TV Club: Marvel’s Daredevil: “World On Fire”

The war for Hell’s Kitchen begins in “World On Fire,” and by the end of the episode, Wilson Fisk has wiped out the threat of the Russians, making significant forward movement in his campaign to seize total control of the city’s criminal element. Of course, he would never describe his mission that way. If you ask him what he does, as Vanessa Marianna does on their second date, Wilson Fisk would tell you that he’s rebuilding the city, trying to carve something beautiful out of the ugliness of Hell’s Kitchen and help it reach its potential. He admits that he’s hurt people and will hurt more people to reach his goals, but he also takes no pleasure from the cruelty that he sees as necessary to usher in a new age of prosperity. He has a vision and he will do everything in his power …

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