This week’s penultimate episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law featured a guest visit from Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), one of the show’s most anticipated features.
In addition to riffing off of the chemistry that has developed between Matt and Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), the show also managed to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane for viewers of the Daredevil series, which was previously available only on Netflix.
Below are spoilers for the eighth episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, titled “Ribbit and Rip it.” Don’t bother unless you’re truly curious! Included in these homages to Daredevil was She-own Hulk’s version of the hallway combat scenes that become a staple of the Marvel Netflix series.
Matt and Eugene’s goons had a struggle in a dark hallway as Jen and he tried to rescue Luke Jacobson (Griffin Matthews) from Eugene Patillio/Leap-Frog (Brandon Stanley). In the end, Jen steps in and helps out by crashing through the hallway’s ceiling, killing a few guards in the process.
In a recent interview for Marvel.com, She-Hulk head writer Jessica Gao said, “We have to keep reminding people that this is Jen’s show, this is She-show.”
Hulk’s “How can we either invert a trope, challenge expectations, or base something in humorous reality? that’s the driving force behind everything in the show. Basically, that sums up the show’s entire philosophy.
So, given the show’s meta nature, it was only fitting that we pay homage to and preview the iconic Daredevil hallway battle. But then we’d have to go and undercut it with our chick, She-Hulk.”
Gao explains again in the interview that “it just made so much sense that he would be on this show because both he and Jen are lawyers by day, Super Heroes outside of the office,” despite the fact that Jen is only participating “reluctantly.” Who better to illustrate the plausibility of her struggle than this person?
Recalling Daredevil in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, what did you think of such allusions? Leave a comment with your ideas!
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