The Defenders

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Season 1 episodes (8)

1 The H Word
Four Marvel heroes fight injustice, unaware their paths are about to cross. Danny Rand (Iron Fist) and Colleen Wing follow the war against the Hand to New York City, where Matt Murdock (Daredevil) has given up his life as a vigilante after the death of Elektra Natchios. Luke Cage returns from prison, where detective Misty Knight informs him of trouble on the streets. A mysterious woman sets a destructive plan in motion. Jessica Jones searches for a missing husband, making a discovery as a disturbance hits the city.
2 Mean Right Hook
As a new conspiracy takes shape, the heroes track leads. Matt finds old habits are hard to break. Misty sees Jessica taking evidence from the scene of her discovery. Danny and Colleen cross paths with Luke while investigating a workshop with a connection to the Hand. The mysterious woman turns to an old enemy for answers when her plans are halted by a mystical force. Jessica is warned not to look into the missing man by lawyer Jeri Hogarth, and gets in over her head.
3 Worst Behavior
Elektra's secrets are revealed. Alexandra prepares a newly aquired weapon to fight against enemies of the Hand. Matt takes interest in Jessica's case as she investigates the missing man's former job. Luke's girlfriend, Claire Temple, arranges a contentious meeting between him and Danny. Danny takes a new approach to uncover information about a business associated with the Hand. Luke looks into the death of a local kid while searching for the White Hat.
4 Royal Dragon
The Defenders escape and find a nearby Chinese restaurant to hide out. Danny proposes they work together, but faces some resistance. The origin of the Hand is revealed before they are greeted by a series of party crashers -- none of them friendly. Jessica realizes that the Raymond family is still in danger. Alexandra makes Danny an offer.
5 Take Shelter
Elektra's loyalties are questioned after an attack on the Defenders. Luke proves he knows how to take a hit, securing an enemy asset that could help their investigation. Colleen clashes with an old acquaintance, casting doubts on her own purpose. Matt takes up his old identity as loved ones are forced into police protection.
6 Ashes, Ashes
Stick offers up a theory about what the Hand wants, and Danny finds himself sidelined. As the Defenders inquire about the Hand's headquarters, Matt is forced to make a diclosure. Jessica investigates a connection between the missing man and the Hand. Alexandra learns that it's not easy being the leader, and Elektra makes a bold move.
7 Fish in the Jailhouse
Misty pressures Matt for information in the aftermath of Elektra's ambush. Colleen and Claire debate heroism and contemplate their roles. Matt, Jessica, and Luke embark on a desperate search, crossing paths with members of the Hand. Elektra tries to recruit an all-important ally. While Misty stalls the police, Colleen makes a controversial proposal.
8 The Defenders
As New York edges closer to disaster, Elektra sees what's beyond the wall. The police learn of the stolen explosives, putting Misty's job on the line. The Hand initiates the final steps towards achieving their goal. Colleen faces off against someone from her past, and the Defenders make a last-ditch effort to rescue Danny and save the city.

About this show

Four singular heroes. One common goal. To save New York from the largest threat it's ever faced. This is the story of solitary figures with tons of personal baggage who realize they just might be stronger together.

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46 reviews
Renegade NinJAH Warrior_69*
January 28, 2020
As far as what I know and what I've seen, this is possibly the best show out there right now. Action packed and full of drama that will have you on the edge of your seat, this is not only one of the best shows, but it beats a lot of the movies that are out there too. Though the drama aspects of the show can sometimes be drawn out with too much talking as you're waiting for things to liven up, they do add to the suspense and it is worth it when they lead straight to the action scenes witch are more intense and intricate than the Matrix. Truly this show is underrated and deserves more credit than it gets, cuz it's hard for me to say what could beat it. Anything you could expect in a good action/drama series; from drama, to good plot twists, to action and more, is exactly what this show delivers. I give this show a 5 star rating!
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December 9, 2021
The DareDevil is a really powerful and almost superhuman character. Netflix has made him in to a wimp. They did the same thing to their version of the Punisher. Daredevil possess the potential to be on par with Captain America. With the exception that DareDevil does not a steriod serum. Netflix downplayed his abilities, instead of creating a new story arch where he completes his training and reaches his maximum potential. Very disappointed in how weak the DareDevil is in this show.
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Michael Feehan
June 25, 2019
Poorly conceived. I think Marvel and Netflix must have been surprised by the appetite shown for "Daredevil" which was superb, and by "Jessica Jones" first season, because by the time they started "Iron Fist," the shows seemed to lose direction and purpose. It was as if they didn't quite know what to do with how successful "Daredevil," "Jessica Jones," and "Luke Cage" were. Those first seasons were so good, they left little room for satisfying development. The shows had a lot of potential.
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