No closing arguments needed, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is the MCU’s newest hit show


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Karlee Salinas, Entertainment & Opinion Editor

Disney+ has released their newest addition to the Marvel TV show roster.

“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” is the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This series is set in California, and follows the life of lawyer Jennifer Walters, the cousin of Bruce Banner, after she goes through a life-changing event. 

“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” is a series directed by Kat Coiro and written by Jessica Gao. New episodes are coming out every Thursday at 3:00 am EST. 

The first episode is  titled “A Normal Amount of Rage.” This episode is told almost entirely in the past. The episode starts in the office of Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) while she is practicing her closing argument for a case with her best friend, paralegal Nikki Ramos (Ginger Gonzaga).

The audience learns through Nikki that Jennifer Walters is a Hulk, when Nikki leaves the office, Jen turns to the camera and breaks the fourth wall by addressing the audience, she explains how she gained her Hulk powers, leading into a flashback.

This flashback shows how Jen got her powers, the training she went through and some of the conflicts between her and her cousin, Bruce during her training. Jen reveals she has no interest in being a superhero and just wants to return to her life as a lawyer. The episode concludes by taking the audience to the present, Jen is shown hulking out to save the people in the courtroom from a superpowered  influencer named Titania (Jameela Jamil).

The post-credit scene of the episode concludes with answers to a question everyone wants to know. 

“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” episode two, helps build on Jennifer Walter’s story more, and also provides a realistic look at how being a superhero can change your life in both positive and negative ways. 

“Superhuman Law” is the second episode of this series. This episode shows some consequences after Jen exposes her as a Hulk to the world. Due to growing popularity, Jen gets dubbed She-Hulk, much to her dislike of the name.

When Jen and Nikki go to a bar that they frequently visit, the patrons chant She-Hulk as Jen passes by. While in She-Hulk form in the bar, their boss asks her to revert to her normal self to have a discussion . They discuss what happened in the courtroom, and she gets fired for losing the case and causing a potential bias in the court. This forces Jen to look for a new job at a different law firm; however, each law firm she applies to turns her down because she is a liability.

 Jen later returns to the bar she was at the beginning of the episode, and while there, Holden Holliway (Steve Coulter), a partner at the law firm Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway, approaches her, with an offer of having Jen as the head of a new law division at GLK & H. When Jennifer goes to work the next day, she finds out that the division she will be heading to is a superhuman law division, which requires her to work in She-Hulk form all the time, including the courtroom.

 Jen finds out that she has her first case will be representing Emil Blonsky, also commonly known as the villain The Abomination. Due to Blonsky’s past history fighting her cousin, she wrestles with whether or not she should take the case. 

The episodes have been excellent, giving a hopeful message that the rest of the episodes might also be just as good.

Future episode reviews will be on the “Everything Cinema Podcast,” with hosts Karlee Salinas, Jazmyn Sullivan, and Diego Blanco.