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The Dark at the End of the Tunnel 

Daredevil goes underground to save an old friend. Karen follows a dangerous lead. The law firm of Nelson and Murdock may have reached its final chapter.



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Episode cast overview:
Karen Page
Foggy Nelson
Sgt. Brett Mahoney
Mitchell Ellison
Young Elektra
Ron Nakahara ...
Detective Sgt. Thompson
Lee Wong ...
Specialist (as Takeo Lee Wong)


Matthew would want to team up with Elektra to save Stick from the Hand but ends up going alone. To get more information for her article, Karen visits the colonel only to find out he's bad news. Elektra finds her true self. Frank confronts Blacksmith. Written by Andreea D

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18 March 2016 (USA)  »

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(Dolby 5.1)


(Ultra HD)

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16:9 HD
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The opening shot of the destroyed boat is a mirror reference to the opening shot of the boat in The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »


When Frank takes the colonel into the woods and after Karen tries to talk him out of killing him a crew member can be seen in the background next to the cabin when Frank closes the door and says to Karen "I'm already dead". See more »


References The Avengers (2012) See more »

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The Black Sky
12 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

As much as the second half of the season has been a step back from the first 4 episodes, it still has its great moments. "The Dark at the end of the Tunnel" was easily one of the best episodes of the season, setting up what should be an incredible finale.

Much like we got a Stick centric flashback episode in season 1, we got just that with an Elektra themed flashback here. It played out similar to Matt's last season, the main difference being that Elektra was a killer in her young age and a wanted commodity, but the feeling was still the same. The fights are always good in this show, and were quite good all episode, but I found the fights with young Elektra to be particularly impressive. Plus, more Scott Glenn is always a good thing.

Karen continued her efforts in putting together a story on Frank, which ultimately may have sent her to her breaking point. I'm kind of tired of the whole Karen going after Frank thing, but where we leave Karen off in this episode is a very dark place. And I think that will culminate in a far more interesting future for her character.

Frank put the finishing touches to Clancy Brown's character after realizing his involvement in the killings of his family at the park and being "The Blacksmith". I have to say, after an entire season focused on Frank tracking down those involved, I felt as though the final blow was a little anti-climactic. Brown's performance was great, but I think we needed a better end.

Nonetheless, Frank finds all of the so called 'Punisher gear' so it should be a balls out finale, especially with Elektra seemingly staying on Daredevil's side of things.


+Conclusion to Frank & Karen

+Elektra's turn

-Anti Climactic final blow for Blacksmith


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