She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 1×03 has some high stakes in it despite this still only being the beginning of the series. Jen is all set to represent Emil Blonsky in court with her new position at GLK&H. Only, Emil’s violated his probation with a long distance trip that only took a few seconds to get there. Who’s the culprit? Some guy named Wong, who apparently used to work at Target and now calls himself the “Sorcerer Supreme.” Just kidding, we know who Wong is.
As Jen handles her first case at GLK&H’s Superhuman Law Division, we see just how saturated the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become with superhumans. Yes, we did go from Tony Stark getting kidnapped by terrorists to She-Hulk twerking with Megan Thee Stallion. My, oh my, how things have evolved. We can only hope this show continues to piss off the dudebros.
Speaking of dudebros, Jen is bombarded with news about her and her alter ego, She-Hulk. Turns out, there are people even in the fictional universe who don’t like the idea of a female superhero. “I have no problem with female heroes. I’m just saying, make your own” is both a quote from the show and probably something a dudebro said in real life. The commentary on real life misogyny continues, and I only hope it doesn’t get to be too much. We know misogyny is a thing in this society, but I’d love for Jen to create her own world outside of it.
CASE #1 – THE PEOPLE VS EMIL BLONSKY
So far, Jen is making herself into her own superhero. She still just wants to be a normal lawyer — no need to be in the spotlight; just get Emil Blonsky out of prison and all will be over. Until Wong breaks him out…
It seems a bit out of character for Wong to take a convicted felon out of a high security prison. He is Sorcerer Supreme but is normally the one reminding everyone of the rules. If you need proof, go rewatch Spider-Man: No Way Home. Although, it is in character for him to list that he is Sorcerer Supreme on his “LinkedIn” account.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 1×03 leans into Wong’s ridiculous side by having him state that fighting the Abomination was an initiation to becoming Sorcerer Supreme. He’s even late to the hearing, and when the parole board says he committed a crime, he dips before we can even see a portal open. It has to be frustrating to see Blonsky and Wong not take the case seriously.
This will not be the last time Jen has to finesse her way out of a frustrating and comical situation. Although, it is nice to not have everything be so serious and high stakes the entire time.
CASE #2 – DENNIS VS RUNA
The first two episodes didn’t focus as much on sexism as She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 1×03 does. But it’s prevalent in Jen’s former coworker Dennis. His middle name might as well be “sexist.” Everything he says is exaggerated to show how shallow he really is.
The show’s use of this exaggeration is hilarious to see in someone who really takes himself so seriously. He truly believes he can bag anyone. His shallow nature works for both Pug and Jen when they need to defend Dennis against a New Asgardian shapeshifter who makes him think she’s Megan Thee Stallion. This has to be the best use of Asgardian antics ever.
Of the two cases, this had to be my favorite to watch. Pug is a comic character I was excited to see come alive in the show. He already won us over when he knew where the good pooping bathroom was — if only there were more of him in this world. With the Asgardian shapeshifter being the embodiment of mischief, she gave Loki a run for his money. Well, she did steal Dennis’ money.
It’s so refreshing to see how a lawyer show can marry a superhero premise with it. Now, superhumans are more public thanks to the Avengers, so it’s only fair that they would interact with everyone else as they please. Even if it means scamming someone. Fortunately, it was just Dennis who was scammed, and Jen’s repulsion for him helped him win the case. If you were going to have a series that answered all the normal people questions about superheroes, She-Hulk would be it.
A NEW KIND OF THREAT
Now that regular people are immersed in superhuman life, there’s bound to be consequences. Especially for superhumans who are public like Jen. The group of guys who attempt to steal her blood using Asgardian construction tools seem harmless at first, but there’s a boss they report to. With the reports of Daredevil coming to the series, I can only guess that Kingpin must be waiting in the wings for Jennifer. He was already a major threat in Hawkeye, so it would make sense for him to return here. Can Kingpin teleport just as well as Wong?
Of course, this is all speculation. For any solid details about She-Hulk, read our updates from The Nerdy Blogger, our ultimate She-Hulk fan. We’ll continue to provide you with joint coverage as She-Hulk: Attorney at Law continues to stream on Disney+.
After Credit Thought
I would not kill for Megan Thee Stallion, but the thought of She-Hulk being her ultimate defender is perfect. Also, yes. Surprise. Superheroes like to twerk, too. Hey, they’re just like us.