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Recap / The Punisher 2017 S 02 E 03 Trouble The Water

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As Pilgrim's past comes into focus, Frank and Rachel find themselves in police custody, where they're anything but safe.


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  • As the Good Book Says...: Pilgrim recites scripture as he chokes Marlena.
  • Bad Boss: For unexplained reasons, Pilgrim kills Marlena after just busting her out of the holding cell.
  • The Cavalry: Madani arrives at the nick of time with a DHS helicopter and reinforcement to save Frank's ass.
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  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Once Frank leaves the precinct, he absolutely massacres all of Pilgrim's people.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Pilgrim has a family and a community he cherishes.
  • The Dragon: Pilgrim is acting on behalf of the leader of his community.
  • In the Hood: In the jail, Frank dons a hippie baja pullover with a hood.
  • It's Personal: For Marlena with Frank, she wants to kill him personally at all cost.
  • Kill It with Fire: Two of Pilgrim's men attempt to firebomb the Sheriff's office with a Molotov Cocktail, but Frank shoots it just before they throw it, dousing both of them in burning gasoline.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Ogden's brother points out that Frank and Marlena sound like they're married from the way they snark at each other.
  • Mook Horror Show: Frank brutally decimates Pilgrim's men, picking them apart one by one in the darkness.
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  • Must Have Caffeine: Rachel says this when she asks Ogden for a coke.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Krista Dumont helps setting Billy free by not calling for help.
  • Red Shirt Army: Subverted with the Larkville Sheriff and his deputies who really seem present just to die, Dobbs in particular due to his overweight even unable to put on a bulletproof vest, but against odds make it out even the gutshot officer who is mentioned to have a wife and kid.
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  • The Shrink: Dr. Dumont seems to fall into the well meaning but ineffectual variety.
  • Tattooed Crook: Pilgrim has some remnants of several tattoos resembling an Iron Cross, a Skull, and the image of a Reichsadler, indicating him to be a former Neo-Nazi.
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  • The Siege: Pilgrim and his mercenaries attack the Larkville County Sheriff Station in an attempt to get Frank and "Rachel".
  • Traveling at the Speed of Plot: Madani travels all the way from New York to Ohio and picks up DHS backup, and it all takes the exact time necessary to save Frank's ass.
  • You Have Failed Me: After getting broken out of the jail, Marlena asks for a new chance to kill Frank by herself. Pilgrim kills her instead who just as about has had it with her failures and collateral damage.

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