In this review, we will be focusing on Daredevil Season 3: 302 & 303. 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.
So, throughout Daredevil season 3 we get a glimpse into a subplot about an FBI agent. This started back in 301, but he will remain unnamed since that would be a spoiler. However, he is important to the overall story of what happens with Fisk, therefore he should be mentioned at least once to keep up with the review and the plot of what we will talk about.
Last Time On Daredevil…
Last time on Daredevil season 3: 301 we got a glimpse into Born Again. The thrilling comic adaptation by Frank Miller that Daredevil season 3 seems to be adapting to. The previous seasons did as well, but not as much as this newest season is so far. In light of that, we will focus on the theme of Catholicism and Matt Murdock. How his heroism and Catholicism are a prominent theme into how he changes as a hero.
A Daredevil Season 3, Episode 2
As a watcher, what we have always enjoyed about the Daredevil series are the callbacks to Matt Murdock’s childhood. The flashbacks to his childhood and his relationship with his faith; which, again, has not always been a great relationship. We have learned this, but we truly know it within this season and in Daredevil season 3, episode 2.
The story of Wilson Fisk is a complex one – it has been told time and time again, but he is the messiah of Hell’s Kitchen. One of the greatest villains of our time – especially in a Marvel Netflix series. However, speaking on Wilson you will have to denote back to season one if you want a recap. Daredevil season 3 puts a new name to Wilson Fisk.
You may not feel sorry for him, but in a way, it’s the same sorry you feel about Thanos. It’s
Primarily from Fisk. Again, we get Matt deferring his Catholicism and belief in God in order to become the Man Without Fear. Or, in some regard, become content with the fact that he is The Man Without Fear. In episode 302, Matt is – rightfully so – becoming the hero he was meant to be and always was from the beginning.
The Happenings In Daredevil Season 3, Episode 3
In Daredevil season 3, episode 3 – Wilson Fisk is under house arrest and his aggression is formed through love. If you don’t know what we mean, let’s talk about Vanessa from the previous season. Vanessa is a character who is derived from the comics and is Wilson Fisks’ fiancé. She appears in nine episodes prior but is mentioned countless time after that.
She was an art dealer previously who remained loyal to Fisk even after finding out about his criminal empire. She vowed to stay with him even when he was arrested by the FBI by Murdock. However, she has been on the run since they’ve been separated due to Daredevil interfering causing Vanessa to go on the run initially.
Love Makes You Do Crazy Things, Fisk…
In Daredevil season 3, we hear of Vanessa, and Fisk is existing for Vanessa. Whatever he can do to get her back to the states as well as be in good standing so she does not get harmed, he will do. In 303, he is doing just that after he is under the supervision of the FBI. As he has always been since he has been in jail. The theme of Born Again is becoming intense in the plot by episode 3. Matt Murdock seems to be going insane in many different forms..
Karen and Foggy are grieving in a way that is giving them a different outlook on how they perceive the world. With the man they put in jail now basically in a penthouse suite cell, they have no choice but to survive without Matt Murdock. And, in a way, none of them know how to survive without Murdock. Simply because he did so much for both Karen and Foggy. He is Foggy’s best friend. Despite the tribulations, they are best friends.
According to regular Daredevil style, the series is progressing as the previous seasons do. It is seamless, action-packed, and filled with God versus Devil metaphors. As viewers, we are supposed to dislike Fisk, or at least hate him in some regard. However, throughout Daredevil and Daredevil season 3, we are left wondering who should we root for? Should we even root for Matt Murdock?
I guess we will have to keep watching to find out.
If you want more Daredevil reviews, stay tuned and check out our first review of episode 1. You won’t want to miss the epic Murdock goodness.