|"Two Dead Men"|
|Original airdate:||November 17, 2017|
|Previous Episode:||"3 A.M."|
"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.
- Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/The Punisher
- Ebon Moss-Bachrach as David Lieberman/Micro
- Ben Barnes as Billy Russo/Jigsaw
- Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani
- Paul Schulze as William Rawlins
- Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle
- Michael Nathanson as Sam Stein
- Jaime Ray Newman as Sarah Lieberman
- Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
- C. Thomas Howell as Carson Wolf
- Geoffrey Cantor as Mitchell Ellison
- Ripley Sobo as Leo Lieberman
- Kobi Frumer as Zach Lieberman
- Kelli Barrett as Maria Castle
- Nicolette Pierini as Lisa Castle
- Aidan Pierce Brennan as Frank Castle, Jr.
- Shezi Sardar as Ahmad Zubair
- Jeb Kreager as Gunner Henderson
- Darlene Violette as Waitress
Continuity and References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Billy Russo is introduced.
- William Rawlins is introduced.
- Curtis Hoyle appears.
- Sam Stein appears.
- Sarah Lieberman is introduced.
- Leo Lieberman is introduced.
- Zach Lieberman is introduced.
- Karen Page appears.
- Mitchell Ellison appears.
- The disc that Micro gives Frank from the Daredevil episode "A Cold Day in Hell's Kitchen" appears.
- Ray Schoonover is mentioned.
- Battle of New York appears in the newspaper.
- 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 "...in 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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