Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 54:03 min. Although gifted with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage prefers to keep a low-profile working at the neighborhood barbershop and as a dishwasher in a nightclub owned by the ruthless Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes. As an arms deal between Cottonmouth and another crime boss goes terribly awry, tensions rise in the streets of Harlem and Luke is forced to step in before more blood is spilled.
Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 58:33 min. As a favor to an old friend, Luke tries to help a kid who’s in trouble with Cottonmouth. NYPD detectives Misty Knight and Rafael Scarfe find their way to Pop’s Barbershop where Luke and Misty cross paths again. As Luke searches for a peaceful resolution between the kid and Cottonmouth, he’s pulled deeper into the fight as things take a wrong turn.
Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 56:03 min. Reeling from an unexpected death, Luke seeks revenge targeting the most important thing to Cottonmouth, his money. While the cat-and-mouse game between Luke and Cottonmouth escalates, Misty grows more suspicious about Luke given his connection with her investigation.
Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 52:03 min. Luke looks back to his past at Seagate Prison. During his time there, he grows close to the prison psychiatrist, Dr. Reva Conners. And before Luke and Reva are able to expose the corruption of the prison guards, Luke is brutally beaten and is put through an experimental procedure that delivers unexpected results.
Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 51:14 min. In an attempt to recover from his financial woes, Cottonmouth strikes back and begins extorting the people of Harlem and throws the blame at Luke. When the neighborhood start showing up at Luke’s doorsteps pleading for help, Luke has no choice, but to step in. With the lives of the local residents at stake, Detective Knight gives Luke a reality check warning him that starting a war could potentially destroy all of Harlem.
Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 52:43 min. After a bloody fallout with Cottonmouth and faced with little options, Scarfe seeks help from Luke Cage and Claire Temple. In return, Scarfe offers up incriminating evidence that would put Cottonmouth behind bars. Things quickly prove difficult as Cottonmouth isn’t one that leaves loose ends and issues a bounty for Scarfe’s head setting his entire gang searching the streets of Harlem.
Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 51:09 min. With the streets in chaos, serious allegations arise as Mariah Dillard’s political career comes under fire due to her connection with her cousin. Frustrated with how things are shaking out, Mariah’s relationship with Cottonmouth reaches a breaking point. Meanwhile, Luke shares his past with Claire until it all comes to a deadly halt.
Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 47:55 min. After Luke becomes severely wounded, Claire tries to get him to safety until a figure from Luke’s past steps out of the shadows revealing himself. With Cottonmouth absent from the picture, Mariah Dillard begins turning the city and the police against Luke, framing him for murder. Misty continues her investigation for the truth as she confronts an employee from Harlem’s Paradise.
Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 64:59 min. Misty Knight faces a soul-searching interrogation after her incident with Claire Temple. Looking to legitimize her family name, Mariah Dillard orders a meeting with the city’s most influential crime bosses, but Willis Stryker, also known as “Diamondback”, appears and has plans of his own with Mariah. With Luke wounded and on the run with Claire, they try another procedure to save his life.
Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 47:22 min. As Mariah becomes more entwined with Diamondback, she wrestles with the morality of her new role. Luke Cage gets closer to the truth about Reva Connors and her part in his fate. He heads down to Georgia and makes a shocking discovery about his past. When Luke returns to Harlem and comes face-to-face with Diamondback and Misty Knight, all hell breaks loose.
Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 50:38 min. Harlem's Paradise is under lockdown as Luke, Claire and a wounded Misty Knight are trapped inside with Diamondback. Luke is put on the defensive while Diamondback seizes the opportunity to make it seem that Luke is behind the hostage situation. With numerous lives on the line, Luke must find a way to put an end to the standoff.
Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 61:29 min. After managing to escape from police custody, Luke along with Misty is more determined than ever to find Diamondback and remove the threat that he poses to the streets of Harlem. However, when he finally discovers Diamondback’s location, Diamondback unveils his secret weapon that elevates him to superhuman levels.
Original air date: 09/30/2016 Runtime: 45:13 min. With all of Harlem bearing witness, Luke takes on the fight of his life going toe-to-toe with Diamondback. Before Misty has a chance to arrest Mariah for the murder of her cousin, Mariah makes her boldest move yet against Luke by leading federal agents to his location. As the dust settles from his destructive brawl with Diamondback, Luke must face the consequences of his past.