The Best Episodes of Marvel's The Defenders

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2018

The Defenders follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

The Defenders

#1 - The Defenders

Season 1 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.05
3,139 votes
Writers: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Marco Ramirez
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Worst Behavior

#2 - Worst Behavior

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 8.05
3,491 votes
Directors: Peter Hoar
Writers: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Douglas Petrie
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Ashes, Ashes

#3 - Ashes, Ashes

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 7.94
3,197 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Drew Goddard, Marco Ramirez
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Royal Dragon

#4 - Royal Dragon

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 7.85
3,335 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Douglas Petrie, Marco Ramirez
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Fish in the Jailhouse

#5 - Fish in the Jailhouse

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 7.81
3,109 votes
Writers: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Marco Ramirez
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Take Shelter

#6 - Take Shelter

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.77
3,259 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Douglas Petrie, Marco Ramirez
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Mean Right Hook

#7 - Mean Right Hook

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.57
3,519 votes
Directors: S.J. Clarkson
Writers: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Marco Ramirez
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The H Word

#8 - The H Word

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 7.32
4,199 votes
Directors: S.J. Clarkson
Writers: Douglas Petrie, Marco Ramirez
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