‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ Episode 8 Spoiler Recap/Review
The Following Recap/Review Contains Spoilers for Episode 8 of ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’. To read last week’s review, please click here.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is back with a brand new episode this week after another great character-driven episode. Many fans took exception to this, given that many were expecting the arrival of Daredevil. The show, in typical 4th-wall-breaking fashion, decided to make fun of the situation instead. This episode, on the other hand, finally delivers what many fans were waiting for. Daredevil is officially back! Even with this, does She-Hulk: Attorney at Law make justice for the man without fear’s arrival? Let’s find out!
In this episode, titled “Ribbit and Rip It,” She-Hulk represents Leap-Frog, who was injured due to a malfunction in his custom-made super-suit. The episode was just a way of bringing Daredevil into the MCU, so take that as you will. That said, it was another… interesting entry for the series.
The episode starts off with the introduction of Leap-Frog in a comical manner. Jennifer, as it seems always, has a conflict of interest with the specific person she’s litigating against, as it’s her own suit maker–Luke Jacobson. After an unsuccessful meeting with him, they end up battling in court. When in the courtroom, it seems as if Luke is going to be defending himself. But then, none other than Matt Murdock ends up being his lawyer and a great legal battle ensues. It was a great moment to see Jen battle it out through legal verbiage against Matt, demonstrating their off-the-clock abilities really well. It was also interesting to hear how the Sokovia Accords are not being enforced currently.
Jen loses in the courtroom against Matt, but they then end up meeting at the bar and having a conversation. Although it mostly provides a lot of insight on Matt in the MCU, it served to demonstrate the great chemistry Maslany and Cox have. Shortly after, Leap-Frog needs Jen’s help from the non-legal side and we finally get to see her suit up! Not only her, but Daredevil shows up as well in full red and yellow. It’s great to see She-Hulk use her powers, but it is definitely weird to see Daredevil in a quippy fashion. His acrobatics are definitely welcome though compared to the Netflix show. And the usage of the theme song from the OG show was a great callback.
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These two end up teaming up, as Leap-Frog ended up kidnapping Luke. Again, their chemistry was very good but it’s just so weird seeing Daredevil in this type of light. It works, mostly, but it’ll take getting used to. Considering the context of the character from the comics, it shouldn’t be that much of a bother. But switching from the Netflix show to this iteration will bring cause for concern for others. The action that follows was extremely entertaining. It’s just great to see both of these characters showcase their move-set together as they go back and forth. They then come together once again, just not in the way you may expect…
The episode then ends with the gala set piece, as Jen is set to receive an award for her great service as a lawyer. This then goes really bad, real fast due to inteligencia. They sabotage the event and showcase Jen during some intimate moments, as well as revealing very confidential information about her. She finally decides she can’t take more during the onslaught and finally becomes filled with rage. She destroys the stage and chases some members of inteligencia, before being ultimately stopped as the episode ended. It was a great scene that made the viewer feel terrible for Jen, but it’s also an interesting setup for the finale.
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Overall, the eighth episode of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is very Daredevil-centric and it knows it. It constantly makes light of it, as well as joking about some popular fan theories that were floating before the premiere. The approach works really well, but it feels like a sidenote to what then goes on back to the main narrative. It’s interwoven due to the satirical nature of the show, but it feels very un-cohesive. The setup for the finale is effective, but this episode feels like 2 in 1 in all the wrong ways. Although very entertaining and fun to see, it is not up to par with other entries this season. – Kenneth Colon
Grade – 7.5/10
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