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Sep 14, 2017

The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Stargate Pioneer, Agent Haley and Consultant Michelle discuss the ninth Iron Fist episode “The Mistress Of All Agonies” and run down some Marvel news from the week. Don't miss the great debate on Clean Living, After-Life Choices for Zombie Harold, and how Ward ends up in the Ward.


Iron Fist “The Mistress Of All Agonies”
Marvel News Roundup

IRON FIST “The Mistress Of All Agonies” [4:40]


Netflix made all 13 episodes of Iron Fist available on Friday March 17th, 2017.

Directed By: Jet Wilkinson
She Is A Noted Australian Director
9 x All Saints
167 x Neighbors
4 x City Homicide
4 x Crownies
2 x Packed To The Rafters
2 x Mr and Mrs Murder
4 x Wonderland
120 x Home and Away
4 x Wentworth Prison
1 x American Gothic
1 x Code Black
3 x Madam Secretary
1 x Iron Fist
ALSO Producer for Wonderland

Written By: Pat Charles
7 Writers Credits going back to 2000
1 x Sons Of Anarchy
42 x Bones
2 x Resurrection
2 x Iron Fist
- The Mistress of All Agonies (2017)
- Dragon Plays with Fire (2017)
ALSO Producers for: Bones, Resurrection, Iron Fist


Meaning of “The Mistress Of All Agonies”

Cold Opening

Harold Meachum is alive
Zombie Harold
Pulls knife out


Gao in the Dojo
Danny wants to know about his father and the hand

Harold plays in fire hydrant

Joy Meets With Danny

Losing Rand is Danny’s fault
Ward has totally disappeared

Harold Is Not Right In The Head

Smells good
Throws up...guts
Much Better

Gao Riles Up Claire

Threatens Claire’s mother
Claire does not look well

Danny breaks into drug locker


Colleen gets sick

Harold walks back into Rand

Why isn’t it my name?
Harold Meachum
Ward’s Birthday (Code)
Ward’s Office
Who is Frank Robbins?
Poor Kyle - Iron Fist Ice Cream Moment

Harold calls the kid Kyle to pick him up

Drinks bourbon

Guy hijacks food truck

Builds throwing star
Looking to kill Danny

Ward arrives at the loft

Harold is there
Harold apologizes to Ward

Colleen Has The Flu

Cut something

Drugged Gao

Goa knew Danny’s mother
Harold was a better option
Colleen Is Poisoned
Gao was interrogated in 17th century
Sensai can help

Ward and Harold

Ward can leave

Dojo is attacked

Iron fist fights back

Ward Looks for way to kill Harold

Only solution is to run
Takes drug

Harold has ice cream with Kyle

Harold kills Kyle
Shut up and die

Ward’s car “setup”

Drugs on the seat
I want a lawyer

Birch Mental Hospital

Dual diagnosis
Drug Addict

Joy walks into the building on 57th

Harold lets her in
Joy meets Daddy

Danny heals Colleen

Danny is taken by Bakuto


Finn Jones - as - Danny Rand / Iron Fist (The Sarah Janes Adventures, Game Of Thrones)
A billionaire Buddhist monk and martial artist proficient in kung-fu, with the ability to call upon the mystical power of the Iron Fist. Jones described the character as "someone struggling to find his identity", and identified with the character's loneliness being an orphan like Rand. He noted that "Danny gets really stressed and really pissed off sometimes, and I understand that ... [his] optimism and where that comes from."In preparation for the role, Jones studied kung fu, wushu, and tai chi, along with weight training, Buddhist philosophy, and meditation. Toby Nichols portrays a young Danny Rand.

Jessica Henwick - as - Colleen Wing (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones)
A martial artist ally of Rand who runs her own martial arts dojo called Chikara Dojo in New York City. Henwick felt the most defining word for Wing was "alone", saying, "She doesn't want to be anyone's love interest and open herself up in that way." Henwick also tried "to pull out that sort of very dry humor that [Wing] has, and that no bullshit New Yorker demeanor" from the comics version in her portrayal.

Tom Pelphrey - as - Ward Meachum (Guiding Light, As the World Turns, Banshee)
The son of Harold and childhood acquaintance of Rand, whose work building up Rand Enterprises with his sister Joy is threatened to be undone with Rand's return. Ward is a character from the comics, though Pelphrey noted "we’re not necessarily beholden to representing him [in the series] exactly as he appears in the comic book." Stroup said that Ward would experience some "male angst" on Rand's return, because "Ward would have been the one who picked on [Rand] when he was little so as pure and innocent and great as Iron Fist is, he comes in and he causes some problems" there. Ilan Eskenazi portrays a teenage Ward Meachum.

Jessica Stroup - as - Joy Meachum (90210, The Following, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back)
The daughter of Harold and childhood acquaintance of Rand, whose work building up Rand Enterprises with her brother Ward is threatened to be undone with Rand's return. Stroup said that Joy "absolutely loves" Rand, and his return to New York is "like this rebirth of what she once was, and she gets to ask these questions about herself because he’s posing them to her." Stroup said that Joy would initially be unsure whether Rand is who he says he is. Aimee Laurence portrays a young Joy Meachum.

Ramón Rodríguez - as - Bakuto (The Wire, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Charlie's Angels TV Series, Need for Speed)
A leader of a faction of The Hand and Colleen Wing's sensei.

Sacha Dhawan - as - Davos (After Earth, An Adventure in Space and Time, Sherlock)
A skilled martial artist who is the son of Lei Kung and Rand's former best friend in K'un-Lun, who grew envious when Rand became the Iron Fist. Although Dhawan first appeared in the ninth episode of the first season, Dhawan noted that the majority of Davos' storyline was intended to be explored in a potential second season.

Rosario Dawson  - as - Claire Temple (Josie and the Pussycats, Men in Black II, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Sin City, Rent, Clerks II, Robot Chicken, Gemini Division, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Defenders)
A former nurse from Hell's Kitchen who joins Wing's dojo. Dawson reprises her role from previous Marvel Netflix series.

David Wenham  - as - Harold Meachum (Moulin Rouge!, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, After the Deluge, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Van Helsing, 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)

A ruthless corporate leader and co-founder of Rand Enterprises who was partners with Rand’s parents at the time of their deaths. Regarding Harold's relationship with his children, Joy and Ward, Wenham said the dynamic between the three of them "is complex, to say the least. It’s multilayered, it’s multidimensional, it’s surprising and it’s forever changing, depending on the circumstances."


David Furr as Wendell Rand (Bit part actor in a ton. Noted for appearances in 13 Hours, TURN: Washington's Spies)
Danny's father and co-founder of Rand Enterprises.

Barrett Doss as Megan
A secretary to Danny Rand and the Meachums at Rand Enterprises.

Alex Wyse as Kyle
Harold Meachum's personal assistant.

Marquis Rodriguez as Darryl
A student at Wing's dojo. Rodriguez reprises his role from Luke Cage.

Wai Ching Ho as Gao
An accomplished woman and former ally of Wilson Fisk with her own heroin trade in Hell's Kitchen who has connections with The Hand. Ho reprises her role from Daredevil.

Ramon Fernandez as Kevin Singleton
Harold Meachum's loyal bodyguard.

Clifton Davis as Lawrence Wilkins
A member of the Rand Enterprises board of directors.

John Sanders as Donald Hooper
A member of the Rand Enterprises board of directors.

Elise Santora as Maria Rodriguez
A member of the Rand Enterprises board of directors.

NEWS [35:58]


Disney CEO Bob Iger Says Marvel, 'Star Wars' Movies Will Be on Streaming Service
Disney CEO Bob Iger on Thursday said his studio will start its direct-to-consumer streaming service in late 2019, with Marvel and Star Wars movies on the upcoming app. The 2019 launch will allow Disney to pull the Marvel and Star Wars movies from Netflix in two years, allowing them to migrate to the Disney-branded app. The Hollywood studio last month said it will be pulling its movies from Netflix and will launch an ad-free streaming service of its own in 2019.


AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Will See The Return Of Nick Blood As Lance Hunter - Check Out A BTS Image
Details on what will bring Hunter back to the fold are being kept under wraps, but we do have a behind-the-scenes shot of Blood reading his script on set.


This 'Game Of Thrones' Trailer For 'Inhumans' Is Perfect
Youtuber MarvelGeek101 recently shared "Game of Inhumans", a video reimagining the Marvel series in a Game of Thrones-esque trailer. It blends footage from Inhumans with Agents of Shield and Game of Thrones.

OUTRO [55:56]

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