- Matt said something before he told us to leave. He said, "Protect my city."
Appearing in "The Defenders"
- Defenders (Disbands)
- Colleen Wing
- Claire Temple
- New York Bulletin
- Trish Walker
- Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz
- Alias Investigations
- The Hand (Disbands)
- Cole Miller (Mentioned)
- John Raymond (Mentioned)
- Jerry (Mentioned)
- Shou-Lao (Mentioned)
- Elders of K'un-Lun (Mentioned)
- Heather Rand (Mentioned)
- L. Carter (Named only)
- Doctor E. Wirtham (Named only)
- Sister Maggie (Mentioned)
- Daredevil's Suit
- Daredevil's Billy Club
- Dragon skeleton/"The Substance"
- Colleen Wing's Katana
- Elektra's Twin Sai
Synopsis for "The Defenders"
With the aid of Claire and Misty, Colleen plants the explosives in the weak points of the building's infrastructure and decapitates Bakuto in the process. Matt, Luke, and Jessica make their way underground and get involved in an uphill battle with Elektra's men and Murakami. Once reunited with Danny, Matt orders the group to leave the underground tunnels without him in an attempt to save Elektra. The ensuing explosion leads the group to believe that Matt is dead, while the details of their heroics are covered up in order to maintain stability. While Danny, Luke, and Jessica piece their respective lives back together, Matt is revealed to have been saved by a local church elsewhere and is regaining consciousness.
- A teaser for Marvel's The Punisher serves as the post-credits scene for this episode.
- Jessica jokingly refers to Iron Fist as "Ironclad." Ironclad happens to be the alias of an actual character from the comics, Michael Steel of the U-Foes.
- In the vein of Marvel's Luke Cage, a Wu-Tang Clan songs plays as the heroes fight the Hand. The song is "Protect Ya Neck", which contains a direct mention of Spider-Man.
- The whiteboard in Misty Knight's hospital room shows that an L. Carter is the attending nurse to Misty. This is a reference to Linda Carter, who is known as the Night Nurse in the comics. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the characters of Claire Temple and Christine Palmer are loosely based off her character.
- Similarly, the whiteboard notes that the attending doctor is a Doctor E. Wirtham. This is a reference to Elias Wirtham, a villain named Cardiac.
- The final shot of the series mirrors a scene from Daredevil #230.
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