We’re back with our sixth review of this season’s Daredevil on the episode “Regrets Only”. As we’ve mentioned in our previous reviews, this season we are reviewing each episode so we can get deeper into the nitty gritty of this spectacular series and so we can keep up with everybody’s various binge-ing habits.
This episode Frank Castle was back (yay!), Nelson and Murdock take on corruption in the courts, and Elektra and Matt make an excellent team.
Let’s get into ‘Regrets Only’:
Nelson and Murdock for Frank Castle
Early in the episode, the team over at Nelson and Murdock meet with the public defender that they’ve set Frank Castle up with so that he can get Karen’s statement about the incident at the hospital, but when they find out that they intend to go for the death penalty, they step in to help Frank.
I adored the scenes at the hospital when they first convinced him to hire them as his lawyers, when they stood up to the District Attorney, Samantha Reyes, and when they were trying to get information from him. It was done extremely well, and so subtle, it made my heart ache.
Matt, Foggy and Karen make a convincing case to Frank that Reyes is obviously covering up something regarding to what happened to his family and because she wants to get rid of the problem (namely him) she’s pushing for the death penalty, he agrees to take them on while Matt convinces Reyes that they are within their rights to defend Frank, in a rare bit of legal badassery from him.
While Foggy negotiates a better plea deal for Frank, one that doesn’t include a death penalty and only has one life sentence and a chance of parole in 25 years, Frank wanted to speak to Karen alone. He has not been back to his family home since their murders and it seemed as if he had blocked himself off from it, until Karen literally took a picture from his home and dropped it into his lap. She spoke about the things she saw in his home and it prompted him to remember each his children, it was a beautiful scene and well portrayed by Jon Bernthal, it made the entire character seem so much more human. I must note in here that I love the chemistry between Frank and Karen and the way they have connected, I’m totally on board with this crackship, whatever it’s called.
The most satisfying if not worrying part of the episode was when Frank was asked how he pleads and he responds with ‘not guilty’ basically because he wants to stick it to Reyes after all the covering up that she’s doing. It’s going to be one interesting ride.
The team up of Matt and Elektra – Regrets only?
The side plot of the episode had Matt and Elektra team up again as he agreed to help her get a ledger of information from Roxxon, while fighting against the Yakuza and going up against the Hand.
It was a fun little heist, as they used Elektra’s knowledge and fighting skills with Matt’s ‘special’ abilities, it was interesting that his blindness came into play again and he got to use it to the best of his ability. They end up stealing the ledger, but even though it reveals corruption, human trafficking, murder, there are still some details which are coded and they need to discover the answer for that.
Even though it is obvious that Elektra is dangerous, it’s a delight seeing her and Matt work together and I can see why they were so attracted to each other. Despite the ‘no-sex’ rule, you can clearly see there’s still something there.
Last minute notes
- Foggy found out about Matt and Karen’s relationship this episode and he did not look too happy
- And then he was left to do all the lawyering (as in the plea negotiations) while Matt was off playing with Elektra
- Matt keeps explaining that Elektra is a potential client, I wonder how much longer he can keep that going until Foggy finds out
- Anyone else shipping Frank and Karen with me?