SPOILER WARNING: This article discusses plot elements from “Daredevil” Season 2, now streaming on Netflix.
The partnership between Marvel Television and Netflix has now resulted in three seasons of television and 39 total episodes between “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” with more on the way in the form of “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist” and a second season of “Jones.” And, as the Netflix sub-universe grows, connections between the different series are being forged. One such connection comes by way of “Daredevil’s” Marci Stahl (Amy Rutberg), a high-powered attorney and Foggy Nelson’s erstwhile girlfriend, and the connection was so surprising, not even Rutberg saw it coming.
During the red carpet premiere of “Daredevil” Season 2 in New York City, Rutberg revealed that she learned of Marci’s return to the show a “couple weeks out” from filming. “A couple days before we shoot, I get what we’re shooting,” Rutberg told CBR News. “Sometimes the names of stuff are changed so not even I know [what they are], and then I arrive that day and try to ask as many questions as I can and go in there and do it.”
One scene reunites her with Foggy (Elden Henson) in Josie’s Bar, wherein we learn that between seasons of “Daredevil,” Marci has moved on to work for Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz — the law firm featured heavily in “Jessica Jones.” Marci even namedrops Jessica Jones in the scene. To say this development for Marci excited Rutberg would be an understatement.
“It’s super exciting!” enthused Rutberg. “No, I totally work for them! Yeah! … It was amazingly exciting when I saw that, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ I said to my husband, I’m like — I don’t even get to hold the script. It’s on an embedded, encrypted website so I can only read it on my computer. You can’t even maximize the font, so I’m like, ‘Does that say what I think it says?’ ‘Jessica Jones’ hadn’t come out yet, so I didn’t know. I knew the name, obviously.”
Whether or not this means that Rutberg’s character will appear in Season 2 of “Jessica Jones,” remains to be seen, but Rutberg is still excited about Marci’s new place of employment. “That’s the best place for Marci to end up, let me tell you! From Marci’s perspective, and from Amy’s.”
The namedrop uttered by Marci breaks new ground for the series, as it marks the show’s first reference to any other Marvel/Netflix series. “I’m honored because I said when I arrived on set, like, ‘Wait guys — this is a big deal.’ And they were like, ‘Yeah, it’s the first time we’ve had a crossover from ‘Daredevil’s’ perspective.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah! Marci gets to do it!’ It was very exciting.”
All thirteen episodes of “Daredevil” Season 2 are streaming now on Netflix.