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"People are scared but they can't be paralyzed by that fear. You have to fight for what's right every single day, bulletproof skin or not. You can't just not snitch or turn away or take money under the table because life has turned you sour."
Luke Cage[src]

You Know My Steez is the thirteenth and final episode of the first season of the Netflix exclusive television series Luke Cage.


With all of Harlem bearing witness, Luke takes on the fight of his life in hopes of emerging as the defender his city needs.


Luke Cage fights against Diamondback

In the 1990s, Willis Stryker helps Lucas become a boxer, eventually leading to the latter winning an important match. In the present day, Diamondback throws a grenade at Pop's Barber Shop, causing an explosion that makes everyone scatter. Knight loses the cellphone that she used to contact Candace Miller, and Shades loses the files that proves the innocence of Carl Lucas. Before they escape, Shades picks up Knight's cellphone as he follows Dillard. Cage tells Knight to keep everyone safe as he prepares to fight his half-brother. A fight ensues between Diamondback and Cage. The battle makes its way through the streets of Harlem. As they continue to fight, some Harlem residents arrive to give their support to Cage.

Mariah Dillard is arrested by Misty Knight

Using the battle as an example of violence in the neighborhood, Mariah Dillard gives an interview explaining that what is happening is out of control, and that those kinds of things are what her campaign is trying to avoid. She mentions that Luke Cage could potentially be escaped ex-convict Carl Lucas. Eventually, Temple arrives at Pop's Barber Shop and sees the brutal fight between Cage and Diamondback. After a lengthy duel, Cage manages to defeat his half-brother. In the middle of her interview, Misty Knight arrests Dillard for the assassination of her cousin, Cornell Stokes.

Unbeknownst to them, Shades texts from Knight's cellphone, pretending to be her, in order to agree a meeting with Candace Miller, later he kills her so as to make the evidence against Dillard useless. Meanwhile, in order to testify for the charges he is being accused of, Cage arrives at the 29th Precinct Police Station with Temple and Knight. He explains everything that has recently transpired to Priscilla Ridley, Knight, and her partner, in order to prove his innocence. Ridley confronts Dillard with all the evidence the Police Department has. However, Dillard continues with her lies, even when Misty presents her the declaration of Candace Miller accusing her of killing Cottonmouth. However, Knight and Ridley are informed of the death of Candace Miller. Knowing that her death makes her statement useless, they are forced to free Dillard without charges.

Knight reveals to Luke Cage and Claire Temple that due to Candace Miller's death, Dillard was free to leave. Suddenly, two officers from Seagate Prison arrive and arrest Cage for his escape from Seagate as "Carl Lucas". Cage surrenders without opposing, to the dismay of Temple, Knight, and Ridley. Before leaving, Cage and Temple share a kiss. She reminds him that she knows a lawyer that might help him. He finally accepts before being taken to Seagate Prison. Knight sees Candace Miller's corpse and decides to enforce justice on her own. She decides to spy on Mariah Dillard in order to obtain new evidence to bring her down.

Claire Temple sees Colleen Wing's advert for self-defense classes

Bobby Fish stays at Pop's and finds the file with the information for the innocence of Luke Cage. As she leaves the Police Department, Temple notices Colleen Wing's advert for self-defense classes. Later, at the hospital, Noah Burstein is assigned to take care of Diamondback. However, he secretly decides to use Diamondback as a test subject to recreate Luke Cage's powers. Time later, Harlem's Paradise reopens to the public by holding a party. Misty Knight arrives in order to continue spying on Black Mariah.


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Behind the Scenes


Song title Artist Location(s)
You Know My Steez Gang Starr
100 Days, 100 Nights Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings


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