Daredevil Season 2 did not get the lighthearted, hopeful ending Season 1 did. Instead, fans were left feeling depressed and in need of resolution. For those who didn’t see the end of Daredevil, step with caution. The second seasons ends with Nelson & Murdock in shambles, Foggy and Matt no longer friends, Karen working for The Bulletin, and Elektra seemingly dead (or so we thought at the time – Elodie Yung will reprise her role in The Defenders).
In an interview with EW, Charlie Cox describes Daredevil as a little lost in the beginning of The Defenders. Everything seems like it crumbled down around Matt. As a fan of the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, I was disappointed with how Daredevil’s life admittedly went to shit. When asked when the eight-episode miniseries takes place in conjunction with Daredevil Season 2, Charlie Cox says:
Well, it’s been a few months since the end of season 2. I think it’s been quite a challenging few months for him. He took the death of Elektra very badly —I think he feels responsible for that. One of Matt’s big things is trying to protect the people he loves, which is why he keeps his identity hidden, and he’s failed. He’s left holding the dead body of a loved one, and so I think he’s tried to turn a corner.
In previous interviews, Charlie Cox has stated that working alongside the other Defenders will help Matt learn teamwork. Which, will hopefully be something he’ll carry on in Daredevil Season 3. One of the special formula’s for why Daredevil is such a great show is Matt’s relationship with Foggy and Karen. To see that all come to an end was sad, to say the least.
Speaking of teamwork, Charlie had this to say when asked if he saw The Defenders as a team:
You know, just thinking of this shot we just did, I looked at it and I thought, “What a bunch of misfits.” In a great way! It’s like a misfit Scooby gang.