Warning: spoilers ahead for Daredevil's second season. Read ahead at your own risk!
Nobody could've expected Season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil to end the way that it did. Helmet in hands, Matt Murdock waltzed into his office to see Karen Page and admitted that he spent his nights patrolling the rooftops as The Devil of Hell's Kitchen. It was one of the series' most shocking scenes to date, and actor Charlie Cox recently opened to CinemaBlend and other outlets during a conversion about The Defenders at San Diego Comic-Con to admit that he wishes they had filmed the aftermath of that confession, saying:
Karen is one of the only people that Matt willingly opened up to about his identity over the course of Daredevil's two seasons on the air. Her relationship with Matt AND Daredevil runs deeper than arguably any other character on the series, so seeing her response to finding out that Mr. Murdock (who she thought was blind) was a superhero all this time could've made for a fascinating character moment. Considering her recent struggles with Frank Castle, I'm willing to bet that she had some serious comments to make about Matt's life choices. Even though it sounds like there will be a significant time jump, hope remains high the show will eventually give us a glimpse at how the scene played out.
The ramifications of this scene will become even more important leading into The Defenders because it's clear that some major events have transpired in Matt's life by the time we will see him again. In the six (in-universe) months since Season 2 of Daredevil came to an end, Matt will have hung up his suit and billy club to focus his efforts on living a normal life. With such an emphasis on him trying to retire the Daredevil persona, the words she said to him at that moment will likely play a fundamental role in his decision making.
Of course, Karen's influence over Matt could spell disaster for her in the near-future. Charlie Cox has spoken out several times and admitted that he wants to see classic Daredevil villain Bullseye make an appearance in Season 3. Easily Daredevil's most iconic bad guy, Bullseye is arguably best known for murdering Karen in the pages of Marvel Comics. If she becomes a rock that keeps Matt from going back to the suit, then her potential death could solidify his status as the hero of Hell's Kitchen. Remember, this is a much darker side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so anything goes.
Matt Murdock will make his next appearance on Netflix when New York's street-level heroes assemble for The Defenders on August 18 at 12 a.m. PT. However, there are plenty of other great summer TV premieres on the horizon as well, so make sure to take a look at our summer television premiere guide!
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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