The Devil Of Hell’s Kitchen is back. Following on from The Defenders, we focus on part-time vigilante Matt Murdock as he struggles to stop the Kingpin‘s crimewave.
There is a lot to unpack from the shows ending and throughout this video I will be discussing Season 3 in full detail. There will be heavy spoilers and I highly recommend that you check out the season before watching this video.
With that out the way, I’m Deffinition and I ruin the show so you don’t have to!
Daredevil Season 3: Plot Synopsis
By the end of Season 3, Wilson Fisk has played New York and the Justice System like pawns on a chessboard. Throughout the show, he manipulated the FBI, framed Daredevil and exonerated himself in order to get safe return for his love Vanessa and reclaim his spot as the Kingpin Of Crime.
The plan culminates in a wedding but with so many variables, they eventually go wrong and things unravel for the super-villain.
Initially Fisk marked out FBI Agent, Ray Nadeem as an easy target that he could use to remove Vanessa from being prosecuted. Ray was in over his head with crippling debt due to Fisk canceling his sister in laws chemotherapy so he was forced to pay the costs himself. Fisk perfectly manipulates the character throughout Season 3 and feeds him information so that he quickly rises through the ranks.
By the time Daredevil confronts Ray with the evidence that he has been a pawn, it is too late and Ray is in too deep.
Nadeem realises he must atone for what he’s done after Agent Benjamin Poindexter, dressed as Daredevil, attacks Clinton Church, in an effort to kill Karen Page.
Poindexter is an orphaned sociopath with incredible aim. He appeases Fisk throughout the season by masquerading as Daredevil and framing him for crimes so that the city views him as a public menace.
When Nadeem begins working with Foggy and Matt, they build a case against The Kingpin but this fails when the Crimelord threatens the jury and Ray is put in the firing line. The hit is ordered by Vanessa and comes into play in the final battle.
Similar to how Daredevil revealed the truth to Nadeem, he does so with Poindexter. Daredevil informs him that Julie in fact didn’t break off contact with him and instead Fisk had her murdered. This drives Poindexter into a rage and he uncovers Julie’s body before driving it to the Fisk wedding to exact his revenge.
The Fisk Wedding is ruined and, deservedly so. After Nadeems dying words are played across multiple cellphones both Daredevil and Poindexter show up to exact their revenge.
The battle between the three is bloody and brutal and concludes with Poindexter getting paralysed. Leaving just Matt and Fisk to face off against each other the showdown between the two ends in a highly unorthodox fashion.
Matt was determined to kill Fisk when arriving at the hotel, however, due to Nadeems dying words he now realises he has enough evidence to send both The Kingpin and Vanessa away for the rest of their lives.
Even though Fisk knows Daredevils true identity the two strike a deal that will keep the secret safe. Fisk will go to jail as long as Vanessa is safe. Matt agrees to these terms and the two even shake hands. It’s a smart move that allows Matt to not become a murderer whilst also allowing his secret to be kept safe due to the fact he could always expose Vanessa if he wished.
Matt, Foggy and Karen celebrate but there is one final stinger that comes in the form of Poindexter.
Fans of the comics will, of course, come to the realisation that the character, Poindexter, is Bullseye, a mainstay in Daredevil’s Rogues Gallery. This identity is confirmed when we can see a Bullseye reflected in the character’s iris in the shows closing scene.
It should be noted that this is a nod to the comic story in which Bullseye was paralysed after a battle with Daredevil but had his bones laced with adamantium in order to make him invincible. Whether or not this will happen in the show remains to be seen but it’s a nice Easter egg for fans of the villain.
So, what did you think of Daredevil: Season 3? Are you happy to see the Kingpin back and how would you rank it against the other Netflix Marvel series?
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