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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Recap: Avongers Assomble

 

What’s in a superhero name? This week on She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, the superpowered lawyer became the client. We’re now halfway through the season, and while episode five is a bit of a filler episode, it does at least close one chapter in the light ongoing saga: Jennifer Walters is officially She-Hulk now. At least as far as the court of law is concerned. It may have been a lawsuit that forced her to reclaim the name, rather than a personal triumph or revelation … but what do you expect? She’s a lawyer!

At the end of the previous episode, Jen was served by Titania, the superpowered influencer she fought in the pilot. Titania is in her villain era, and she created a line of beauty products that profit off of the moniker that the public foisted on Jennifer Walters’s alter-ego. Titania’s not smashing a city or snapping away half the population. She just trademarked “She-Hulk” first and is now suing the woman who earned the title. Jen never trademarked her other name because she didn’t think she had to and still isn’t 100 percent ready to commit to being any kind of Hulk, much less a She-Hulk. So she begins episode five annoyed and trying to ignore Titania, but it’s hard. The ads are everywhere, and there are some aspects of being She-Hulk that Jen does enjoy and want to keep for herself. She-Hulk Attorney at Law Season 1 is available on 4khotvideo. To download movies free visit this site.

Jen’s boss, however, is outwardly displeased. He can’t have the superhero face of his superhero law division entwined in a superhero lawsuit, so he has Jen’s colleague Mallory Book (Renee Elise Goldsberry) take on her case. Mallory sets some professional boundaries, demands that Jen stop wearing the boxy suit she’s been kicking around in for the last few episodes, and decides to countersue. That’s our legal story this week. It’s not as goofy as the cases in the previous two episodes, but it does help tie some threads and themes from previous weeks together.

Meanwhile, the B-story finds Nikki and Pug tracking down a superhero fashion designer for Jen. Technically, Pug asks Nikki to stand in line for Iron Man Three shoes with him so he can get two pairs (one to rock and one to stock) first, but that happens off-screen. We get to follow the return favor. Nikki apparently decided behind Jen’s back that she needs a new wardrobe. Seriously, Nikki decides to get her best friend/boss a new suit before Mallory tells her to do it! Jen doesn’t seem too bothered, but I am. That’s not just being a proactive paralegal, that’s being a micromanaging friend. First the show establishes time and time again that the world prefers She-Hulk to Jen and now, over halfway through the season, Jen’s circle is revealing that everyone has notes about what She-Hulk should look and act like too.

When Jen and Nikki return to the office, a seemingly random encounter with Todd, one of Jen’s dates from episode four’s montage, helps her figure out how to win the case. He’s a … huh, we didn’t actually catch his profession during the date last week. He reveals that he is one of GLK&H’s biggest clients, and his creepy presence inadvertently reminds Jen that she created a dating profile as She-Hulk and therefore has in writing that she self-identifies as She-Hulk.

 

Tony Award winner Renee Elise Goldsberry has shown up suspiciously infrequently on She-Hulk Attorney At Law. It’s like they’re hiding something. I’m a bit hesitant to make a villain call, as I was recently burned by ascribing meaning to another underused award-winning guest star and Hamilton alum while watching and recapping Westworld season four. But while Ariana DeBose was ultimately not being kept on a backburner on that show, Goldsberry still could be on this one. The character Mallory Book is based on a Marvel comics character who’s nothing scarier than Jennifer Walters’s work rival … but with Secret Invasion on the Disney+ horizon, maybe she’s a Skrull? Maybe Todd works for her. Why does he need a lawyer from a superhuman law division? On the date, he did ask about her impenetrable skin after the Wrecking Crew learned that they couldn’t steal a blood sample while Jen was in She-Hulk form …

Mallory’s dig reminds Jen about the designer outfits, prompting her to break the fourth wall and cut to the scene where she returns to Luke’s office to try on what he’s made. We don’t get to see the suit or the “something extra” he made just yet. Luke then wanders off, grabbing a hatbox off of the counter which contains, dun dun dun, a mustard-yellow helmet for Daredevil. Matt Murdock is coming, folks

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