“How ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Fits in the Marvel Universe”

Warning: This post contains major spoilers for season 2 of Daredevil.

Marvel’s gritty show about Hell’s Kitchen’s favorite blind ninja has found its footing, and the second season was rife with Easter Eggs and references to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. And with the first season of Jessica Jones already out,Daredevil has even more of a chance to expand its world beyond the 25 or so blocks of Hell’s Kitchen.

While Elektra and Punisher occasionally threatened to steal the show from Matt Murdock,Daredevil season 2 rarely felt overstuffed, and found time to set up some building blocks for the upcoming Luke Cage and Defenders series. The show even had a little fun, throwing in a random comic book panel allusion (see this video for the best ones). But to remind you of how #ItsAllConnected, here are all the big references that Daredevil had to the MCU.

Shielding the dogs

The first Easter Egg is a reference to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Dogs of Hell, the biker gang that terrorizes Foggy and gets targeted by Frank Castle, first showed up in the 15th episode of Season 1 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when the Asgardian Lorelai controls them with her man-seducing powers.

‘A lady by the name of Jessica Jones’

Foggy’s ex-girlfriend and rival lawyer, Marci Stahl, is having vigilante trouble of her own at her new firm. She name-drops Jessica Jones and later invites Foggy to join her firm Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz after his disastrous case with the Punisher. And guess who “Hogarth” stands for? That’s right, it’s none other than Jeri Hogarth…”



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