The Best Episodes of Marvel's The Defenders

Last Updated: May 25, 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
3,012 votes
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
3,353 votes
Directors: Peter Hoar
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 7.95
3,068 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
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 7.86
3,217 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
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 7.83
2,985 votes
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 7.78
3,137 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
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
3,383 votes
Directors: S.J. Clarkson
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
4,054 votes
Directors: S.J. Clarkson