- "It was Cottonmouth. He was behind everything."
"So you've been working for him the whole time?"
"Yeah. I got his guns out of lockup for him, and then he turns around and tries to kill me. Go figure."
"What makes you think I can protect you?"
"You survived a drive-by and a building fallin' on your head. I'd say you're overqualified."
- ―Rafael Scarfe and Luke Cage
Scarfe attempts to blackmail Stokes, but is critically wounded instead and escapes to Pop's for help, where he gives Cage a ledger with incriminating evidence on Stokes. Cage contacts Claire, who treats Scarfe's injuries, while another of Stokes' men, Lieutenant Perez, is ordered to find and kill Scarfe. Knight finds out Perez is also on Stokes' payroll and tricks him into implicating himself, records his admission before arresting him. Cage, Claire and Scarfe are ambushed by mercenaries hired by Stokes on their way to 1 Police Plaza to turn over the evidence, and although Cage fends them off, Scarfe dies from his injuries. Meanwhile, Dillard has an interview with the media. The reporter exposes Dillard's possible involvement in Stokes' actions. Stokes is arrested with the evidence from Scarfe. Knight's supervisor expresses concerns about another disclosure of police corruption after Wilson Fisk's case
- Mike Colter as Luke Cage
- Mahershala Ali as Cornell Stokes/Cottonmouth
- Simone Missick as Misty Knight
- Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
- Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard/Black Mariah
- Frank Whaley as Detective Rafael Scarfe
- Sônia Braga as Soledad Temple
- Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker (voice only)
- Ron Cephas Jones as Bobby Fish
- Sonja Sohn as Captain Betty Audrey
- Manny Pérez as Lieutenant Perez
- Jaiden Kaine as Zip
- Tijuana Ricks as Thembi Wallace
- Danny Henriquez as Diontey
- Jeremy Sample as C-Money
- Andrew Rein as Eric Fraser
- John Clarence Stewart as Alex Wesley
- Kendall Lloyd as Port Security Officer
- Califf Guzman as Ramos (uncredited)
- Chris Keegan as News Reporter (uncredited)
- Jerry DiLeo as Police Officer (uncredited)
- Luc Owono as Cottonmouth Driver (uncredited)
- Merritt Matthew Chase as Harlem Precinct Detective (uncredited)
- Nadir Hasan as Accident Participant #1 (uncredited)
- New York City, New York
- Chase of Rafael Scarfe
- Arrest of Cottonmouth
- Duel of Delaney Hall (mentioned)
- Arrest of Wilson Fisk (mentioned)
- Mama Mabel
- Jessica Jones
- Chico Diaz
- Earl Scarfe
- Damon Boone
- Blake Tower
- Pistol Pete
- Joel Spurlock
- Wilson Fisk
- Geoffrey Canada
- Barack Obama
- Al Green
- New York Giants
- Where's Waldo?
- Stanford University
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Misty Knight cries over Rafael Scarfe as he dies; Misty arrests Cottonmouth, Thembi Wallace ambushes Mariah Dillard with the new of Cornell's arrest live on TV, Mariah stands shocked at the news; Luke Cage and Claire Temple discuss him becoming a real hero, testing out his powers and potential with her helping.