Daredevil – Kinbaku

by Alan Rapp on March 29, 2016

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  • Title: Daredevil – Kinbaku
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“Sweetheart, you don’t break into my place and talk to me about trust.

Daredevil - Kinbaku

“Kinbaku” kicks off the second arc of Daredevil‘s Second Season with the introduction of Matt Murdock‘s (Charlie Cox) college girlfriend Elektra Natchios (Elodie Yung) who is in need of a lawyer (or so she claims). From their reunion in Matt’s apartment it’s obvious the pair didn’t part on the best of terms (as the flashbacks will prove). For what Elektra is really after, however, we’ll have to wait a little further into the season because Elektra hasn’t come looking for Matt Murdock, exactly, but for Daredevil.

Yung definitely brings the crazy with this version of the character (especially during their final night together in college). Elektra showing up in his apartment the same night he and Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) kiss is a little too cute (as is the meet-cute we see when a young Matt crashes a hoity-toity party). Matt’s first date with Karen gets off to a much rocky start than his first night with Elektra (which includes sex in the middle of a boxing ring and Elektra noticing Matt’s “blindness” is partly an act – although later revelations in the season will lessen the importance of this moment).

Over the remainder of the season the show will hammer the point home which it introduces here on why Elektra is both a good match for Daredevil and, at the same time, will never be the right woman for Matt Murdock. Just as Elektra shows up to start unraveling Matt Murdock’s world, Karen begins to look into the Punisher‘s (Jon Bernthal) past and the true story behind his one-man war on crime. She find as many questions as answers, but enough of both will fuel her search for the truth as to who Frank Castle really is and what happened to push him over the edge. As Punisher (at least for now) moves out of Daredevil’s world he enters that of Nelson & Murdock who, against the wishes of Foggy (Elden Henson), will come to represent the mass murderer in the episodes to come.

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