Daredevil Recaps: “The Path of the Righteous” and “The Ones We Leave Behind”
Wesley is displeased.
This week’s Daredevil episodes deal with the fallout of Foggy’s revelations, the fallout of Venessa’s unfortunate incident, and the continued fallout of Matt’s near-death experience against Nobu. So much fallout—it’s getting positively nuclear in here. Let’s get to work setting up that season finale!
OK. So! “The Path of the Righeous” starts with Fisk bringing Vanessa to the hospital.
After Leland TOTALLY did not poison her at all.
Karen comes to visit Matt the morning after he and Foggy broke up, and she knows something is up. He calls her out on lying while lying to her face and then mentions that he understands the feeling of lying to protect people and could he be more obvious?
Then he basically acts like Karen’s babysitter when she says she went to find Fisk’s mom, and I’m going to just hope that one’s coming from the “I know I’m a superhero but I’ll also say you should have told Foggy to be less obvious” place and not a “you should have told us because we’re dudes and could look after you” place.
She expresses her concern over his injuries,
tells him that she learned Fisk killed his father, and gives him a get-well-soon balloon.
Foggy’s just starting his day as well, and what the Hell is this?
He tells Marci he’s not going to work with Matt anymore, so I guess we’re going to have to wait through a few more episodes of this argument before they make up. We’re getting close to the season finale, guys! There’s no time for this!
In the hospital, Leland discusses Vanessa’s poisoning with Wesley.
In Matt’s apartment, Claire is back to stitch him up! She tells him to get some armor before he winds up dead, and he talks about how Fisk’s suit seemed impenetrable.
Ahhhhhh GOD she’s leaving town, because
we can’t have nice things she knows Matt will never stop being Daredevil, so she doesn’t want to be with him, but she promises to keep helping him not die in the future.
Ben talks to Karen about how he doesn’t think the information they got out of Fisk’s mom will help, and he’s NOT PLEASED with her about dragging him out to see Fisk’s mom in the first place—and wait, did he really not know she wasn’t just taking him to see a care facility?
Wesley and Fisk have a heart to heart about Vanessa, and Fisk expresses his appreciation for Wesley’s friendship—and also his assistance in exacting vengeance. You know, friend stuff!
Fisk wants to send Vanessa away when/if she recovers, because yeah, she totally seems like the kind of person who’d stand for that. Sure.
Matt goes to see his priest again and asks if the guy knows that he’s secretly Daredevil.
Then he goes home and meditates on his beating by Fisk and Nobu and achieves enlightenment.
Then he tracks down the workshop of Fisk’s cartoon-wardrobe tailor, Melvin Potter, who shows up moments later and isn’t exactly happy to see him.
But they hug it out,
And eventually come to an understanding. Potter seems to not have it all together and has been pressed into Fisk’s service through blackmail, which is pretty convenient for Matt. Really, what was his plan if things hadn’t worked out this perfectly? Matt asks Potter to build him a “symbol”—probably because as a person, he can be ignored or destroyed, but as a symbol, he can incorruptible and everlasting. (Just a guess.)
Elsewhere, Karen finds Foggy at the bar and tells him off for being a selfish jerk. Like every other character on the good guy team, he’s too busy feeling sorry for himself to help Karen with the information she got out of Fisk’s mom.
After calling Ben to help talk her down, Karen gets kidnapped by Wesley, who’s not happy that she tried to talk to his friend’s mommy.
Wesley starts lecturing and monologuing, and it comes out that he’s the only one who knows she visited Fisk’s mom.
He tries to get her to tell everyone they were wrong about Fisk by threatening all of her friends, but when he reaches to answer a call from his bestie, it becomes clear that he underestimated Karen as she grabs his gun off the table.
Oh, and she indicates that this wouldn’t be the first time she’d shot someone and then proceeds to make that seem extremely likely.
Man, Fisk is going to be pissed, and now I really want to know more about Karen’s past, but I guess I’ll have to wait for another episode. Not going to lie—I’m gonna miss Wesley. </3.
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