She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney+ chronicles the life of Jennifer Walters. A lawyer and cousin to Bruce Banner, she transforms into a gigantic green superhero herself after Bruce’s blood comes into contact with her.
Jen is bombarded with advertisements promoting Titania’s new skincare line under the ‘She-Hulk’ banner and it makes her immensely frustrated. Ched barges into her apartment with some boxes filled with the products hoping for her to sign them and increase their value.
She tells him that she’s not behind those products, Titania is profiting off her name because she trademarked it. Ched then unironically explains to Jen how a trademark works, much to Jen’s annoyance.
Jen and Nikki go to a public event hosted by Titania and confront her but Titania insists that everything she’s doing is above board and brushes off Jen’s protests.
She complains about it to Nikki while still not outright admitting that she likes the name. Nikki goes back to her desk when Pug drops by asking for a favour. She tells him that her price is a return favour with interest and he agrees.
He wants to wait in line for some exclusive limited edition sneakers and then brings up his drip broker, Alonzo, a guy who has the inside track on any fashion needs. Nikki asks Pug if the broker can find someone to make custom superhuman clothing and calls in her return favour.
They find themselves at a boba shop which is supposed to be a front but the guy is just selling bootleg superhero merch. He does point them in the direction of the actual designer for superhero suits and Nikki manages to secure an appointment.
Holden brings up Titania’s lawsuit with Jen and she says that she will take care of it but he insists that she let her colleague, Mallory Book handle it. Mallory wants to stay professional and lays out the strategy for their case in a clear-cut manner.
They go in front of a judge and argue that Jen had been using the ‘She-Hulk’ long before Titania trademarked it and that the influencer is trying to take advantage of Jen’s goodwill and the popularity she has attached to the name.
The judge asks them to prove that there is a pattern of Jen using the name as a form of self-identification and Mallory ensures that they will do that in front of the court.
Nikki and Jen visit Luke Jacobsen, the superhero fashion designer who’s extremely picky and initially waves off Jen’s request. Nikki tells Luke that this will be an interesting challenge as they ask for a suit that could adapt to Jen’s human and She-Hulk form.
When they get back to the office, they run into one of the guys that Jen went on a date with as She-Hulk and this gives her the smoking gun that will win her the case.
They present her dating profile and the men that she went out on dates with, to prove that she also identifies with the She-Hulk name and the judge has no choice but to rule in her favour. Titania faces off with Jen and tells her that this isn’t over.
Jen comes out as a winner but the fact that most of the guys still didn’t show much appreciation for her did hurt. One of them also admitted that he’s more interested in her She-Hulk form rather than her regular human form.
Jen takes Mallory out for a drink and the two of them share a nice moment as friends and colleagues before Jen visits Luke to collect her suits. Her suits aren’t revealed but what is revealed is another one of Luke’s projects, Daredevil’s helmet.
- The supporting characters in ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ are just as entertaining as the lead character herself and that’s one of the great things about this series.
- Nikki and Pug’s mini-adventure in search of Luke, the superhero designer has some funny moments that fill up the episode. Even Ched’s appearance right at the beginning is an enjoyable scene.
- Once again, the animation of She-Hulk, while she’s at the office, isn’t the most convincing and that definitely needs to be worked on. The inconsistency is not something expected of such a high-profile production.
- Exploring the character of Jen and how she feels about her own superhuman persona is really interesting and is a great example of developing self-confidence in the face of silly opinions.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law season 1 episode 5
Director: Anu Valia
Date Created: 2022-09-15 12:30
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