Luke Cage (2016–2018)
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The Creator 

Shaken by Mariah's latest act, Luke combs the city for a witness. Flashbacks reveal a fateful encounter between the Stokes and McIver families.


Stephen Surjik


Archie Goodwin (based on the Marvel comics by), George Tuska (based on the Marvel comics by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Colter ... Luke Cage
Simone Missick ... Misty Knight
Theo Rossi ... Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez
Gabrielle Dennis ... Tilda Johnson
Mustafa Shakir ... John 'Bushmaster' McIver
Alfre Woodard ... Mariah Dillard
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Mama Mabel Stokes
Kevin Mambo ... Sheldon
Karen Pittman ... Deputy Chief Priscilla Ridley
Curtiss Cook ... 'Pistol Pete' Stokes
Justin Swain ... Detective Mark Bailey
John Clarence Stewart ... Alex Wesley
Sahr Ngaujah ... Anansi
Heather Simms ... Auntie Ingrid
Rey Lucas ... Detective Tomas Ciancio


Shaken by Mariah's latest act, Luke combs the city for a witness. Flashbacks reveal a fateful encounter between the Stokes and McIver families.

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Did You Know?


"The Creator" is a song from the album 'Good Life: The Best Of Pete Rock & CL Smooth' of the hip-pop duo Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth. See more »


When he's searching for Ingrid, Luke is shot multiple times at point-blank range by a thug in the underground clinic, yet, afterwards, he has no bullet holes in his hoodie. See more »


Luke Cage: Misty, see this blood trail? It's going in the wrong direction.
Misty Knight: Somebody survived.
Luke Cage: If anyone finds a living witness, they won't survive much longer.
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References Brokeback Mountain (2005) See more »


Brothers In Arms
Performed by John Hyde (uncredited)
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User Reviews

Eventful but Uninspired
27 February 2019 | by jnjcomberSee all my reviews

The lack of creativity in this show is saddening. As I was watching I came up with more interesting ways conflicts could arise and conclude.

But anyway, there were a couple of redeeming factors in this episode:

The character interactions were far more interesting. The climax between Shades and Mariah was a pretty good scene but could've been better. (Also the way it was built up wasn't very well done. I could've been much more satisfying if this season was condensed to fewer episodes).

I hope we see more of tilda as I didn't find the conclusion to her and Mariah's arc at all satisfying. Her character basically served no purpose.

Luke's story was okay.

Misty's story was okay.

The editing and directing was a bit sloppy.

Overall better than the past couple of episodes but I find I'm not excited for the last couple at all.

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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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