She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Episode 3 Review
This week on She-Hulk: Attorney at Law…Megan Thee Stallion! Is there really anything else that needs to be said?
Yes, there is much to be said in the MCU’s legal sitcom’s newest (and funniest) episode.
The People vs. Emil Blonsky
To recap, last week, Jen’s new job as a lawyer for superhuman cases got her first test. Her boss wants her to represent Emil “the Abomination” Blonsky for his parole hearing. That only got harder when word of his little match with Wong got leaked online. On top of that, there are all the haters on the Internet that keep smearing poor Jen.
The series has made it clear that Jen’s arc involves her growing to accept her status as She-Hulk while also not letting it define who she is. However much she wants to ignore it, she has to accept that she’s famous now, and that’s not going away. So, as her best friend (and even Emil) tell her: tell the story herself!
Besides, there are always going to be haters, so she might as well.
Character arc’s aside, Jen does manage to get Blonsky out on parole, thanks to testimony by Wong. Hilariously, Wong admits that he broke Blonsky out of prison as part of his training, which means he’s gotta lay low for a while.
As amazing as it is to see Wong’s cameo, that gets overshadowed by the more interesting (and hilarious) b-plot with Megan Thee Stallion. Sort of.
The Sus Elf is Not Megan Thee Stallion
So, Jen and Nikki’s old co-worker (and constant annoyance) Dennis gets into legal trouble. He got scammed out of a lot of money by a shape-shifting Light Elf from New Asgard. She was pretending to be Megan Thee Stallion the entire time, so Dennis sued her for fraud. Now, Jen and Nikki’s new co-work, Pug, has to represent him. The main problem is proving that Dennis was genuinely duped into believing his ex’s impersonation.
Most people would never fall for the notion that they were dating a celebrity (unless they were actually dating one). Runa (the Light Elf in question) and her lawyer argue that Dennis had to have known that she wasn’t Megan Thee Stallion. Jen, Nikki, and the audience know, though, that Dennis is that full of himself.
In the most hilarious part of the episode, Jen testifies to the court that, yes, Dennis is self-absorbed enough to think he could date a famous rapper. It’s one of the funniest dressing-downs I’ve ever seen in public, and the best part is, even though Dennis wins, he’s publicly humiliated.
The icing on the cake is that the real Megan Thee Stallion turns up in the audience. Dennis, having learned nothing, wonders if he can pull her.
I Couldn’t Stop Laughing While Watching This
Overall, this was a really fun episode of She-Hulk. We got cameos from not just Wong but one of the most famous rappers out there right now. What’s more, we got to see Jen and Megan Thee Stallion twerking together. It’s hilariously awesome.
Not everything’s fun and games, though. Jen still has to deal with being treated as a novelty by the media. Worse, someone hired some thugs with Asgardian construction equipment to get her blood. They failed this time, but there will be more of them in the future. Clearly, She-Hulk’s going to have some trouble in the future.
For right, though, let’s just watch She-Hulk and Megan Thee Stallion dance.
I Give “The People vs. Emil Blonsky” a 4.5/5
- Fun Fact: One reporter that questions Jen at the Prison asks if she got her powers from a Mafia hit gone wrong. That’s actually how she got them in the comics.