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Aug 21, 2017

The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Stargate Pioneer, Agent Lauren and Consultant Michelle discuss the Iron Fist fifth episode “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus.” The trio also talk the week in Marvel news and take some great listener feedback.


Iron Fist “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus”
Marvel News Since Last Show
Listener Feedback

IRON FIST “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus” [4:13]


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

Directed By: Uta Briesewitz
20 Directing Credits spanning back to 2010 that include:
3 x Hung
1 x Weeds
1 x Jessica Jones
2 x The 100
1 x Fear The Walking Dead
1 x This Is Us
4 x Orange Is The New Black
1 x The Defenders
1 x Iron Fist
ALSO: Noted Cinematographer for The Wire, Hung, and True Blood

Written By: Cristine Chambers
2 credits since 2014
17 x Boardwalk Empire
1 x Iron Fist
ALSO Producer For: Boardwalk Empire and Iron Fist


Meaning of “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus”

Women Walking On Street

Showing their assets
New Heroine Product
Skin patch
It’s like the first time

Danny Rand

New drug
He’s going to take care of it
Shipped via the new Rand Red Hook Pier

Joy Meachum - Rand Followed The Law

Danny and Ward: The Hatchet Men

Shao Lao The Undying
Ward has real business to deal with

Ward and Joy

Are we on the right side?
The Plant.

Danny Approached By Cancer Victim

4th Grader
Rand Chemical Plant
Lawyer tapes it

Claire Trans With Colleen

Danny meets Claire
Danny orders Takeout

Ward and Joy

Danny’s admission video
Ward pops pills - not many left
Frank N Stein - Do what Joy says
Ward gives Dad the finger

Dinner with Danny, Claire and Colleen

Danny’s Monastery Past
Why did it take so long?
Claire leaves
Rand is used to traffic synthetic heroine
Danny needs Colleen’s help
Danny bought Colleen’s building

Board Meeting

Ward defies Joy
Joy backs him….? Why?


Danny and Colleen show each other fight moves

Ward pops a pill

Not enough
Ward uses the Heroine

Colleen and Danny At The Pier

Machine Guns
Supplies? Equipment?
Danny locked in trailer
Colleen races to follow
Radovan the chemist
The Bodyguard
Trailer fight
Chemist stabbed

IRON FIST opens the door

Danny and chemist escape
“We know a nurse”

Joy Finds Ward

Doing it to “him”


Credit Card
The Hand has Sabina - daughter
Knows about The Hand
Radovan is the synthetic heroine source
Special skills
I can’t escape meeting people like you
He’s not alone

Gao kills driver

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 [34:36]


Director believes he was hired for Inhumans because he works “fast and cheap”


David Tennant back for Jessica Jones s2


Doctor Strange cameos in Thor Ragnarok Japanese trailer


Stan Lee gives Chadwick Boseman his seal of approval


Deadpool 2 motorcycle death leaves stunt community asking tough questions


Disney store adds official Ms. Marvel costume for kids


Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Confirmed to Be In Development

FEEDBACK [46:50]

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Now I need to start my Iron Fist rewatch.
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OUTRO [49:54]

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