12 April 2016 | ThomasDrufke
The Black Sky
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
-Anti Climactic final blow for Blacksmith