Episode 3: Rolling Thunder Canon Punch
Danny once again acknowledges my frustration: “Every time I tried to tell the story people get freaked out.” Why that story doesn’t get told is what continues to elude me. Specifically, this episode, made me smile more. After continuing to build up a very headstrong Colleen Wing, we finally get to see Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) and hear Madame Gao (Wai Ching Ho). The story is slowly picking up momentum and I’m getting a little impatient.
The good thing is that we finally get someone on Danny’s side for this story to develop. Hogarth’s fleeting appearance creates a sense of cohesion in this corner of the MCU.
Now, lets talk about the villains. It seems as though the main villain for the overall story is Harold Meachum, but we discover in this episode that despite demonstrating cunning characteristics he fears Gao. At the same time, we see Joy show a more manipulative side when acquiring properties for Rand. My theory that Joy will eventually be a big bad persists. This episode took a good step towards what I want to see, but it’s just a step. All this would’ve been good in episode one. At least the cliffhanger was really well done.
In the first episode Danny Rand said his return isn’t about the money or company acquisition, then why the sudden change of heart?