The Best Episodes of Marvel's Luke Cage

You Know My Steez

#1 - You Know My Steez 8.10

Season 1 - Episode 13

With all of Harlem bearing witness, Luke takes on the fight of his life in hopes of emerging as the defender his city needs.

Directors: Clark Johnson
Soliloquy of Chaos

#2 - Soliloquy of Chaos 8.03

Season 1 - Episode 12

Misty digs deeper for the truth as the neighborhoods' power players throw the city into confusion.

Directors: Phil Abraham
Step in the Arena

#3 - Step in the Arena 7.99

Season 1 - Episode 4

As he rescues a victim of Cottonmouth's vengeance, Luke remembers his earlier life and the conspiracy that led to his superhuman strength.

Directors: Vincenzo Natali
Now You're Mine

#4 - Now You're Mine 7.98

Season 1 - Episode 11

In one bold move, a friend from his past puts Luke on the defensive, Misty in dire straits, and Harlem's safety in jeopardy.

Directors: George Tillman Jr.
Who's Gonna Take the Weight?

#5 - Who's Gonna Take the Weight? 7.98

Season 1 - Episode 3

In the aftermath of a chaotic event at a favorite Harlem hangout, Luke heeds the call to action -- and hits Cottonmouth where he'll feel it most.

Directors: Guillermo Navarro
Take It Personal

#6 - Take It Personal 7.94

Season 1 - Episode 10

Luke gets closer to the truth about Reva and her part in his fate, while Mariah wrestles with the morality of her new role. Misty hunts for Luke.

Directors: Stephen Surjik

#7 - Manifest 7.94

Season 1 - Episode 7

Mariah's political career comes under fire, and Cottonmouth picks up information that could put Luke on the run.

Directors: Andy Goddard
Just to Get a Rep

#8 - Just to Get a Rep 7.92

Season 1 - Episode 5

Cottonmouth strikes back at Luke by taking his vengeance out on the people of Harlem, while detectives Knight and Scarfe face an unexpected threat.

Directors: Marc Jobst
Suckas Need Bodyguards

#9 - Suckas Need Bodyguards 7.92

Season 1 - Episode 6

After Cottonmouth and Scarfe's bloody clash, Luke realizes that saving the community may turn former allies into enemies, and enemies into allies.

Directors: Sam Miller
Blowin' Up the Spot

#10 - Blowin' Up the Spot 7.90

Season 1 - Episode 8

Mariah campaigns to turn the city and the police against Luke, and not even Misty or Claire may be able to save him.

Directors: Magnus Martens
Code of the Streets

#11 - Code of the Streets 7.89

Season 1 - Episode 2

Luke is pulled deeper into the fight for his neighborhood when, as a favor to an old friend, he tries to help a kid who's in trouble with Cottonmouth.

Directors: Paul McGuigan

#12 - DWYCK 7.89

Season 1 - Episode 9

With Luke wounded and on the run, Misty faces a soul-searching interrogation. Mariah's rise to power takes a dark turn.

Directors: Tom Shankland
Moment of Truth

#13 - Moment of Truth 7.68

Season 1 - Episode 1

With tension building in the streets of Harlem thanks to ruthless club owner Cottonmouth, Luke finds it increasingly difficult to live a quiet life.

Directors: Paul McGuigan