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"Nothing ends without a new beginning. Just as any start is, inevitably, a step towards an ending. It's like two sides of the same coin; there is a duality in everything. Night and day, war and peace, love and hate, rhythm and blues, me and you. But forces in opposition don't have to stay that way. It's like the yin-yang. It isn't meant to be a static symbol. Relationships are always in motion. We chase each other, challenge each other, inspire each other. Sometimes working together. Sometimes working against. Complementary forces, seeking a balance that may never come."
Danny Rand[src]

A Duel of Iron is the tenth and final episode of the second season of the Netflix exclusive television series Iron Fist, and the twenty-third and final episode of the series overall.

Synopsis

In the season finale, Iron Fists collide as the fate of New York City hangs in the balance.

Plot

With the interruption of the ritual, the sharing of the energy between Colleen Wing and Davos threatens to kill both of them. Davos escapes the apartment; Wing and Danny Rand go after him so that they can complete the ritual.

Ward and Joy Meachum ride to the hospital and begin to repair their relationship. He confides in her that he is going to be a father.

At Eden Towers, Walker tries to kill Davos when he arrives. Fearful that killing Davos before the transfer is completed will also kill Wing, he works with Misty Knight to bring out the Mary alter. Meanwhile, Wing manages to complete the transfer and takes the full power of the Iron Fist into herself. Davos is taken into custody, and Knight congratulates Wing on her new power. She notes that she might be calling on Wing in the near future – she's worried about the path Luke Cage is taking, and Wing might be the only one that can take him down.

In the aftermath, Rand heads back to the dojo to clean up. While picking up the box from Wing's mother, he turns over the medallion with the mon on it and finds something on the other side that shocks him. At Bayard Community Center, Wing asks Sam Chung if she can arrange a memorial for BB. She then talks with Sherry Yang about changing the way the Triad operates from threatening the community to helping them. Yang is open to change, but says it will be slow. Wing tells her that she will be watching to make sure they do not backslide on the promise.

Ward finally opens up to the group at an NA meeting and gets many of his issues off his chest. Finally, he talks to Bethany privately about her pregnancy. Because of Ward's issues, and his own self-admittance that he is a mess, she does not want him involved in the child's life until Ward believes he can be a better person.

Walker, now back in control, goes to collect her money from Joy. After talking, Walker decides to leave the money with Joy. Since Joy knows her secrets, she would be a powerful and influential ally. Joy wonders if she gets a say in the arrangement.

At the dojo, Wing finds Rand gone, and a letter waiting for her. Rand tells her what he saw on the other side of the medallion – the symbol of the Iron Fist. The story that Wing's mother told her about the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay was familiar to Rand, who heard it in K'un-Lun. It told the story of Wu Ao-Shi, the first woman to defeat Shou-Lao and become the Iron Fist. A woman who became the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay, and might very well be Colleen's ancestor. Rand now believes that it was his destiny to bring the Iron Fist to her, and their meeting was never a coincidence.

Rand needs to find more about the Iron Fist and his place in its destiny. He plans to take the Rand Enterprises Private Jet to track down the source of previous Iron Fist's body that Davos acquired for the transfer ritual. Ward tries to stop him, but Rand convinces him to join him instead.

Months later, Wing is protecting New York City with the Iron Fist, and has learned to channel her chi into her katana. In Hokkaido, Ward tries to get information on a person named Orson Randall from a local criminal. When the man refuses to talk, Ward turns to Rand, who has regained the power of the Iron Fist and can now channel his chi into two handguns to fire chi bullets. Rand shoots a bullet out of the air and tells the criminal not to try that again.

Cast

Main Cast:

Guest Stars:

Appearances

Locations

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Items

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Mentioned

Trivia

Music

Song title Artist Location(s)
The Yin and the Yang Robert Lydecker
  • (Flashback) A young Davos cares for Danny Rand when he first arrives in K'un-Lun. Montage of Danny and Davos as brothers.
Monday, Monday
(The Mamas & the Papas cover)
Alice Eve
Battle of the Fists (Pt. I) Robert Lydecker
Battle of the Fists (Pt. II) Robert Lydecker
Always Bonded Robert Lydecker
Colleen's Family Legacy Robert Lydecker
The Adventure Continues (Pt. I) Robert Lydecker
The Adventure Continues (Pt. II) Robert Lydecker
  • End credits.

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