The Defenders Episode Eight Review “The Defenders” Podcast – Defenders TV Podcast Episode 120

We’re at the finale with our Defenders Episode Eight Review called “The Defenders” out now with our top five points about this episode in our Spoiler filled discussion. As always make sure you’ve watched the episode before listening to the podcast.

Defenders Episode Eight Review

The Defenders Episode Eight Review Podcast Spoiler filled Synopsis

Written by: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Marco Ramirez

Directed by: Farren Blackburn

Drastic times call for drastic measures and after much soul searching and persuasion even Luke Cage (Mike Colter) along with the other Defenders agree to blow up the Midland Circle building to defeat the hand. Beneath them in the darkness under Midland Circle and the vast skeleton of Shou-Lao, Madame Gao (Wai Ching Ho)explains to Danny Rand (Finn Jones) that the dragon bones are the source of the substance used by the Hand for resurrection. As above so below destruction is sure to ensue, as Colleen and Claire Temple place the explosives to destroy the building, so the harvest of bones by the Hand will cause widespread destruction of New York City. In the skyscraper Wing (Jessica Henwick) and Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) are confronted by Bakuto (Ramon Rodriguez), who cuts off Misty Knight’s (Simone Missick) arm as she arrives to help; but as Colleen kills Bakuto his headless body falls and sets off the timer for the explosives. Further down in the belly of the beast Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), and Luke Cage arrive to rescue Danny Rand from Elektra (Elodie Yung) and the Hand. In the heat of battle Matt’s senses detect the timer ticking down and he gets the others to leave as he remains to plead with Elektra to shun her darkness and recognise the good within her. As the timer ticks down Matt and Elektra are together as the building implodes around them, as well as Gao and Murakami (Yutaka Takeuchi) who failed to escape the cavern. In the aftermath of the incident at Midland Circle, the loss of Matt is felt  throughout the remaining Defenders but most keenly with Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson). As Danny, Luke and Jessica begin to move on with their lives, protecting the city of New York a battered Matt Murdock slowly awakes in a convent as a call rings out for Sister Maggie.

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John, Chris and Derek

Defenders TV Podcast

Date recorded: 11/09/2017
Date published: 15/09/2017
MP3, 90.04 mins, 96kbps, 62.0 MB

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