Luke Cage’s story picks up five months after Jessica Jones’ battle with Kilgrave, and he’s hiding out as a fugitive, working as floor sweeper by day and dishwasher by night, all for cash under the table. Staying low, flying under the radar. Hiding.
And mostly he doesn’t want to get involved in people’s troubles. Or in their lives at all. He just wants to be left alone. But forces around him get him involved in ways he doesn’t foresee. A hookup with a bar fly that turns out to be someone else. A kid with a gun who he tries to counsel but ultimately lets him run away.
All leading up at the end of the first episode to a decision that he doesn’t want to let life flow by him with no wake. So he pushes back with some punks hassling restaurant owners for protection. And the protector of the streets is born. He won’t do it for money, he’ll only do it so someone has their back.
Great first episode, but I’ve already watched Ep2 and I’m a little disappointed. It sure doesn’t take long for him to get re-involved in life, and I would have liked to see him struggle more (like Batman or Spiderman canon) to stay neutral. I don’t care for most of the supporting characters, but the main guy is great.