Luke Cage (2016–2018)
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The Main Ingredient 

Danny Rand insists on helping Luke hunt for Bushmaster -- the Iron Fist way. Mariah sets out to reclaim her empire. Misty pursues a traitor.


Andy Goddard


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
Finn Jones ... Danny Rand
Alfre Woodard ... Mariah Dillard
Rob Morgan ... Turk Barrett
Karen Pittman ... Deputy Chief Priscilla Ridley
Sahr Ngaujah ... Anansi
Danny Johnson ... Ben Donovan
Justin Swain ... Detective Mark Bailey
Antonique Smith ... Detective Nandi Tyler
Jade Wu ... Connie Lin
Jeremiah Craft ... D.W. Griffith (as Jeremiah Richard Craft)
Heather Simms ... Auntie Ingrid
Tarah Rodgers ... Stephanie aka Billie


Danny Rand insists on helping Luke hunt for Bushmaster -- the Iron Fist way. Mariah sets out to reclaim her empire. Misty pursues a traitor.

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Release Date:

22 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Antonique Smith (Detective Nandi Tyler) portrayed Faith Evans in the movie "Notorious". The musical guest of this episode is Faith Evans. See more »


In the hip hop performance, the female singer's microphone moves from her mic stand to her hands between shots. See more »


Danny Rand: Bushmaster.
Luke Cage: Yeah, that's my fight, not yours.
Danny Rand: Well, when someone comes after my friends, I make it my fight.
D.W. Griffith: "I make it my fight!" This white boy got swagger, yo!
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References Iron Fist (2017) See more »


NYC (feat. Jadakiss)
Performed by Faith Evans (uncredited) & The Notorious B.I.G. (uncredited)
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Best episode of Luke Cage
25 June 2018 | by david_bodorSee all my reviews

So this has to be THE best Luke Cage episode made. There's none that even really comes close.

The dynamic between Finn Jones and Mike Colter is excellent and their banter got me giggling like a 10 year old. In fact it brings back a nostalgic feeling, of watching cartoons and reading comics about superheroes. The jokes felt natural and fitting and the differences and similarities between the heroes were shown in an excellent manner, the fight scenes were awesome and you can definitely see how much Finn Jones improved when it comes to fighting coreography and the two actors play very well off of each other.

Overall, the two characters flow so well with each other I wonder why they aren't together during the whole show.

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