Marvel's Luke Cage S1E9: DWYCK review
THE series may be called Luke Cage but this is the time Misty Knight becomes the centre of the story.
The detective, played by Simone Missick, is forced to endure an interroga- err, informal questioning, about why she put her hands on Claire Temple.
Knight uncovers parts of her past, including why she became a cop, and draws light on the department's double standards.
Through the questioning it is revealed she can not handle the loss of control, which she accepts but doesn't understand.
Mariah Dillard is forced to pick up the pieces of Cottonmouth's empire and, with Shades Alvarez's help, begins to get Cornell Stokes' former customers and associates onside.
While she visits each member, Diamondback continues to move slowly in.
His threat to kill Shades, who was responsible for the death of one of Willis Stryker's closest friends, only amplifies the potential feud between the two.
In the space of just three episodes, Diamondback has successfully forced his way to the top of the list of Marvel's best villains.
MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE EPISODE REVIEWS
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E1: Moment of Truth
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E2: Code of the Streets review
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E3: Who's Gonna Take The Weight review
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E4: Step In The Arena review
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E5: Just To Get A Rep review
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E6: Suckas Need Bodyguards review
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E7: Manifest review
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E8: Blowin' Up The Spot review
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E9: DWYCK review
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E10: Take It Personal review
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E11: Now You're Mine review
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E12: Soliloquy of Chaos review
- Marvel's Luke Cage S1E13: You Know My Steez review
Meanwhile Luke Cage continues to struggle through not only his injuries and his new reputation as a fugitive, but Diamondback's revelation the two are related.
Stryker revealed the Darth Vader-like relationship at the end of episode eight, but his wounds take precedence.
His skin makes it impossible to simply cut the bullets out as would be done with a normal person, so Cage and Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) track down Dr Burstein.
Dr Burstein (Michael Kostroff) was responsible for the accident in the first place, and may have the answer.
It is only after they share the data initially stolen by Cage's late partner Reva that Burstein devises a plan that could kill the Power Man.