So, I just finished the season and one thing that I didn't quite understand was the Blacksmith role. So, we're led to believe that the Blacksmith was Frank's old commander guy (the one that testified in court about how Frank saved his life and others and such) but then because of something that happened overseas, this guy comes back and becomes a drug lord? And he wants to include Frank on his operation but Frank declines to the Blacksmith sets something else up in order to get Frank and his family killed? Is that the gist of it or did I miss something? And the way Karen figures out the identity is because she sees the photo of the them as soldiers and recognizes one of them as being dead at the harbor and then figures, ok, this guy must be the Blacksmith? I just thought that storyline was a little anticlamatic with how it ended/revealed. Although, I did enjoy Karen trying to tell Frank to not kill him and Frank was just like "this is who I am" and then a few moments later, he kills the guy.
ghm3. In reality, Daredevil and Stick should have cremated her to ensure that she's not resurrected somehow. But I guess their logic was that The Hand was defeated and should have been scattered now that Nobu was actually dead (can't imagine him re-animated after Stick cut off his head). So ultimately, I think they felt that The Hand was no longer an actual threat.
I've got to get to work, but one quick musing: One certain way to get me to laugh is to have someone running with a sword out and extended, much like a child running with scissors. It turns out that when the person running with the sword is dressed in a ninja costume it becomes exponentially more funny.
Great episode, great season. Maybe not as technically good as the first, but I accept the ramp up in balls out action to make up the difference. I say it was a definite success. Also, I'm so glad they let Karen in on Matt's secret. I was really concerned that we were going to go into season 3 with that still unresolved and that particular thread was getting very tiresome.
Travis said:I've got to get to work, but one quick musing: One certain way to get me to laugh is to have someone running with a sword out and extended, much like a child running with scissors. It turns out that when the person running with the sword is dressed in a ninja costume it becomes exponentially more funny.
Agreed! I know it's supposed to look all cool, but (and maybe it is because they were extras and not actual ninjas) when they were doing the whole running with their arm overhead on the sword's hilt thing they looked lopsided and awkward. I literally looked at my wife and laughed and said "ninjas run funny." The dude running with the sword out was the best though. I know they were trying to make them formidable and not like complete morons, but it would have been so amazing if that dude had tripped and impaled himself.
fidoz said:Has anyone else notice the inordinate number of water towers in Hell's Kitchen?
Has anyone else notice the inordinate number of water towers in Hell's Kitchen?