Matt and Foggy make a move on the law front. Matt makes a move with his new costume. Karen realizes that the future holds more promise than she thought. Matt and Fisk have a final battle. Fisk returns to his own personal drawing board.
On Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 13, aptly named “Daredevil,” Nelson & Murdock finds its feet in the constantly shifting world they have come to call home. Matt and Foggy realize that their best opportunity to defeat the evil surrounding them is by working together, by sifting through what they can with the law and then allowing Matt to be who he is, Foggy’s title of hero. Fisk realizes he isn’t at all who he thought he was but realizes who he has become and accepts that role. Matt realizes who he is, at long last, and dons the red horns.
Matt realizes the picture is bigger than he initially thought. Foggy and Karen try to fill in the gaps of the city’s corruption in their own ways. Ben loses a gamble against Fisk.
On Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 12, “The Ones We Leave Behind,” the title indicates that the one left behind had the best story left to tell. As Karen grapples with her decision, as well as the fracturing of her law firm, she has yet to realize that the slow disintegration of her world mirrors the city itself. In the same vein as the lawyers, Fisk attempts to keep his loose ends from spiraling out of his control. Foggy, Karen, and Matt use their different avenues to try to facilitate change.
Matt and Fisk act as martyrs in order to preserve their ideas for the city. Karen makes a bold choice in order to survive. Matt enlists the help to get a suit for himself made.
On Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 11, “The Path of the Righteous,” both Fisk and Matt accept their positions as martyrs in their own stories, acting as the antitheses to one another in an effort to be the stopgap against the other. Karen refuses to be a victim in her own story and commits an act that will undoubtedly have some ugly repercussions. Foggy descends further into sadness as the functioning trio of Nelson & Murdock begins its slow descent into disintegration. Vanessa’s decay and Karen’s choice seem destined to facilitate a sharp change in Fisk.
Nelson & Murdock splits up. Fisk learns that his power comes at a cost. Foggy and Matt’s flashbacks reveal who they used to be, and who Foggy thought Matt always was. All the characters reveal that they cannot live half a life.
On Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 10, “Nelson v. Murdock,” the fight goes from Matt against the evil of Hell’s Kitchen to a fight between he and Foggy, the two people who are meant to be on the same side. Rather than acting together, they are now on opposite sides of the fence, the evil cascading around them the last thing on their minds as they attempt to figure out who exactly the other person is. Ben and Karen make decisions that alter the course of their lives, their mindsets splitting as they attempt to decide who they will be and what their futures will look like. Alternatively, as Matt and Foggy analyze Matt’s choices, Fisk realizes that the choices he has made, and the way his mind is splitting is creating chaos in its wake.
Matt realizes he has to become a certain kind of person to defeat Fisk. Fisk sets a trap for Matt. Karen and Foggy unite in praise of their justice pursuit and then in tragedy. Nobu and Matt meet.
On Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 9, “Speak of the Devil,” the name of the episode is directly tied into Matt’s belief system, as well as his inner debate. Just as the priest tells him, he has to acknowledge the ugliness of Fisk in order to justify his own actions against him. As Fisk paints himself more and more as the devil, Matt makes himself more and more like the savior of Hell’s Kitchen, his name becoming ironic.
Fisk’s awful background is revealed. Matt attempts to keep his friends safe by keeping them restrained in rules in order to stop them from doing what he does. Fisk and Matt run parallel to one another and then meet at a point when he becomes the ultimate villain.
On Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 8, “Shadows in the Glass,” Fisk’s ugly childhood and background is revealed, illustrating him in an entirely different light, while also showing just who Vanessa is and what she means to the future man who Fisk will be. In an attempt to keep control of his life, Matt tries to keep Karen and Foggy from trying to be vigilantes in their own right and risk their lives. Despite all he attempts to do, Fisk is able to strike out against Matt and all he is attempting to do. Fisk regaining control of his life results in Matt losing control of his.
Matt meets an old friend. The Black Sky is revealed. Karen and Ben realize they are onto something integral, but that there is no choosing a side in the war against good and evil. Matt draws a line.
On Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 7, “Stick,” a big part of Matt’s origin story is revealed, not the manifestation of his powers but rather the person who teaches them how to control them. As a big part of who Matt is, Stick’s reappearance signifies something for Matt and something entirely different for the people of New York. Karen and Ben dig deeper into the underground world as Stick unveils a new and devious plot.
Matt attempts to stay alive as he fights off the police on Fisk’s payroll. Vladimir attempts to stay alive as he fights off Matt and then the same cops. Fisk’s operation attempts to stay alive as Matt attempts to drown it. Karen and Foggy finish their date.
On Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 6, “Condemned,” Matt battles an unbearably strong front of Fisk’s authority figures, while still trying to battle within himself if he can do what must be done in order to stop Fisk. At the same time, Fisk battles against Matt as he attempts to stop his forward momentum, and Vladimir battles against time as he tries to reconcile the evils he has done and the sins he has committed with one final act of heroism.
A new customer comes to Nelson & Murdock. Matt realizes he has to continue on the Daredevil route in order to pursue the elusive and well-protected Fisk. Fisk pursues Vanessa as she pursues truth.
On Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 5, “World on Fire,” men of ideas are at odds with one another, taking strides in opposite directions, unsure of where the other plans to go. As Matt learns more about the powerful Wilson Fisk, Fisk disregards Matt as he enters down a different endeavor with Vanessa and seemingly with a burgeoning condominium company, who is targeting the people who Matt and Foggy wish to protect. As the higher classes of Hell’s Kitchen go after the lower class, thinking no one will protect them, Matt goes deeper into the hole of Daredevil in order to act as that shield.
Matt and Claire take risks that cause them to need one another in big ways. Karen and Ben pursue the truth, despite the odds. Fisk goes on a date. And then kills a man.
On Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 4, “In the Blood,” Matt and Claire become immersed in blood as they each have to bandage each other up, both clinging to the hopes that a different world can exist on the horizon. By piecing together their pasts, Karen and Ben reach an accord in order to pursue the truth and figure out just who is dismantling their city brick by brick, one that used to be a construction company. Fisk and Matt reveal themselves to be just men, but men with fire.