Who’s Lewis Wilson In ‘The Punisher’? This Veteran May Be The Beating Heart Of The Series


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The Punisher may be centered around Frank Castle, but the Netflix series introduces a large cast of newbies to the Marvel-Netflix Universe. While some of the cast comes from Castle’s past, there are a few characters who exist on the outskirts of his story. Played by Daniel Webber, Lewis Wilson is one of those Punisher characters, whose only connection to Frank is a mutual friend and the fact that they are both dealing with civilian life after serving in the military. While it’s still a Frank Castle story at heart, The Punisher dedicates a lot of time to a character that Frank barely knows. Spoilers for Episodes 1-6.

The Punisher approaches its story in a way where connections don’t seem clear at first, but begins to reveal themselves over time. Frank Castle is, by nature, a loner. While Frank is on his own journey, the show cuts to multiple other plots that seem unrelated, but start coming together as the season goes on. While Frank Castle is trying to seek revenge and Dinah Madani (Amber Rose Revah) is trying to uncover a government conspiracy, Lewis’ story seems to be about how he’s trying — and struggling to — adjust to living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Lewis’ story may not seem like it has an effect on the larger goings-on in The Punisher, but he’s worth paying attention to.

At their best, the Marvel Netflix series have served as allegories for larger societal issues. Whether exploring a sexual assault survivor narrative in Jessica Jones

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