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Episode 7: Felling Tree with Roots
I’ll be honest, if this wasn’t a Marvel property by this point I would’ve dropped the series. But because I’m such a Marvel fanboy, I feel obligated to watch all of its productions. This is not to say the show is bad, it’s just having a hard time at garnering my interest and maintaining it. My fears unraveled into truths as Colleen became the love interest to a declared celibate monk. Not sure how I feel about that, but Madame Gao explicating Danny’s reasoning to be in New York instead of the gates of K’un-Lun put me at ease. It’s something as simple as a journey of self discovery for the Iron Fist. And it took more than half of the season to let the audience in on the plot.
There’s one thing I can definitely say in favor of this series: It’s not predictable. At least it isn’t to me. While it does follow the similar beats to its prequel shows, the characters’ decisions change so quickly you don’t expect what’s coming. I thought Joy would be the love interest, then expected her to be the villain, then I thought Harold Meachum would be revealed as the big bad. What I didn’t expect was Ward to fully ride the cuckoo train all the way to hiding the body of his father’s second death.
Ward just goes crazy, but does that actually make him an antagonist? And who the heck is Bakuto?!