Luke Cage (2016–2018)
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If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right 

While Shades, Mariah and Misty come to terms with the previous night's events, Bushmaster searches for a way to boost his strength.


Neema Barnette


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
Simone Missick ... Misty Knight
Theo Rossi ... Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez
Gabrielle Dennis ... Tilda Johnson
Mustafa Shakir ... John 'Bushmaster' McIver
Alfre Woodard ... Mariah Dillard
Reg E. Cathey ... James Lucas
Peter Jay Fernandez ... Captain Tom Ridenhour
Thomas Q. Jones ... Comanche
Sahr Ngaujah ... Anansi
Kevin Mambo ... Sheldon
LaTonya Borsay LaTonya Borsay ... Janis
Antonique Smith ... Detective Nandi Tyler
Justin Swain ... Detective Mark Bailey
Sean Ringgold ... Sugar


While Shades, Mariah and Misty come to terms with the previous night's events, Bushmaster searches for a way to boost his strength.

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Release Date:

22 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


If It Ain't Rough, it Ain't Right is a song from the album Mecca and the Soul Brother of the hip-pop duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth. See more »


Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez: Because I love you, I was blinded by that shit. I didn't see the snitch in you. What the hell does that say about me?
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References Top Gun (1986) See more »

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Come to a Grinding Halt
22 February 2019 | by jnjcomberSee all my reviews

It feels like the shows lost all momentum.

The only scene I enjoyed was Misty's interrogation with Shades. Everything else was quite boring.

Alfre Woodard's performance is yet again inconsistent. There were a couple scenes of laughable overreacting and some scenes where she was quite convincing, i.e the scene with Tilda.

I think one of the main problems with this season is the episode count. Such a story would've been better in eight episodes rather than thirteen. Everything feels very stretched out and tedious.

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