Alfre Woodard Gives Good Debate Advice for Hillary Clinton via a New Luke Cage Teaser


People, I am freaking out about tonight’s first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Now, that’s not because the candidates are anywhere near equal, or because of Clinton’s qualifications, or her ability to address the issues. I’m freaking out because of the circus this whole presidential election has become, and none of us can predict what the hell is going to happen. Will Trump be respectful of Clinton or is he going to get as nasty as he has historically been about women? Will the issues actually be at the forefront of the debate or will subjects be derailed? Will moderator Lester Holt be able to maintain control and steer Trump back on issues if he strays? Frankly, I could go on and on, but I’d rather watch this new Luke Cage trailer on a loop. The first time through, Alfre Woodard’s Mariah Stokes gives Mahershala Ali’s Cornell Stokes (Cottonmouth) a few words of very wise advice, and it’s what I’m going to focus on. Maybe we can all get it going as a trending mantra for tonight’s match.

“You need to take his ass out. You need to find his weakness, and you squeeze.”

Here’s another fabulous tease from Netflix. I’ll see you on the other side.

“You wanna go to war, I’ll take you to war.”




Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over eight years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • ChainedVase

    I have a question.
    Full disclosure: I did not watch all of season 1 of Daredevil but I did watch all of season 2, because I love Frank. I also never finished Jessica Jones.
    So: what is up with Rosario Dawson’s character? She is just around all the time, bossing people around and patching them up? I liked her very much but she seems to pop up and I’m not sure how or why? I know I should just watch all of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but…
    Also, wasn’t Luke Cage dating JJ? Will I need to understand all this to watch Luke Cage?

    • I’m not sure I’m the best person to answer this, but I’ll try and then ping Craig (resident comic expert).

      ***Spoilers, duh!***

      My understanding is, geographically, DD, JJ and LC all take place in NYC, therefore it’s not a stretch for Dawson’s Claire Temple to be involved with all three characters. JJ and DD are downtown, LC in Harlem. From the history we’ve watched, she (chronologically) met DD first, but I think in the comic world she knew Luke first, so maybe we’ll get some of that backstory now. I don’t see her as bossing people around so much as advising them as both a medical person and a friend.

      What we’ve seen of JJ and LC was so far just sleeping together. I wouldn’t call it dating! I think you can watch LC without having gotten through the other series.

      • ChainedVase

        I meant “bossing” in the most positive sense, I love her common sense attitude towards all these crazy vigilantes. I didn’t finish JJ so I wasn’t sure how it all played out with LC.

    • The Marvel folks have said that Rosario’s character “The Night Nurse” would sort of be the thread that stitched all the Netflix shows together. (pun intended).
      ** Plot spoilers from here**
      If I remember correctly, there was a scene in Jessica Jones where she takes Luke to the hospital and JJ and Claire have a conversation about Claire getting a reputation for patching up vigilante types – no questions asked.
      Jessica and Luke did have a fling on the show and were a couple for along time in the comics (they had a baby together there). Things went south in their relationship on the show when Luke found/figured out Jessica was responsible for his wife’s death even though Jessica was under Kilgrave’s sway. Understandably that freaked Luke out a bit and after his bar burned, Luke decided to get out of Hell’s Kitchen and go back to his old neighborhood of Harlem (and start his own TV show).
      Hope that helps. 😉

      • ChainedVase

        That very helps! Thanks resident expert. I knew someone would sort me out! I wasn’t sure if there were major important relationship plot points that would matter for my viewing of Luke Cage. I think I’ll be ok now. 🙂