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Recap / Daredevil 2015 S 3 E 1 Resurrection

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Shattered physically and spiritually, Matt rethinks his purpose and place in Hell's Kitchen. Meanwhile, Fisk puts a plan in motion from behind bars.

  • Ask a Stupid Question...: When Maggie finds Matt on the floor and asks what he's been doing, he dryly responds falling.
  • Broken Ace: Matt, understandably. While he is recovering quicker than one would expect, his senses are still impaired, to the point where he gets nearly beaten to death by two random robbers after putting up a halfway-decent fight.
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  • Cruel to Be Kind: Tammy Hattley has been refusing Agent Nadeem a promotion because of his bad financial situation. With his horrible fico score, it would just get him under scrutiny.
  • Deal with the Devil: Inverted. After months of turning them down, Fisk finally agrees to make a deal with the FBI to ensure Vanessa's safety from prosecution.
  • Death Seeker: After being beaten up by the two robbers, Matt tries to goad them into finishing him off, even praying.
  • Double Speak: In the flashback to Matt's reveal scene with Karen, Karen says when Matt is putting her hand on his heart, "I'm not so sure Daredevil is the problem." From the way Matt reacts, he thinks she's talking about him, when in actuality Karen is referring to her own past that she's kept secret from him, as Deborah Ann Woll later revealed in a podcast interview.
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  • Flashback: To directly after Matt revealed his secret identity to Karen. He also has a few brief flashbacks to his time with Elektra.
  • He's Back: Subverted. After Matt recovers much of his power and physical strength, he suits up and goes after some robbers but it's quickly proven that he isn't at his full potential yet as he nearly gets killed.
  • Immediate Sequel: To The Defenders (2017), as during the first few scenes, we see how Matt survived the explosion of Midland Circle.
  • Mythology Gag: Matt losing most of his powers after an injury is similar to his situation in Daredevil #176.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Maggie and Matt constantly engage in this throughout the episode.
  • Took A Level In Cynicism: Matt, to the point where the once devout Catholic now has a burning hatred for his God. He also admits that he'd rather die as Daredevil than live as Matt Murdock.
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  • Tough Love: Maggie gives Matt a lot of this throughout the episode, especially telling him that he shouldn't wallow in self-pity.
  • Training Montage: While Matt is slowly recovering, he is shown undertaking physical exercise.
  • Tranquil Fury: Fisk is clearly trembling with rage, but remains calm when his pair of lawyers informs him of the FBI's plan of prosecuting Vanessa if they catch her.
  • You Need to Get Laid: When Matt tells Maggie about Stick's teachings, she snidely remarks that he should have gotten laid.


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