Episodes 10, 11, 12 & 13
The last four episodes were probably some of the strongest in the series.
So the odd way they're playing Danny Rand becomes a little clearer. What seemed like a naive, out of touch, adolescent man-child with bizarre emotional outbursts seems like it was always meant to be someone suffering from PTSD. It's not a horrible idea but they way it plays out in the show is just really bizarre and off.
It was really bizarre and there didn't seem to be any clear reason when the Iron Fist did and did not work properly. It also seems to only work on doors and floors. For instance, why was Danny able to summon it to break his cuffs but then unable to use it on Bakuto?
I liked that they finally revealed some history of previous Iron Fists and dropped most of the child falling from the sky stuff. They at least hinted at Shao Lao and we got a few K'un Lun scenes. Those could have definitely used a bit more funds poured into them or played them completely differently to better use the budget.
The fights are marginally better. They tended to be more fun when it's more than just Danny fighting multiple assailants. His fight with Davos at the end was probably his best one-on-one fight.
Ward was probably my favorite character. I really liked his character arc from being the bully to probably the one most sympathetic toward Danny. Colleen was interesting too especially with her relationship to the Hand.
The strongest thing about this series was probably setting up the Hand for what I presume to be the big bad of Defenders. The different factions were interesting. Has there ever been an established rivalry between the Hand and the Iron Fist in the comics?
The ending was a bit odd. Presumably, this should all lead directly into Defenders but there might have also been a bit of a season two lead in as I don't imagine the Defenders dealing much with K'un Lun. I do hope we get more of the Chaste and how they fit in with the Hand and Iron Fist.