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If you haven’t watched the first three episodes of She-Hulk: Defender of Heroesavoid this article as it contains spoilers.
“In case you don’t remember, the protagonist of this show is She-Hulk.” Opening the episode with a recap of special participations, Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) speaks directly to the audience about how cool it is to see these cameos do MCU on the show, but makes a point of emphasizing that the series is about her, and that the audience should be there to follow her stories, not that of others. This is a cool initiative, especially after the Marvel launch productions like Black Widow (2021) e Archer hawk (2021), in which their protagonists were more disposable than their supporting characters. Furthermore, this third chapter decides to touch the wounds of sensitive comic book fans and brilliantly make fun of them. The biggest proof of this is the repercussion that the episode had. A real “cryorô” on the part of many.
That’s because, after starting to be successful and gaining notability in the press and social networks as She-Hulk, Jen starts to receive an absurd series of free hate. And to illustrate this situation well, the production was right to seek real comments from supposed fans who criticized the series even before its release, and questioned things so ridiculously absurd that it makes you wonder if these guys have really read a comic book in their lives. . Things like “the Hulk’s masculinity took away” and “Team He-Hulk” are so ridiculous that all you can do is laugh and wail.
Well, the episode revolves around the defense of the Abominable (Tim Roth), after the leak of his fight against Wong (Benedict Wong), seen in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021). As she heads to talk to her client, Jen passes the A113 corridor. This code is very traditional among Disney, as it identifies a room at the California Institute of the Arts, responsible for training several Hollywood producers. Another interesting point of this sequence in the chain is the interest of the press in the case. Leaving prison, Jen ends up being questioned about the case, but also about her origins. A reporter, for example, asks if it is true that her origin had to do with a mafia coup. It is a easter egg straight out of the comics, in which Jen ends up receiving Bruce’s blood transfusion precisely because of a mob attack.
After getting the Sorcerer Supreme’s contact via LinkedIn, who agrees to cooperate with the case, Jen studies her witness and discovers that Wong was Kamar-Taj’s librarian and clerk at a very famous US department store within Kamar itself. -Taj. Yeah, boy, capitalism doesn’t even give a break for magic. Oh yes, during conversations with Jennifer Walters, Wong cites several spells and cases for which he could be tried. Among them is the Memory Spell, which caused all the confusion of Spider-Man: No Return Home (2021).
Another key point of this episode is the arc of Dennis and Pug fighting in court against an Asgardian elf who changed her appearance to make Dennis think she was the rapper. Megan Thee Stallion and extort thousands of dollars from the lawyer through a highly controversial relationship. In addition to being hilarious, this arc brings a little bit of New Asgard’s diplomatic situation to the MCU. In court, she uses the speech of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), that Asgard is not a land, but its people, and states that the residents of New Asgard have diplomatic immunity, most likely granted to avoid problems of xenophobia and cultural prejudice, such as the constant cases of incest and coups that surround the tradition. their.
In the end, Pug has a little help from Jen and solves the case with some ease. Because of this, Megan Thee Stallion herself, even though she is not a superhuman, decides to sign a contract to be represented by Jennifer Walters, who celebrates with her new client with a swaying session in the office that ended up having negative repercussions among some supposed fans who do not understand the essence of the character and made a real virtual cry. The funny thing is that if it was a scene from the Deadpool doing the same thing, most likely I wouldn’t have all this crying.
Finally, the episode ends with the Demolition Gang attacking She-Hulk in the street with her Asgardian tools. The coolest thing is that they are a group of villains with a lot of tradition in the comics, despite being a chump. In the pages, their origin also has to do with Asgard, more specifically with the Destroyer, and they end up turning into tough thugs with magical construction equipment. In the series, they want to harvest She-Hulk’s blood to deliver to the “boss”. Who this boss is is a big mystery yet to be unraveled. But it is interesting to say that the King of crime (Vincent D’Onofrio) has already been introduced in the series and is often called “boss” by henchmen.
The new episodes of She-Hulk: Defender of Heroes debut every Thursday at Disney+.