|"Suckas Need Bodyguards"|
|Writer(s):||Nathan Louis Jackson|
|Original airdate:||September 30, 2015|
|Previous Episode:||"Just to Get a Rep"|
"Suckas Need Bodyguards" is the sixth episode of season one of Luke Cage.
After Cottonmouth and Rafael Scarfe's bloody clash, Cage realizes that saving the community may turn former allies into enemies, and enemies into allies.
- Mike Colter as Luke Cage
- Mahershala Ali as Cornell Stokes/Cottonmouth
- Elijah Boothe as Young Cornell Stokes (photo)
- Simone Missick as Misty Knight
- Theo Rossi as Hernan Alvarez/Shades
- Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
- Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard
- Megan Miller as Young Mariah Dillard (photo)
- Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe
- Sônia Braga as Soledad Temple
- Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker (voice only)
- Ron Cephas Jones as Bobby Fish
- Sonja Sohn as Betty Audrey
- Manny Perez as Perez
- Jaiden Kane as Zip
- Tijuana Ricks as Thembi Wallace
- Danny Henriquez as Diontey
- Jeremy Sample as C-Money
- Andrew Rein as Eric Fraser
- Kendall Lloyd as Port Security Officer
- John Clarence Stewart as Alex
- Curtis Cook as Peter "Pistol Pete" Stokes (photo)
Continuity and References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Trish Walker appears on the radio with her show Trish Talk.
- Metro-General Hospital and Hell's Kitchen is mentioned.
- The events from Daredevil and Jessica Jones seasons 1 are mentioned.
- Jessica Jones is mentioned as Luke Cage's "girlfriend".
- Chico Diaz is mentioned.
- Earl Scarfe is mentioned.
- Tone is mentioned.
- Joel Spurlock is mentioned.
- Damon Boone is mentioned.
- Wilson Fisk/Kingpin is mentioned.
- "Suckas Needs Bodyguards" is a song from the album Hard to Earn of the hip-pop duo Gang Starr.
- As the episode opens a voiceover from the radio show "Trish Talk" is playing. Trish Walker is the best friend of Jessica Jones. Trish is a main character in season one of Jessica Jones. Luke Cage also appears in a few episodes of Jessica Jones. Claire Temple appears in the last episode of season one of Jessica Jones and even references that appearance in this episode.
- At the end of the episode, when Misty is talking to her boss, her boss makes a reference to Fisk from Daredevil.
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