She-Hulk Episode 8 Everything Explained: Daredevil Returns to the MCU

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She Hulk Daredevil Episode 8

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law episode 8 is now live on Disney+ worldwide! The episode is directed by Kat Coiro, who also helmed the first 4 episodes of the series, and was written by Cody Ziglar, Jessica Gao, and Dana Schwartz. And this will not be the last fans see of Coiro, as she will also take on the Season 1 finale, which premieres on October 13th.

Episode 8, titled Ribbit and Rip It, sees the long-awaited return of Charlie Cox as Daredevil, the elimination of the Sokovia Accords, the introduction of Leap-Frog, and much more! 

Captain America: Civil War's Sokovia Accords are Repealed

One of the more surprising reveals from the latest She-Hulk episode was the revelation that the Sokovia Accords have been repealed. The Sokovia Accords, introduced in Captain America: Civil War, were an attempt by Thunderbolt Ross to legally hold superheroes accountable for their actions. 

"... The very nature of Mr. Jacobson's line of work, making suits exclusively for superheroes, necessitates anonymity. May I remind you that the Sokovia Accords have been repealed."

The Sokovia Accords had a massive impact on Phase 3 of the MCU, and repealing them will have a lasting effect on how superheroes operate.

Read how the Sokovia Accords going away will impact the broader MCU here.

Leap-Frog Enters the MCU

Leap-Frog in action She-Hulk Episode 8

A new superhero, Leap-Frog, played by Brandon Stanley makes his MCU debut. Leap-Frog was briefly seen in She-Hulk Episode 5 leaving the offices of superhero costume designer Luke Jacobson.

Leap-Frog originally appears to have been given defective 'Iron Man-like' boots to fight crime, but it is revealed later during a courtroom scene that Eugene was using jet fuel to power his boots (against the instructions Luke gave him). Leap-Frog, believing he was wronged by the superhero designer, decides to kidnap Jacobson to make him a better superhero suit. 

Read a full explanation of Leap-Frog in She-Hulk here.

Daredevil VS She-Hulk

Daredevil in Yellow Suit in She-Hulk Episode 8

Entertainment Tonight officially released the first clip of Daredevil's return. The footage shows Murdock's upgraded acrobatic skills as he confronts She-Hulk on top of a parking garage. 

The new footage also shows the first time that Jennifer Walters wears her purple superhero suit in the streaming series. This could indicate that Jen will be fighting crime alongside Daredevil in episode 8.

Watch She-Hulk's first clip of Daredevil here!

Daredevil's New Yellow Superhero Suit

She-Hulk Helmet in Trash in Episode 5

She-Hulk episode 5 teased that the superhero suit designer, Luke Jacobson, made this new yellow suit. The design looks identical to the look Charlie Cox wore in his Netflix series, with the notable exception being the yellow color.

Charlie Cox previously wore a blood-red suit in seasons 1-3 of Daredevil and season 1 of The Defenders on Netflix. The reason why the hero is now wearing a yellow suit will be answered in episode 8 of She-Hulk, but The Direct believes the change of color could be a tribute to Matt Murdock's father, who died during a boxing match in season 1 of Daredevil.

Daredevil's Iconic Hallway Fight Scene Returns

Daredevil Hallway Fight Scene in She-Hulk Episode 8

A signature from Daredevil's time on Netflix was his iconic hallway fight scenes. Episode 8 gave fans a not-so-subtle homage to the legendary scene by sticking Matt Murdock in a dimly lit hallway with a series of Leap-Frog goons. 

The hallway scene is unfortunately spoiled by Jen doing her Hulk fight style by crashing in through the ceiling and taking out all the goons in one blow. Daredevil fans have nothing to worry about, as Daredevil's iconic hallway fights will certainly make their return in Daredevil: Born Again.

Is Netflix's Daredevil Canon to the MCU Daredevil?

A frequently heated discussion in online circles has revolved around if Charlie Cox's previous Daredevil appearances on Netflix are canon to the current Marvel Cinematic Universe

Vincent D'Onofrio, who played Kingpin in Daredevil, believes that his character is the same, despite the differences between Hawkeye's and Netflix's Kingpin:

"It’s the same character. Yeah, I mean, the way that we saw it on Hawkeye, or [what] I ended up believing, is that there are [as] many dots connected as we can possibly connect, and some are just impossible to connect. But I think… it's the same as a lot of the MCU stuff that's done, that Kevin [Feige] does.

When talking about the newly announced Daredevil: Born Again, Cox stated that he was not as sure if She-Hulk's Daredevil is the same as Netflix's:

“Yeah, I don’t know. But my instinct is based on the name of the show, it’s called 'Born Again', the fact… that Kevin [Feige] talks about it as being a season 1, rather than a season 4, my feeling is, this is a whole new deal, you know?”

After watching She-Hulk episode 8, we found 7 hints throughout the episode that will hopefully settle the debate about if Netflix's Daredevil shows are canon or not.

- About The Author: Jack McBryan
Jack McBryan is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at The Direct. He joined co-founder Brian Grodzki at The Direct in 2019. Jack plays a vital role in driving the success of The Direct through his expertise in software development, search engine optimization, and content strategy.