‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ Slows Down A Bit In Episode 4

by Frank Martin

This week, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law seemed to set up more than it delivered. There were some fun and interesting moments, but for the most part, it was probably the slowest and most uneventful episode thus far. Then again, not every episode can be action-packed and jammed with humor. Sometimes episodes just move the story along, which is okay in the short term. But hopefully, the various seeds that are being planted here will bear fruit as the season starts to wind down.

The bulk of this episode dealt with the revelation at the end of last week: Titania (Jameela Jamil) suing She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany) for copyright infringement. Several jokes were made about how a lawyer like Jennifer Walters could be out maneuvered by a social media con-artist like Titania, but they never quite land the way jokes have in past episodes. Also, the episode featured a subplot that moved towards She-Hulk getting a new superhero suit, and it was heavily hinted at that Daredevil (Charlie Cox) will be appearing soon.

All in all, the episode was neither good nor bad. It just was. Perhaps the most interesting part of the episode was seeing a different kind of superhero battle. Comic fans are used to seeing superpowered individuals like Titania and She-Hulk engaging in fist fights and brawls. But to see them battle in a legal setting over intellectual property is a different kind of fight that was rather cool to watch play out. This, of course, leans more towards courtroom drama than superhero action, which is fine. It just can make for a rather slow-paced narrative if not handled properly. Still, it seems as if this episode was setting up not just Daredevil’s appearance and She-Hulk’s new suit but an eventual physical fight between She-Hulk and Titania. That’s what fans want to see and, hopefully, it’s coming down the line.

She-Hulk streams Thursdays on Disney+.

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