The final episode of Marvel's The Defenders isn't quite as light on easter eggs as the one before it. If anything, that's because it spends a lot of time setting things up for future seasons of the stand alone shows, as well as bringing some of the character's origin stories in line with their current comic book appearances and fates. Let's dive in to the final hour and roll through all the Marvel easter eggs in The Defenders Episode 8 that you might have missed.
The dragon fossil under New York City. Listening to Gao talk about dragons in such reverent terms reminded me of how people in Westeros look at Dany. I mean, seriously, there's a dragon fossil Under New York City, y'all. You have to admit, that might be why it's called the city that doesn't sleep. You wouldn't sleep either if you were on top of a dragon. (Also it explains why Gao seems to think of the city as being owned by the Hand, since it's you know, built on the corpse of an animal from her home country and all.
So where have you seen that image before? Or why *does* that line seem so familiar? Let's run down all the callbacks and Easter eggs tucked away in The Defenders' eighth episode of this inaugural season.
Karen & Trish Finally Get Their Act Together
They're putting the clues together about the Hand, and maybe even the truth behind the earthquake in episode 1. And now they've got Foggy and Malcolm. Honestly I just want a full on Jessica Jones/Daredevil team up... just as soon as he turns back up.
Colleen Dons Her Whites
That's Colleen in her comic costume when she faces Bukuto. Consider it an ad for Clorox, baby.
Misty Loses An Arm
She has a bionic one in the comics. You think Danny's hospital might be experimenting with bionics? State of the art, says Colleen. Nice. I can't see why else she might be there, instead of some HMO general that most cops would wind up at.
The Substance Is Dragon Bone Juice
Someone tell Cersei that those dragon bones in the pit are more valuable than anyone in Westeros knew.
Jessica Finally Fixes Her Door
Actually, Malcolm did. Because you know he's the one who would. It's about damn time. Luke was in jail for two years, and she still hadn't fixed it? Seriously, about time.
Protect My City
Matt Murdock managed to shed one of his lives. And Iron Fist now has a purpose. (Now, maybe Potter could swing by and make the man his costume?)
Matt's Not Actually Dead
Because of course he isn't. The question is who's the her we're to tell that he's alive? Because if it's Elektra... The Defenders have their work cut out for them in Season 2.