Welcome to a new week, which means also a new Ending Explained for She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. This is the second episode of the series, introducing Jennifer Walters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series says that it is a lawyer’s show first and a superhero’s show second, and so far it seems that it stands perfectly in the middle. Most of the show’s drama is generated by Jennifer’s new powers and how they are affecting her life, both in a positive and a negative way.
This second episode has a ton of callbacks to previous Marvel Cinematic Universe installments. There is, of course, the reintroduction of Emil Blonsky, also known as “The Abomination”, but we are also focused on Jennifer’s new job at a new law firm. The drama created by these situations is quite relatable, and it makes for a very interesting and enjoyable show. It seems that Bruce is also getting his own storyline, although it seems that it will mostly be developed off-screen, which is a shame.
The following paragraphs include spoilers for She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, episode 2. Read at your own risk.
How Does Jennifer Get A New Job?
The episode starts right away, showing us the aftermath of last week’s episode, where Jennifer transformed in front of a public court in order to stop Titania from causing a tragedy by hurting the people inside the court. Then we see how the media is responding to Jennifer revealing her powers and how the media has placed a name for her, She-Hulk. The name, of course, reminds us of the conversation Bruce was having in the first episode a superhero has almost no say about what they are going to be called by the public.
At the bar where she often hangs out with the rest of the lawyers working for the district attorney, Jennifer is received as a hero, and she transforms to make people happy at the gathering. However, her boss, the district attorney, informs her that she has become a distraction and a liability, so she fires her on the spot. This is bad news for Jennifer, of course. In less than a day, she has passed from being a respected lawyer to being unemployed and a minor celebrity inside the MCU.
Jennifer tries to apply for other jobs at different places, but they all reject her for being She-Hulk. No one seems to want to have a superhero on their payroll. Jennifer could, of course, start her own practice, which would start on a very solid footing as she is quite famous now, but the show doesn’t go there as she would be too similar to Daredevil. Daredevil, of course, will appear in future episodes of the show.
As Jennifer drowns her sorrows in alcohol, she is approached by GLK&H the law firm she was going against in the past episode. It seems they are starting a new division focused on superhero law, and they want Jennifer to be the face of it. Jennifer accepts the offer right away, she knows she won’t be getting offers from anywhere else. On Monday, she visits the GLK&H’s headquarters, where she is given a corner office, and Nikki is there as her own paralegal. However, things start getting complicated with her new client.
How Does Jennifer End Up Representing The Abomination?
To start working in an official way for GLK&H, Jennifer will need to become the legal representative for Emil Blonsky, a.k.a. The Abomination. The character was introduced during The Incredible Hulk film, and he disappeared for quite a while until he made a cameo during the Shang-Chi movie. There we saw Blonsky, transformed as The Abomination, fighting in an illegal underground fight club against Wong, the new sorcerer supreme.
Jennifer tells her new boss she might have a conflict of interest, as Blonsky tried to kill Bruce a long time ago. She takes a meeting with Blonsky inside a prison for superpowered individuals, and Blonsky tells Jennifer how sorry he is for the things he has done. He makes solid arguments, presenting himself as a victim of the US government, who only used him to take on the Hulk, and used on him an experimental and untested superhero serum.
Jennifer hears the arguments, and she thinks she has something here. She might be capable of helping Blonsky have a normal life. Blonsky makes references to his seven pen pals and how he will live with them after he is free. This might be a reference to the Thunderbolts, who we know are currently being assembled. Jennifer talks to Bruce, and she explains the situation. Bruce is happy for her and says it is okay, as he forgave Blonsly a while ago. Bruce is then seen going into space.
Jennifer also visits her family, who are, of course, excited that she is now a superhero just like Bruce. It is an awkward situation, as Jennifer is clearly being pushed in that direction when she doesn’t want to be. Jennifer then watches the news and sees that Blonsky has escaped prison and has been seen in the fight club. Her defense of the man has become a bit more complicated. In the post-credit scene, we see Jennifer helping her family do chores around the house thanks to her new strength.