There are a lot of different characters that we have met in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and all of them have a role to play in Jen Walters’s budding career as a superhuman lawyer. Of course, one such character that we were able to meet but never really got to know more about was Mallory Book, who was introduced in episode 3. So, with that said, who is Mallory Book in She-Hulk, and what role does she play in the series?
Mallory Book, played by Renée Elise Goldsberry, is another lawyer that’s assigned to the Superhuman Law Division of GLK&H. We met her during the time when Dennis Bukowski asked help from the Superhuman Law Division in relation to his case against a Light Elf that impersonated Megan Thee Stallion.
At this point, we are yet to see how big of a role Mallory Book will play in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, but there is a good chance that she will eventually have a bigger role to play in the series, considering that she is somewhat of a rival to Jen Walters in the comics. Now, with that said, let’s look at what we know about Mallory Book in She-Hulk.
Who is Mallory Book in She-Hulk?
Most of us already know that She-Hulk: Attorney at Law focuses more on Jen Walters’s life as a lawyer after she was turned into She-Hulk in an accident that included her cousin, Bruce Banner. Of course, while life didn’t turn out the way she planned it to be, Jen was hired as the head of the Superhuman Law Division at the large law firm of GLK&H. This allowed her to enter a new chapter in her life as she struggled to juggle her identity as a lawyer and as She-Hulk.
Of course, we already know that Jen has started working for a different law firm on cases that are related to superhumans. We first saw this in episodes 2 and 3 when she worked on the parole case of Emil Blonsky, who we all know as the Abomination. But while Jen was working on the case, there were other cases that she had become involved with because her workmates and subordinates were also working on those cases.
In episode 3, we saw that Dennis Bukowsky, who Jen used to work with in the District Attorney’s Office, was asking for the help of the Superhuman Law Division of GLK&H because he had been scammed by a Light Elf named Runa, who had the ability to shapeshift and transform herself into anyone. Runa scammed Dennis by making him think that she was music artist Megan Thee Stallion and that he was actually dating the actual person.
Of course, when Jen entered Holden Holiway’s office, where Dennis was, her former workmate didn’t want her to handle his case because of the fact that they didn’t have the best working relationship when they were still working together in the DA’s Office. That was when another lawyer entered the office, as Bukowski was more than willing to work with this one. The lawyer we are talking about is Mallory Book. So, who is Mallory Book in She-Hulk?
In the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law series, Mallory Book is also a lawyer working for the Superhuman Law Division. We only saw her briefly in episode 3 because she was one of the lawyers called to the meeting. However, Bukowski, who was clearly attracted to her, said that he didn’t want to work with Mallory because he didn’t want to talk about embarrassing stuff with her due to the possibility that she might become his next fiancée. Dennis Bukowski was clearly catcalling Mallory Book, who was obviously uncomfortable with what he said.
After that, we never saw Mallory in episode 3 again. But let’s talk more about who Mallory Book is in the comics so that we would get a better picture of her character and her entire involvement in Jen Walters’s life.
Like Jen Walters, Mallory Book is also a lawyer in the comics. However, she used to be a pageant queen that ended up working her way to become a lawyer. Because of her appearance and stunning figure, she is often called “the face that never lost a case,” as it is clear in the comics that Mallory is a combination of beauty and brains. Of course, like Jen, she also works for GLK&H in the comics.
But while we don’t know a lot about Mallory in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, in the comics, she developed a rivalry with Jen while they were working together in the same law firm. In that regard, she didn’t have the best working relations with Jen in the comics. On top of that, Mallory even went to become the chairperson of Fourth Wall Enterprises, which is a company that wanted to make Jen’s life a living hell.
Nevertheless, there came the point in time when Jen and Mallory ended up befriending one another. Jen even went to work in Mallory’s new law firm, as it was clear that these two powerful women were able to mend their relationship. Outside of her rivalry and relationship with Jen Walters, Mallory Book was also involved with different characters in different storylines in the comics. But everything about her storyline in the comics revolved around her identity as a lawyer, as she was never a superpowered human.
What Role Does Mallory Book Play In She-Hulk?
At this point, it is tough to tell what kind of role Mallory Book will have in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law because we’ve only seen her briefly in the first four episodes. Of course, she might have more parts and bigger roles to play in the next five episodes of the season, considering that there was a reason why she was even introduced in the series.
But we do believe that Mallory Book will also have a role that’s similar to the one she played in the comics in the sense that she will become Jen Walters’s in-work rival. After all, she might become threatened by Jen’s abilities as a lawyer and her status as a rising celebrity due to her She-Hulk persona.
So, with that in mind, there is a good chance that Jen and Mallory will butt heads in the future, given that alpha females don’t always have the best working relationships. But, of course, considering that She-Hulk: Attorney at Law focuses more on women empowerment, it is possible that, after a short feud, Jen and Mallory will end up becoming great friends as strong women lift one another up.