She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Episode 6 Summary, Theories and Thoughts

At this stage She-Hulk: Lawyer, I mostly tune in because, well, as Forrest Gump once said, “I’ve made it this far. Might as well keep going.” So here I am on episode 6, titled “Just Jen,” which the synopsis tells us is about Jen dealing with She-Hulk issues at a friend’s wedding. Well, let’s hope for the best and dive right in.

As a side note, the entire summary at the beginning of each She-Hulk the episode is quite funny. Nothing happens in this show that warrants a “Previously On” because each episode is its own standalone thing. From what I’ve read, the showrunners reshuffled the entire season in post-production — the Hulk episodes weren’t supposed to air until midway through the season — and (except for a few minor plot elements) no one seemed to notice because there’s absolutely no overarching line to hang on to.

What happens in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Episode 6

Anyway, episode 6 opens with Jen receiving a wedding invitation from her friend Lulu. Her very loyal assistant Nikki helps her prepare for the outing and is dying to see her friend’s new super suit – the one Edna Luke Jacobson made last week. I will be honest and reveal that I had completely forgotten about Luke until this moment. Not that such details matter.

Moving on, Jen breaks the fourth wall to helpfully inform us that this is a standalone wedding episode, and if we find its placement inconvenient throughout the series, well, that’s just the nature of weddings. Understood?

She-Hulk arrives at the pre-wedding party and all the bridesmaids remark on how great her big green ass looks. Lulu scolds Jen for looking “hulky” and makes her promise not to arrive at her wedding looking like that to. These are difficult problems to overcome. (Surprisingly, the CGI effects here look really good.)

Jen also learns that she will be going through the wedding ceremony with someone named Jonathan, who is literally the best, according to the other women at the party.

Meanwhile, Mallory and Nikki deal with an asshat man who calls himself Mr. Immortal. He wants a divorce from his current wife – “Relationships eventually get stale,” he says during one of his ass-man tirades. He would sooner die than talk to his spouse about his feelings. Get it?

Here’s the kicker: Mr. Immortal cannot die. (Nikki scolds him for “mansplaining” the concept of immortality to Mallory as well.) He only pretends to kill himself when he gets tired of his spouse—an act that Mallory and Nikki completely disapprove of. Eventually, he grows tired of his lawyers’ judgmental attitudes and jumps out of the window to prove his point – he is immortal and cannot die. Interesting.

Meanwhile, Lulu makes fun of Jen’s dating life, which annoys our heroine. Being single stinks according to Lulu. Then, if that wasn’t enough drama to handle on one show, Titania arrives. Tension bracket. Thinking that the supervillain fashion diva is there to mess with her brain, Jen begins to lose her cool. Lulu tells her to calm down: “Not everything is about you Jennifer.” Burn.

Jen goes outside and is greeted by a friendly man named Josh. Then the scene ends.

Later, Mallory talks to Mr. Immortal’s ex-wives and ex-husbands. We learn that he’s forged false identities over the years and is lucky his ass isn’t in jail. Mallory says she’ll help, but he’ll have to pay, which is totally believable lawyer language.

Back with Jen, she goes to the wedding in an oversized pink dress and is quickly put on iron duty. She has to iron all the men’s shirts, see? Because they are too busy playing Mario Kart to lend a hand.

It does matter, it turns out that Jonathan is actually a dog. Whoa, plot twist!

We jump back to Mallory suggesting everyone Mr. Immortal’s former spouses divided his fortune eight ways. Naturally, they protest, as some were married to him much longer than others – one even “had a child with this fool.”

Meanwhile, Jen gets drunk, which is a recurring theme of this show: If trouble gets you down, kids, drink like there’s no tomorrow and hope your superhero powers are enough to get you through the hangover.

Back at the office, Nikki quickly makes things better with the ex-spouses. She rewards the group with cash and … more moments of intimate eye contact with Mr. Immortal because that’s all every woman wants. This is fun.

Now Jen is drunk and flirting with Josh. At one point the music swells and she tells her new mate that she just wanted to come to one wedding to show how well she is doing in life. No really. She says so.

Josh tells her he thinks she’s pretty good, and she runs outside to throw up the horrific amount of alcohol she consumed (is this show really about an alcoholic in dire need of intervention?). Titania takes this opportunity to beat our clever girl. A half-hearted fight breaks out. Titania convinces Jen to become She-Hulk and the two women duke it out during the wedding reception until Titania slips on some ice and cracks her veneers. Gah!

Lulu strolls in and everyone prepares for the worst, but somehow she’s excited to see She-Hulk. I assume she’s drunk too. So, thanks to a healthy dose of alcohol and violence, it worked out.

Mallory and Nikki discuss their super hard case and accidentally stumble upon a website called Intelligencia filled with people who hate this show trolls who want She-Hulk dead. Nikki rushes to tell Jen as some of the comments include death threats, but Jen is too busy eating fries with Josh to get the message. The camera zooms out and we see researchers in hazmat suits and rubber gloves place a terrifying needle inside a metal folder. End.

Final Thoughts on She-Hulk Episode 6

This episode of She-Hulk felt closer in spirit to what our big green heroine showrunners are ultimately striving to achieve – 30 Rock-ish levels of zany comedy — though they fall far short of their mark. See, to pull off such a task you need A) Tina Fey and B) good writers who know how to create whip-smart satire. IN 30 Rock, we actually liked Liz Lemon; her life, her dreams. Despite achieving some success in the television industry, the character’s work problems often seeped into her personal life, making happiness, love and even motherhood more difficult to achieve. 30 Rock also clapped back at the establishment and poked fun at our largely male-driven society, albeit in a way that was thoughtful, insightful and extremely funny. God, I miss that show. (For a similar-style comedy that also features a healthy dose of Tina Fey, check out Hulu’s awesome Only murder in the building.)

She-Hulkon the contrary think it’s fun, and the entire cast seems to be having fun, but no one has a firm grasp on the material. The series feels more parody than comedy and is far too lazy to achieve the kind of success it probably should. Here there was an opportunity to explore the nuances of the superhero genre from a female perspective in a witty and insightful way. unfortunately, She-Hulk seems to have been written by a group of bitter Hollywood ex-wives who are far too enamored with themselves to see the potential in the source material. We regret the opportunities more than we appreciate the successes.

Who cares about a character whose problems are so easily overcome? Who cares about lawsuits when the writers don’t seem to know the first thing about the law? Who cares about superheroes when they operate in a world completely devoid of consequences?

The creative minds behind it She-Hulk: Lawyer certainly not, but they really loves alcohol.

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