The Punisher: Grading the characters from season 2

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Credit: Cara Howe/Netflix from Marvel’s The Punisher

Curtis Hoyle: B+

Curtis had a simple role; be Frank Castle’s best friend and conscience. Whenever Frank was going to far like torturing someone, Curtis stepped in and got him to stop. When Frank was about to get arrested, it was Curtis who put his freedom on the line by pointing a gun at a cop. Curtis was great. Unfortunately, his acting sometimes left something to be desired. However, Jason R. Moore came through during all the important moments. He was an instrumental part to this season being better than the first and avoiding the midseason lull.

Anderson and Eliza Schultz: B

These two were just the worst. There was absolutely no redeeming quality about them and that’s a good thing. Every comic book project will have one person that will make your skin crawl. This was them. They acted like they cared about John and his family, but in actuality all they cared about was themselves. They had one of the most satisfying deaths I’ve ever seen on television. As noted, this season should have been all about John Pilgrim’s life. We could have gotten more of Anderson and Eliza.

Brett Mahoney: B

No one expected Brett Mahoney to be as good as he was. He played the lawful good character perfect even if he didn’t stay that way the entire season. Like most characters should, Brett grew. He may not have liked what was going on with Dinah and Frank Castle, but he learned that he wasn’t going to be able to stop them. Instead, he compromised. Once Billy Russo was taken care of, he put his foot down and told them that he’d let this slide as long as they were done working with the Punisher. He was a great addition to the season.