Well, Daredevil has finally appeared on She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, my friends. It’s okay to be anxiously anticipating his arrival since Jen (Charlie Cox) shares our desire for Matt Murdock. As promised, these two get along well both as superheroes and lawyers. However, “Ribbit And Rip It” does more than rely on its cameo. The legal dispute of this week delves into some intriguing details of the Marvel universe.
Leapfrog, played by Brandon Stanley, who is also an inept hero and, later, an inept villain, is the catalyst for the entire plot. Of course, his superpower rhymes with “wealthy parents.” Jen feels compelled to give in to Eugene’s dad when he wants to file a lawsuit over damage to his super suit since he is one of the company’s “largest clients” (this is another term that tends to be bandied around a lot at GLK&H).
Unfortunately, this causes Jen to be at odds with Luke, her tailor, who is played by Griffin Matthews. Luke does not take the slight on his handiwork lightly. He declines to create her gown for the awards night where she is up for “Female Lawyer of the Year.” Yes, that is still pertinent. “You shouldn’t have misled me, you greasy old bull,” Jen said after paying for the outfit. As she walks away, Luke jokingly yells, “Goodbye, tragedy!” Truly iconic.
Let’s fast-forward to court, where Matt Murdock is Luke’s attorney. And lastly, some of the legal drama on the program sheds light on the inner workings of the Marvel universe. Jen demands Luke’s client list to demonstrate that earlier costumes were likewise flawed, which sparks a debate regarding a hero’s right to privacy. It’s a well-known but incredibly pertinent point, especially considering that one of the two attorneys is a secret identity-holding hero and the other is not.
When Eugene gets up and embarrasses himself, the entire case disintegrates. He disregarded Luke’s advice and placed jet fuel in his rocket boots. She-Hulk should consider it a tremendous failure.
This marks the start of what must rank among Jen’s longest nights. First, they engage in some flirtatious banter while Matt buys her a drink at her neighborhood bar. Matt then exhorts her to use her Hulk abilities for good. He and Jen are both pulled away to attend a meeting with the unsettling Todd, Jen asks the camera. She-Hulk immediately leaves Todd after learning that he is in legal problems with Wakanda because they want the battle spear he acquired at an auction back. However, Todd genuinely simply wants to spend time with She-Hulk.
Matt almost ruins the whole scenario by assisting She-Hulk to give legal counsel to Eugene during the subsequent battle after being so sensitive about privacy surrounding hidden identities. Instead of paying attention, Eugene yells, “Ribbit and rip it!” and leaps out of a window, seriously hurting himself. Jen reconciles with Luke and expresses her gratitude to Matt. And then they start dating! Is the finest representation of She-Hulk Daredevil whistling and dragging his boots on a walk of shame the next morning?
After that “really satisfactory climax,” Jen is genuinely astonished the program is still airing, but oh yes, the gala still has to be attended. This is the beginning of one of Jen’s longest nights. At her local pub, Matt first gives her a drink while they have a flirty conversation. Then Matt urges Jessica to put her Hulk powers to good use. He and Jen are both whisked away to attend a meeting with the disturbing Todd.” When She-Hulk finds out that Todd is having legal issues with Wakanda because they want the combat spear he bought at an auction returned, she instantly departs. Todd, though, only desires to spend time with She-Hulk.
Sadly, even though her safety and sanctity were violated first, everyone who was eager to take advantage of her and reward her for her good behavior in the past is just as likely to reject her now that she’s become a “danger.” Although it isn’t subtle—again, the tone is hard to maintain when the rest of the series is so outrageous and silly—it does seem like the inevitable conclusion of everything that has occurred to her.