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Luke Cage: Step in the Arena / Season: 1 / Episode: 4 (00010004) (2016)

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Luke Cage: Step in the Arena / Season: 1 / Episode: 4 (00010004) (2016) (Television Episode)
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Luke Cage

Step in the Arena (Television Episode)

Season: 1
Episode: 4
Production Code: 00010004

September 30, 2016
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While trapped in the rubble, Cage reminisces about his past as Carl Lucas and his incarceration at Seagate Prison, a private detention facility run by C.O. Albert Rackham. He befriends fellow inmate Squabbles, develops an attraction to psychologist Dr. Reva Connors, and is forced to engage in illegal ring fights by Rackham, and crossed paths with inmates Alvarez and Comanche. Lucas and Connors plan to expose Rackham's activities, but Rackham learns of this by torturing Squabbles and has Lucas brutally beaten. Connors then convinces Dr. Noah Burstein, a scientist conducting experiments on the inmates, to perform the procedure on Lucas. Rackham sabotages the experiment, and the resulting accident gives Lucas his powers. He then escapes and adopts the identity of "Luke Cage". Cage manages to pull himself and Connie out of the rubble and reveals his abilities to the media.