She-Hulk Episode 3 Drops a Hilarious Thor: Ragnarok Reference


She-Hulk's latest episode actually had a clever Thor: Ragnarok callback. The B-plot for this week centered around Dennis (Drew Matthews) being defrauded by an Asgardian light elf. Hysterically, the alien was a shape-shifter posing as Megan Thee Stallion. Pug, Jennifer Walters' coworker, has to represent the arrogant attorney in the case. But, near the beginning of the proceedings, the elf's lawyer tries to scuttle the entire situation before it even gets to trial. They pull out the old diplomatic immunity defense, stating that because the defendant is Asgardian, human law has no jurisdiction. Pug quickly counters that the alleged fraud took place outside of New Asgard's boarders. Runa the Light Elf then paraphrases the previous MCU movie by saying that "Asgard isn't a place, it is it's people." It's a silly moment, but one that shows just how complicated the world Marvel Studios created has become. Viewers will see even more crossover moments when other people trickle into the series.

Head writer Jessica Gao actually shared  how great Maslany's instincts for character and story were as the series began during a conversation with D23. This episode was just a continuing masterclass in how much command she has over Jennifer Walters and She-Hulk.

Gao said, "I only knew [Maslany] as a dramatic actress, and she's super funny! There have been so many times where she pinpointed something that didn't quite feel right, instinctively and also intellectually. It forced us to work together to get it to a better place that was more real, smarter, and better. I'm eternally grateful."

Here's the latest synopsis for She-Hulk as it continues lighting up social media and Disney+: "Directed by Kat Coiro (Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Anu Valia (Episodes 5, 6, 7) with Jessica Gao as head writer, "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk. The nine-episode series welcomes a host of MCU vets, including Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong. The cast also includes Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Kat Coiro and Jessica Gao. Co-executive producers are Wendy Jacobson and Jennifer Booth."

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