Iron Fist (2017–2018)
3 user 27 critic

Lead Horse Back to Stable 

Claire uses her improvisational skills, and Colleen gets conflicting information. Danny yearns to be more than just a destroyer.


Deborah Chow


Roy Thomas (based on the Marvel comics by), Gil Kane (based on the Marvel comics by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Finn Jones ... Danny Rand
Jessica Henwick ... Colleen Wing
Jessica Stroup ... Joy Meachum
Ramon Rodriguez ... Bakuto
Sacha Dhawan ... Davos
Rosario Dawson ... Claire Temple
David Wenham ... Harold Meachum
Ramon Fernandez ... Kevin Singleton
Celia Au ... Mary
Patrick R. Walker ... Brian (as Patrick Walker)
Samantha Herrera ... Becca


Claire uses her improvisational skills, and Colleen gets conflicting information. Danny yearns to be more than just a destroyer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


When Colleen drops off the pizza for Claire, a banner behind them says "New Harlem Renaissance". This is a reference to Luke Cage as Mariah Dillard's project to improve Harlem for it's people, especially the black community. See more »


When Davos and Danny are talking in the car, Danny talks about the last time he drove a car, he was with Davos. However, in a previous episode, he tells Ward that the last time he drove a car was when his father let him sit between his legs as a child. See more »


Claire Temple: Anything else you need?
Danny Rand: I just need to restore my chi.
Claire Temple: Well you're on your own with that.
See more »


References Pete's Dragon (2016) See more »

User Reviews

Great episode. Brilliant writing and structure.
20 August 2017 | by RikerDonegalSee all my reviews

Great episode. Brilliant writing and structure.

Most of the episode is dialogue, except for a kickass Colleen Wing fight scene near the end.

The dialogue scenes are almost all two-handers, pairing up two characters with opposing views and letting them debate. Something which always makes for great drama. Danny/Davos, Colleen/Bakuto, Davos/Claire, Claire/Colleen, Colleen/Danny, etc. Scene after scene is filled with intelligent conflict, tension and meaningful development.

Intelligent conflict because, when you think about it, Danny and Davos basically want the same thing. So do Colleen and Bakuto. And Colleen and Danny.

The show has made some very clever storytelling decisions. Making Colleen one of the Hand and adding Davos to the story so late in the day, are two prominent examples. Both are shaking up the story at a time with the other Netflix/Marvel shows were slowing down.

Ward is missed, however.

And the Joy/Harold scenes here are brief. They are quietly working together now, while everyone else in the show's rich tapestry of characters is pulling and pushing at each other to try and find a way forward. Very exciting.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed