Daredevil (2015) Ep.3: Rabbit in a Snowstorm

Rabbit in a SnowstormWe meet Turk Barrett (Rob Morgan) from Into The Cut again, though this time, instead of human trafficking, he’s selling guns.

He’s quite the entrepreneur, if nothing else.

He’s selling a .45 automatic to someone who prefers revolvers (because he thinks they’re prone to jamming), though Barrett swears for the efficacy of the gun.

Though as the other man thought, it jammed just when he needed it most, though considering how able he was at hand-to-hand combat, I don’t see why it even mattered, truth be told, as he runs roughshod over three men at a bowling alley.

This episode we’re introduced to Ben Urich (Vondie Curtis-Hall) who’s on the trail of a mysterious new player on the crime scene in Hell’s Kitchen.  Urich is also straight from the Daredevil comic, though I believe he was portrayed as white (Vondis Curtis-Hall is African American).

Coincidentally or not, Wesley (Toby Leonard Moore) puts the Murdock & Nelson firm on retainer, which Foggy is uneasy about, though Matt encourages him to roll with.

What’s most fascinating about the episode is that it reveals another duality about Daredevil in that in his civilian life he is defending the very people that as Daredevil he’s fighting against.

It’s a fascinating dichotomy because, while the central issue with a character like Batman is that he speds his entire adult life being defined by an incident from his childhood, that’s pretty much the greatest schism (there’s the playboy by day, superhero/vigilante by night aspect, but that’s a given) he has to deal with, while Matt Murdock has that aspect of his character, he’s even more fractured in that he spends his time during the day defending the very people he’s going to chase after during the night.

If you ask me, that’s a lot more interesting.

And we meet the enigmatic Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio), who will come to be known as the Kingpin.

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