Episode 9: The Mistress of All Agonies
Harold’s immortality is why the Meachums are still relevant. Fine, I’m finally interested in what this series has to offer. A full episode of Claire and Colleen getting psychoanalyzed by the manipulative Gao is especially fun. At the same time, Harold Meachum’s slow recuperation to insanity is entertaining. I really feel bad for Kyle (Alex Wyse) at the end of the episode. Although he’s a minor character, the way Harold bullied him left no redemption story for the fragile assistant. All he wanted was vanilla ice cream. In regards to another of the episode’s secondary plot, I’m a fan of irony, and Ward getting stuck in the same hospital with the same doctor where he put Danny in made me smile.
We also get the return of Bakuto (Ramon Rodriguez), with very little information. Unlike the early episodes where we were given minimal detail and it frustrated me immensely, this time there’s more intrigue than frustration. How does this Latino sensei know so much about the inner workings of the Iron Fist’s power?
A lot of what Gao says to Clarie seems to be set up for The Defenders, but her words to Colleen requires resolution quick before the annoyance returns.
Now that Harold and Joy have reunited, could my theory that Joy will take on a villainous role prove true? And who was the throwing star ninja that liked food trucks?