As we await the arrival of Harlem’s favorite Hero for Hire, Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has revealed via twitter the titles for the Netflix series’ ninth and tenth episodes, and they are “DWYCK” and “Take It Personal“, respectively. For those of you not well versed in 90’s hip-hop, this is in keeping with the previous episode titles which all take their inspiration from songs by rap duo, Gang Starr.

The titles Coker’s previously revealed are “Moment of Truth” (episode one) “Code of the Streets” (episode two), “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?” (episode three), “Step In The Arena” (episode four), “Just To Get A Rep” (episode five), “Suckas Need Bodyguards” (episode six) “Manifest” (episode seven), and “Blowin’ Up The Spot” (episode eight). Coker, a former music journalist, has stated on numerous occasions that music is very important to the show and so it makes sense that’d he incorporate song titles into the show. But the reasons why he chose these songs in particular are still up for speculation.

As to the meaning of these two new titles, DWYCK for starters, is an acronym (we all know how Marvel loves their acronyms) standing for “Do What You Can, Kid“. I’m speculating that in DWYCK Luke might be in a bit of a bind, probably having gone through a number of trials and tribulations at the hands of Cottonmouth (Mahershala Ali) and Mariah Dillard’s (Alfre Woodard) machinations. Having possibly suffered a defeat of some kind, perhaps Luke takes some solace in what small amount of good he can do. “Do what you can, kid.” Sometimes that’s all a hero’s got. Then in “Take it Personal“, Luke could be taking the fight to the bad guys now that they’ve really gotten under his bullet-proof skin. But we’ll have to wait until September 30th to find out how Luke fares against his enemies and how this story leads into him becoming a hero. Until then there are three more titles to be revealed.

Luke Cage, which stars Mike Colter as the titular character, is executive produced by Coker. It also stars Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Mahershala Ali as Cornell Stokes/Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi as Shades Alvarez, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and Frank Whaley as Detective Scarfe.

Source: Twitter