The plot of She-Hulk episode 2.
After a recap of episode one, we are taken to news reports identifying Jennifer Walters as the new Superhero She-Hulk.
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She-Hulk gets fired from the DA’s office.
We are then taken to a bar where a crowd is chanting for the appearance of She-Hulk. While in the bar Jennifer Walters is informed that her case was ruled as a mistrial because she saved the jury’s lives, this would have likely led them to rule in her favour. Therefore, the DA advises her that she will have to be fired from her position as Deputy District Attorney as She-Hulk will be a liability to the DA’s Office.
She-Hulk gets offered a new job.
In the next scene, we are taken to Walters and Nikki, searching for new job opportunities. A little bit of fun here, as the QR code on Walters’s laptop, is scanned, will take through to some other content, including a free she-hulk comic book. Jennifer then receives a text from her mother inviting her to a family dinner.
After the family dinner of usual family mockery and caring dad pep talks, Jen returns to the bar drinking alone when she is approached by Mr Holliway, who offers her a job at GLK and H as head of a new division. Walters accepts without hesitation on the basis that she can hire Nikki as her paralegal.
The Superhuman Law Division.
Walters is at the office of GLK, and H is being shown around by Holliway, who advised Walters that She-Hulk will be the new face of The Superhuman Law Division within GLK, and H. Holliway explains that he expects walters to be at work in the office and in Court as She-Hulk, not Walters. At this point, She-Hulks breaks the fourth wall for the second time in this episode, addressing her annoyance about having to appear as She-Hulk.
We are introduced to Pug, another member of the Superhuman Law Division, who introduces himself by bringing a welcome gift basket inclusive of a map to the best toilet for ‘pooping’.
She-Hulk’s First Case – Abomination
In a meeting with Holliway, we find out that Walters’s first case is the representation of Emil Blonsky for his parole. It is explained that Blonsky is Abomination, and the past events between Blonsky/Abomination and The Hulk as seen in “The Incredible Hulk”. It is explained that Blonksky is serving his sentence in a high-security prison and that is parole is a high-profile case. Walter explains that she cannot represent Blonsky due to this conflict. However, she is offered the ultimatum of taking the case of quitting her new job. She is offered to meet Blonsky before deciding whether to take the case on or not. (Abomination’s reintroduction was first placed in Shang-Chi read more here)
The Introduction of Blonsky/Abomination
Walters appears at the prison as She-Hulk but is told no supers are allowed in, so she must change back to Walters. She is led to the cell of Abomination, where she is surprised by the villain in Blonsky’s form. He explains that he has transformed himself and chooses not to appear as Abomination. He goes on to explain his past and the seven new soulmates he has met through the prison pen pal program that he intends to live in a property bought by them.
Permission from Bruce
Jen calls Bruce to ask for his approval to act on behalf of Blonsky. Bruce agrees for Walters to act on behalf of the Abomination. We are then shown that Bruce/Smart-Hulk is taking the call on the ship that caused their initial crash on a course that we can assume is on the way to Sakaar. Again fingers crossed for the set-up of the World War Hulk Storyline.
Walters takes the Case.
Walters calls Holliday to confirm she will take the case only to lead that Abomination has escaped from prison, and footage has emerged of him taking part in an illegal underground fighting competition as seen in Shang-Chi.
Review of She-Hulk episode 2
This felt like another ‘painting the scene’ episode however, this does not make it a poor episode. In fact, far from it. I loved the reintroduction of Blonsky/Abomination, especially with Tim Roth officially reprising the role. The development of the possible build-up to work war hulk is one of the things that will keep me on edge throughout this season. After the escape of Abomination, I can’t wait to see where it goes, is She-Hulk going to go on the hunt, or will he be delivered back by Wong? What other cases and superhumans will we be introduced to?
So far, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has been very well setup for what looks like could be a very exciting seven more episodes.