The Defenders (2017)
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The Defenders 

As New York edges closer to disaster, Elektra sees what's beyond the wall, and the Defenders make a last-ditch effort to save the city.


Farren Blackburn


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Cox ... Matt Murdock / Daredevil
Krysten Ritter ... Jessica Jones
Mike Colter ... Luke Cage
Finn Jones ... Danny Rand
Eka Darville ... Malcolm Ducasse
Elden Henson ... Foggy Nelson
Jessica Henwick ... Colleen Wing
Simone Missick ... Misty Knight
Ramon Rodriguez ... Bakuto
Rachael Taylor ... Trish Walker
Deborah Ann Woll ... Karen Page
Elodie Yung ... Elektra Natchios
Rosario Dawson ... Claire Temple
Wai Ching Ho ... Madame Gao
Yutaka Takeuchi ... Murakami


As New York edges closer to disaster, Elektra sees what's beyond the wall, and the Defenders make a last-ditch effort to save the city.

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Spider-Man is mentioned in the Wu-Tang Clan song "Protect Ya Neck", which is featured in this episode. See more »


When the police announce the evacuation of the area around Midland Circle Bank, they say it is in Hell's Kitchen. The entire story is in Harlem (North Eastern Manhattan). Hell's Kitchen is across the East River in the South Bronx. The cross streets given could not be for the Bronx. See more »


Jessica Jones: If you'd told me a week ago that I'd be here, with you two, about to blow up some building and fight ninjas to save New York...
Matt Murdock: For whatever it's worth, I'm glad you're here.
Jessica Jones: What?
Matt Murdock: No, the circumstances could be better. I'm just saying, y'know. I'm glad we found each other.
Luke Cage: I'm not hugging you.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there's a short teaser trailer for The Punisher (2017). See more »


Referenced in Luke Cage: Soul Brother #1 (2018) See more »


Protect Ya Neck
Written by Ghostface Killah, RZA, The GZA, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon
Performed by Wu-Tang Clan
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A well deserved 1 out of 10
23 September 2017 | by whubaddum-12799See all my reviews

Afflicted by the same pacing problems as the Iron Fist series, the finale somehow manages to heap on unforeseeable layers of insult to a cripplingly injurious amount with its cringeworthy dialogue, filler action, anemic plot and total lack of suspense. It would be surprising if any more series of The Defenders get commissioned since the writers clearly have no ideas left if this episode is anything to go by. Disappointing.

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18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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