong arm him to drop the case. But Foggy stands up to her and says they will see them in court.
Wesley updates Fisk on the situation on finding the man in the mask. He also gives Fisk the name of Vanessa's favorite wine as a suggestion to get back in her good graces.
Foggy and Karen visit the damaged apartments and its in bad shape. Foggy promises Elana, the Mexican lady, to do what they can to help.
Matt beats up the cop who killed the Russian. He wants answers. He gets none, but he whips ass and takes his phone.
Fisk has dinner with Vanessa and apologizes again. She hates to be lied to and he promises to always be honest with her.
Vladimir cleans his brothers mutilated body. Black guy criminal from episode one tells him that he got word that an expensive SUV came in to a chop shop the other day with blood and brains all over it. Car belongs to a big bald white guy. Vlad ask if it was Fisk. Black guy didn't get a name, but word is the bald guy was mentioning the guy in the mask, like they were tight. Vlad is furious and wants Fisk head. He commands a team be gathered for revenge. Guns, rifles, grenades, everything. Offers 1 million on the streets for Fisk location.
Foggy and Karen somehow end up on an unorthodox date at Elana's apartment. Lol.
Claire deciphers the cell phone for Matt. Gets a location for Vladimir's possible location. She wants him to slow down and not try to fight everyone on his own. Claire says she can't let herself fall in love with someone who is so close to turning into someone who he hates.
Vanessa tries to tap into Fisk inner thoughts. She knows he is involved in crime and is a dangerous man. She brought her gun with her. But she is falling for him. He admits that he has done things he's not proud of. He takes no pleasure in it. But he has to do what he has to to rebuild the city. Says he has to destroy the city in order to build it back up right. Tells her that by his side is the safest place she could ever be. She gives him her gun.
The awkward date continues with Foggy and Karen. She ask alot of questions, and they tend to lean towards how Foggy sees her and alot about Matt as well. Is she good looking. She wants him to touch her face like Matt does to females. This is strange. It Feels like she likes him but may like Matt as well.
Matt arrives at the Russian crime compound where they are getting weapons together. He fucks up a couple door guards. Russians are loading up machine guns and grenades when another one of Madame Gao's henchmen comes in and blows the warehouse up with a bomb. Looks like retaliation for what happened to the young boy earlier in the episode. Matt was outside but the impact blows him to the ground as well.
A bomb goes off next to the apartment complex as were Foggy and Karen were helping the older people.
It looks like a master plan was in play from the beginning when the convo happened between Fisk and Madame Gao. At least 4 bombs went off and buildings are burning.
Vanessa and Fisk are in the restaurant watching the buildings burn. She knows he did it. The words he said earlier foreshadowed this. Fisk brings up how the Russians kidnapped the boy in episodes 2 and 3 and that those men will no longer infect the city. He took the Russians out. She says good.
Matt gets up from the rubble.
All the Russians are not dead. Vladimir and his lead henchman walk from the burning building.
The black criminal from episode one was part of the set up. He is seen getting paid by Wesley for dropping the information to Vladimir.
Matt tracks down the Vladimir and his henchman and beats the shit out of them in retaliation for what they did to Claire.
As he's about to finish Vladimir, police arrive and have him cornered as the episode ends.