She-Hulk Episode 8 is the eighth instalment of a Disney+ superhero streaming TV comedy drama miniseries based on the Marvel Comics character, and set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The miniseries will have nine parts and focus on what happens when Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s cousin, becomes a Hulk as well.
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Entitled “Ribbit and Rip It”, She-Hulk Episode 8 is actually a decent enough episode, mainly due to its being the one that ties in closely with the MCU for once. The fact that it has waited for the penultimate episode to come up with a half-assed reasonably good episode for the fans is a crime. The other winning aspect of course has to do with the guest-appearance of Charlie Cox as Daredevil. This is of course not the Netflix version but the MCU version and thus is more light-hearted than what we were probably used to from the character.
The plot itself is as always barely serviceable. Jen takes on a superhero client viz. Leapfrog who sues Jacobson – the superhero outfitter – for a defective suit. This is the worse part of the episode as the writers still have not got the hang of legal drama, and probably never will. But typically, Jen does a shoddy job and is outwitted by Jacobson’s lawyer viz. Matt Murdock aka Daredevil. Not having even done any due diligence, the fact is Leapfrog did not bother to following the product instructions and therefore caused his own loss and damage. Why is Jen’s utter failure as a lawyer considered funny?
Anyways, Leapfrog kidnaps Jacobson and Daredevil goes after Leapfrog which brings She-Hulk into the fray. Of course, She-Hulk defeats Daredevil easily – destroying a car-park in the process (without consequence, it seems) – discovers his alter-ego, learns the truth of the situation and they team-up to rescue Jacobson. The duo win the day, naturally, and they … well, hook up cuz y’know Jen is a horny woman. Not very feminist but well, it is what it is.
But wait! She-Hulk Episode 8 ends with the gala dinner where several women are given “Female Lawyer of the Year” awards – again, Jen is embarrassed before the Intelligencia shame her on stage and she freaks out, causing the building to collapse and Damage Control has to intervene to arrest her. Quite an intriguing ending, all told, leaving us with a seemingly intriguing finale to look forward to. Fair enough, but what was with all the shit episodes in between? Too little too late. At least Daredevil was not completely ruined. Whew.
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