The Defenders Episode Guide: “The H Word” (Season 1, Episode 1)

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Original Airdate: August 18, 2017
Written by: Douglas Petrie & Marco Ramirez
Directed by: SJ Clarkson
Created by Douglas Petrie & Marco Ramirez
Based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Bill Everett, Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos, Archie Goodwin, George Tuska, Roy Thomas, John Romita, Sr., Gil Kane

Cast of Characters


Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil
Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
Mike Colter as Luke Cage
Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist
Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse
Elden Henson as Franklin “Foggy” Nelson
Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing
Simone Missick as Misty Knight
Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker
Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios/Black Sky
Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra

Guest Starring

Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao
Peter McRobbie as Father Lantom
J. Mallory McCree as Cole Miller
Debbi Morgan as Delores Miller
Michelle Federer as Michelle Raymond
Chloe Levine as Lexi Raymond
Simon Feil as Mr. Berkowitz
Monica Wyche as Defense Attorney
Marko Zaror as Shaft
Gabe White as Aaron James
Deborah Twiss as Aaron’s Mother
Shawn McLaughlin as Aaron’s Father
Danny Doherty as Bartender
Johnny Solo as City Worker
Pascal Yen-Pfister as Doctor
Mellini Kantayya as Nurse
Chantal Maurice as Waitress
Paul Hickert as Warden
Caleb Eberheart as Young Man

First Appearance: (in Defenders, previously in Daredevil:) Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson, Karen Page, Elektra Natchios, Father Lantom; (in Defenders, previously in Jessica Jones:) Jessica Jones, Trish Walker, Malcolm Ducasse; (in Defenders, previously in Luke Cage:) Misty Knight; (in Defenders, previously in Iron Fist:) Danny Rand, Colleen Wing; Luke Cage (in Defenders, previously in Jessica Jones & Luke Cage); Madame Gao (in Defenders, previously in Daredevil & Iron Fist); Claire Temple (in Defenders, previously in Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, & Iron Fist); Alexandra; Cole Miller; Delores Miller; Michelle Raymond; Lexi Raymond


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