Daredevil Re-Watch: Nelson v. Murdock

The Netflix series The Defenders premieres August 18.  In preparation, I’m re-watching all the Netflix shows set in the MCU. First up is season one of Daredevil. Below are 10 thoughts I had while watching episode ten, “Nelson v. Murdock.” Spoilers for the entire MCU, but for this episode in particular.

Foggy Nelson in Nelson v. Murdock

  1. Matt is either extremely lucky or extremely unlucky. This is the second time he’s survived simply because someone stumbled upon him.
  2. Foggy’s flashback look is so bad. I can’t decide what’s worse: the hair on his head or the hair on his face.
  3. I don’t blame Foggy for being pissed. He probably feels like his entire friendship with Matt has been one big lie.
  4. Foggy was right when he said Karen deserved to know about Matt’s secret identity. I’m glad she finally does know and I can’t wait to see how she reacts in The Defenders.
  5. Madame Gao is no fool. She knows sooner or later Fisk will try to betray her the way he did the Russians and Nobu.
  6. The storyline involving Ben and his wife always makes me sad. He loved her so much and would have done anything for her, but kept getting kicked in the teeth by the health insurance system.
  7. I love how we get our first reference to Elektra in this episode. That kind of foreshadowing is part of what I love about the MCU.
  8. I wonder how many times Foggy has told the story about his mother wanting him to be a butcher over the years. Its at least the third time he’s mentioned it on the show.
  9. I always found it hard to believe that none of Fisk’s fellow crime bosses knew about his mother. Sure, she was assumed dead and had changed her last name, I would expect Madame Gao to be keeping tabs on Fisk and the people he is visiting.
  10. Seeing Foggy throw out the Nelson and Murdock sign he designed always makes me sad.

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