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"I know who you are. You are the whirlwind."
John Pilgrim to Punisher[src]

The Whirlwind is the thirteenth and final episode of the second season of the television series The Punisher, as well as the series finale.


Frank, Pilgrim, Madani, Russo, Amy, Curt and the Schultz family. No bullet is left unspent as Season Two comes to an explosive conclusion.


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Enraged Billy Russo rushes to Krista Dumont's apartment where he confronts Dinah Madani. In the brutal fight, Russo gets shot three times and chokes Madani, seemingly killing before losing consciousness, collapsing on the floor next to her.

At their mansion, Anderson and Eliza Schultz prepare Michael and Lemuel Pilgrim for their mother's funeral. Anderson still protecting John Pilgrim but Eliza assured him that he is damaged goods and can bring trouble to them and his children. Later, Anderson received a video-call from his son, but it was Frank Castle who had called using his phone.

Recording their dialogue, Castle stated that he knows everything about their blood trail and demands Pilgrim returns Amy Bendix to him or David will die while Anderson threatens to kill Castle and everyone he ever cared about. Later, Pilgrim received a call from Lemuel who asks him when he is going to return, Eliza takes the phone and tells him that David was taken by Castle and he needs to give him Bendix in exchange for David, hinting that otherwise his children would be hurt.

Madani wakes up being attended to by a paramedic, and Brett Mahoney informs that Dumont is alive but badly injured and Russo has escaped. Madani wonders why she is still alive but Mahoney explains that Russo has escaped and is slowly dying from blood loss. He then returns Madani her badge and sidearm but Madani decided she no longer wanted it.

back at the trailer with kidnapped David, Curtis Hoyle gets a text from confirming Bendix is alive and the location of Pilgrim. Castle arrives at the hotel, were Bendix tells him Pilgrim's room number. Castle breaks into his room but he is in the room next door. After a gunfight, Pilgrim manages to get away from Castle, taking Bendix hostage. Castle follows him confronting several NYPD officers and makes his way to the parking lot but Pilgrim drives away from the hotel.

Wounded Russo reached the clandestine doctor Charles and forces him to patch him up. Charles managed to remove one bullet from Russo before he passes out, thinking that he is dead, Charles takes Russo's bag of money and leaves him in a dumpster. Russo wakes up and climbs out of the dumpster and stumbles off, gasping for breath.

David wonders how his parents could be heartless murderers. He then admits that Hoyle is a good man, unlike Castle, and asks him why he is going along with Castle's plan. Hoyle answers that he doesn't know and all he wants is to return home, like David. Hoyle then decided to let David go and hands him to Mahoney.

Castle returns to the trailer and finds it empty before he is called by Pilgrim. Castle tells him that he has David at the trailer and to come to get him. Bendix noted that the Schultzs are just using Pilgrim, forcing him to kill innocent people. Pilgrim with Bendix arrived at the trailer where Castle claims that David is in the trailer with C4 strapped to his head and demands to let Bendix go. She escapes but then Castle informs him that David is gone and he doesn't know where is he. Castle and Pilgrim have a final showdown and Castle managed to defeat him. Before his death, Pilgrim begs Castle to spare his children after he kills the Schultzs.

Returning to his apartment, Hoyle received a phone call from Russo who informs him that he is bleeding and will die soon at the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Russo asks him will Hoyle come to see him but due to his silence, asks him not to call the police. Russo confesses to Hoyle that he doesn't deserve his forgiveness but he doesn't want to die alone before dropping his phone.

Madani visited injured Dumont in the Sacred Saints Hospital where Madani sympathizes with her because Russo dragged her into this. However, Dumont says that she loves him and Russo didn't drag her. Madani then informs her that she shot Russo several times and now he is bleeding on the street. Dumont doesn't believe her, thinking that he is coming for her.

The Punisher finally executes Billy Russo

Suffering from blood loss, Russo sees Castle in front of him. Ignoring Russo's epitaph, Castle executed his best friend without hesitation. Russo is found by Hoyle, Madani, and Mahoney. Hoyle and Madani blur the truth to the case with none of them admitting Castle's involvement.

Arriving at the Schultz Mansion, Bendix threatens the Schultz but Eliza attempts to attack her when her back is turned before Castle arrives and shoots her. Castle then approached Anderson who watched as his wife bled on the table and said that recording of their dialogue is online and he has a choice: live with truth exposed to everyone or kill himself and Anderson chose the second. Pilgrim, meanwhile took his children away. The next day, Castle told his goodbye to Bendix and sent her to Florida.

The Punisher gunning down more criminals

Three months later, Castle received a call from Madani who was recruited into the CIA. She informs him that she wants to recruit Castle in order to get rid of a high-profile target, however, he refuses. Castle then confronts the leaders of two criminal gangs, shooting them down without mercy.


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Song title Artist Location(s)w
Rooster Alice in Chains
The Whirlwind Tyler Bates
Frank's Farewell Tyler Bates
The Punisher's Job Tyler Bates
  • Frank Castle walks into a building and shoots down two groups of gang members. End credits.


  • This episode includes an epitaph before the ending credits for the late Stan Lee.
  • The title of the episode is derived from John Pilgrim's Bible verse previously spoken in Trouble the Water, Hosea 8:7: "He that sows the wind shall reap the whirlwind".


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