Daredevil (2015– )
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The Man in the Box 

Murdock and Foggy get caught in the crossfire of the Punisher's revenge. Karen and Murdock dig for the truth in very different ways.


Peter Hoar


Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Bill Everett (based on the Marvel comics by) | 7 more credits »

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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
Rosario Dawson ... Claire Temple
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Wilson Fisk
Michelle Hurd ... Samantha Reyes
Royce Johnson Royce Johnson ... Sgt. Brett Mahoney
Danny Johnson ... Benjamin Donovan
Geoffrey Cantor ... Mitchell Ellison
John Pirkis ... Stan Gibson
Gilles Marini ... Jacques Duchamps
Caroline Strong ... Agent Gallagher


As the word of Frank Castle's escape from prison becomes known, the city goes crazy with fear. Anyone could be a target. Tensions stay high between Foggy, Karen and Matt. Matt tries to unravel the mystery of the people he found in cages. In a desperate move, Matt turns to an old enemy for answers . . . Written by Chris Hutton

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English | French

Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


Color (Ultra HD)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This episode marks the first appearance of Elektra's signature Sai. See more »


As Matt, Karen, and Foggy are being escorted to the District Attorney's office, they are first followed by one guard with an AR15, then after the camera switches to behind them the same guard with the AR15 and a guard with a shotgun, and then the view switches to front again and both guards have AR15s. See more »


Matt Murdock: On paper, we're still Frank Castle's attorneys.
Foggy Nelson: And I am so proud of that.
Matt Murdock: Frank's out, but instead of going after him herself, Reyes is dragging us into the lion's den. What could we possibly know about his escape?
Foggy Nelson: Precisely dick.
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References The Avengers (2012) See more »

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Poorly Directed / Written Episode of a Heretofore Great Series
11 February 2018 | by asrexproductionsSee all my reviews

If you were going to jump off this train, I think this is the place to do it.

"Man in the Box" opens with the city on a manhunt for the Punisher (Jon Bernthal), who we last saw escaped from maximum security and a near execution orchestrated by the Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio). Now it seems like he's out for revenge, although Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) doesn't buy it, as the random and seemingly indiscriminate violence throughout the episode isn't really his M.O. In the B story, Dardevil (Charlie Cox) attempts to figure out what weird plans the Hand or whoever has in store for a series of individuals it seemed to have been bleeding last episode - literally. He gets him to his former would-be paramour Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) at the hospital where she works, but that only heightens the mystery - and worse. Will Daredevil figure out what's going on in Hell's Kitchen? And will Karen save the Punisher from a city that's against him? That's the episode.

And for me it was a disappointing one, because besides copious uses of the word "shit" (which sticks out like a sore thumb for me when there's no other profanity), I thought the action sequences - particularly in the battle at the end between Elektra (Elodie Yung) and a mysterious opponent played by Gilles Marini - were poorly shot, and thus clearly choreographed and boring. I found this particularly noticeable when compared to the exceptional directing of the previous episode, and the science fiction-esque ending put the stamp on my feeling that this series may have run its course. I think it's worth watching because it moves the story along, but between all these and a somewhat embarrassing scene between Daredevil and the Kingpin early on, it makes me nervous for Daredevil's television future. Hoping it pulls back together before this season is done, because any more of this will have me wishing it was me that was blind.

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