Though the restrictions of its 30-minute runtimes are starting to show, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law remains fun and breezy with a sitcom staple: the wedding episode

She-Hulk: Attorney At Law - Episode 6 Review


Warning: the below contains full spoilers for Episode 6 of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, which is now streaming on Disney+. To refresh your memory, check out our review of last week's episode.

It’s apparently wedding season on TV! After a very different wedding episode on House of the Dragon, She-Hulk is getting in on the action, humorously highlighting some of the awkwardness of events like these while its B-story shows how evergreen its superhero lawyer premise is. She-Hulk: Attorney At Law remains a breezy treat, although there are moments in “Just Jen” where its sitcom and MCU tendencies started to clash.
But first, the wedding: who among us hasn’t had to attend nuptials where our connections to the bride and groom are tenuous at best? And though some of the lines (Lulu’s in particular) may be a little heavy-handed to get the point across, there’s still a lot of relatability to Jen’s annoyance in being asked about her dating life rather than her career or, hell, She-Hulk.
The wedding is another good catalyst for the main conflict of this season so far: does Jen love or resent She-Hulk, and how does that make her feel about her non-Hulk self? The series continues to play with this push-and-pull in clever ways. And is that a potential love interest we see? Given that this is an MCU series, I’m inclined to wonder if Josh is too good to be true and is simply some kind of evil-doer looking to use Jen as a pawn. Still, Trevor Salter’s cool charisma has me ready to get hurt again.
That said, the best part of the wedding plot – aside from Jonathan, the world’s goodest groomsman – is the return of Jameela Jamil’s Titania. I know I brought up The Good Place in last week’s review as well, but is there any line that’s more Tahani Al-Jamil than “I love that you never make any effort at all”? The over-the-top mean girl schtick remains just that, but because of Jamil’s delivery, it’s still among the funnier parts of the show.
Plus, we get an encore of She-Hulk vs. Titania! This started great, but it’s also where some of the conflict between MCU and sitcom showed. It’ll never get old to watch She-Hulk and Titania trade blows, and the light-hearted decision to have it all scored to “The Electric Slide”? *chef’s kiss* No complaints there. But I found myself disappointed when it ended in Titania tripping and destroying her veneers. It’s this small moment where the comedy (which has largely worked for me) didn’t live up to the action. Although there’s something admirable about She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’s adherence to the 30-minute sitcom structure, there are certainly some scenes that feel they’d be better served with some more breathing room.
But let’s move on to the B-story which, surprisingly, was actually a little more consistent. Last week’s episode made the encouraging step to include more of Ginger Gonzaga’s Nikki, and “Just Jen” continues that and gives us the excellent pairing of her and Mallory (Renée Elise Goldsberry). The two are fantastic together, and the scene where they lecture Mr. Immortal (David Pasquesi) to the point of him jumping out of the window is among She-Hulk’s funniest yet.
The Mr. Immortal case is ridiculous, but also pretty darn entertaining.
It also highlights She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’s secret strength: the longevity of the “wacky superhero legal case!” format. As my colleague Amelia Emberwing correctly pointed out in her review of Episode 4, there are so many bizarre legal cases in the MCU and it’s such a consistently winning formula that this show could run on that aspect alone forever. The Mr. Immortal case is ridiculous, but also pretty darn entertaining – and, like a good sitcom, the themes it touches on here all lead back to the A-story, meaning it all works pretty well together despite being “self-contained” (it’s not, really).
Though even this portion of the episode ran into something pretty heavy – a website called Intelligencia, where Nikki and Mallory discover death threats against She-Hulk – without getting room to explore it further. Still, there are worse complaints to have than having a big reason to tune in next week. The tease at the end, where there seems to be something more insidious than internet trolls at work, does just that… and maybe we should be worried about Jen’s inability to reach Bruce when she drunk-dialed him at the wedding.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - 8 Wacky MCU Legal Cases That Need to Be AddressedFrom Spider-Man's beef with J. Jonah Jameson to Captain America violating the Flag Code, these are the goofy court cases we want to see play out in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.<b>The Avengers and Collateral Damage</b>
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The Avengers have saved the world at large several times over, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're in everyone's good graces. If you had the misfortune of watching as Hulk hurls your car at a group of invading Chitauri or running for your life as Hawkeye crashes through your living room window, you might hold a little resentment toward Earth's Mightiest Heroes. We can only imagine there are at least a few cutthroat law firms willing to sue the Avengers for property damage, emotional distress and the whole nine yards.
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This issue has been loosely addressed in past MCU projects. Spider-Man: Homecoming revealed that Tony Stark personally bankrolled the clean-up crew at Damage Control. There's also the fact that the US government is probably footing the bill for any collateral damage caused by sanctioned, Sokovia Accords-abiding superheroes. 
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Still, there's a lot of legal gray area here, and it would be interesting to see She-Hulk tackle the question of accountability when it comes to superhero-related disaster events. Especially given that most of the original Avengers are either dead or off the grid in Phase 4. 
<b>The Legal Ramifications of The Blip</b>
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The Blip has been a major plot point influencing the course of the MCU's Phase 4 in ways big and small. And why shouldn't it? Having half of humanity suddenly snuffed out of existence, only to spring back into being just as quickly five years later is bound to cause a lot of chaos and social upheaval. She-Hulk seems like the perfect series to explore that turmoil in more depth.
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We saw some of the lasting ramifications of The Blip in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which revealed the world is suddenly struggling to house millions of new refugees displaced by The Blip. But what other legal conundrums might be caused by having billions of people declared legally dead and then suddenly resurrected? What if someone decides to sue Bruce Banner or the estate of Tony Stark for mishandling the Infinity Gauntlet? There's an almost endless amount of potential here. 
<b>Trapped in the Mirror Dimension</b>
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Wong's return appearance in She-Hulk's fourth episode gave us a taste of how the world of sorcery and interdimensional travel can collide with courtroom drama, but that just scratches the surface. Wong even has a throwaway line hinting at how he could one day find himself in even more dire need of Jen Walters' services.
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Based on that episode and previous Wong/Doctor Strange appearances, we get the distinct impression that these wizards have a bad habit of using the Mirror Dimension as their personal dumping ground. Anyone who annoys or inconveniences them is at risk of being banished to this otherwordly plane. What happens if Wong banishes another Donny Blaze and winds up being sued for the magical equivalent of excessive force? It might be fun to see Wong as the defendant, rather than the plaintiff, next time around.
<b>The Involuntary Memory Wipe</b>
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Thanks to the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, everyone in the world has forgotten Spider-Man's secret identity. Though the big question right now is whether that really includes everyone. There's already some evidence to believe Wong still remembers, as he specifically told Strange
If word gets out that Stephen Strange tinkered with the brains of everyone on Earth, that's sure to invite all sorts of lawsuits, mass protests and congressional hearings. Strange is probably lucky he's off in another universe with Clea, because that's a legal mess Wong may have to clean up. " src="/uploads/2022/09/22/though-the-restrictions-of-its-30-minute-runtimes-are-starting-to-show-she-hulk-attorney-at-law-remains-fun-and-breezy-with-a-sitcom-staple-the-wedding-episode-4.jpeg" class="jsx-2920405963 progressive-image image jsx-294430442 rounded expand loading"/><b>Captain America Violates the Flag Code</b>
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Captain America is an inherently ironic character in the sense that he's the ultimate patriot, yet he's also a walking violation of the United States Flag Code. One of the articles of the Flag Code states,
In the old days, the US government would never have risked starting a legal battle with Captain America. He was created to be the ultimate propaganda weapon. But in this post-Civil War climate, some enterprising Judge Advocate General might see an opening to go after Cap using the Flag Code as a loophole. And while they might have a hard time tracking down Steve Rogers these days, Sam Wilson presents a more vulnerable target. " src="/uploads/2022/09/22/though-the-restrictions-of-its-30-minute-runtimes-are-starting-to-show-she-hulk-attorney-at-law-remains-fun-and-breezy-with-a-sitcom-staple-the-wedding-episode-5.jpg" class="jsx-2920405963 progressive-image image jsx-294430442 rounded expand loading"/>
This story originally appeared on: IGN - Author:Alex Stedman

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