Real Time Series Review: Daredevil - Episode 9
Daredevil Episode 9
Show opens with a fight scene between Matt and a person dressed in red, who also has on a hood. Matt has the sticks that Stick gave him, and the man in red has chains. Dude in red is highly skilled and gets the better of Matt several times during the fight. In the end he leaves Matt laying and we get a close up of his face, as we head to the opening credits. It looks like Nobu to me.
After credits, Matt is sitting outside the church when the Priest comes up and offers him to come inside for confession. Matt wants to have a latte coffee with him instead, which the Priest offered him a few episodes ago.
Over coffee the Priest reveals that he knows who he is and his father. Matt ask him if he believes in the devil. Priest explains that he used to think the devil was a minor character in the grand scheme of things. Years later while on Mission in Rwanda, he saw the devil when a tyrant ordered a good and innocent man to be chopped up and killed in front of his entire family. The tyrant then killed every person in the a village of the man's followers, just because he could. The priest believes the devil walks among us taking many forms.
Karen and Foggy try to convince Benny that Fisk coming out in public doesn't change anything for the work they are trying to accomplish. Benny feels it changes everything as Fisk has gotten out in front of the story. People think he's the 2nd coming. His story is being glorified.
Matt meets Benny. Karen is pissed because they don't want to do anything. Benny tells them that the man in mask came to see him and gave him a bunch of evidence on Fisk, but now he can't use it. They go over all the names of the key characters they now know. The main company they need to investigate now is confederate Global, Confed Global for short, as a lot of Fisk money is connected to it. The name people are giving the man in the mask, Matt, is the Devil in Hell's Kitchen.
Wesley tells Fisk that his popularity is soaring. Detective Hoffman is on the run. They are still looking for the man in the mask, and the cops have orders to shoot on site.
Nobu interrupts their meeting, by busting and breaking Fisk bodyguards arm. He's pissed. He was promised a city block in return for his help and hasn't received it. Fisk says that they have tenants on the block that have been difficult to get to leave. Nobu wants the block and and says he can't afford anymore setbacks after what happened at the docks.
Fisk wants help taking care of the man in the mask. He wants a specialist from Nobu's organization. I'm assuming the opening scene was a flash forward.
Foggy finds out that Armond Tully moved to an island with all the money Confed Global paid him for all his properties in Hell's Kitchen.
Elana, the Mexican lady from the apartment building in Hell's Kitchen, comes and tells them that Fisk doubled the offer for the tenants to move out of their building and some of her neighbors are thinking about taking it. She wants to convince them to refuse. This is the block that Nobu wants and these tenants are holding up the deal.
Matt is going to find out more on Vanessa, Fisk girlfriend who was standing with him at the press conference. Matt goes to the art gallery where she works. He presents himself as someone looking to buy art. She walks him through a few pieces.
As they are talking, Fisk comes in!!!!!! Very intense scene. Matt gets nervous. Fisk knows who he is, but not as the man in the mask, but as Matt Murdock the attorney. Remember, Matt was a lawyer against Union Allied, and for them, when he represented Healy earlier in the season. Also Matt represents the tenants in Hell's Kitchen against Fisk company. Fisk talks very political to Matt and you can tell Matt gets a bad feeling and cuts the visit short and leaves. Playing it kinda close if you ask me.
Matt goes to the church and talks to the priest again. He tells him how he visited someone close to the devil, (Fisk) today and found that the devil has someone he loves. He says if he lets him consume the city and stands idle by, so many people will suffer and die. The priest counsels him to not kill his enemy even though he wants to.
Karen id'd the men who jumped her and Foggy. They present Matt with a new sign for the door of their law firm. Karen gets a call that Elana, the Mexican lady from the apartment building they have been fighting to save, is dead. She was killed outside the building, stabbed several times, and they know it was Confed Global and Fisk behind it. Karen and Foggy are crying and Matt is furious.
Scene shifts to the fight scene from the show open. Great action between Matt and the Japanese man in red again. Its actually Nobu, and he's fucking Matt up.
Back in real time, Matt, Foggy and Karen are at a bar drinking. Matt is convinced Fisk had something to do with her death. Fisk is seen on TV giving a speech about how her death is tragic and won't be tolerated. He gets emotional and plays it up with a long speech. Matt listens with anger and you can tell he going to get him. Karen wants Fisk dead. Karen says if there is a God, Fisk will get what he deserves. Those words inspire Matt.
Back at Matts apartment, he pulls out the sticks, Stick gave him. He's pissed now and probably will start killing. We see him destroying a guy for answers in an alley. After breaking the guys arm, he gives up the location.
Matt finds the guy who murdered Elana and he's getting high. He has a wad of cash on him and Elana's purse is there. Obviously someone paid him to kill her. Matt is furious and tortures him. The guy knows nothing. He's just a junky for hire. Matt is snapping.
He goes to the docks where the junkie told him he was taken. We see how the fight with Nobu began. Matt knows he was at the docks with the boy. Nobu knows he was trained by Stick. They have history. They fight hard.
Back at the bar, Karen and Foggy are drunk as hell. Foggy is very emotional. Karen says they will make Fisk pay.
Matt and Nobu continue fighting. Matt lights his ass on fire and burns him up.
Fisk shows up, and and thanks Matt for killing Nobu as he was becoming a problem. He says in a perfect world they would have killed each other. Fisk admits it was all a setup. He killed Elana to draw him out, as he shows an emotional weakness towards women and children.
Matt says he's going to kill him then attacks Fisk!!!!!! But Fisk quickly gets the upper hand and fucks Matt up!!! Damn. Kingpin ain't no whore. Matt manages to cut Fisk across the midsection but Fisk continues to beat the hell out of him. It had no affect. Wesley goes to shoot him, but Matt throws a stick at the gun, and jumps out the window into the water. He escapes. Fisk is not happy and Nobu is dead.
Foggy goes to see Matt at his apartment but he gets no answer. He finds Matt dressed as the man in mask, hurt and bloody. Foggy discovers that Matt is the man in the mask!!!!!!!!
What a excellent excellent excellent episode!!!!!!!!!