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Manifest is the seventh episode of the first season of the Netflix exclusive television series Luke Cage.

Synopsis

Mariah's political career comes under fire, and Cottonmouth picks up information that could put Luke on the run.

Plot

Rafael Scarfe's ledger is found inadmissible and Cornell Stokes is exonerated. He threatens to expose Luke Cage's real identity if challenged again. Cage decides to leave Harlem; but Claire Temple convinces him to stay and fight. Stokes reminisces about being raised by Mariah Dillard at the behest of their grandmother, mobster Mama Mabel. As a child, Stokes' musical talents were encouraged by his uncle Pistol Pete, whom Mabel later forced Stokes to kill after learning Pete had made side dealings with her rivals, and molested Dillard.

Meanwhile, Misty Knight is investigated by the internal affairs bureau while Dillard is put under pressure by her party to resign from the council. Cage attacks Domingo Colon and takes the weapons, giving them to Knight. Dillard visits Stokes to convince him to let go of his obsession with Cage, which leads into an argument that ends with her killing him when he says she flirted with Pete. Shades praises her and reveals his plan to frame Cage for the murder. Knight finds out "Luke Cage" is an alias just as he meets Temple to reveal his true identity and is shot by Diamondback with the Judas Bullet, the Chitauri bullet, leaving him badly wounded.