I recently watched Jessica Jones S1, followed by Luke Cage S1. Through the first few episodes of Luke Cage various comments implied a specific series of events:
- Luke is Framed
- Luke goes to Prison
Luke meets his wife, Reva
Luke becomes enhanced and breaks out of prison
Luke begins working under the table at two jobs; it's stated this is because he can't make enough money working 'outside the system'
- Season one begins
I assumed Luke Cage S1 worked as a lead up to where Luke was when we meet him in Jessica Jones, but a few comments come up implying the Jessica Jones arc is in the past, and 2/3 of the way through LC S1
We meet the doctor from Jessica Jones who references the events of Jessica Jones, thus implying that Luke running his bar is in the past.
We know that Luke was enhanced when he ran his bar so it must have happened after he left prison. However, we also know that between leaving prison and LC S1 beginning Luke was too poor to afford a run-down apartment, let alone a bar, due to his fugitive status. Further adding to this confusion, Luke confirms Jessica's guesses that the bar has a lot of meaning for him which implies he has had the bar for a long time.
When and how did Luke come to own his bar? If it was before prison, how was he enhanced in Jessica Jones? If it was after prison, how could he afford it, or how could he not afford to pay his rent in Luke Cage S1?