Netflix’s Daredevil Vlogs: Episode 11 – Path of the Righteous

Wesley? WESLEY????

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Debashish Mahapatra
Guest

On the symbolism, the end fight scene in the second episode, has this light in the hallway that looks like crucifix. That definitely looked intentional.

WayOfTheMan
Guest

I think light looking sort of like a crucifix is subtle enough to work, like the kind of symbolism they’re praising. More than a picture of Jesus in the background, certainly.

Patch
Guest

I thought it worked

Azmar
Guest

I’m becoming more and more annoyed of Doug’s constant nitpicking.
I know that’s what he does, that’s kind of his signature move, but man.

First he rants about Foggy being able to recognize his BEST friend’s face (thus, basically saying that Superman’s glasses actually are NOT that stupid of a disguise after all), and now he’s saying that Wesley deserved BETTER ?
DUDE.
The guy’s an ASSHOLE. He totally deserved to die a shitty death.

ZigTheHunter
Guest

It had nothing to do with how good or bad of a person Wesley was for Doug, I’m sure Doug thought he deserved death as well, but just wanted a more dignified death that didn’t rely on him making a half-dozen bad desicions and mistakes and being extremely over confident.

The Mysterious M
Guest

Yeah. I kind of wanted Wesley to die. But the way they killed him was written…stupidly.

ToastyMozart
Guest

Yeah, it was a bit ridiculous. I agree the character deserved to die at some point, and I recognize that it was important for the story. Fisk keeps losing everyone he used to be able to rely on, and it seems like the writers couldn’t figure out a way to have him lose Wesley that made sense. So they just stuffed him in a bone-headed and contrived fridge.

ToastyMozart
Guest

*but it seems like
Curse this lack of an edit feature

AngryPete
Guest

Doug is rapidly disappearing up his own ass. It seems to happen to a lot of internet personalities who start to think they’re actually famous.

ShadowsTwilight
Guest
While I agree that Wesley’s actions weren’t the smartest, I always saw it as because he himself was getting emotional seeing his best friend in so much pain. With everything going on with Vanessa and Fisk, Wesley was starting to feel useless and like he had lost control, so when the situation came up with Karen arises, he desperately lashes out at it as he sees a situation he can control. Add in the mix the very personal nature of the situation (she tried to get to his best friend through his mother of all people) and you have a… Read more »
Patch
Guest

Also, Daredevil isn’t as preachy because Daredevil isn’t being directly compared to a perfect Christ figure like Superman was.

EMazz
Guest
I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t see any direct comparisons to Jesus and Daredevil. God forbid a character be religious. That means they /have/ to be compared to Jesus, because there’s a bunch of religious symbols. I honestly can’t see any comparisons. Sometimes there are symbols, but that doesn’t mean its’ a direct comparison between the two. Doug, I think you’re getting a bit nitpicky. I think Wesley’s death, while a bit too soon (and barely ever addressed again…), actually fit his character well. He was stuck up, he thought he could do no wrong and that… Read more »
plokool
Guest

Scaring a little girl? SCARING THE LITTLE GIRL?

hobgoblyn
Guest
I personally loved how Wesley died. It really made sense for the character, the arrogance of him overlooking such an obvious problem with his plan and the fact that once emotionally invested he didn’t really consider all angles. It really worked for the character, particularly that bluff in the end. The look he gave told you he was in trouble and then he tries recovering by saying “you didn’t really think I would be stupid enough to give you a loaded gun”– and he says it so convincingly that despite his earlier sign you might just believe him… It was… Read more »
Noah Fence
Guest
Yes. This is what sold me on Wesley’s death, because we saw the real him. Doug (and everyone else) had him pegged all wrong from the beginning: he never really was the calculating, under-control type, he only ever played a convincing role because that was what he needed to be. It wasn’t until this moment that you realize that he was nothing more than just another cocky, arrogant asshole this entire time, playing at intellect and control without actually using it. In his own way, he was even slimier than Leland. And that’s what makes that scene so great. For… Read more »
zardox
Guest
Agree… mostly. That was PART of what made it powerful. But more than that if you watch the episode they were dropping HEAVY hints that Karen was about to die. She said her good-byes and left messages. I really thought that she was about to become the martyr character, and maybe that was the whole point of her in the first place. They built her up so that her death would push Matt past the contemplative stage into full-on Daredevil territory. Plus her death might’ve brought him and Foggy back together in a state of mutual guilt over the fact… Read more »
SeanEyes
Guest
I think it makes sense because of Wesley supreme confidences in his ability to read people, and his supreme confidence the he is protected by other people fears of the Kingpin. Wesley puts his down on the table because he read Karen as weak and harmless; plus he believe the power of the gun was no match for Karen fear of Kingpin. It was a great character developing moment for Karen. We learned that she has a dark past and that she has been pushed to far, that she has to stick back. Now if Karen of all people is… Read more »
Free Verse!
Guest

I audibly cheered when Wesley died. Fuck that guy.

I mean OK I agree that he was a great antagonist but he’s also a completely despicable human being who I will not miss. And I certainly would have been way more upset if Karen had been killed.

Daemian Lucifer
Guest

Karen is a really selfish bitch in these last few episodes.
“Oh your wife is dying?Screw her and worry about what I CARE ABOUT!

Oh,you two have a problem that I dont know about?It seems like a big deal,but SO WHAT?CARE ABOUT STUFF I CARE ABOUT!

WAAH!!”

ellbell01
Guest

Doug doesn’t like the flashback episode and now he doesn’t like Wesley’s demise? Two of the best things about the show?

Wesley underestimated Karen’s will and he died for it. It was fitting. Karen is always being underestimated. It was a highlight of this series.

littlewillie610
Guest

Wesley’s abrupt death really forced me to do a double take. I can see both sides of the argument regarding whether or not the scene was an example of bad writing, but it didn’t bother me all that much.

faizaan723
Guest

After everything else are, you should review Sense8. I usually feel let down or disappointed by the Watchowskis but this series was amazing! At least in my opinion.

Acetylsalicilique
Guest

Wow, that got annoying. You spent SO MUCH time shitting on the Jesus symbolism in MoS, and it turns out your only problem was that there was a fn’ Jesus picture in a church ? Wow…

Senefra
Guest
To me this appeared to be a loose translation on Chekhov’s Gun… “Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there. ” – Anton Chekhov …In this instance there are 2 guns, the first of which has a huge setup back in episode 3 “Rabbit In The Snowstorm” with John Healey, the bowling alley assassin who procured it from a bad… Read more »
ToastyMozart
Guest

That’d be a really cool idea! I wish they had gone with that instead. Unfortunately, bowling alley guy’s gun was a different model (I want to say a VP9?, vs the lackey’s Beretta).

CainZeros
Guest

Wesley was brought down by his hubris. That was the idea. It’s kind of a thing in this series.

themilo
Guest

I agree with Doug Wesley went out like an idiot, he pretty much made every stupid villain mistake possible, it’s a shame since he was a pretty good antagonist, the rest of the episode was great though.

The catholic element of this show is pretty foreign to me since I don’t have any religious background, I still like it mostly because it’s pretty rare for something to have a strong religious element without being preachy and actually adding something to the story.

happymel
Guest

Oh, I love seeing Doug pissed out. Also, it looks like the Man of Steel internet wound has been ripped open once more. I thought that the topic was almost completely dropped now that Batman v. Superman is looming.

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