Luke Cage: Soliloquy of Chaos
October 2, 2016 10:47 AM - Season 1, Episode 12 - Subscribe

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

Method Man: You know, there's somethin' powerful about seeing a black man that's bulletproof and unafraid.
Mariah: Cornell never needed my political money. And he was never going to pay it back. He just wanted me in all the way.
Shades: So what are you saying?
Mariah: He saw things in me that I avoided my whole life. Now I am becoming that person he always saw... and I always denied.
Shades: You ready?
Mariah: I stay ready, baby.

Fish: What type of Jean Paul Gaultier shit is this? What are you, a pimp stormtrooper?

*The cops shackle Luke and get him in the wagon, but he breaks free en route.
*Misty goes back to work with only on-scene-paramedic first aid to her arterial damage. More dire warnings about losing the arm.
*Turk meets Stryker at his warehouse to discuss business, Stryker evaluates whether Zip can take Shades' place or if he is also too questioning of his authority.
*Mariah views the damage at Harlem's Paradise, Alex steps up his henchmanning.
*Luke stops a bodega stick-up and meets Method Man, utters Sweet Christmas #4, trades hoodies with Method Man.
*Ridley tries to interrogate Shades, but he'll only say lawyer.
*Candace calls Misty, they meet in a park and she confesses to the frame-up lies and that she heard Shades telling Mariah how to cover up the murder. Misty takes her to Soledad's diner to hide out. Alex sees the meeting, but loses them after.
*Method Man talks about his Luke Cage meeting on Sway in the Morning, Harlem adopts holey-hoodie fashion in solidarity with Luke.
*Cops search the barber shop, just missing Luke. Bobby Fish & Luke discuss strategy with the chess pieces.
*Shades gets bailed out. Zip tries to strangle him, but in the struggle Shades gets a gun and shoots his way free, kills Zip and takes his shades.
*Stryker calls on Mariah, gives her a bag of cash for club repairs and says he'll stay in touch.
*Fish arranges for Luke to meet Turk, Luke gets the location of Stryker's warehouse and leaves Turk trapped inside a dumpster.
*Domingo and his people make their move on Stryker at the warehouse, Stryker has a mystery weapon in a box.
*Shades shows up at Mariah's, gives her the incriminating murder-weapon-bottle, shows her the Carl Lucas files they can use to get Luke to take out Stryker for them.
*Luke gets to the warehouse to find Domingo's men all dead, Domingo nearly dead, and bomb with a countdown clock going. Gets Domingo out in time for some last words about the mystery weapon.
*Luke calls Misty to meet him, updates her and tells where she can find Turk.
*Mariah and Shades talk in the car. Shades tells her he was supposed to have killed Cottonmouth that night. They go to the barber shop to talk truce with Luke, offer him the files. Misty tries to arrest Mariah, then the standoff is interrupted by a grenade outside.
*Diamondback arrives in a new supersuit, Luke tells everyone to go, and the final fight begins.
posted by oh yeah! (6 comments total)
I wasn't sure about that shot of Shades picking up a phone from the floor after the grenade explosion - thought maybe it was him picking up Misty's phone, so that she'll have lost the recording she just made of Mariah incriminating herself? Wasn't sure though.
posted by oh yeah! at 10:49 AM on October 2, 2016

Method Man was clearly having the time of his life in his scenes, it was great.
posted by dinty_moore at 3:07 PM on October 4, 2016 [3 favorites]

I appreciated that this episode had a number of light moments and three(?) more busted down doors. This is definitely my favorite episode since Diamondback came on the scene.
posted by Jugwine at 8:28 PM on October 6, 2016 [1 favorite]

Can’t understand a man if you ain’t lived what he lived
Roaches in the crib, Ain’t got no food up in the fridge
Plus the crime running’ rampant and it’s screwing up the kids
Sway, admit – What kind of paradise is this?
I just want some 40 acres and some carats on the wrist

But these snakes is tryna gather in the pit
Where you get a cottonmouth plucking’ ashes off the clip
Off the rip, now a challenger exists
And he bulletproof, shoot, what kind of caliber is this?
Got thugs in the store with the barrel on your lips
Sayin’ “empty out the drawer” before he pound you with the grip
Lord, who to call when no one obeys the law
And there ain’t no Iron Man that can come and save us all?

Power to the people and Luke Cage the cause
And the cops got it wrong, We don’t think Cage involved
Look, dog, a hero never had one
Already took Malcolm and Martin this is the last one
I beg your pardon, somebody pulling’ a fast one
And now we got a hero for hire and he a black one
And bullet-hole hoodies is the fashion
We in Harlem’s Paradise tell the captain
That I’m about to trade the mic for a magnum
Yeah, cause this is bulletproof love

And you already know what a bulletproof does
So you can take it from a bulletproof thug
The hood got his back, dog
Bulletproof love

this episode did shit to me on an absolute level
posted by Rainbo Vagrant at 10:11 PM on October 20, 2016 [7 favorites]

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