She-Hulk Episode 8 Pays Homage To Netflix’s Daredevil Series

The following article contains spoilers for Episode 8 of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

The moment fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been waiting for has finally arrived. Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, appeared in the latest episode of She-Hulk: Lawyer. Her arrival will remind viewers of Cox’s performance on Netflix. Reckless series, and the action sequences with the character were almost designed to please fans of the original show. For those who missed Matt Murdock, he’s back with a bang.


Viewers already knew that Daredevil was going to appear in She-Hulk: Lawyer. Early advertisements for the show promoted an interaction between him and Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters. However, fans had to wait two months before they finally got to see it in action, and the episode almost did the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen justice. It’s safe to say the episode pays homage to Netflix Reckless Serie.

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Daredevil’s arrival was teased in episode 5 of She-Hulk: Lawyer, when her iconic helmet was spotted in the shop of She-Hulk’s tailor, Luke Jacobson. The sequence, which functioned as a cliffhanger for that episode, was a bit disappointing because Daredevil’s appearance had already been hyped and talked about for weeks. Fans complained on social media that the show did not feature Cox’s character for several episodes. While they waited for the surprise, Marvel decided to release a preview clip featuring Daredevil from the latest episode earlier in the week. Perhaps the studio should stop promoting cameos and ruin the element of surprise.

Despite the long wait, fans were still excited to see Daredevil appear in the latest episode of She-Hulk: Lawyer. Many sequences in the episode seem to pay homage to the Netflix series about the fan-favorite character. It all kicks off when Eugene Patilio’s Leap-Frog files a case against Jacobson for allegedly creating a flawed suit. In his attempts to become a superhero, he walks around in a suit that looks like a frog, tries to fight criminals, and uses the catchphrase “Ribbit and Rip It!” When he’s dragged into court, Jacobson hires his secret client Murdock to help him out.

As the case begins, Murdock walks into court. He steals the show and Jen’s attention. He maintains the sense of humor of the Netflix series and quickly gets into the zone where he is the professional attorney who goes the extra mile to ensure his client’s rights are protected. Cox’s portrayal of Murdock is as charming as it was in Reckless. When he dons his superhero suit, he brings back the brooding hero facing internal struggles while fighting crime.

The first time she fights She-Hulk, the action choreography is quite similar to that used in Reckless. After removing his mask, the first thing he wants to know is if Murdock is a superhero. At that precise moment, the original soundtrack of the Reckless A series plays in the background, paying homage to the Netflix show. That moment will remind MCU fans of the scene in mrs wonder where Bruno Carrelli refers to the inhuman status of Kamala Khan, and the X-Men: The Animated Series’ background music plays.

Though Daredevil is more flirtatious than he used to be, his overall demeanor holds up, which has convinced many that the Netflix show is, in fact, canon in the MCU. The tribute in She-Hulk: Lawyer at Law’s The last episode comes out even stronger when Daredevil and She-Hulk have to follow Leap-Frog to his secret lair. When he is outside, Daredevil is able to decipher the number of thugs inside the building, because he has “really good hearing”. This moment is reminiscent of many fight scenes in Reckless, where the hero enters prepared before even setting foot in the building. When he jumps off the roof, both She-Hulk and the viewers are quite impressed with his talent.

The most epic moment of the episode comes when Daredevil enters the building with his iconic weapons, the specially designed batons, and silently attacks the thugs in a hallway. That sequence is almost pulled from the Netflix series. It uses similar dark themes, and the fight sequence that follows is an absolute delight for everyone. Reckless fans. That segment is reassuring to fans of the Netflix series that the MCU will do justice to it. Daredevil: Born Again.

Marvel Studios has their own way of doing things and their shows are unique. However, Daredevil is a fairly established character, with a large following. As such, it won’t be easy for the studio to rebrand the entire image of him. Fans have gotten used to seeing it in a certain light. Bringing Cox back to play Daredevil means the studio will have to offer some kind of fan service when it comes to the character, and retain some of his demeanor from the original show going forward. Changing it entirely could end up being a disadvantage, as it would mean a loss of followers. In this point, Daredevil: Born Again is a long-awaited series for all those who were disappointed when Reckless it was cancelled. However, it remains to be seen what Marvel has up its sleeve.

She-Hulk: Lawyer is streaming on Disney Plus.

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