The show starring Tatiana Maslany follows a lawyer who gains her Hulk powers after she gets into an accident with her cousin Bruce Banner. The show is her origin story.
Marvel Studio’s She-Hulk: Attorney At Law which is currently streaming on Disney+ has introduced more of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) than any of the other Phase 4 projects. The show has gotten good reviews with a critics’ score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. In the second episode, we see the protagonist Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) deal with the consequences of hulking out in the courtroom.
While Jennifer would have won the trial, the defense decided to file a mistrial because She-Hulk saving the jurors' lives from Titania (Jameela Jamil) may have swayed their decision. If things haven’t gotten worse yet, Jennifer also gets fired from her current job as the Deputy District Attorney and now has to go around looking for another one. After a myriad of tries and multiple attempts later she still hasn’t found a lawyer job. Finally, after a series of bad interviews and rejections, she gets offered a job by GLK&H. The firm she originally had a trial against.
There is a catch though since she is a lawyer with superpowers now, she would be showing up to work in her Hulk self and not her human self. Additionally, she will be manning the superhero law division and her first client (and a massive conflict of interest) is Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) or The Abomination (featured initially in The Incredible Hulk). After finding out about this, Jennifer called Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), her cousin, to let him know that she will be representing him for a case with GLK&H which he seemed okay with before zooming out in space on the Sakaaran ship from the first episode. It is rumored that Bruce’s story going this way will possibly introduce World War Hulk, a storyline most fans are clamoring to see. It is likely that Bruce may come back later as Jameela Jamil did post a picture of her with Mark Ruffalo hinting at some of their scenes together.
Coming back to Jennifer Walters taking up the Abomination case, she thinks it would be in the bag for her to defend Abomination since all he did was listen to the US government. As she’s preparing an airtight argument, she gets a call from her boss asking her to turn on the news. Abomination in his full display is seen fighting in an illegal fighting ring. This doesn’t make things better for Jennifer because she has to defend someone who escaped from prison. Now, this is a scene from Shang-Chi when we saw him fighting with Wong (Benedict Wong).
Other easter eggs also include a side mention of a man fighting with his claws at a bar (Wolverine mentions?!) which would mean the introduction of mutants soon. We also saw an article title mentioning a man sticking out of the water. The catastrophe in Eternals hasn’t been mentioned even once before this show. It would be interesting to see how the show incorporates other elements of the MCU throughout the storyline.
Stream She-Hulk now on Disney+.