As a child Matt Murdock was blinded by a chemical spill in a freak accident. Instead of limiting him it gave him superhuman senses that enabled him to see the world in a unique and powerful way. Now he uses these powers to deliver justice, not only as a lawyer in his own law firm, but also as vigilante at night, stalking the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil, the man without fear. (IMDb) │ Produced by Marvel Television
Matt Murdock: Feels like half of Hell's Kitchen is here today to say goodbye to Father Paul Lantom. Seems fair. He certainly welcomed everyone here, Catholic or not. And he expected those of us who were to, uh, look for ways to do good in our community. Not even the kids got out of that requirement. I'm sure I'm not the only one who remembers his "suggestion" that we give some of our First Communion money to the poor box. And that was his way. To think of the community, and the, uh... and the individuals in it. To think in terms of, "What can I give?" He gave his life, right here in this church, protecting others. Standing up to a man who used fear as a tool to set neighbors against one another. If Father Lantom had an enemy, I would say it was fear. For me, personally, he spent many years trying to get me to face my own fears. To understand how they enslaved me, how they divided me from the people that I love. He counseled me to transcend my fears, to be brave enough to forgive... and see the possibilities of being a man without fear. That was his legacy. And now it's up to all of us to, uh, live up to it.
Matt Murdock: Last time we spoke, I confronted Father Lantom. I was angry. I'd change that if I could.
Sister Maggie: If God allowed that, there'd be no future. Just people endlessly rewriting the past.
Matt Murdock: Yeah. I think he was trying to tell me that for a long time. His last words were, "Forgive us."
Sister Maggie: Do you think that's possible?
Matt Murdock: He told me something, years ago, when this happened, that I never forgot. See, I was pretty angry at God and bitter towards his world. How could a loving God blind me? Why? Anyway, he told me... God's plan is like a beautiful tapestry. And the tragedy of being human is that we only get to see it from the back. With all the ragged threads and the muddy colors. And we only get a hint at the true beauty that would be revealed if we could see the whole pattern on the other side... as God does. Anyway, I've been thinking a lot about it recently, 'cause... I realize I've made some bad choices and hurt people that I love without meaning to.
Sister Maggie: You don't always know when you start down a false path.
Matt Murdock: No, you don't. And that's my point. I realize that if my life had turned out any differently, that I would never have become Daredevil. And although people have died on my watch, people who shouldn't have, there are countless others that have lived. So, maybe it is all part of God's plan. Maybe my life has been exactly as it had to be.
Sister Maggie: You have a generous heart, Matthew. To see the good in so much pain.
Matt Murdock: Not always. In fact, Father Lantom used to help me with that. Help me see the errors of my ways. I could use someone else to help me with that now... once in a while.
Sister Maggie: I'm a nun, Matthew. Helping is what I was called to do.
Wilson Fisk: If I agree to your demands, then... you leave my wife alone. You leave Vanessa free!
Matt Murdock: If you keep your word.
Wilson Fisk: Then, it's a deal.
Vanessa Marianna: When I first met you, I was fascinated by your strength. Your brutality so clear to me, even as you hid it from me. I wanted to observe everything you did. And as I did, I fell in love with you. But this? If this is all we have... it will leave me lonely, Wilson. As lonely as I was in Spain. When you stopped your man from speaking in front of me, I... I was reminded that I am not a part of your life. Not fully, and so not at all. And this... I don't want to admire your world. I want to live inside of it with you.
Wilson Fisk: Vanessa, it's one thing to know my work, but it's another... to dirty your hands with it.
Vanessa Marianna: My hands were never clean. If you truly want me... share your life with me. Fully.
Wilson Fisk: Come with me, please.
Ray Nadeem: So, what now?
Matt Murdock: You're gonna testify against Fisk, once you hire us to represent you.
Ray Nadeem: Represent me?
Foggy Nelson: As Nelson and Murdock, attorneys at law.
Wilson Fisk: I know that most of you find this difficult to accept. That's only because you've been manipulated... poisoned into believing the news media's fake story... that I am evil, that I am a criminal. Quite the opposite is true. Because I challenge the system... because I've told the truth and tried to make this city a better place, the people in power decided to tear me down... to tear me down with false allegations. They sent someone to frame me. Daredevil. The killer who's now showing his true colors, who has tried to murder people in newspaper offices and churches... attacking our sacred institutions. Believe me. Daredevil is our true public enemy.
Father Lantom: We have been called upon to question whether the people we thought were fighting for us... were really monsters all along. We are being told that we are not strong... that we are not safe. You do what you have to do. Yet... here we are. Stronger, because we will not accept that we are weak. Safer, because we will not be divided. I am proud of all of you for coming here despite your fears. And I am grateful to you, always... for letting me call myself one of you. Even when the night is darkest...
Karen Page: Father, what do you do... when you realize that you've lost?
Father Lantom: A man I helped raise as a boy came to see me recently.
Karen Page: Matt.
Father Lantom: I had... I had a choice of evils. He blames me for the ones I chose, for the way his life turned out. I can't argue with him. I just have to find a way to live with it.
Karen Page: Yeah, but how do you live with that? Knowing that you... that you hurt someone like that?
Father Lantom: Well, you have to realize, Karen, that whatever it is that you've done... or haven't done... it can still be redeemed.
Karen Page: Yeah, that's nice, but I'm not so sure that I believe that.
Father Lantom: "Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." John Lennon said that. Who are we to argue with a Beatle?
Father Lantom (to Karen): Someone once said that everyone is fighting a battle of their own... that you can't see. But sometimes... Sometimes... you can see.
Ray Nadeem: I don't believe it. Fisk's got something on all of you? Arinori?
Pryor Arinori: Better we don't talk about it. And in here, we don't even say his name.
Dex Poindexter: That's one of the rules, Ray. We only refer to him by his code name.
Ray Nadeem: What code name?
Dex Poindexter: Kingpin.
(Little Dex talking with a psychiatrist on tape)
Dex Poindexter: I like making things happen without anybody knowing it's me who did it.