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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


D.W. Griffith starts the episode by referencing the HBO show Game of Thrones. Finn Jones, who makes his first appearance in the Luke Cage series as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, also had a large role in Game of Thrones. 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 »


Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber, Pt. II
Performed by Wu-Tang Clan (uncredited)
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26 February 2019 | by jnjcomberSee all my reviews

I was honestly expecting Danny's presence to be a little more interesting. It wasn't bad but the potential the crossover had wasn't met. Even Coleen's feature with Misty was more entertaining.

The show's continuing to move at a slow and mostly boring pace since it ground to a halt a couple episodes back.

Misty's storyline was meh, Luke's story was meh, Mariah's story was meh...

There was a particularly dramatic and disturbing scene in this episode. Although it had ramifications for certain characters, I'm not sure it was entirely believable.

The fact this certain character would do such a thing isn't surprising but the lack of remorse was uncharacteristic. This character has been particularly despicable in the last but I wouldn't say completely evil as they were in this episode.

I feel it was more of a plot device rather than anything.

Character inconsistency has been a recurring issue this season anyway.

I'm not sure why this episode is rated so highly... perhaps because there was a bit of action. But the action itself wasn't great and the lack of actual threat was appalling. The enemies that Danny and Luke were fighting must have been total idiots.

I've reached a point where I'm not really enjoying this season anymore but am too far through to give up now. So fingers crossed it picks up.

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