“Daredevil” Season 1 Episode 8 “Shadows in the Glass” aired on Friday, Apr. 13, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. on Netflix. In this episode, Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) and Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) brought in Matthew “Matt” Murdock (Charlie Cox) in on their investigation, which he agreed to help on. Meanwhile, Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) struggled to keep his house in order after the aftermath of the bombings in Hell’s Kitchen, and finally revealed himself to the world, while getting closer to Vanessa Marianna (Ayelet Zurer). In flashbacks, it was shown what made Wilson Fisk the way he is today. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) waking up from a nightmare. In order to calm himself down, he stared at the painting he had bought from Vanessa Marianna (Ayelet Zurer). Then he made himself an omelet for breakfast. He also dressed up in his customary black and suit tie combination, with his father’s cufflinks. He then stared at the mirror. It showed him as a young boy, splattered in blood, then closed the lights to his walk in closet.
Meanwhile, at the office, Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) and Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) agreed that they wouldn’t let Matthew “Matt” Murdock (Charlie Cox) know what they were doing. However, as he had heard them talking while coming into the office, Karen told him everything. Afterwards, Matt agreed to help them, provided that they use the legal system to their advantage.
While this happened, Nobu (Peter Shinkoda), much to James Wesley’s (Toby Leonard Moore) chagrin, talked disrespectfully towards Fish. He wasn’t pleased about the fact that his cargo, the Black Sky, had been killed. Fisk then reminded Wesley that Nobu’s men brought the “necessary evil” to the table, and told him to be careful of Nobu at this time.
He then remembered that his father. They were creating signs for his campaign to become a city councilor for that year. Fisk was a boy, who had told him that one had to give respect if one wanted respect. Afterwards, he told him that one shouldn’t be afraid to take risks.
Back in the present, Fisk’s phone conversation with Vanessa was cut short. Wesley had called to tell him that Detective Blake (Chris Tardio) had gained consciousness. He then instructed him to set up a face to face meeting with Blake’s partner, Detective Hoffman (Daryl Edwards), so that he could take care of Blake for them.
Meanwhile, Matt, Karen, and Foggy discovered that all of the subsidiaries of Confederated Global Investments also forcefully evicted their tenements in order to make room for the construction of condominiums and buildings. They then discovered that Detective Blake had regained consciousness.
At the hospital, Hoffman, who was paid off to kill his friend, injected poison into Blake’s line before Matt, as the vigilante, knocked him out. He then convinced Blake to tell him all about Fisk before he died. He then went to Ben Urich (Vondie Curtis-Hall). He told him that he wanted to expose Fisk and gave him a thumb drive with all the information he needed to know.
Meanwhile, at Melvin Potter’s shop, Leland Owlsley (Bob Gunton), who was being fitted for a suit, complained about the way Fisk was handling things. However, he accepted Fisk’s protection as the vigilante had found him once. Wesley then informed Fisk of what had happened.He told him that Hoffman had spun the story around so that others would believe that the vigilante had killed Blake.
That night, Fisk had another nightmare, in which he remembered that his father had instructed him to kick one of his bullies harder and harder. It was after his father had knocked him down for calling them losers since he lost the election.
He then woke up, and repeated the same routine. He then entertained Madam Gao (Wai Ching Ho). She correctly guessed that he could speak in Chinese and in Japanese. She then warned him and told him that he was being sloppy and emotional. He warned him to get his “house in order.” Upset, Fisk overturned his table.
As he was worried, Wesley brought Vanessa to him. Fisk then admitted that he was afraid. He told her that he had killed his father as a boy that same day his father encouraged him to beat up a bully, as he had been beating his mother. After asking if he was a monster, she assured him that he wasn’t. He then told her that he wouldn’t let anyone bring him down. The next morning, he no longer saw his younger blood spattered self in the mirror as he let Vanessa change his routine.
Later that morning, after Fisk pledged a donation to Hell’s Kitchen, and came out to the world, Ben deleted his article on Fisk. Matt, who also heard it from the internet, became angry and threw the laptop away.
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