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Each week four fans of Marvel Comics Agent Lauren, Agent Michelle Agent Chris, and Director SP Rupert debrief you on the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or other related Marvel Universe content and news. Don't forget to leave a Voicemail at 1-844-THE-BUS1 (1-844-843-2871). Legends of Shield is a proud member of the GonnaGeek Podcast Network.

Dec 4, 2017

The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director SP, Agent Haley, Agent Lauren and Consultant Michelle discuss the eighth and final The Defenders episode “The Defenders.” The Agents debrief you on the good enjoyable fight choreography that ends up with everyone kung fu fighting, how Haley changes Lauren’s life while helping out Jessica Jones, why K’un Lun is like the Vatican, why Luke is Team Dad, why Iron Fist is like broccoli, a Defenders series review and a whole lot more in the post credit scenes.


The Defenders “The Defenders”
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The Defenders ShowRunners: Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez

Douglas Petrie (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”)
Marco Ramirez (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Orange is the New Black”)

Executive Producer: Drew Goddard (“The Martian,” “Lost,” “Alias”, “Marvel’s Daredevil”)

Netflix made all 13 episodes of The Defenders available on Friday August 18th, 2017.

Directed By: Farren Blackburn
4th Discussion Appearance on Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Previous Discussions Included:
Episode #79 Daredevil 1x05 “World On Fire” (Director)
Episode #85 Daredevil 1x10 “Nelson v Murdock” (Director)
Episode #197 Iron Fist 1x07 “Felling Tree With Roots” (Director)
25 Directing Credits spanning back to 2000 that include:
2 x Doctor Who
2 x The Musketeers
2 x Daredevil
1 x The Defenders
1 x Iron Fist

Written By: Marco Ramirez
(The Defenders co-Showrunner)
15th Discussion Appearance on Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D.!
Previous appearances:
Episode #77 Daredevil 1x03 "Rabbit in a Snow Storm"
Episode #80 Daredevil 1x6 “Condemned”
Episode #113 Daredevil Season 2 First Impressions (Showrunner)
Episode #117 News Story: Showrunners for The Defenders announced
Episode #130 Daredevil 2x1 “Bang”
Episode #131 Daredevil 2x2 “Dogs To A Gunflight”
Episode #140 Daredevil 2x09 “Seven Minutes in Heaven”
Episode #143 Daredevil 2x13 "A Cold Day in Hell's Kitchen"
Episode #206 The Defenders 1x01 "The H Word"
Episode #208 The Defenders 1x02 "Mean Right Hook"
Episode #212 The Defenders 1x04 "Royal Dragon"
Episode #214 The Defenders 1x05 "Take Shelter"
Episode #216 The Defenders 1x06 "Ashes, Ashes"
Episode #219 The Defenders 1x07 “Fish In The Jailhouse”
8 writing credits since 2007
3 x Sons Of Anarchy
2 x Orange Is The New Black
6 x Da Vinci’s Demons
1 x Fear The Walking Dead
6 x Daredevil
7 x The Defenders
ALSO PRODUCED: Da Vinci’s Demons, Fear The Walking Dead, and Daredevil

Written By: Lauren Schmidt
8 Total Writing Credits since 2004
This is Lauren’s 8th Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. discussion appearance. Previously:
Episode #136 Daredevil 2x5 “Kinbaku”
Episode #140 Daredevil 2x9 “Seven Minutes In Heaven”
Episode #143 Daredevil 2x12 “The Dark at the End Of The Tunnel”
Episode #208 The Defenders 1x02 "Mean Right Hook"
Episode #210 The Defenders 1x03 "Worst Behavior"
Episode #214 The Defenders 1x05 "Take Shelter"
Episode #219 The Defenders 1x07 “Fish In The Jailhouse”
3 x Daredevil
20 x The West Wing
4 x Private Practice
ALSO PRODUCED: Private Practice, Parenthood, Do No Harm, Power, Daredevil, The Defenders


The Defenders In The Midland Circle Lobby

What will we do?
Sweet Sister - Claire reasons
Not one single innocent person gets hurt
Let’s Go Do Something Crazy

Elektra Walks Through A Dragon Skull

Gao wants the substance
It’s just a city. They Rise, They Fall. You’ll see many more

The Defenders

The Plan

Misty Knight And The Cops Outside

C-4 is missing
Misty vouched
ESU and Bomb Squad

Karen and Trish

What’s Matt’s deal?
Real Stuff
Midland Circle is the epicenter. (Foggy and Malcolm)

The Defenders

Deep Elevator
You guys ready or what?

Claire and Colleen Set Charges

Claire and Misty’s Phone Call while Colleen and Bakuto sword fight
Misty shoots her way in

Danny And Gao

Elektra captures Danny

The Defenders In The Elevator

Luke has an idea
Let’s go Iron Clad

Bakuto And Colleen

...and Misty

Cave Fight

The Defenders … and Elektra
The only way out of here is together
Light It Up

Misty loses her arm

Bakuto loses his head
Bombs are armed - 10 minutes (29 minutes left in the show)

Elektra versus The Defenders

Matt lets them leave
Elevator fight starts

Elektra and Matthew

Before you let me die?
I know when you are lying

Jessica holds the elevator

Elektra hasn’t killed Matt yet

The Game is fun

Luke - I can’t let this happen

10-33 all officers evacuate

Murakami impaled

Bombs go off

Matt and Elektra kiss while building comes down

“Protect my city”

Matt’s dead

Trish’s radio show

News on Quakes and Midland Circle
Jessica and Trish

Foggy, Claire and Luke

It never happened
Claire walks Foggy out

Colleen and Misty

Misty’s arm is gone
Danny owns a hospital

Jessica and Luke at the bar

It’s been a hell of a week
Try stayin in touch
Maybe we’ll grab a coffee?

Danny In The Dojo

New York is starting to feel like home

Malcolm covers up Bullet Holes

Alias Investigations Is Open for business

Karen and Foggy at church

Iron Fist on the rooftop

Matt Murdock is awake?

Who’s Maggie?

NEWS [44:05]


Avengers: Infinity War trailer

Marvel’s new Editor-in-chief wrote as “Akira Yoshida”


First 17 minutes of Agents of SHIELD premiere online


Jude Law cast as Mar-Vell in Captain Marvel

Sebastian Stan leaves a message for his dad on GMA
(Starts at 4:00)


Marvel’s Runaways now streaming on Hulu

FEEDBACK [62:47]

Christy‏ @adanagirl
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Christy Retweeted ComicBook NOW!
Is that the same eye Odin lost? @LegendsofSHIELD
Christy added,
ComicBook NOW!Verified account @ComicBookNOW
4:35 PM - 29 Nov 2017
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Dr. Gnome to you Retweeted Elizabeth Henstridge
@LegendsofSHIELD #Skimmons
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Happy 100th episode @agentsofshield ! But also, it’s our wedding so.  #skimmons #saisy (?) #suake @ChloeBennet4
7:57 PM - 27 Nov 2017
andiminga‏ @andiminga
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@LegendsofSHIELD … Found Stan Lee in Bulgaria
1:53 PM - 24 Nov 2017

OUTRO [66:43]

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Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss the Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season five episodes one and two “Orientation” on Sunday December 3rd, 2017. You can listen in live when we record Sunday Afternoons at 1:00 PM Eastern time or Thursday Evenings at 9:00 PM ET at (Also streamed live on Contact Info: Please see for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871

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