Daredevil (2015–2018)
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Semper Fidelis 

Murdock and Foggy take on the DA in the trial of the century, but their client refuses to play along. Murdock struggles to balance his dual identities.


Ken Girotti


Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Bill Everett (based on the Marvel comics by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Cox ... Matt Murdock / Daredevil
Deborah Ann Woll ... Karen Page
Elden Henson ... Foggy Nelson
Jon Bernthal ... Frank Castle
Elodie Yung ... Elektra Natchios
Stephen Rider ... Blake Tower
Michelle Hurd ... Samantha Reyes
Deirdre Madigan Deirdre Madigan ... Judge Cynthia Batzer
Eric Michael Gillett ... Dr. Gregory Tepper
Joe Forbrich ... Philip Cabroni
Michael Kincade Michael Kincade ... Bailiff
Michael Pantozzi ... Clean Young Man
Christian Keiber ... Corrections Officer
Craig Bockhorn Craig Bockhorn ... Middle-Aged Man
Elizabeth Flax ... Older Woman


Karen continues to counsel Frank, in jail this time. The firm's plan is to go with PTSD. Matt and Elektra decode the last page of the book. Busy with Elektra, Matt misses court, leaving it all on Foggy. Matt and Karen have their first argument. The firm lose a witness because of Elektra. Written by Andreea D

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"Semper Fidelis" a Latin phrase that means "always faithful" or "always loyal". In the United States it is best known as the motto of the United States Marine Corps. Elsewhere, it is a common motto for towns, families, schools, and military units. See more »


The seal behind the judge implies that the trial is in federal court. If it were in federal court, the prosecution would not be done by the District Attorney but by the United States Attorney. See more »


Judge Cynthia Batzer: Can you state for the court any preexisting opinion, any at all, that you may hold for the defendant, Frank Castle?
Middle-Aged Man: You mean the Punisher? I think he's an animal a sick, twisted, venal...
Young African-American Woman: ...Hero. That's what we should be calling him. Doing the things the cops won't do, Frank Castle is a...
Clean Young Man: ...A grotesque insult to the Second Amendment, a fascist without the authority. If you ask me, people like Frank Castle ought to be...
Older Woman: ...Applauded for putting all the thieves and muggers and rapists in the ...
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The People vs Frank Castle
1 April 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Going into this season I had plenty of questions as to the structure it was going to go by. The choice to not have a true big bad (at least as of now) was a risky but interesting move, and it's paid off so far. I'm just as invested in the trial of Frank Castle as I am anything Daredevil is doing on the streets at night. That's a tribute to the incredible writing of the show.

Unfortunately for Matt, his job at night and day came in direct conflict with each other as he struggled to balance the two (much like most superheroes). Matt showed up late for the opening statement of the trial, forcing Foggy to step up for the team. He recuperated well after a rough start, but this put another cog in the relationship between Murdock and Nelson. Neither are wrong in this situation and I almost have to side with Foggy. I don't see why Matt couldn't have at least given Foggy a heads up about Elektra. Again, Matt's not wrong either, but you would think he would learn to keep the lying to a minimum.

Really it all comes down to Elektra messing things up for Matt. I don't expect Karen and Matt to break up, but they can't go down this path of lying and avoiding the truth with each other. It never works. On the other hand, I love seeing Elektra and Daredevil out in the field together. The hand to hand combat is consistently immersive and I'm becoming increasingly interested in the mafia that they are after. I'm completely on board with where this is heading.


+Foggy's not really wrong here

+Intriguing trial reveals


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18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)


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16:9 HD
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