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Recap / Daredevil 2015 S 3 E 7 Aftermath

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The press crucifies Daredevil after the attack on the Bulletin, and Agent Nadeem suspects the FBI paid too high a price for Fisk's cooperation.


  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Manning threatened Melvin to have Betsy killed to get him to collaborate with Fisk once again, not just making a Daredevil suit for Dex, but also help frame the real one by trapping him inside Melvin's new workshop with a second Daredevil suit.
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  • The Chessmaster: Fisk even had a countermeasure in case Daredevil tried to get info from Melvin.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Melvin uses saw blades and wood and other tools in his fight against Matt.
  • Bookcase Passage: In this case its a shoecase in Fisk's walk-in closet. Its the entrance to a Secret Underground Passage (Underfloor actually).
  • Big Brother Is Watching: In his secret room, Fisk has access to the cameras watching over the FBI agents watching over him.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Nadeem storms into Fisk's room, accusing him of bribing Jasper Evans to shank him and being behind his death, without any proof whatsoever. Fisk is naturally unfazed.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: When Ellison realizes that Karen knows who Daredevil (the real Daredevil) is, he demands that she tell him who it is, or she's fired. Karen is clearly upset, but she refuses to sell out Matt even when Ellison threatens to fire her.
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  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: When we're in Foggy and Marci's apartment, you'll notice there's a photo of them on the table next to the couch. If you have a real sharp eye, you'll notice it's actually a photo of Elden Henson and Amy Rutberg from the season 2 premiere party.
  • Framing the Guilty Party: In a bit of a twist on this trope, Fisk attempts to frame the actual Daredevil for being the Killer-Daredevil.
  • Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: Foggy and Marci make love on the couch after Foggy's near death experience. Marci even lampshades this a bit when she tells him she understands why he suddenly became so frisky.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • This was Foggy's state for a few moments after he came home from the attack at the Bulletin.
    • Nadeem gets one after failing to get Fisk to confess the truth about Jasper Evans.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Melvin sets a trap for Matt but ends up getting arrested himself.
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  • Internal Reveal: Matt, and later Nadeem, learn the fake-Daredevil is a member of the FBI.
  • It's All My Fault: Naturally, Karen feels horrible about indirectly having caused the massacre at the Bulletin by deciding to conduct the interview with Jasper there. She feels even worse after speaking to Ellison, who demands that she tell him what she knows about Daredevil, or else she is fired.
  • Mythology Gag: Just like in his first fight with Matt Melvin uses a giant circular saw as an improvised weapon, comic Gladiator's trademark gimmick.
  • Not So Different: Betsy tells Matt that he's not so far removed from Fisk, as she warned Melvin that both men would use him and end up destroying him.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Agent Nadeem is shown interrogating Karen after the massacre, focusing solely on the fact that Fake Daredevil called her by name and used her gun as evidence for her knowing him and possibly even being a complicit due to him not harming her. Thankfully, at the end of the episode, he grows out of it and decides to hear Matt, the real Daredevil, out.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: Because of "Daredevil" not hurting Karen at all when he had the chance (when her coworkers weren't so lucky), knowing her name, and using her gun to kill Jasper, Nadeem believes that Karen knows who Daredevil is and knows him personally. She does know who Daredevil is...but knows the real one, not the imposter.
  • Serious Business: It's extremely important for Fisk to get his "Rabbit in a Snowstorm" picture hanging in his penthouse suite.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Matt has the opportunity to save Melvin who he knew was being forced to help Fisk and was a mentally disturbed man, but he allows him to get arrested. Melvin's girlfriend Betsy later calls him out on it.
  • Wrench Whack: Melvin wields a wrench during his fight with Matt.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Melvin pulls off various slams in his fight against Matt and the FBI agents.

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