matt x elektra moments from every episode (62/?) ➝ 2x13 - a cold day in hell’s kitchen
if we go in there right now, nobu gets what he wants. you dead, me captured. the hand wins. i know it’s harsh, but the people in there are a drop in the ocean compared to what happens next if nobu gets hold of me. these people are in danger because of me. and i’ll be damned if i’m not getting them out. it’s the wrong play. it’s the only play. you stay here. i got work to do.
i was scrolling through various google docs and found this unfinished nugget from way back when. tentatively titled ‘the one where someone’s after Foggy’
The first time (first
time, he thinks, with the mental equivalent of a cackle) isn’t that bad.
As far as attempted
kidnappings go anyway. The guys are real amateurs who don’t even tie Foggy’s
hands together or incapacitate him in any way after shoving him into an
unmarked van. It’s real easy to lunge at the one closest to him and grab the
door and make a break for it.
Sure, Foggy’s hands look
like he stuck them in a meat grinder from where they scrape against the
pavement when he threw himself out of the moving vehicle but he was a bit
preoccupied throwing himself out of a moving vehicle to really notice
how much it hurt when he was doing it. Turns out adrenaline and the savage need to
survive make for the best kind of painkiller and Foggy suddenly has a whole new
level of insight into how Matt goes and gets the shit kicked out of himself on a
He does bang the shit
out of his shoulder and it sort of pinches when he breathes even with the
oxygen mask the paramedic strapped to his face upon arrival. It could be worse.
Nearby is Karen, pink-faced
and frazzled on her cellphone, barking orders to God knows who on the other
end. Foggy wants her to hang up already because he just managed to thwart his
own kidnapping by himself. That’s pretty badass.
“That’s pretty badass
right?” He asks nonchalantly after she’s angrily shoved her
cell into her coat pocket. Her eyes are bloodshot and a little wild, her golden
hair slipping out of its braid.
He doesn’t know what the hold up is but he’s
sitting on the back of an ambulance he can barely afford waiting to be carted
off to the nearest hospital and Karen looks like she’s ready to rip the world
to shreds with her two bare hands and Foggy was almost the star of his very own
true crime Lifetime movie.
Waiting seems really anticlimactic compared to all
Karen blinks like she’s coming out of a trance and her whole face
scrunches up, still pink. Her blue eyes close and open again, clearer, calmer,
less intimidating to look at. She laughs and it’s a wet sound, like she’s still
not entirely sure how to respond to any of this. Foggy doesn’t blame her.
Charlie called this paying homage to what we did last season, but on crack. This time around, I think the story’s just very different. Last year, that hallway fight, he was tired, already beaten, broken, hurt, but he comes through to save this child. Here, this is more - as the showrunners describe it - more of a descent into hell. He’s challenged by Frank Castle not to cross that line, but you feel like he might actually cross it as he’s moving down into hell. - Phil Silvera