Luke Cage (2016–2018)
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Who's Gonna Take the Weight? 

In the aftermath of a chaotic event at a favorite Harlem hangout, Luke heeds the call to action and hits Cottonmouth where he'll feel it most.


Guillermo Navarro


Archie Goodwin (based on the Marvel comics by), George Tuska (based on the Marvel comics by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Colter ... Luke Cage
Mahershala Ali ... Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes
Simone Missick ... Misty Knight
Alfre Woodard ... Mariah Dillard
Frank Whaley ... Detective Rafael Scarfe
Ron Cephas Jones ... Bobby Fish
Jacob Vargas ... Domingo Colon
Brian Marc ... Wilfredo 'Chico' Diaz (as Brian 'Sene' Marc)
Jaiden Kaine ... Zip
Jade Wu ... Connie Lin
Sedly Bloomfield ... Joel Spurlock
Dawn-Lyen Gardner ... Megan McClaren
Jason Altman ... Police Officer
Darik Bernard ... Crispus Thug
Tationna Bosier ... Strung Out Girl


In the aftermath of a chaotic event at a favorite Harlem hangout, Luke heeds the call to action and hits Cottonmouth where he'll feel it most.

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30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Bobby Fish no doubt is a play on words. Bobby Fischer was a chess world champion who famously disappeared. See more »


When Luke rips the door off the vehicle to use for a shield, he obviously tears it off from the outside. When he turns around to advance on the building he is now holding the door with the outside facing away. See more »


Detective Rafael Scarfe: Other than mopping up blood... and arresting the same piece of shit over and over, you know, not much we can do as cops.
Misty Knight: Jesus, Scarfe, whose side are you on?
Detective Rafael Scarfe: I saw the Incident up close. What we can do as cops, what we can't do. Now, unless this sidearm that I'm wearing suddenly turns into some kind of magic hammer... this whole job is irrelevant
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »


Ain't It a Sin
Written by Thomas Brenneck, Daniel Foder, Andrew Greene, David Guy, Leon Michels, Brian Profilio, and Jared Tankel
Performed by Charles Bradley
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Fight night in Harlem
1 October 2016 | by monsieurnikhil123See all my reviews

The episode starts with a bang and ends with a bang.Luke Cage has made his move against Cottonmouth/Stokes and he does so in a dramatic fashion.We finally get our first action sequence.We also get to meet a new character Domingo who is also in conflict with Cottonmouth/Stokes.They also reveal Maria's plans with regards to Harlem.Things got personal real fast between Luke and Cottonmouth and they are at war ,This episode offers us a glimpse of what is to come.There was also a major twist and i did not see that coming but the biggest moment came at the real end and it was my favorite moment in the entire episode ,Overall this episode gave us some intense action scenes and also some major reveals ,A pretty decent episode ,So far the battle between Cottonmouth and Luke Cage has given us the taste of the things that are about to come.

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