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"Do not underestimate me! Kill Luke Cage. Kill Jessica Jones. And the Devil of Hell's Kitchen, whoever he is. I'm so happy you're all on board with the plan. But let me remind you, I neutralized our enemies. I brought you the Iron Fist. I was able to keep the most important operation in our history running while you succumbed to chaos and conflict. I have proven myself to be the one and only true leader–"
"His name is Matthew."
Alexandra Reid and Elektra[src]

Ashes, Ashes is the sixth episode of the first season of The Defenders.


Stick offers up a theory, Danny finds himself sidelined, and Alexandra learns that it's not easy being the leader.


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Alexandra Reid sits in her room, listening to classical music on her phonograph. The trance, however, is distributed by a scratch on the record, prompting Reid to stop the instrument.

Meanwhile, the Defenders conversed over Sowande's final words, about how the Hand wished to have the Iron Fist with them. Then Stick beheads Sowande while he hostages Danny. Though Rand protested that they only wanted to divide them, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Matt Murdock and Stick agreed that sidelining him and keeping him safe would be the best decision. Danny physically fought the others over this decision, but he was knocked out in the end. They tied him up and discussed their next move. Matt told them about the hole he found when Midland Circle was still a construction site, but he thought it went when construction was finished, but he wasn't sure. So, they decided to look further into the architect of the building Jessica was investigating.

Elektra dreams about a moment she and Matt had before she died. She finds a card of her memorial at Matt's apartment after waking up.

Stick pack up Sowande's head in a box. He converses with Luke. When Jessica and Matt return to his place, he finds the card missing.

The leadership of the hand discusses the receiving of Sowande's head. They disagree about Elektra.

Jessica and Matt visit the architect's home. Madame Gao and Alexandra converse. Rand wakes up and tries to free himself. He talks with Luke. Jessica and Matt talk with Lexie. Alexandra finds Elektra at her grave. Jessica and Matt find the blueprints to Midland Circle in the piano with plans to bring down the building. Luke talks with Stick. Stick knocks him out with smoke, planning to kill Danny so the Hand can't use him to open their locked door. Elektra stops him while Jessica and Matt rush to safe Danny. Elektra kills Stick in front of them. They fight. Elektra wins and takes Danny to Alexandra who's talking with Murakami. The Hand gathers and Alexandra tries to convince the captured Danny to work with them. Afterwards the Hand fight with each other and Elektra kills Reid declaring her the leader of the Hand.


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Song title Artist Location(s)
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 Johannes Brahms
  • Alexandra Reid listens to a record on a phonograph player when it begins to skip.
Old Friends John Paesano


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