This episode of “Daredevil” showed plenty of wit and guts for Matt Murdock, whether it was in the streets or in the courtroom.
“Rabbit in A Snowstorm” did not display any action, other than an intense fight sequence that took place in the opening minutes in a bowling alley between a mob boss and a man who could throw down almost as good as Matt Murdock. The limited action however does not make this episode any less exciting. There are still several interesting plot sequences that will keep you interested, such as the potential crime that will land in Hell’s Kitchen, the back story of the Man in the suit, and a new villain that has limited screen time thus far, but seems to have an eye for art.
While Matt, Foggy, and Karen regroup at their hole in the wall law firm after a night of drinks and beatings, they unexpectedly receive their first client. To no one’s surprise, it is the man in the suit who we will know more about as the season progresses. It is definite that this man will cause problems for Matt in the near future. Matt and Foggy are offered a ton of money to take the case that is offered to them. The best part of this episode is how Murdock presents himself in the courtroom and towards the jury. His etiquette and smooth style displays the fantastic writing this show has to offer. The impressive part of this episode and of this series thus far is how Matt picks up any type of sound to his advantage along with his other working senses. One example is how Murdock deciphers where the man in the suit is located by the sound of his watch. It is the little things of that magnitude that make this series interesting and a joy to watch.
“Rabbit in A Snowstorm” takes an interesting turn when Murdock throws down with the man who could throw down from the beginning of the episode. We discover that he works for someone unknown but very powerful in Hell’s Kitchen, more so that he is afraid to leave town and terminates himself in a gruesome way.
This episode of “Daredevil” did not have that wow factor that you would expect, but the writing and character development will keep you engaged. The climax of the episode was just as interesting as we meet the show’s grand villain, “Kingpin” played by Vincent D’Onofrio (“Full Metal Jacket”). Although we see him for a brief moment, his presence will wreak havoc on Hell’s kitchen and certainly bring tragedy and pain to Murdock’s life.