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Where Daredevil and Karen Stand In Marvel’s The Defenders

Matt and Karen outside the office

In just a few weeks one of the biggest TV crossovers of all time will finally be upon us. Netflix's The Defenders will unite all four of its Marvel heroes and their various supporting characters for an epic battle for New York City. Fans are eager to see the heroes finally interacting and teaming up to battle Sigourney Weaver's villain, but the miniseries will also move forward the interpersonal relationships that we've seen built in each solo series. This includes Daredevil's Matt Murdock and Karen Page, especially since the vigilante has finally revealed his secret identity to his love interest. It turns out that things aren't going to be peaches and cream when we see them again, according to actress Deborah Ann Woll.

I think you'll definitely see us pick up and discuss what that is, but it's also a little bit about figuring out whether I can trust him, or whether he can trust me. We're in a little bit of that limbo.

Deborah Ann Woll's comment comes to us from her recent conversation with Screen Rant about The Defenders, and teases a potentially important aspect of The Defenders that will be wholly focused on Netflix's first Marvel hero.

The final moments of Daredevil's second season saw Matt enter his law office with a brown paper bag, looking to speak with Karen. He eventually opens it to reveal Daredevil's mask, and tells her the truth. And considering how many times Karen has interacted with both Matt and Daredevil during the show's first two seasons, she's no doubt going to be feeling some type of way about the level of deception he utilized.

Karen Page entered Daredevil in the very first episode, being saved by both Matt Murdock and his alter ego throughout the first episode. This set her on a trajectory to work at Matt and Foggy's firm, which would eventually get her involved in the battle against the corruption of Hell's Kitchen. Karen and Matt got much more romantic during Season 2 of the series, so the betrayal of her trust and his constant lies will cut even deeper coming from someone she cares so much about. But Karen was also the first one to defend Daredevil throughout the series, and she'll remember how many times that Matt actually saved her life.

It should be interesting to see how The Defenders balance the relationships and drama from the shows, with the greater goal of battling Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver). From the trailers, she seems determined to destroy the city, and she seems to have the means to do so. With the combined strength of The Hand, Madame Gao, and an amnesiac Elektra, it's going to be a tough battle to keep New York standing.

The Defenders will be released in full on August 18th. In the meantime, check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.

Corey Chichizola

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.