In this review, we will be focusing on Daredevil Season 3: 304 & 305. As always, as a preface: these reviews will be non-spoiler. Any specific information pertaining to the plot of the episode will not be told. We will, however, talk about the themes, character arcs (in comparison to previous seasons), and basic general events happening in each episode until 306.
In this review, we will be talking about episode 304 and 305 of Daredevil. The next review, 306, will be a spoiler review. We will talk about everything that has happened since the beginning of the season to the most recent episode of 6. If you have been enjoying these non-spoiler reviews, watch out for episode 6. It will be non-spoiler.
If you want to know what has happened in the previous three episodes; you can go here and here. We have a review of episode one and two/three as well. Now, onto the review of episode four and five. Welcome back Daredevil fans. Matthew Murdock is back, haven’t you heard?
A Warm Welcome In Daredevil Season 3
The world doesn’t know Matt is alive, no one knows at this point except one person. And, that person has vowed not to say a word (but says a word anyway). So, what does Matt Murdock do? He goes home, gets dressed, and walks the streets. Everyone knows Matt Murdock, but he has nothing to lose. In Episode 4, everyone is trying to deal with the aftermath of Fisk.
What are they to do when the man in white is basically out on the streets? No one knows what to do and Foggy and Karen are scared they – or the ones they love – might die under the hand of the cruelest man in Hell’s Kitchen. The attentive to detail in Daredevil moves the episodes along so effortlessly. You hear every sound, every heartbeat, and every breath people take.
Daredevil Is A Man Of Movement
Daredevil is a character that hears sounds, movements, and conversations because he cannot see. Therefore, he hears those movements, conversations, and clues in his ears. Daredevil gives us that. It gives us all of that detail that we deserve and didn’t quite get in the comic book medium because of constraints. It is important to note and talk about because this show does it wonderfully well.
A character, whom we love, Foggy, is an underrated character in the Daredevil series. Foggy is a good friend, a good lawyer, and a person who fights for what he believes in. Whatever that may be. That is no surprise he is the same way in Daredevil season 3. He is to be appreciated whenever he is on the screen.
The action by the fourth and fifth episode is jam-packed. Matt Murdock is fighting his way out of prison throughout this episode (4) and, boy, is it jam-packed. Matt is fighting inmates, fighting guards, and fighting doctors. He gets his answers and the answers he got are exactly the ones he needed, but, at what cost? I guess we will find out…
A Cliffhanger Ending After Episode 4 Leads Us Into Episode 5
Someone is out to kill Matt Murdock, who could it be? Who could know Murdock is alive? Well, the answer will be in the next review, however, for now, we will say this person has had a long relationship with Matt. In light of that, Matt has been in some… dangerous situations in the past two episodes. He has almost died, almost died, and then… almost died again.
In Daredevil season 3, there have been a few plot points coming together. Three different characters (Matt and two others) that are intertwining slowly throughout the season. You will find some are more interesting than others, but for the most part, they are quite interesting to the plot. The season just keeps getting better, and from the previous two, this has to top both of them. This season is, by far, one of the best of Daredevil.
A New Villain Hits The Scene In Daredevil Season 3
Karen has new leads, Fisk is onto his new workers, and above all else, a new villain is taking place. A villain that you won’t see coming, or maybe you will. By episode 5, the concept of Bullseye is going to come at you blazing. Now, if you paid attention closely, you would know that Bullseye has been announced before the season began. This is not a spoiler for most.
If you want to know about Bullseye in the series, Wiki has a small excerpt about him in Daredevil season 3. This isn’t a spoiler since it is online to find, but be warned:
Bullseye, legal name Benjamin “Dex” Poindexter, makes his debut in the third season of Daredevil, portrayed by Wilson Bethel. This version of the character is an FBI agent who is part of the detail assigned to protecting Wilson Fisk after he is released from prison as part of a deal to become an informant.
However, take what you will with that announcement and make your own decision after you watch the series. Not everything is as it seems. Everyone is having their own story in Daredevil season 3. It is glorious to see it all pan out and intertwine between the stories of each individual.
Welcome to Hell’s Kitchen, Benjamin… Enjoy your stay.