Welcome to our Luke Cage Episode 1 Podcast. Our review of the first episode of season one of the brand new Marvel Netflix show Luke Cage entitled “Moment of Truth”. We discuss our top 5 points in our Spoiler filled podcast all about the pilot episode. Make sure you sure you’ve watched the episode before listening to our podcast.
Luke Cage Episode 1 Podcast “Moment of Truth” Spoiler filled Synopsis
Written by Cheo Hodari Coker
Directed by Paul McGuigan
After the destruction and loss of his bar in Hell’s Kitchen a penniless Luke Cage (Mike Colter) moves back to Harlem. He takes on two low-key jobs one at Pop’s Barbers and the other as a kitchen hand in a local club as he tries to figure out what to do next and so as not to draw unnecessary attention to his powerful new abilities. However, Harlem is in flux as rival gang leaders Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali) and Diamondback seek new partnerships and to influence the political campaign of Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard). As Luke is forced front of house at Cottonmouth’s Club, Harlem’s Paradise, he encounters Diamondback’s enforcer, Shades (Theo Rossi), that brings back painful memories of his time in Seagate Prison. Meanwhile an important money exchange between the two gangs is crashed by Shameek (Jermel Howard) and Chico (Brian ‘Sene’ Marc), both known to Luke Cage. As retribution falls on Shameek and Cottonmouth attempts to recover his money, Detectives Misty Knight (Simone Missick) and Rafael Scarfe (Frank Whaley) investigate the series of killings linked to the failed money exchange and Luke Cage becomes increasingly embroiled in the Harlem scene as an unwilling defender.
Congratulations to Frederik Tellerup our winner of our Summer of Strange prize pack including a Doctor Strange Funko Pop, baseball cap, the two prequel comics and digital code for even more Doctor Strange comics. Look out for our Luke Cage competition on a future episode.
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Defenders TV Podcast will return with our review of Luke Cage Season 1 Episode 2 “Code of the Streets” on Tuesday October 4th 2016 and then a new episode review each Tuesday and Friday for the rest of the 13 episodes. We hope you can join us.
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Defenders TV Podcast
Date recorded: 24/09/2016
Date published: 30/09/2016
MP3, 97.09 mins, 96kbps, 67.0 MB
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