On Iron Fist Season 2 Episode 7, each character goes on a mission in order to prepare for the fight against Davos.
In Danny's case, it's trying to improve and recover enough to fight. In Misty's case, she's on mission to help Colleen find the bowl. In Colleen's case, she tries to support Danny. It's all about Danny, even though her talents could be used elsewhere.
Even Joy agrees to help Misty find the bowl because she knows that Davos is dangerous. Joy's morals almost seem as iffy as Davos', but when it comes down to it, she knows that she has to do the right thing.
However, Ward's storyline stll seems to be building to nothing. Ward has little to no interaction with Danny and doesn't seem to be going anywhere fruitful in the fight with Davos.
We mostly miss Mary/Walker this episode, which is disappointing considering the intensity of her scenes with Joy. However, it's great to Misty at play so much in this show because she really does wield a significant amount of power and strength.
Danny: It's good to see you back in action.
Misty: Back in action? Are you kidding me? Look, your leg is still attached to your body.
Danny's immaturity over trying to recover more quickly is only tiring Colleen and the others out. When is he going to realize that he just has to take it slowly?
Colleen is right -- his emotional immaturity really does get the best of him. It was even a little disappointing to see Colleen agree to train Danny considering how much he just wants to get the fist back. (Plus, he's ruining the apartment!).
Davos' army is also a little bit bizarre, all things considered. He considers himself a master yet also seems to want to train these teenagers for battle. Does he think that this is the strongest way to go?
He treats Chen poorly but treats his disciples with at least somewhat respect -- double standard much?
I've been with child, his child, for six weeks, three days, and 14 hours. I'm barely keeping my head above water, but a baby! And its father is an addict just like me. What am I supposed to do with that?Bethany
The thangka is a bit confusing and seems to lean way too much into the mythology of the comics, which are still rooted in problematic orientalist values. In addition, as viewers, we've gotten little to nothing about the actual mythology, so drawing it back in feels unnatural.
I'm hoping that Misty will jump back into action with Colleen now that the Chinatown force refuses to do anything about Davos. Misty and Colleen are the ones who always jump into action.
Even though Davos isn't really growing as a character, it's nice to see him become a little more evil and a little more frightening. On the other hand, Joy's potential feels squandered because she wavers too much.
She has such an alluring factor to her in terms of her wealth and her ability to manipulate others, yet in the face of danger or impossibility, she freaks out and this makes her weak.
Mary: Do we know each other?
Joy: Uh, I'm Joy Meachum. I was hoping to talk to Walker. You must be Mary. You mind if I come in for a minute?
At the same time, Danny continues to grow less and less interesting without the fist, now that he doesn't have anything to define him. The show continues to call out itself and Danny by saying that Danny really has no idea what he's doing.
Ward's bar fight also just feels completely out of place. It contributes little to nothing to the actual episode and tries to stand in the place of an actual fight scene, which we don't really get until the end between Colleen and Danny.
Men pushing women to do things they don't want to do also seems like the theme of this season. From Danny pushing Colleen into training him to Davos pushing Joy to do his bidding, it's not going well.
Danny: Can you give me a warning next time?
Colleen: “May I have a warning, sensei?" No, you may not. Get up.
In many ways, it's frustrating to see that considering the strength of all the female characters on the show. Even Misty is at the bidding of the Chinatown police captain as she understandably doesn't want to overstep.
The only person who isn't really bound to anybody is Walker, and unfortunately, she's absent for most of the episode as she works out her own problems.
However, her story seems to be progressing too slowly for us to get a decent resolution, even though it's fascinating to see. In all honesty, it'd be amazing to see a Mary Walker standalone series -- I'd binge that in an instant.
Just because you can't fight doesn't mean you can't help.Colleen
Davos' behaviors are also growing repetitive, so here's to seeing some more showdown material between Danny, Colleen, and Davos in the near future. Without the fist, Danny's going to have a tough time.
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Olivia Popp was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She left the site in September 2018.