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"Why would you come to me for help?"
"You're the only person I know in New York who doesn't want to kill me or put me in a mental hospital."
"Then I might want to rethink that."
Colleen Wing and Danny Rand

Shadow Hawk Takes Flight is the second episode of the first season of the Netflix exclusive television series Iron Fist.


Danny struggles with his new surroundings, Colleen dishes out a harsh lesson and Joy sends an unconventional message.


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While meditating in a room at Birch Psychiatric Hospital, Danny Rand continued to have flashbacks of the plane crash. Upon opening his eyes, Rand found Doctor Paul Edmonds sitting by his bedside. Rand explains to Edmonds that following the plane crash, he was saved by two monks and taken to K'un-Lun, another dimension that is connected to the Earth periodically. It was there that he trained in martial arts and gained the power of the Iron Fist. Edmonds is not convinced, and diagnoses Rand as suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder.

Harold Meachum, who had been watching Rand at the hospital, sent his son Ward to offer Colleen Wing money in exchange for her testimony against Rand. Wing refuses after talking to Rand in the hospital.

Harold then secretly visits Rand, who reveals that he has become the Iron Fist and sworn enemy of the Hand.

Rand is able to convince Joy Meachum of his identity using M&Ms which she sent to Danny just to get them back except for the brown ones, but Ward is not convinced. Harold asks Ward to move and to a safe place where he can be useful, but Ward instead orders his men, disguised as patients at the hospital, to kill Rand. Rand then uses the power of the Iron Fist to overpower them and escape. During the escape, Harold witnessed the power of Iron Fist via cameras.


Main Cast:

Guest Stars:










Song title Artist Location(s)
Medication Time Trevor Morris
Circus Bribe Trevor Morris
Circus Was in Town Trevor Morris
  • Paul Edmonds calls Joy Meachum to confirm Danny Rand's story about going to the circus after shooting the 'We Are Rand' commercial which she does verify but he refuses to tell her information about Rand's case.
Danny Boy David Wenham
Gao DIY Trevor Morris
  • Harold Meachum commands Kyle to research the "Iron Fist", then sees a message on the outside of his window asking 'Where did you go?' (referencing his leaving of the penthouse earlier to see Rand).
M&M Delivery Trevor Morris
The Iron Fist Trevor Morris
  • Danny Rand is placed in a room inside of a straitjacket with three men hired by Ward Meachum to send him a message and no way to defend himself, and after taking a beating he begins to fight back, breaks out of the room and then out of the psychiatric hospital using the 'Iron Fist'.



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