Last year, Marvel Studios and Netflix’s Daredevil came into our lives and completely blew our minds. Showcasing a much different side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the first season of the show was at times as brutal as it was compelling, and audiences fell in love with the fantastic ensemble of characters – both protagonists and antagonists. Like any good series, however, the episodes left us with plenty of big questions to chew on in anticipation of Season 2, and at long last we now may finally be getting some big answers.
Daredevil Season 2 is set to arrive on Netflix this Friday, March 18th, and in anticipation of the big release we’ve collected 10 key questions that we were left asking ourselves at the end of the first 13 episodes. What are these big mysteries? Read on to find out!
Will Karen ever confess she killed someone to Matt and Foggy?Daredevil Season 1 took Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page down some pretty shocking avenues, but there was certainly no moment more jaw-dropping than when she straight-up killed a guy, And not only did she put a bunch of bullets in the chest of Toby Leonard Moore's James Wesley, but she also revealed that it wasn't even the first time that she's shot someone. This secret was clearly chewing away at Karen at the end of the finale – so how will it be affecting her when we catch up with her in Season 2? Will Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock or Elden Henson’s Foggy Nelson find out what happened? And if they do, what will be their reaction? If she does confess her greatest sin to the boys, it will most definitely be one of the biggest moments in the upcoming episodes, and could lead to some very interesting narrative directions.
How long until Wilson Fisk is back on the streets?Sad truth time: the justice system doesn’t always work as it should… and that’s especially true in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Hell’s Kitchen. Sometimes all of the evidence in the world is no match for power, money and influence. It’s for this reason that we expect it won’t be long until Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk is back on the streets and up to his old ways. Of course, we don’t know if this will be happening in Season 2 of Daredevil, or if it’s part of a longer strategy for the series and its tie-in with The Defenders (neither Marvel Studios nor D’Onofrio has been willing to confirm or deny whether or not the character will be back in the next 13 episodes). Naturally, though, we’re eager to see more of him sooner rather than later – even if his return to the free world would mean terrible things for the city and the titular hero.
How will Foggy feel about the return of Elektra?Elektra Natchios – who will be played by Elodie Yung in Daredevil Season 2 – is obviously primarily a person from Matt Murdock’s past, but let’s not forget that Foggy Nelson has at least some kind of relationship with her as well. By the time that Matt met Elektra in college, he and Foggy were already friends. As was established in Season 1, he definitely knew them as boyfriend and girlfriend. So when she comes back in Matt’s life in upcoming episodes, what is Foggy’s take on the situation going to be? We certainly wonder how up-front the vigilante lawyer plans to be about her work as a mercenary and assassin – which we can logically assume he doesn’t know anything about just yet.
Where did Madame Gao go?As things started to get really bad for the criminals of Hell’s Kitchen at the end of Daredevil Season 1, Madame Gao – played by Wai Ching Ho – decided that she had had enough. The titular hero totally messed up her heroin trade – burning her factory to the ground and freeing all of her workers – and her relationship with Wilson Fisk was about to come crashing down thanks to the play she hatched with Bob Gunton’s Leland Owlsley. She announced she would be leaving in the episode "Shadows in the Glass," and told Leland that she would be returning to her homeland to reflect upon the future. Unfortunately, she didn't get very specific in exactly where this "homeland" is, saying merely that it is a considerable distance further than China. It’s been suggested that this could be K'un-Lun, City Of The Immortals, but we may not get a firm answer until Season 2.
Why did the Yakuza need that specific building in Hell’s Kitchen?There were a good number of episodes of Season 1 of Daredevil that centered on the plight of Elena Cardenas (Judith Delgado) and her plight against her slumlord and the assholes who busted up her apartment in an attempt to get her to move out. This tragically wound up being a battle in the loss column for Daredevil, as Wilson Fisk wound up having Ms. Cardenas murdered – but there was an important question left without an answer: why was it that Nobu and the Yakuza needed Elena’s specific building in Hell’s Kitchen? They could have had their pick of any tenement in the neighborhood, but it was insisted that Fisk drive the residents out of that one specific location. Why? Hopefully we’ll find out in Season 2.
Will Matt and Karen get together?In the comics, Karen Page is the Mary Jane Watson to Matt Murdock’s Peter Parker – but their relationship didn’t exactly get to a romantic place in Daredevil Season 1. In fact, it was quite frequently suggested that Foggy had a pretty hard crush on her – though she also was pretty clear that the feelings weren’t reciprocated. That doesn’t mean that there weren’t some hints dropped about a possible future for them together, however, as it was very clearly established that they care about each other a lot. Could those feelings increase in Season 2 to the point where they wind up as significant others? It’s entirely possible – though it will probably be a hard pill for Foggy to swallow.
How are people going to feel about Daredevil roaming the streets of Hell’s Kitchen?In Marvel Comics, one of the most persistent plot elements over the decades has been the public perception of heroes/vigilantes – and Daredevil is no exception. After all, he is a guy who runs around at night hiding in corners wearing a mask and beating the pulp out of people. In Daredevil Season 1 there was a good deal of conversation about the actions of The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, but it wasn’t until the very end of the last episode that he started making front page news. Now that DD has taken out Wilson Fisk, will he be considered a hero by the people of New York? Or will there be some people who still believe that he is actually fighting for the wrong side? Not only could this be something interesting to further explore in Season 2, but it could also make for a nice lead in to this summer’s Captain America: Civil War.
How will Claire factor in?Claire Temple, played by Rosario Dawson, wound up having a key role in Matt Murdock’s life in Daredevil Season 1 – as she proved herself to be one of the few people that the hero can trust with his biggest secrets (not to mention she did a pretty bang-up job stitching him up more than a few times). Unfortunately, however, Matt and Claire didn’t exactly leave things on the greatest of terms when we last saw them together, and it’s very likely that she will be doing her best to keep her distance in Season 2. That being said, the character has been confirmed to return, so we’re left asking exactly what kind of part we can expect her to have in the newest episodes of the show.
Can Foggy ever really fully trust Matt again?Foggy and Matt are as close as friends get, close from the very moment they found out that they would be freshmen roommates together in college. As strong as the foundation of their relationship is, the bombshell reveal that Matt is Daredevil definitely put their bond in a troubled place. Not only was Foggy rightly upset that his best bud was lying to him for years and years, but he also doesn’t seem to be a big fan of vigilante justice in general. By the end of Season 1, Foggy and Matt were definitely pals again, but we have every reason to expect that things will not be exactly the same as they once were, and a big part of that should come from the former sadly not being able to fully trust the latter.
Will The Punisher make Daredevil question his vigilante ways?In his time protecting Hell’s Kitchen from the scum that wish to rule it and break it down, Daredevil has accomplished some truly amazing things – from busting up a heroin factory, taking down the violent Russian gang, getting rid of the Yakuza, and, of course, capturing Wilson Fisk. The Devil Of Hell’s Kitchen has successfully made his city a better place… but Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) could very well make him question everything that he’s done. Like Daredevil, The Punisher is a soldier for justice, only he believes in full measures and executions. The actions of this psychopath could very easily make Matt Murdock wonder if he’s actually making a difference or fighting against a system that is just too far gone to be useful. Seeing too much of The Punisher’s work could make any hero wonder about their actions, and we expect we will see that happen in Daredevil Season 2.
Find out what's going on when Marvel's Daredevil returns this Friday at 12:01 p.m. PT.