Sunday, November 18, 2018

What I’m Watching: Luke Cage

Luke Cage: Season 2, Episode 5 “All Souled Out” (B+)

It was jarring to see Luke wearing a suit in the opening scene of this episode, dealing with the legal ramifications of beating up Cockroach. It was fun to see Foggy, an unexpected crossover from another Marvel series that has already dropped its third season, which I’ll probably watch sometime next year given how much more of this show I have left. I like how he interacts with Luke, who opted to triple his rate with Piranha so that he can recoup the cost of the settlement with Cockroach and have some money left over for himself. What’s always been one of the most interesting facets of this show is that allegiances really do shift, with Bushmaster becoming the main villain and Shades stepping to protect Luke when someone tried to hit him with a few bullets. Luke serving as a bodyguard of sorts for his number one fan Piranha will be a different look on him, and it should put him into contact not only with Shades but also with Mariah, whose big medical center launch got seriously derailed by all of the heads on spikes that the press got to witness right alongside her. Misty being fitted with a robotic arm should help get her back to her fullest self, and it’s intriguing to see her flash back to positives memories of Scarfe, who we haven’t seen in a really long time. This show does well with its more serious villains, but it’s good to see a focus on a bad guy like Cockroach who Misty is determined to take care of too.

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