Marvel's Luke Cage

The BEST episodes of Marvel's Luke Cage

Every episode of Marvel's Luke Cage ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Marvel's Luke Cage!

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Last Updated: 7/5/2022Network: Netflix
You Know My Steez
4441 votes

#1 - You Know My Steez

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/30/2016

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
Watch Now:Amazon
Step in the Arena
5546 votes

#2 - Step in the Arena

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/30/2016

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
Watch Now:Amazon
Who's Gonna Take the Weight?
5804 votes

#3 - Who's Gonna Take the Weight?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/30/2016

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Soliloquy of Chaos
4541 votes

#4 - Soliloquy of Chaos

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/30/2016

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

Directors: Phil Abraham
Watch Now:Amazon
Now You're Mine
4554 votes

#5 - Now You're Mine

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/30/2016

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

Watch Now:Amazon
5113 votes

#6 - Manifest

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/30/2016

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

Directors: Andy Goddard
Watch Now:Amazon
Just to Get a Rep
5353 votes

#7 - Just to Get a Rep

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/30/2016

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
Watch Now:Amazon
Take It Personal
4770 votes

#8 - Take It Personal

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/30/2016

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
Watch Now:Amazon
Code of the Streets
6040 votes

#9 - Code of the Streets

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/30/2016

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
Watch Now:Amazon
Suckas Need Bodyguards
5229 votes

#10 - Suckas Need Bodyguards

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/30/2016

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
Watch Now:Amazon
Blowin' Up the Spot
4871 votes

#11 - Blowin' Up the Spot

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/30/2016

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
Watch Now:Amazon
4744 votes

#12 - DWYCK

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/30/2016

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
Watch Now:Amazon
The Main Ingredient
1350 votes

#13 - The Main Ingredient

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/22/2018

Danny Rand insists on helping Luke hunt for Bushmaster -- the Iron Fist way. Mariah sets out to reclaim her empire. Misty pursues a traitor.

Directors: Andy Goddard
Watch Now:Amazon
They Reminisce Over You
1285 votes

#14 - They Reminisce Over You

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/22/2018

Mariah adapts to her new circumstances and goes to extremes to cover her tracks. Luke takes a new approach to protecting Harlem.

Watch Now:Amazon
Can't Front On Me
1262 votes

#15 - Can't Front On Me

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/22/2018

Luke teams up with an unlikely ally to combat a new strain of heroin. As Shades plows ahead with his plan, a massive party draws everyone to the club.

Directors: Everardo Gout
Watch Now:Amazon
Moment of Truth
6965 votes

#16 - Moment of Truth

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/30/2016

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
Watch Now:Amazon
On and On
1309 votes

#17 - On and On

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/22/2018

Reeling from the showdown on the bridge, Luke teams up with Misty to find Piranha. The hunt for the snitch heats up. Bushmaster reveals his endgame.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Creator
1256 votes

#18 - The Creator

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/22/2018

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

Directors: Stephen Surjik
Watch Now:Amazon
If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right
1300 votes

#19 - If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/22/2018

While Shades, Mariah and Misty come to terms with the previous night's events, Bushmaster searches for a way to boost his strength.

Directors: Neema Barnette
Watch Now:Amazon
The Basement
1361 votes

#20 - The Basement

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/22/2018

As a wave of violence rocks Harlem, everyone races to connect the dots between Piranha, Mariah, Bushmaster and the grisly find at the clinic.

Watch Now:Amazon
For Pete's Sake
1290 votes

#21 - For Pete's Sake

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/22/2018

Hunkered down in a makeshift safe house, Luke and Misty butt heads over how to handle Mariah. Meanwhile, long-buried family secrets come to light.

Directors: Clark Johnson
Watch Now:Amazon
All Souled Out
1381 votes

#22 - All Souled Out

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/22/2018

Desperate to drum up quick cash for a lawsuit, Luke weighs an offer from a superfan. Mariah invites Tilda to join the new family business.

Directors: Kasi Lemmons
Watch Now:Amazon
Wig Out
1448 votes

#23 - Wig Out

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/22/2018

Worried Luke is heading down a dark path, Claire pays a visit to his father. Bushmaster makes a bid for Mariah's guns.

Directors: Marc Jobst
Watch Now:Amazon
Straighten It Out
1554 votes

#24 - Straighten It Out

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/22/2018

Luke tests out his abilities on the ballfield, Misty ruffles feathers at the precinct, and Mariah plans a reunion to boost her image.

Directors: Steph Green
Watch Now:Amazon
I Get Physical
1413 votes

#25 - I Get Physical

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/22/2018

As footage of his fight with Bushmaster goes viral, Luke struggles with the aftereffects and follows a trail of clues to Tilda's shop.

Watch Now:Amazon

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