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Shadows in the Glass 

While Murdock, Foggy and Karen's mission becomes clearer, Fisk's world spins further out of control in his battle for Hell's Kitchen.

Director:

Stephen Surjik

Writers:

Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Bill Everett (based on the Marvel comics by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Cox ... Matt Murdock
Deborah Ann Woll ... Karen Page
Elden Henson ... Foggy Nelson
Toby Leonard Moore ... James Wesley
Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Ben Urich
Bob Gunton ... Leland Owlsley
Ayelet Zurer ... Vanessa Marianna
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Wilson Fisk
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Bill Fisk
Angela Reed Angela Reed ... Marlene Fisk
Cole Jensen ... Young Wilson Fisk
Keenan Jolliff ... Bernie Walker
Matt Gerald ... Melvin Potter
Wai Ching Ho ... Madame Gao
Peter Shinkoda ... Nobu
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While Murdock, Foggy and Karen's mission becomes clearer, Fisk's world spins further out of control in his battle for Hell's Kitchen.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

10 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Leland Owlsley and Wilson Fisk have a meeting in Melvin Potter's workshop. During their discussion Owlsley can be seen getting his measurements done for a new green suit. This is a nod to the comics version of Owlsley, also known as the super villain/crime lord The Owl, who usually wears a green cape that lets him glide through the air. See more »

Goofs

Matt is seen waking up on sheets that are clearly not silk but some sort of cotton judging by the wrinkles, yet he had told Stick that he has silk sheets as cotton feels like sandpaper on his skin. See more »

Quotes

Wilson Fisk: I understand your position. You need to understand mine
Nobu: [Says something in Japanese]
James Wesley: He questions the validity of your position.
Nobu: I say it is of piss and shit!
Wilson Fisk: Well, I'm sorry you feel that way.
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Story Telling At Its Finest
19 August 2015 | by kscullynhSee all my reviews

I thought this episode was absolutely brilliant! It really could be used in a video class as an example of the power of image to amplify the intensity of the story.

As stated by Mark Drufke in his review "A King is Born", the opening seen is horrifying to watch. Fisk viewing his bloodied child face instead of his own explains where he is trapped mentally, in a horrific memory of his childhood, when he murdered his father (covered powerfully, later in this episode where the reason with his obsession with his cuff links and for the painting he bought from Vanessa's art gallery becomes clear).

What took it to the next level for me was the imagery used to show Fisk's new sense of self, when after a moment of crisis, he bares his soul to Vanessa and she accepts him, offering absolution and support. The scene cuts away to the next morning when he wakes from his recurring nightmare. He begins to turn to the painting, stops and turns instead to Vanessa who is now in bed with him. Next his solitary dressing routine is altered by Vanessa's presence when she chooses his outfit, and very importantly a different pair of cuff links for Fisk to wear (watch the episode and you'll understand). When Fisk views himself in the mirror with Vanessa in the background, he sees himself as he is now rather than the bloody child, breaking his horrific cycle. I won't go into greater detail about what happens after but I get the sense that Fisk has turned a corner, dealing with his self-hatred and doubt, and with his new found sense of self, he will be an even more potent enemy and greater danger to Daredevil.

Story-telling at its finest. Truly 10/10


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