The Following Recap/Review Contains Spoilers for Episode 7 of ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’. To read last week’s review, please click here.
She-Hulk returns to the screens this week with yet another slow-paced episode with minimal plot development. This episode, however, provides a ton of growth for Jen Walters/She-Hulk as characters together, learning to share the same space. Josh from the last episode returns, and he and Jen go on several dates and end up sleeping together the final night. Jen awakens to find him gone, and three days later she’s still unable to talk with him. That day she gets a call from Emil Blonsky’s parole officer! His inhibitor anklet is bugging out, and the parole officer would like She-Hulk as a backup in case Blonsky has turned into Abomination.
Arriving at Summer Twilight, Blonsky reveals he hit an electric fence saving one of his favorite chickens. Jen heads to leave, and her car is crushed in a fight between Man-Bull and El Águila. The tow truck won’t arrive until much later in the afternoon, and Summer Twilight was founded in a place with little cell reception and no WiFi to encourage self-reflection of course. Blonsky tries to get Walters to relax, but she keeps trying to see if Josh texted her yet. I think we’ve all done that at some point.
Jen travels all over Summer Twilight trying to find a cell signal. Eventually, she ends up in the platinum life advice circle run by Blonsky. This circle features Saracen, who thinks he’s a vampire, Porcupine, Man-Bull, El Águila, as well as Wrecker, the man who lead the crew who tried to steal Jen’s blood in Episode 3! Wrecker has given up his life of crime, and wants to work on himself.
The circle helps Jen realize she’s disassociating herself with both Jen and She-Hulk, and we achieve an emotional breakthrough! Hurrah! Jen gets back to her apartment, and we see a flashback to three days previously. Josh dresses up, takes a picture of Jen asleep, and sends it along with a message stating he got some hulk blood! He was evil all along!
Ultimately, this is a really good episode for She-Hulk. It contains some very good character growth moments for Jen, and really allows her to meld her two identities. Maslany truly is perfect in the role, and her personality shines through. Despite this fact, the visual effects still aren’t great. At this point, they made the smart decision of not showing as many transitions between Jen and She-Hulk. But even She-Hulk throwing Wrecker into the chairs looks pretty terrible when he lands. Not to mention no one can decide how tall She-Hulk is actually supposed to be, which is pretty horrific in terms of defining who she is when the look keeps changing.
While the episode is probably my favorite of the season so far, you have to wonder if it’s coming too little too late. We have two more episodes, and we’re still spinning wheels in terms of what the conclusion will be for the show, who’s Hulk-King, what’s the ultimate conclusion with Titania, etc. There’s a lot to wrap up, with roughly 46 minutes left to do it on screen. We’ll have to see what happens. – Katie Rentschler
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