After calling Assistant District Attorney Tower’s bluff about whether District Attorney Reyes has the power to destroy their little law firm, Foggy discovers they are losing clients!He meets up with Marcy, his corporate legal shark of an on-again-off-again ex, for a subpar martini. I love how she savages her way to the pointy end of every conversation—she understands Foggy’s mixed feelings about Matt and Karen maybe being a thing, and she is gleefully victorious when he finally admits he got in touch for a professional consult rather than old pals catching up.She struggles to convince Foggy and Matt that they should dig deeper into the Punisher’s history, in light of the way that the media (with a lot of push from District Attorney Reyes) is covering the story, with a lot of important details missing.Foggy and Matt are both invested in drawing a line under the Punisher and getting on with their lives—and when she realises they won’t support her in her latest crusade, she goes rogue, chasing up leads with one of Ben Urich’s old newspaper pals.
Karen discovers that Frank’s military service and medal is not a matter of public record which suggests black ops of some kind; she also figures out that the reason Frank’s family’s deaths were under-reported is because they were casualties of a gang warfare in a park—a mass shooting involving, you guessed it, the Irish, the Mexican cartel, and the Dogs of War.
He spies on her meeting from outside the building, (seriously, Agents of SHIELD so need to recruit him, he should look into that if he ever gets desperate to pay the rent) and witnesses her allowing a bunch of Japanese businessmen to patronise her, while she drops a bug into their building that sends their electronics haywire.
Back in flashback city, baby Matt and baby Elektra’s wild fling of stolen cars, break-and-enters, and slow motion sex in an abandoned boxing ring leads him to reveal more to her than he has to anyone about his past, his father, and—through their sparring—his abilities.
(I am also on Team Elektra-Is-Bad-For-Matt, so basically this show is all about the anti-shipping for me) Foggy, after a feeble attempt to cut Karen out of the decision-making process (everyone is judging you for that one, Fog), accepts that he is outvoted.
Nelson & Murdock head to the hospital, where they manage to convince the newly-promoted Detective Sergeant Brett to let them see the restrained Frank Castle and convince him to ditch the public defender for them. THE STORY SO FAR: Thanks to Daredevil (who gave the credit to the NYPD), the murderous vigilante the Punisher has finally been arrested after his violent rampage against three of the city’s organised crime communities.