The BEST episodes of Marvel's The Defenders

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

A quartet of singular heroes, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, join forces to take on common enemies as a sinister conspiracy threatens New York City.

Last Updated: 1/18/2023Network:Netflix
Worst Behavior
3642 votes

#1 - Worst Behavior

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/18/2017

Elektra's secrets are revealed. Danny changes his tactics. Matt gives Jessica some legal advice. Luke searches for the White Hat.

Directors: Peter Hoar
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Defenders
3372 votes

#2 - The Defenders

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/18/2017

As New York edges closer to disaster, Elektra sees what's beyond the wall, and the Defenders make a last-ditch effort to save the city.

Directors: Farren Blackburn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Ashes, Ashes
3421 votes

#3 - Ashes, Ashes

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/18/2017

Stick offers up a theory, Danny finds himself sidelined, and Alexandra learns that it's not easy being the leader.

Directors: Stephen Surjik
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Royal Dragon
3577 votes

#4 - Royal Dragon

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/18/2017

As the Defenders get to know each other over dinner, they're greeted by a series of party crashers -- none of them friendly.

Directors: Phil Abraham
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Fish in the Jailhouse
3342 votes

#5 - Fish in the Jailhouse

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/18/2017

Matt, Jessica and Luke embark on a desperate search. Colleen and Claire debate heroism. Elektra tries to recruit an all-important ally.

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Take Shelter
3496 votes

#6 - Take Shelter

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/18/2017

Elektra's loyalties are questioned, Colleen clashes with an old acquaintance, and Luke proves he knows how to take a hit.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz
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Mean Right Hook
3638 votes

#7 - Mean Right Hook

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/18/2017

As a new conspiracy takes shape, Matt finds old habits are hard to break, Jessica gets in over her head, Luke tracks a lead, and Danny meets his match.

Directors: S.J. Clarkson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The H Word
4283 votes

#8 - The H Word

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/18/2017

Matt Murdock, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Danny Rand investigate criminals and fight injustice, unaware their paths are about to cross.

Directors: S.J. Clarkson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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