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She-Hulk Episode 8 Clarifies Something Major About The Sokovia Accords

Contains spoilers for Episode 8 of "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law"

Another week has come and gone, which means superhero-loving streamers are being treated to a fresh new episode of "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law." And it's safe to say that for many Marvel fans, the latest episode of "She-Hulk" is its biggest yet. That's in no small part due to this week's episode marking the return of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's other butt-kicking attorney-at-law, Daredevil (Charlie Cox). Fans caught a glimpse of his new-and-improved costume a few weeks back, but Episode 8 of "She-Hulk" gave MCU diehards their first glimpse of the man in full Daredevil regalia. 

While The Devil of Hell's Kitchen's current look has been a topic of discussion (per SyFy), Matt Murdock turned up in the episode to defend the very man who designed it. That designer's name is Luke Jacobson (Griffin Matthews), and he lands in legal trouble after one of his suits leaves an aspiring street-level hero named Leap Frog (Brandon Stanley) very much in the lurch. Murdock was, naturally, keen to keep his own dealings with Jacobson under wraps, which led him to face off against "She-Hulk" herself (Tatiana Maslany) in the courtroom. And in defending his client, Mr. Murdock dropped a bit of a bombshell about the current state of the Sokovia Accords in the MCU.

Seems the divisive Sakovia Accords have been officially repealed in the MCU

The Sokovia Accords came famously into play after the harrowing events of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and an ensuing tragedy in Lagos, Nigeria, that found an Avengers-led mission ending in the death of 26 innocent bystanders. Essentially legal documents which sought to regulate the actions of superpowered people across the globe (per IGN), the Accords fueled the fracturing of the Avengers in "Captain America: Civil War." Eventually, they even forced Cap (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) to lead opposing factions of heroes into conflict against each other.

The Sokovia Accords continued to be a hot-button issue in the MCU after the fact, with Cap and his crew essentially going on the run as wanted criminals once they go into effect, only being officially cleared after the events of "Avengers: Infinity War," and "Endgame." The Accords remained in play, however, and have been mentioned in almost every Marvel film and TV series since.

"She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" is, of course, set in the not-too-distant year 2025, thus well after the events of "WandaVision" and "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier." And in what was very nearly a throw-away line in defense of his client's actions in 2025, Matt Murdock confirmed that the Sokovia Accords had, in fact, been legally repealed at some point in between. It's not clear when, or even why, the Accords were undone. But given the sheer number of heroes at play in 2025, one might reasonably assume it just became impossible to track them all, let alone control them. Perhaps we'll get the full story in a future Marvel project.