‘She/ Hulk’ Episode 2 REVIEW
The journey of the MCU’s newest hero continues as the series’ eponymous character uncovers the negative effects of being a superhero for the very first time in an entry that continues to uncover the brilliantly charismatic Jennifer Walters; this is our She/ Hulk episode 2 Review.
The premiere episode of Marvel’s newest series debuted Jennifer Walters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a hero whose reluctance to be one is matched by the fierceness for which she wants to excel at her job as a lawyer.
With that first episode exploring the powers of the character, and warnings of what the journey may entail, this second entry is Walter’s first encounter with the downside of being a superhuman in this Marvel Universe, and the efforts that are required for her to maintain all of the aspirations she held dear.
One thing is completely certain after She/ Hulk episode 2; Tatiana Maslany is orchestrating one of the most likable and magnetic characters that Marvel has ever produced, as Jennifer Walters is certainly destined to be a beloved addition to the MCU.
There is a very compelling balancing act that occurs within the version of this character that writer Jessica Gao, director Kat Coiro, and Maslany herself have orchestrated for this series; as Walters is so incredibly endearing, but also depicted brilliantly for her resolve and determination to prove herself.
One scene, in particular, stands out; with the hero walking firmly with her head held high, and all of the confidence in the world, to then attempt to pull open a push door, and being forced to stop mid-stride, and compose herself.
It was a comedic moment that seemingly does the impossible; making this otherworldy hero relatable.
Walters is a superpowers lawyer who, in human form is immensely smart and capable to win trials by her gumption and perseverance, and in her superhuman form is a 6’7 Hulking being capable of physically combatting any threat imaginable.
But still, Maslany perfectly encapsulates a hero that is still finding herself, and trying her best to be the person worthy of her talents; and can’t help but charm her way into our hearts, and a project that same nervous confidence that so many of us can relate to manifesting.
Overall, She/ Hulk episode 2 continues to make the case for Walters’ importance moving forward and sets up the continued narrative that involves one of Marvel’s most dangerous villains returning to the fray once again.