HOLY SH.. DAREDEVIL SEASON 2 EP 3 “New York’s Finest”

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HOLY SH.. DAREDEVIL SEASON 2 EP 3 “New York’s Finest”

HOLY SH!T!

HOLY SH!T! Matt wakes up chained to a chimney

HOLY SH.. DAREDEVIL SEASON 2 EP 3 “New York’s Finest”

That’s right I am renaming this episode “HOLY SH!T!”

There are two main elements to this episode.

  1. The tribute to ER with single camera shots as Foggy searches for Claire (Rosario Dawson) and Matt’s decent of the stairwell.
  2. The verbal chess match between Matt and Frank and how best to serve Justice to Hell’s Kitchen.

 

Samantha Reyes is in full cover own ass mode, threatening to put blame for the botched operation to capture The Punisher on Nelson and Murdock. Blake Tower with a look shows sympathy for Karen and Foggy.

HOLY SH!T!

HOLY SH!T! Reyes is looking out for #1

Matt tries to figure our Frank. Franks is mostly silent as he drinks his thermos of coffee.

HOLY SH.. Frank enjoys coffee more than small talk

HOLY SH.. Frank enjoys coffee more than small talk

Foggy seeks out Claire hoping to find Matt.The emergency room is packed with Punisher’s would be victims. There is a great single camera shot following Foggy through the hospital halls that is totally a shout out to ER. It is total chaos as the staff is completely overwhelmed by the uptake in thug admissions. Expecting George Clooney to jump out any second.

HOLY SH

Hi Claire

Karen gets a call from Grotto, who is done with getting help from lawyers.

Meanwhile Matt and Frank’s conversation is interrupted by the building’s super, Jerry. Frank let’s Jerry go, sharing a military kinship, but knocks out Matt when he is tired of the talk.

Holy SH

Keep quiet or the old man gets it!

Sensing Blake Tower is not a fan of his boss, Karen seeks out the Assistant District Attorney for help. While acting indignant to her cause, Blake slips her a few files.

Blake Tower's Office

Karen seeks help at Blake Tower’s Office

Foggy continues to court Claire’s support by talking down an ER thug fight. Turns out words are mightier than a screw driver and face tattoos.

Bad Ass Foggy

Bad Ass Foggy takes on Thug

Matt wakes up to find Frank has captured Grotto. Matt’s hand is duck taped to a gun. Frank poses the ultimate choice. Kill me or I kill him, either way the blood is on Matt’s hands. Franks states what Matt basically said in Season 1, his biggest fear is being one mistake away from becoming The Punisher and killing a perp. Frank says his way they stay down, not getting out in a month, week, day… Turk recently said “I’ll be out in a month” to which Matt replied he will see him then.

GROTTO

It’s me or him!

Karen sifts through the files on Punisher

Punisher

Someone needs better head shots

Matt gets free but not in time to save Grotto. As Matt tries to free Grotto, we see Frank’s real target from that particular roof top. Frank takes aim at the Dog’s of Hell hang out.

DOGS OF HELL

Think it’s bad when you knock over a biker’s ride.?Trying blowing it up.

BATCH to BATCH, PENNY AND DIME: Penny and Dime is the name of the next episode. I missed this on my first watch but caught my ear second time around while writing this article. I thought Frank said “Bitch to bitch” while putting Jimmy “The Bear” in his sights. But this is in fact a reference to … well let’s wait till we see next episode to reveal.\

Before Frank can take out the Dogs of Hell in entirety from the sniper position, Matt takes him out.

biker bar

Makes Hogs and Heifers look tame as biker bars go

What follows, as Matt tries to get Frank out of the building, is one of the most intense sequences I have seen in years. In yet another single extended shot, Matt takes on the entire gang. After putting Frank in the freight lift, he fights his way to the ground floor.

Daredevil Season 2

From the halls…

Daredevil Season 2

Down the stairs…

Daredevil Season 2

Ground Floor…

Through this fight, Matt equally plays into both Foggy and Frank’s view of Daredevil’s future. He practically dies and almost loses control. I would not be surprised if one or two of those Dogs died.That was intense.

When it was all done, Frank had escaped out the back / outside door of the elevator.

Frank Castle Escapes

Where did he go?

Final shot of the episode, we see a large enveloped labeled “F. Castle.” Karen reveals the signature Punisher Skull to be Frank’s with a bullet hole.

punisher skull

Frank lucky to be alive

And now to learn more about “Penny and Dime”…

 

 

SEASON 2 EPISODE LIST

 

1 “Bang”
2 “Dogs to a Gunfight”
3 “New York’s Finest”
4 “Penny and Dime”
5 “Kinbaku”
6 “Regrets Only”
7 “Semper Fidelis”
8 “Guilty as Sin”
9 “Seven Minutes in Heaven”
10 “The Man in The Box”
11 “.380”
12 “The Dark at the End of the Tunnel”
13 “A Cold Day in Hell’s Kitchen”

FROM WIKI

The second season of the American web television series Daredevil follows Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who fights crime by night, as he crosses paths with the deadly Frank Castle and his old girlfriend Elektra Natchios. The series is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing continuity with the films and other television series of the franchise. The season is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and Goddard Textiles, with Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez serving as showrunners, and series creator Drew Goddard acting as consultant.

Charlie Cox stars as Murdock, while Jon Bernthal and Élodie Yung are introduced as Castle and Natchios. Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, and Rosario Dawson also return from the first season, with Stephen Rider also joining them. The season was ordered in April 2015 after the successful release of the first, with Petrie and Ramirez replacing the season one showrunner Steven S. DeKnight. Production on the season began in July 2015 and continued through December, with the season focusing on ‘what makes a hero’ by comparing Murdock to Castle and Natchios, and showing how they affect his life.

The first two episodes of the season premiered in Paris on March 7, 2016, with the full season of 13 episodes released on Netflix on March 18. Critics praised the action of the season and the performances, particularly Bernthal’s. However, some of the storyline elements and execution received criticism as well as no character having the same presence that Vondie Curtis-Hall’s Ben Urich or Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk did in the first season.

Charlie Cox Matt Murdock / Daredevil
Deborah Ann Woll Karen Page
Elden Henson Foggy Nelson
Jon Bernthal Frank Castle
Stephen Rider Blake Tower
Rosario Dawson Claire Temple
Michelle Hurd Samantha Reyes
McCaleb Burnett Grotto
Ray Iannicelli Jerry
John Bianco Jimmy ‘The Bear’
Marcos Palma Petty Thief
Marilyn Torres Louisa Delgado
Tracy Friedman Security Guard
Matt Baguth Gang Member
Marc Basil Felon
Ross Brodar Biker
Emily Trask Reporter
Jay Hieron Lowlife
Nick Gifford CSU Team Member (uncredited)
Caliph Jones Criminal #3 (uncredited)
Hans Marrero Criminal #2 (uncredited)