SPOILERS AHEAD (if you have not seen ‘Daredevil’ Season 1!)
One of the best reveals of ‘Daredevil’ season 1 was when Matt’s best friend/ business partner Foggy Nelson found Matt after one of his climactic battles as Daredevil, connecting the dots and realizing Matt was actually the masked vigilante, even while he struggled to bandage and clean-up his wounded and unconscious friend. Foggy’s reaction was somewhat different than what we normally get in film/movies when the secret identity is revealed, which is understanding, gratefulness, and acceptance. Instead, Foggy was pissed and betrayed, and not at all on board with what Matt has chosen to do with his nights. Of course, we learned that he still stands by his friend at the end of the season, and as of Season 2 has yet to turn in Matt, but it is clear Matt’s double-life is not something Foggy is comfortable with yet, and will continue to be a source of contention amongst the characters. According to ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 showrunner Doug Petrie during a recent interview with TV Guide:
According to ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 showrunner Doug Petrie during a recent interview with TV Guide:
“Foggy loves Matt. He’s very protective of him, but he’s scared of him, and he’s got to protect himself ultimately… It’s like having a friend who’s in the program. Like, “I’ll be with you, but there’s a point when your behavior is un-endorsable. And for the good of both our mental healths, I’m getting out of here.’”
Which was confirmed by Season 2 co-showrunner Marco Ramirez, who hinted at the drama the two will experience as the season progresses:
“Watching the buddy comedy version of the Matt and Foggy Show might feel lovely, but it’s not something in the writers’ room that we ever really wanted. What we love about those two characters is … how much they love each other, and constantly testing that friendship at every turn, and constantly getting them to a place where it almost feels like is this going to be it for these – for lack of a better term – brothers.”
Drama is, of course, the cornerstone of good television, and I am looking forward to seeing how the Matt/Foggy relationship will play out this season, especially when Matt will clearly need Foggy’s help/support when dealing with the return of Elektra, and dealing with the Punisher, who in a way is a dark reflection of what Matt could one day become. What are your thoughts on how Matt and Foggy’s friendship will play out this season? Share your theories in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant