Ladies and gentlemen, as we enter the home stretch of this god-awful Disney+ series, we’ve finally gotten its best episode yet – and surprise, it still sucked.
On the heels of last week’s 0/10 episode – the second episode of the season to score that esteemed honor – She-Hulk’s writers room have given us Ribbit and Rip It, the eight episode of the series overall and proof positive that the creativity on this show is more bankrupt than someone who invested their entire life savings in Cineworld stock.
The only thing to really take away from this series is that its green protagonist is only good at three things: drinking, screwing and soaking in her own misery.
But hey fans, Daredevil is finally here!
That’s right, the hero from Marvel’s greatest TV series has officially joined the party – and you are going to regret having him show up to this s–tstorm.
Episode 8 begins with a bum-ass superhero named Leapfrog, the rich son of a more interesting character that we will never see.
Leapfrog is suing the Ru Paul Drag Race reject who crafts costumes for superheroes, Luke Jacobson, because he alleges that the amphibian-themed suit the designer sold him was defective.
Taken to court by Leapfrog and his lawyer, She-Hulk, Luke hires none other than Matt Murdock himself to help him clear his name.
After saying a bunch of words that sound like something a real lawyer would say, Matt soon discovers that – surprise – Jen’s client is yet another incompetent male.
Thanks to his radar sense, Matt easily points out that the wannabe-hero used jet fuel in his rocket boots, had powered his rocket boots with jet fuel rather than the kind Jacobson had specifically told him to use, thus leading to Jen losing yet another case.
For someone supposedly successful enough at her profession to have worked for the District Attorney’s office, Jen might be the worst lawyer in all of Los Angeles’ history, both real and fictional. Despite how this show likes to lecture you about how great Jen is, it also weirdly loves to portray her as an incompetent moron.
As the show’s writing has been adamant about showing us, Jen is not used to talking to a man in this universe who can go more than five seconds without saying something dumb or sexist.
So of course, when she meets Matt, she wants to open her legs like a Las Vegas stripper.
But just as she’s beginning to have a real conversation with another male, she Jen gets pulled into another pointless side mission with Todd, back for the third time so the wirter’s can yet again play up his tired ‘incel weirdo’ schtick.
Meeting Jen under the guise of needing legal assistance, Todd attempts to impress her by bragging about a Wakandan war spear he bought – “God, no one is collecting African s–t on my level” he brags – which while I’m pretty sure somehow ties into Black Panther: Wakanda Forver, also begs the question of, at this point, who f—ing cares?
Fast forward a bit and Daredevil is seen chasing Leapfrog, leading to a short-lived She-Hulk versus Daredevil fight.
Folks, the scene is terrible – not least of all when you realize that every piece of dialogue throughout was just lazily thrown over the action without any attempt to make it seem natural.
However, it does introduce us to both Matt and Jen’s new super suits, the latter of which has been teased for about the last five episodes.
While it admittedly looks decent on the CGI version of Jen in her She-Hulk form, on her human body, it looks like something a cyclist would wear before holding up an entire lane of traffic by biking in the middle of a busy lane. Thanks to the show’s TV-level budget, every suit Luke has created looks low-quality.
Of course, a major focus of this episode is the romantic angle between She-Hulk and Daredevil.
That’s right: Jennifer is already over the dude she spent all last week obsessing over (who also conviently turned out to be a member of the series’ main antagonist group) because she has someone new to jump into bed with.
This means that episode was not only completely boring and pointless, but is nothing more than a complete waste of time.
Yes, Matt Murdock, the super catholic superhero whose faith led to multiple perils of internal conflict during his run on the Netflix series (which we now know for a fact is no longer representative of the MCU’s direction for Horn Head) has no problem getting inside Jennifer’s guts on the very first day they meet.
After hooking-up, we’re then presented with the episode’s big ‘comedy’ bit, as the next morning Daredevil is seen doing the female walk-of-shame, boots in hand just in case the joke wasn’t obvious enough.
The only people who really ate this scene up were Twitter progressives who default to calling you an incel for daring to roll your eyes at this series, and that should tell you all you need to know about it.
If it weren’t already obvious, this episode solidifes the fact that the people in charge of our favorite characters don’t give a s–about canon, established personality traits, or moral values.
Instead, they only view them as their own vehicles for boosting their Twitter bios and ‘dunking’ on people who disagree with them.
If the episode ended here, I may have given it a higher score.
But just like last night’s embarassing overtime game between the Colts and the Broncos, this episode overstays its welcome.
After getting down with Matt, Jennifer goes on to attend her legal awards gala and accept her award for Female Lawyer of the Year – only to discover upon arriving that she is one of many women to be receiving the honor that night.
Following a brief statement slamming men from Mallory Book – the one character who may be even more insufferable than Jen – the ceremony is interrupted by the antagonistic anti-She-Hulk ‘incel’ group teased in previous episodes, Intelligencia.
Portrayed as the fantasy group of sexist manbabies every Twitter checkmark loves to blame when they get roasted for a bad take – basically every negative stereotype of Reddit, 4chan, and the internet in general rolled into one – Intelligencia proceed to hijack the gala’s audio-visual set-up and broadcast a sex tape, recorded without Jen’s permission by the aforementioned Josh, to everyone in attendance.
This shattering of her reputation (which let’s be honest wasn’t that good to begin with) leads Jen – the same woman who gave the massively condescending speech to Bruce in the first episode about how much better she was than him at controlling her ange – to go full Hulk, smashing up the banquet hall and rampaging through its walls in pursuit of some of Intelligencia’s members.
The episode then comes to an end on a cliffhanger, wherein Jen realizes just how much trouble her freak-out will cause for her future.
After last week, She-Hulk had nowhere to go but up, and while this episode was better, the series as a whole is still abhorrent.
Every time I tune in, I feel like I’m watching an episode of Monday Night RAW without Roman Reigns – who the hell wants to watch three hours of Becky Lynch?
F—ing no one, that’s who.
- Actually looked like a superhero show
- CGI didn't look horrible for once
- A much needed reality-check for Jennier
- Horrible post-production
- Daredevil's character assassination
- Everything involving Todd or Mallory