TV Show: The Defenders
Episode Title: The Defenders
Original Air Date: August 18, 2017
Episode Number: 1×08
As New York edges closer to disaster, Elektra sees what’s beyond the wall, and the Defenders make a last-ditch effort to save the city.
Well, that ending was shocking except not really. I was just waiting for the reveal that Matt was alive and was wondering how they were going to do it. Now that was a surprise. Who dragged him out of that hole? And where is Elektra? Did Magame Gao make it out alive and was she the one who saved Matt? Who were those nuns in the end? Who is Maggie? So many questions.
I thought the show ended relatively well. We didn’t lose any of the good guys (RIP, Misty’s right arm). I was really scared there for a minute when Bakuto was unleashing his fighting skills on Colleen and then he slashed her in the back and then he got Claire against the wall ready to kill her and then of course he cut off Misty’s arm. So relieved all the ladies survived, whew.
I guess Matt and Elektra got closure in the end, kissing each other while the building is coming down on them. No way would Matt have left without trying to talk to Elektra. He believed that the old her was still inside her so I’m not sure if he was right or not. Bittersweet last scene between them.
Nice scene with Luke and Jessica at the bar. It’s cool that they acknowledged their history and that Luke told Jessica to keep in touch, that she has friends and one of them is in Harlem. Hope Jessica follows through with her offer of having coffee sometime.
I’m not gonna lie, my favorite part of the episode was the Trish and Jessica hug. Seeing Jessica practically run towards Trish to hug her and to reassure herself that they’re both okay made me so happy. I just love them, okay? It was great to see Jessica go to Trish’s work probably to check on her and no matter how many times Trish asks her, Jessica still won’t talk about herself on Trish’s show.
My second favorite moment was definitely Trish talking to Karen about Jessica…if this isn’t a person talking about someone they (are in) love (with), then I don’t know what is.
“Jessica’s a good friend, too. I mean, not in the traditional sense. You can’t rely on her to move a couch or plan a party, but when it comes to the real stuff…the stuff that’ll last forever…”
Third favorite moment was Jessica holding the elevator and Danny’s reaction: “No way.” Hee. Jessica is awesome, dude.
Also liked Malcolm helping Jessica get her apartment back in shape by plastering the bullet holes on the wall. I got very excited when Jessica ripped off the paper from the door window to reveal Alias Investigations. 😍 Season two of Jessica Jones, please be here now. My body is ready.
I was a bit thrown off at the soundtrack when The Defenders were going up against Elektra and the rest of the goons. What the fuck was that? I actually thought one of my browsers was suddenly playing the music because the music and the scene just didn’t gel together. Seriously, what the fuck was that?
Lastly, no doubt Jessica was the MVP of this show. Her no bullshit attitude and her quips were the highlights for me and just makes me want to watch season two of her show already.