Jen takes on a new client – hapless wannabe superhero Leap-Frog – after a suit malfunction. This sees her taking on Luke Jacobson – superhero tailor extraordinaire – in court. […]
Jen takes on a new client – hapless wannabe superhero Leap-Frog – after a suit malfunction. This sees her taking on Luke Jacobson – superhero tailor extraordinaire – in court. Jacobson – has a very interesting lawyer, which sees She-Hulk facing off against blind lawyer Matt Murdock.
It has been pointed out by smarter people than me that anyone watching a show named She-Hulk, who’s been disappointed by the late arrival of Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil, probably isn’t watching the show for the right reasons anyway.
Though they have a point, this episode was a blast – and felt undoubtedly like the strongest episode we’ve had so far. Partly, that was because Tatiana Maslany and Charlie Cox have undeniable chemistry, with both their lawyer personas as well as their superhero alter-egos getting some superb scenes together.
Anyone that knows a certain character from the comics won’t be surprised by a mid-episode heel turn, but it’s nicely done and sets the scene for a classic superhero vs superhero mix-up that precedes a team up. In true, vintage comic-book style.
In fact, that’s another thing this episode has going for it: it truly feels like a comic book. In particular, a single issue, one-and-done story from an ongoing series, that features a strong guest star and lays the groundwork for future encounters. The kind of comic I grew up reading – and which cemented my love for both the medium and the shared universe concept. It’s fantastic – and that’s been the strength of She-Hulk so far: episodes that you may feel light and inconsequential, but perfect for the casual viewer who isn’t necessarily completely up to date with the vast lore and minutiae of the MCU. It’s not afraid to just be a fun, light-hearted superhero show – and that’s something that shouldn’t be taken for granted, especially when it still does the shared universe aspect so well, yet with such a soft touch.
That’s not all either; we get a great set-up for the finale too, with a great cliffhanger and even a sly Red She-Hulk reference. She-Hulk does have stuff for the more obsessive, long-term fans you know. You just have to know where to look.
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