DAREDEVIL Recap: “Stick”

New episodic recaps of Daredevil’s first season post on Mondays and Thursdays. You can read all previous installments here. Daredevil's previous episodes have explored the world of Matt Murdock, Wilson Fisk, Foggy Nelson, Karen Page, Ben Urich, and the underbelly of Marvel’s grimy New York City, but this time around, we delve into the supernatural, stranger side of the Daredevil mythos. Stick in introduced by a scene of him lobbing off the hand off of, and subsequently killing, a Japanese businessman overseas. From there, the old man saunters into Matt’s life, in the middle of him hoping to bring the fight straight to Wilson Fisk’s door by attempting to intimidate Owlsley, Kingpin’s money man. "Stick" delves into the present with Stick himself employing Murdock’s help to destroy some sort of supernatural weapon called “Black Sky,” while also flashing back to scenes from Matt’s childhood with Stick attempting to train the boy. Honestly, I really enjoyed both segments, past and present, as they played well on one another while also incorporating, probably, my favorite character in the series. Image via Netflix Scott Glenn as Stick is right up there as someone who completely embodies their role. As I mentioned in a previous recap about that being true of Vondie Curtis-Hall’s Ben Urich, Glenn is an actor who is pitch-perfect for the part, as his Stick is ruthless but kind, wise but reckless, and vicious but soft spoken. Stick’s involvement in this episode ushers in the Marvel Universe, inasmuch as, we ...

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April 30, 2015