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An Abominable Case | “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Season 1: Episode 2 “Superhuman Law” Review

Leading off where Episode 1 left off, Jenn Walters (Tatiana Maslany) saves everyone in the courtroom by transforming into her “She-Hulk” form. She protects the jurors, but it unfortunately leads to a mistrial, as her actions made them biased in her favor. Her transformation also leads to her firing, as her boss believes that her new form is too much of a distraction. Other employers think the same, and she struggles to find work until GLK&H, the law firm of the opposing counsel from the aforementioned case approaches her about leading a new division of Superhuman Law, with one key catch: She has to practice law in her She-Hulk form.

My initial thoughts on this episode, as seen on the InReview TikTok account.

Another caveat: Her first case is to help free Emil Blonsky/Abomination (Tim Roth), who is the villain of the only MCU “Hulk” film, and who tried to kill her cousin, Bruce Banner, when he was played by Edward Norton.

Years have passed, however, and Blonsky makes a convincing case that he is a changed man. Banner (Mark Ruffalo) even confirms that he reached out and that he forgives Blonsky. However, Blonsky’s underground fight with Wong from “Shangi-Chi” leaks, throwing a wrench into her case.

While the show is still setting up its backdrop, I like where it’s going. There are no doubt many interesting directions the showrunner can go with superhuman law, with Blonsky’s case no doubt being just the tip of the iceberg (there is still the Sokovia Accords to reckon with, after all). The show is giving me flashbacks to “Daredevil,” which isn’t a bad thing; in fact, I expect to see parallels from both the old Netflix version of that show, and its upcoming iteration that will eventually come to Disney Plus. After all, Matt Murdock/Daredevil recently represented a superpowered client in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” even though he can’t remember it thanks to the events of that movie.

This was a very strong and fun episode that I hope will segue into a season-long arc that I can’t look away from.

“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Season 1: Episode 2 “Superhuman Law” gets an 8/10

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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