Well: That’s it. Luke Cage‘s first season is over. It’s done. Finished. Complete.
It went out well. I struggled with episodes five through seven, and I wish that the show had bothered to bring in Diamondback sooner; to use Stokes’ knowledge of Luke’s real identity against him; to pit Luke’s ideal of Harlem against Stokes’ and Diamondback’s; and so on. But I still like the show very much and I’m happy to have the version that we have, flaws and all.
Put your eyes on my last recap for the series over at Paste Magazine.