She-Hulk Season 1 Episode 7: “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” is back with another Daredevil-less episode. At the end of “The Retreat,” we saw Tim Roth’s character, Emil Blonsky, who we last saw at his estate after he was stunned to disable his inhibitor.
Jen Walters (Tatiana Maslany) is brought along with the probation officer in case Abomination makes an appearance, but Emil is a changed guy, and her strengths are not needed.
After three dates, Jen decides to marry Josh, but the next day, he ghosts her.
She brings her sadness with her to Emil’s estate, but a group meeting conducted by Emil and attended by a motley crew of superheroes (if you must) helps her regain her equilibrium.
Since she learned to love both her human and She-Hulk selves, Jen has felt more confident than ever.
While the episode concludes on a happy note for her, a flashback reveals that Josh is the sleazy you-know-what we had all suspected.
She-Hulk Season 1 Episode 7 Release Date
Episode 7 of She-Hulk premiered on Disney Plus at 3 a.m. on Thursday, September 29. ET / 12 a.m. PT. / 8 a.m. BST.
She-Hulk Season 1 Episode 7 Recap
Beginning with Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) going on a series of dates with Josh Miller (Matt Barr), the episode is lazily named “The Retreat” (Trevor Salter). Yes, the groom from Patti Harrison’s (Lulu) wedding.
Josh and Jennifer hook up one day, and then Josh begins to ghost Jennifer the very next day.
Nikki (Ginger Gonzaga) advises her to wait before confronting him, as it is unnerving to see someone so soon after engaging in sexual activity. Tim Roth’s Emil Blonsky parole officer, Chuck Donelan (John Pirruccello), calls Jennifer on a Sunday.
An abnormality in Blonsky’s inhibitor has been identified, and he asks Jennifer to come with him for an examination; he is worried that Blonsky has become the Abomination.
As she has nothing else to do, Jennifer complies. When they get to the hideout, Blonsky explains that he may have activated the inhibitor signal when he was electrocuted while chasing after his beloved chicken. Immediately after fixing the equipment, Chuck leaves.
When Jennifer gets in her car to do the same, Man-Bull (Nathan Hurd) and El Aguila (Joseph Castillo-Midyett) cause a collision.
There is no mobile service in that area, so she can’t get in touch with a tow company or anyone else who might be able to get her back to civilization.
To reconnect with her loved ones, she wanders into the group therapy session in the hut, where she discovers she has no reception.
It is being directed by Blonsky, with the help of Man-Bull, El Aguila, Saracen, the vampire (Terrence Clowe), and Porcupine (Jordan Aaron Ford).
But when Blonsky invited Jennifer to join them, she politely declined. For the simple reason that she has finally located a place with usable WiFi and plans to make the most of it.
However, Jennifer’s She-Hulk mode kicks in when Wrecker (Nick Gomez) drops by the therapy session.
Blonsky and the others coerce Jennifer into joining the group so that she may “work on herself,” while Wrecker seems contrite and says he was wrong to assault Jennifer like a “super-villain.”
Right, here’s the rub. Everyone in the room begins discussing how Jennifer is frustrated by Josh’s inability to pay attention.
In the end, Jennifer realizes that she isn’t devoting enough time to herself since she is preoccupied with how others view her in her role as She-Hulk.
Not even Jennifer questions Wrecker’s motives for attacking her and trying to drain her blood.
It is possible to read Blonsky’s entire retreat, including Wrecker’s presence there, as a metaphor for the slyness and deceitfulness of men.
But as a lawyer and a superhero, shouldn’t she at least interrogate Wrecker about his actions rather than accepting his childish justification? She avoids asking about Wrecker and his team’s employer because she knows she risks being shut down or ignored.
To what end? Intriguing information? I don’t know what else to say besides it is a prime example of poorly written, inconsistent character development.
She-Hulk Season 1 Episode 7 Review
This week’s She-Hulk episode is just as worthless as the rest. It’s not shocking that this show consistently receives low ratings compared to others on television.
It’s been evident since the first chapter that Jen is an alcoholic, and this week’s episode only confirms our worst suspicions about the writing and the plot.
Who drinks much before a first date? Not only that but in the middle of the day!
Not to mention that she was so drunk last week that she puked.
But beyond that, the entirety of this episode is “Jen waits for a text,” and while there is a “twist” at the end, it’s pronounced.
The show’s creators have admitted there have been very few dramatic moments involving lawyers or the law. This is incredibly disappointing, considering the show is called “Attorney at Law.”
These authors aren’t good at character development but can’t write characters. Everyone here lacks nuance, but Jen is incredibly unpleasant.
She has low self-esteem while exuding a superior attitude, is egotistical, thinks exclusively of herself, and inexplicably sleeps with men on the first date.
Given that the creators haven’t read the She-Hulk comics and find them “boring and predictable,” this is perhaps not a huge surprise.
Last but not least, this episode proves that the writers are bringing their difficulties and issues into the show, which ultimately backfires.
It’s no surprise that critics were only shown the first four episodes of She-Hulk (thus, no complete season review from us; we’re waiting until the finale airs before making any judgments).
Anyone still tuning in is just doing so to catch up on Daredevil, as the quality of the show’s final episodes has dropped dramatically.
Based on the writing so far, I wouldn’t get your expectations up that it won’t be a total catastrophe.
She-Hulk Season 1 Episode 7 Cast
- Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters
- Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky
- Ginger Gonzaga as Nikki Ramos
- Nick Gomez as Wrecker
- Justin Eaton as Thunderball
- Trevor Salter as Josh Miller
- Nathan Hurd as Man-Bull
- Joseph Castillo-Midyett as El Aguila
- Terrence Clowe as Saracen
- Malia Arrayah as On-Set She-Hulk Reference
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