At the end of ‘The Defenders’, everyone thought Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock had died, so it is fun to not only learn of new details about the upcoming third season of ‘Daredevil’ but also see Elden Henson’s Foggy Nelson reaction to his friend returning to the land of the living. We don’t get to see Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page finding out that he is alive quite yet, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it is a mix of being thrilled and slapping him in the face.
Of Matt return, showrunner Erik Oleson states:
“Matt starts the season broken physically, broken emotionally, and broken spiritually. He’s angry at God, he’s angry at the fact that he had risked his life to do God’s work, and he’s questioning whether or not he was a fool.”
Being left broken and alone with the woman of his dreams gone as well could do that to a person. While the Man Without Fear is injured, it isn’t preventing him from going after crime. He isn’t doing this to try and help the city though:
“Matt goes to pretty much the darkest place you can. When he realizes that he’s incapable of being Daredevil, he would rather just end it than go forward in his life without abilities. He’s decided to set aside his Matt Murdock persona and just be the Devil, to isolate the lighter part of himself.”
To do this, you have to wonder why he would end up reaching out to his friends. It does look like Murdock will at one point at least check in with Nelson and as you can see in the image below it doesn’t go well.
Why wouldn’t Foggy be thrilled that his friend is alive? That one is easy to answer according to Oleson:
“Foggy has been trying to move on from Matt’s memory, or at least move on with his life. If you thought one of your close friends was dead and he decided not to tell you he survived, you would probably have some issues with that.”
It isn’t exactly news that Foggy hasn’t been thrilled with what Murdock has been up to so far so this kind of anger is more than justified. Of course, alienation and being broken won’t be the biggest threat that we see Daredevil face as Vincent D’Onofrio‘s stunning return as the Kingpin will leave all of New York in trouble:
“Fisk has gotten smarter, more calculated, and more manipulative. I very much wanted to tell a story that’s relevant to the world around us. I looked at the show as a way to examine how tyrants manipulate in order to push their own agenda and cause fear and distrust.”
Anyone who enjoyed D’Onofrio’s as the Kingpin of Crime seems to be in luck as it sounds like he’ll be back and bigger than ever!
Are you thrilled that the third season of ‘Daredevil’ is right around the corner? What did you think of Foggy’s reaction in the photo above to Matt’s return to life? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Entertainment Weekly