This is the episode where Clare Temple (Rosario Dawson) suggests to Daredevil (Matt Murdock) that he needs some sort of body armor–since she’s once again patching him up after a night fighting crime though I feel reasonably certain the idea had occurred to him prior–which means that the red costume should be making an appearance soon.
We also see more of Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio), who in most ways is a less superhuman interpretation of the character. That being said, he’s infinitely more interesting because what he lacks in any sort of superpower he more than makes up for with an almost tangible sense of menace.
This is a pivotal episode as well because prior to it Fisk tended to work through various intermediaries–as he does in this episode as well–though when circumstances require him to make his presence felt, he isn’t afraid to do so.
Even if that means by doing so he instigates a war with the Russian mob, all in an effort to take greater control of Hell’s Kitchen.