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‘She-Hulk’ Episode Four Recap: “Is This Not Real Magic?”

(L-R): Benedict Wong as Wong, Patty Guggenheim as Madisynn, and Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer "Jen" Walters/She-Hulk in Marvel Studios' She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.

*Warning: This piece contains spoilers for episode four of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law*

Episode four of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law begins with Donny Blaze (Rhys Coiro), a magician skilled in the Mystic Arts, as he pulls a member from the audience, conjures a portal, and sends her into another dimension as a magic trick. The audience member accidentally makes a deal with a demon before being teleported to Kamar-Taj where she is confronted by Wong (Benedict Wong).

Later on, Wong approaches Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) hoping to make an example of Blaze by filing a cease-and-desist order. Wong also reveals that Blaze was kicked out of Kamar-Taj for his reckless use of his powers. Walters and Wong serves the order to Blaze and his boss, and take them to court.

Walters creates an online dating profile for herself, but things don’t work out to well for her, She goes on a date with a man who talks only about himself and shows no interest in her. She later creates a profile as She-Hulk and is greeted with a plethora of matches. She goes on dates with numerous men, who really only seem to fetishize the She-Hulk persona. That is, until she goes on a date with a man who actually begins to show her interest.

At a magic show, Blaze accidentally sets demons loose in the venue. Wong steps in to help fight, but wants Walters’ help. Walters, back home as She-Hulk with the guy she was dating, is forced to leave her date early and help Wong take care of the situation at hand. They get rid of the demons, and She-Hulk returns to her date.

The following morning, Walters’ date leaves after seeing her in normal person form. On the news, she learns Titania has been released from prison. Walters is subsequently served with a lawsuit Titania filed against her for the use of the name She-Hulk, which Titania trademarked first.

Episode four of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law carries the same tone established so far onward, and despite being a fair episode, breaks no new ground in the world of character development and world building. It is interesting to see more social subjects like online dating portrayed in the Marvel universe, but it isn’t enough to carry the show. Barely marking the halfway point of the season, though, there seems to be plenty more in store for this unlikely hero on her journey.
You can stream She-Hulk: Attorney at Law now on Disney+

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