The Defenders (2017)
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Ashes, Ashes 

Stick offers up a theory, Danny finds himself sidelined, and Alexandra learns that it's not easy being the leader.


Stephen Surjik


Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Bill Everett (based on the Marvel comics by) | 11 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Charlie Cox ... Matt Murdock / Daredevil
Krysten Ritter ... Jessica Jones
Mike Colter ... Luke Cage
Finn Jones ... Danny Rand
Ramon Rodriguez ... Bakuto
Elodie Yung ... Elektra Natchios
Scott Glenn ... Stick
Sigourney Weaver ... Alexandra Reid
Wai Ching Ho ... Madame Gao
Yutaka Takeuchi ... Murakami
Chloë Levine ... Lexi Raymond


Stick offers up a theory, Danny finds himself sidelined, and Alexandra learns that it's not easy being the leader.

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When Matt Murdock repeatedly hits D# on the piano, it smoothly transitions into the beginning of the sound track music used for the rest of the scene. See more »


Luke Cage: Hey, why don't you tell me again about how you punched a dragon and got your magic hand.
Danny Rand: During the final trial of Shou-Lao the Undying, I plunged my fist into his molten heart...
Luke Cage: Dude, I was kidding.
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References Daredevil: Into the Ring (2015) See more »


Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Jirí Behovlácek & Ceská Filharmonie (as the Czech Philarmonic Orchestra)
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Badly written (every episode till here)
21 August 2017 | by user-651-726996See all my reviews

Every episode is badly written. The first episode goes very slow and is understandable but every episode is written with one goal in mind - the climax of the episode should be so & so. Same goes with this episode. Instead of using the already strongly built characters who have/ had their own TV shows and were really well-written (except for the Iron Fist), it's a shame that they are not bringing out the characters in a fine way and they are not even working on the story. The entire Defenders team can defeat The Hand in around 2 episodes but the writers wanted to make it thrilling and use really cheap writing. It's such a shame. Every episode the defenders either win by the end depending on that very episode and not the entire story of the series. This episode had something very silly. I just couldn't digest that the climax could have happened the way they have written. Yet people have been blinder than the Daredevil to rate this series on a high note.

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18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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