She-Hulk: Attorney at Law season 1 episode 2 recap & review: Superhuman Law

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.

Recap

Episode 2 opens with Jen getting a lot of attention after her face-off with Titania in the courtroom. The public starts calling her She-Hulk, a name she is not at all fond of.

Unfortunately, she loses the case and her boss fires her, flipping her entire legal career on its head. Jen heads home for a family gathering and receives some indirect criticism for her unemployment. Eventually, she has a heartfelt exchange with her father who encourages her to stay strong in the face of adversity.

Jen goes on a job interview spree and faces numerous rejections. However, after a while, she gets offered a job by Holden Holliway (Steve Coulter) at a firm called Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway (GLK&H). Jen accepts in a jiffy and later finds out that she’s the new head of their Superhuman Law Division.

Furthermore, she is told to be in She-Hulk form in the office and the courtroom. Jen agrees to take the position if she is allowed to hire her best friend Nikki Ramos (Ginger Gonzaga) as her paralegal.

Things get more complicated when, for her first case, Jen is asked to represent Emil Blonsky AKA The Abomination in the matter of his parole. She immediately shows her distaste at the decision as Blonsky tried to kill Bruce (referring to the events of The Incredible Hulk).

However, her boss doesn’t care and Jen goes to see her potential client. To her surprise, Blonsky is in human form and shows a positive and spiritual side to him. Jen is still unsure about the whole thing and calls Bruce.

He is ecstatic to hear that Jen’s got a new job and lets her know that he’s okay with her representing Blonsky. He mentions that their conflict was years ago and the man sent him a nice letter along with a heartfelt Haiku recently so it’s worth trying to save him.

We then see Bruce aboard the Sakaaran spaceship and he reveals that he needs to take care of some business. Confident in her decision, Jen calls Holliway to accept the case but he asks her to watch the news.

The report shows leaked footage featuring Blonsky participating in an underground fight club as Abomination (events from Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) as Jen acknowledges the complicated nature of the situation.

Review

  • The second episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law brings the entire narrative together and settles it down as a legal comedy after an extremely fast paced pilot.
  • Director Kat Coiro continues on from the previous episode and does well to blend in the superhero element with courtroom themes.
  • Tatiana Maslany was born to play She-Hulk. She embodies her character so well and actually provides a relatable side to a superhero.
  • The humour is another strong suit, however, there is a lot of it. It would do the show well to leave some space for relevant character moments.
  • For instance, it is great to see Tim Roth return as Emile Blonsky after 2008 but his character so far has also been reduced to comic relief. This is a little disappointing, considering the last time we saw him he nearly decapitated the Hulk in a brutal battle.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law season 1 episode 2
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law season 1 episode 2 recap & review: Superhuman Law 1

Director: Kat Coiro

Date Created: 2022-08-25 18:37

Editor's Rating:
3.5

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