"Two Dead Men"
Director: Tom Shankland
Writer(s): Steve Lightfoot
Series: The Punisher
Season Number: 1
Episode Number: 2
Original airdate: November 17, 2017
Previous Episode: "3 A.M."
Next Episode: "Kandahar"

"Two Dead Men" is the second episode of season one of The Punisher.


A mysterious phone call force Frank's hand. Meanwhile, Madani goes digging for suspects and Curtis delivers a message.


Continuity and References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe


  • The diner that Frank is eating breakfast at the start of the episode, is the same diner that is seen in Goodfellas. In that film, it is used for the meeting between Ray Liotta and Robert DeNiro, when DeNiro's character finds out that Joe Pesci had been killed.
  • When Frank is seen lying on his bed reading 'The Crack-Up' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the camera shortly afterwards zooms in on the alarm clock - showing it's 03:00 AM. This is a visual quote of the books " a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day".
  • The poem that Frank recites at the beginning of the episode is an example of nonsense poetry and is a variation on an Old English poem called "Two Dead Boys."



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