|Writer(s):||Lauren Schmidt Hissrich & Douglas Petrie & Marco Ramirez|
|Original airdate:||August 18, 2017|
|Previous Episode:||"Royal Dragon"|
|Next Episode:||"Ashes, Ashes"|
"Take Shelter" is the fifth episode of season one of The Defenders.
Elektra's loyalties are questioned, Colleen clashes with an old acquaintance, and Luke proves he knows how to take a hit.
- Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil
- Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
- Mike Colter as Luke Cage
- Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist
- Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse
- Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson
- Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing
- Simone Missick as Misty Knight
- Ramón Rodríguez as Bakuto
- Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker
- Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios
- Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
- Scott Glenn as Stick
- Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra Reid
- Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao
- Yutaka Takeuchi as Murakami
- Babs Olusanmokun as Sowande
Continuity and References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Cole Miller is mentioned.
- John Raymond is mentioned.
- Kilgrave is mentioned.
- Soledad Temple is mentioned.
- Duel of Harlem is mentioned in the newspaper.
- Battle of New York is mentioned is the newspaper.
- Attack on the Hand is mentioned.
- Battle at the Royal Dragon is mentioned.
- The only episode of the season to contain all 15 series regulars.
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