Penny and Dime DAREDEVIL SEASON 2 Ep 4 recap

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Penny and Dime  DAREDEVIL SEASON 2 Ep 4 recap

Penny and Dime

Penny and Dime: Irish Toast

Penny and Dime  DAREDEVIL SEASON 2 Ep 4 recap

As with season 1, every episode seems to out do the previous. Episode 4. Penny and Dime wraps up The Punisher Story line neatly.

At the top of the episode is an Irish Wake for fallen mobsters. The late Mr. Nesbitt toasted to Finn (Tony Curran – has also appeared in Thor, The Dark World, Blade 2 and X-Men First Class), the father of one of the slain. In short order, Finn takes control of the Irish gang in the best use of an ice pick since Basic Instinct.

Finn and Nesbitt characters both come from Vol. 02: Kitchen Irish, The Punisher MAX #7-12 by Garth Ennis (writer) and Leandro Fernandez (artist)


Dad drinks to his son

Finn orders Rory (Joshua Bitton) and the boys to rough up Hell’s Kitchen, until they find Frank’s lair and mutt. Can we just call this dog Max already? (Punisher’s dog in 1990s comics) Finn seems to know exactly who The Punisher is after seeing the Carousel tickets.


Finn rotates ticket like a Carousel

Matt, Foggy and Karen attend Grotto’s funeral. Father Lantom (Peter McRobbie) is back for a sermon and advice to Matt. Your guilt means your work is not finished.

eulogy daredevil

“(Grotto) was no saint. He was human.”

Frank gets ready for a final confrontation with Finn and the Irish, using his mobile headquarters to insert something into his forearm.

creepy van

Frank’s Tank?

Matt, Foggy and Karen take a moment to reflect on Frank’s origin story as they know it so far. “He’s insane” Foggy exclaims. Matt and Karen get close.


“Yes, you are insane” Matt jokingly concedes to Karen

Melvin (Matt Gerald) made Daredevil and new costume that is “nearly indestructible.” Then reveals he made himself new armor as well. Who’s ready for Gladiator?


Melvin Potter sporting new duds. Add a few circular saws and we have ourselves a Villain!

Karen researches Frank Castle and finds George Bach (Ryan Woodle), former employee of the hospital. We learn a lot of little tidbits, including Men in Black type characters hanging around when John Doe was brought in on his Death Bed. They pulled the plug, Frank died for 1 minute before coming back and asking George to take him home.

George bach

George shares some important info with Karen

Frank sits and waits at the Central Park Carousel until it closes. Rory stabs Frank with a sedative. Frank takes out a bunch of Irish. The rest zap Frank with Tazors.

Central Park

Frank “thins out the herd” for Finn

Daredevil seeks out info from Mahoney. “We are not friends.” Matt over hears “Shots Fired” at Central Park, where he finds Rory bleeding out.


We are not friends

Finn tortures Frank. “Your sons dead and your worried about your money?” Frank endures a lot, including a drill to the foot that made me wince in pain. The imagination is very powerful.


Where’s My Money!

ONE BATCH, TWO BATCH. Karen goes to the Castle house in Queens. This, and a few other scenes and monologues, served to build the Punisher origin story, however I would have liked to see some more B-Roll and/or flashback. Felt disconnected somehow.

Frank’s daughter’s favorite book appears to be fictitious. Multiple sources confirm as much. Searching the title on Amazon delivered “Small Batch Baking” and “Gremlins: The New Batch” among others.

One Batch Two Batch

One Batch Two Batch is a fictional children’s book created for this series.

Running out of patience, Finn threatens Max’s life.


What ever you do, don’t hurt Max.

While Frank digs a secret weapon from his arm, Finn’s men find the Van, the money and… the bomb.

Van go Boom

Van go Boom

Frank and Matt take down the Irish together. Matt has the double duty of fighting bad guys and keeping Frank from Killing.

No Killing

No Killing

Matt drags Frank away to a cemetery. In front Jasper O’Clery’s grave (Cannot find any evidence of EGG here) Frank explains why he says ONE BATCH, TWO BATCH, PENNY AND DIME.

This is sort of monologue that could get Jon an Emmy nod.



In a rather long denouement, Karen and Matt get closer than ever as the trio winds down once again at Josie’s. I think Karen was taken aback when the sexy kiss ended with a dinner invitation. Perhaps Matt did not want to have to explain some scars.


Karen was expecting more than a dinner invitation

But something tells me dinner plans may be ruined by what awaits Matt in his apartment. Are all Greek Goddesses with Daddy Issues so much trouble?


Daddy Issues?

On to episode 5… “Kinbaku”




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”


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
Elodie Yung Elektra Natchios
Peter McRobbie Father Lantom
Matt Gerald Melvin Potter
Royce Johnson Sgt. Brett Mahoney
Ryan Woodle George Bach
Susan Varon Josie
Tony Curran Finn
Joshua Bitton Rory
Mark David Watson Rafe
John Joseph Gallagher Seamus
Katt Masterson Detective Sgt. Thompson
Gordon Silva Bartender
Pat Kiernan Newscaster
Rod Knoll Owner