|"Straighten It Out"|
|Original airdate:||June 22, 2018|
|Previous Episode:||"Soul Brother #1"|
|Next Episode:||"Wig Out"|
"Straighten It Out" is the second episode of season two of Luke Cage.
Luke tests out his abilities on the ballfield, Misty ruffles feathers at the precinct, and Mariah plans a reunion to boost her image.
- Mike Colter as Luke Cage
- Simone Missick as Misty Knight
- Theo Rossi as Hernan "Shades" Alvarez
- Gabrielle Dennis as Tilda Dillard
- Mustafa Shakir as John McIver/Bushmaster
- Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard
- Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
- Reg E. Cathey as Reverend James Lucas
- Ron Cephas Jones as Bobby Fish
- Peter Jay Fernandez as Captain Tom Ridenhour
- Sahr Ngaujah as Anansi
- Thomas Q. Jones as Comanche
- Danny Johnson as Benjamin Donovan
- Antonique Smith as Detective Nandi Tyler
- Justin Swain as Detective Mark Bailey
- Jeremiah Richard Craft as Dave Griffith
- Michelle Beck as Drea Powell
- Christopher King as C.J. Powell
- Ian Lyons as John Epps
- Carolyn Michelle Smith as Wendy Dunnavant
- Venida Evans as Elderly Neighbor
- Stephanie Berry as Older Woman
- Paul Bomba as Detective
- Jamar Greene as Goon
- Mitchell Mack as Skinny Grunt
- Denim Roberson as Black Shirt
- Chinua Payne as Yellow Shirt
- Jemele Hill as Herself
- Michael Smith as Himself
- Todd Bowles as Himself
- DJ Mister Cee as Himself
- Gary Clark Jr. as Himself
Continuity and References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Tilda Dillard is introduced.
- Maybelline "Mabel" Stokes is mentioned.
- Pistol Pete is mentioned.
- Cottonmouth is mentioned.
- Claire Temple's Father
- Rafael Scarfe is mentioned.
- Nigel Garrison appears in a photo.
- Gwen McIver is mentioned.
- Jackson Dillard is mentioned.
- Albert Rackham is mentioned.
- Matt Murdock/Daredevil is mentioned.
- Jessica Jones is mentioned.
- Danny Rand/Iron Fist is mentioned.
- Etta Lucas is mentioned.
- Diamondback is mentioned.
- Reva Connors is mentioned.
- Noah Burstein is mentioned.
- Kilgrave is mentioned.
- Assassination of Cottonmouth from "Manifest" is mentioned.
- Seagate Penitentiary is mentioned.
- Straighten It Out is a song from the album Mecca and the Soul Brother of the hip-pop duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth.
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