Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 Episode 12 Recap | The Dark at the End of the Tunnel

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Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Kevin Mahadeo (@kevmahadeo) do exactly that as they pick apart the penultimate episode of season two, “The Dark at the End of the Tunnel,” an outing that contains major reveals about Elektra, Stick, and the nature of The Hand’s desires. Far away from the ninja battles, Karen Page and Frank Castle once again collide, as the Punisher closes in on the identity of “The Blacksmith,” the man responsible for killing Frank’s family.

The Daredevil season two podcast concludes tomorrow with episode thirteen, “A Cold Day in Hell’s Kitchen.”

  • Linus Wesley

    I didn’t think it was too much to have that flashback to earlier in the episode. I actually had a really hard time understanding that Schoonover was the Blacksmith, even after everything that happened in this episode. The reason for that is that I just expected something much bigger to tie it all up. I was so sure it would be Roscoe Sweeney and still think it would have made for such a better story. We hadn’t gotten any update on what happened to Sweeney after being tied up in that flashback earlier in the season, and if he’d been the Blacksmith it would mean Matt’s decision not to killl him lead to Frank’s family later getting killed, validating everything Frank had said to Matt about having to kill the bad guys or you’ll be responsible for anyone they kill in the future! I thought it fit so perfectly in the story and would really force Matt to look at his beliefs a different way. So I just thought Schoonover was providing the muscle in the form of these soldiers. I watched these scenes several times and they never refer to him as the Blacksmith, never say he was in charge of everything or conclude he was the top guy of the operation. What really settles it for me is that he says “I lost 20 million dollars” in that explosion or something like that, and in the one comic he’s in he is smuggling drugs out of Vietnam and gets some of his men killed. I hope the mystery they leave about what happened in Kandahar is for the Punisher show! I don’t think we need Punisher on the next season of Daredevil.

    I don’t mind tangents about Mighty Ducks as much as Batman ones!

    • Hornacek

      “We hadn’t gotten any update on what happened to Sweeney after being tied up in that flashback earlier in the season”

      At the end of that flashback Matt calls the police to tell them of the location of a wanted fugitive. Sweeney is likely still in prison. I never felt that there was any missing closure about what happened to him.