MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS | Episodes 7 & 8 Recap

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Marvel’s The Defenders Episode 7 & 8 Recap Podcast from August 31st, 2017

It’s wake up time!

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jim Gibbons (@TheJimGibbons) reunite once more to discuss the final two episodes of MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS, called “Fish in the Jailhouse” and (appropriately enough) “The Defenders,” respectively. In their recap of the finale, Josh and Jim weigh in on how the show ended for each of the titular heroes, lavish praise on the increased screen time for side characters like Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, debate whether or not a skeletal dragon’s ribcage counts as a hallway, and more.
Josh and Jim will have one more DEFENDERS podcast coming your way soon, answering all of your feedback from throughout the series. Send in your questions and comments to, or reach out to Josh and Jim directly on Twitter.
  • Beefcake

    Thank you for these podcasts. They were the only good thing about The Defenders. 🙁

  • Anna

    Listening to this podcast, sometimes I feel like I have been watching a completely different show than you guys lol. I didn’t really get the sense that Luke was showcased any less than the other Defenders. His relationships with Claire and Misty were his main through-line. I think the show did a great job at highlighting each character/show pretty equally. The only thing I think I would have liked is more Trish and Jessica. Really loved the series overall, and can’t wait to see the next seasons of all the Marvel Netflix shows!

    • Hornacek

      When the Defenders’ podcasts started with Gibbons saying that the Iron Fist series was the worst TV show he had ever seen, I knew we were in trouble. That show was not great, but there were some good episodes – saying it was the worst show he had ever seen made me think “Oh, this guy is not going to be a good fit for reviewing the Marvel Netflix shows.”

  • Hornacek

    This episodes has the return of inconsistent Gibbons. After hating episodes 1-2, loving 3-4, hating 5-6, I fully expected him to love these last 2 episodes before I listened to the podcast or watched the actual episodes, no matter what I thought of the episodes themselves. And I was right.

    If this is the combination we’re getting in subsequent Marvel Netflix podcasts, I don’t know if I will be listening. I can handle a reviewer having a different opinion than mine (it would be boring if every review I read agreed with me) as long as their opinion is reasonable and can be legitimately backed up. Gibbons rants about this show were mind-boggling at times – it was like he was saying “I didn’t like the show because I don’t like it.” If Kevin can’t come back (and it sounds like he’s gone for good), I hope we get a new voice on this podcast, otherwise count me out.