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Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 Episode 5 Recap | Kinbaku

Elodie Yung as Elektra on "Marvel's Daredevil"

Elodie Yung as Elektra on “Marvel’s Daredevil”

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Sorry, Elektra. Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Kevin Mahadeo (@kevmahadeo) will not kill for you, but they will eat all the truffles and cheese you have.

It’s the final day of week one of the Marvel’s Daredevil podcast, focused on Elodie Yung’s show-stopping debut as Elektra in episode five, “Kinbaku.” Josh and Kevin offer up their initial impressions of the character, the flashback format that permeates the episode, the developing romance of Karedevil, the return of Foggy’s fling Marcie, and more — including a bunch of Spider-Man references that kinda just happened, man.

A new Daredevil podcast will drop every week day for the remainder of the season, continuing Monday (3/28) with episode six, “Regrets Only.”

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  • Linus Wesley

    When Elektra was first introduced in the comics it was as an assassin who’d left the Hand and started working for the Kingpin, so I think killing has always been part of the character.
    In the Man Without Fear limited series from the ’90s, Frank Miller retells and expands on Daredevil’s origins from training with Stick as a boy to getting into trouble with Elektra in college. There Elektra is shown to go out alone at night to draw out thugs who follow her into an alley where she provokes them into attacking and then she proceeds to kill the whole bunch. She then writes I heart NY in their blood on the wall and calls it a disappointing workout compared to working out at the gym with Matt. Assuming this wasn’t the first time she’s already as a college student a serial killer… I hated this and I’m glad that on the show she’s not quite as psychotic.

    If you pause when Karen is holing up the Central War article in the newspaper you can read the whole thing. It’s not the most interesting article but it mentions Detective Nick Manolis who was a supporting character back during the Frank Miller run. I expected him to be on the show in the first season but it seems like Brett has taken that role that he could have had.

    • Linus Wesley

      I transcribed the article. The articles you can see next to it contain nothing but jumbled nonsense.

      CENTRAL WAR
      By Michael Jortner

      CENTRAL PARK – New York’s most famous park was left a blood-streaked battleground when gunfire erupted mid-day yesterday in the peaceful sound end of Central Park.
      Police investigators and city officials are calling the shootout a “massacre” between warring gangs.
      No civilians were harmed when automatic gunfire tore through the beloved “People’s Park” just after three o’clock, but a reported 26 gang-members were killed. All involved in the standoff had previous criminal offenses and police records.
      The violent clashing took place between known members of the Dogs of Hell motorcycle club, Mexican cartel, and the Hell’s Kitchen faction of the Irish mafia – known to area residents and officials as “Kitchen Irish.”
      “It all happened so fast,” said Brad Kurz, who was operating a pretzel cart when the shots rang out, “It was over in seconds.”
      Bullets from several large-caliber automatic weapons were pulled from Kurz’s cart and numerous attractions at the park, including Central Park’s historic carousel. No civilians were riding the attraction at the time.
      Police responded quickly and locked down the entire area within minutes of the violence and helped EMTs get four injured gang-members survived the night, leaving investigators with no direct leads or suspects.
      Police are still trying to figure out [sic] sparked the massacre, as a handful of witnesses reportedly saw rival gang members conversing calmly with one another before the fire fight erupted.
      “It seems to be a result of impassioned escalation. A deal or turf negotiation gone horribly wrong,” lead investigator Detective Nick Manolis told interviewers last night. “We’re just relieved no civilians were killed or injured.”
      Central Park and its attractions will be shut down south of the 67th Street line to 59th Street until the ongoing investigation is complete.
      Witnesses of Park-goers with any information regarding yesterday’s shootout should contact the NYPD via its hotline: 1-800-TIP-LINE.