She-Hulk Episode 3 is the third instalment of a Disney+ superhero streaming TV comedy drama miniseries based on the Marvel Comics character, and set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The miniseries will have nine parts and focus on what happens when Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s cousin, becomes a Hulk as well.
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Entitled “The People vs Emil Blonsky”, She-Hulk Episode 3 continues to only have a single redeeming feature – MCU cameos and Easter eggs. Nothing else. No laughs, no tension, no character development, no stakes. Na da. If this series is supposed to be a situation comedy, it’s got to at least be funny. It is no such thing.
The threadbare plot is – as the episode title suggests – about our titular character attempting to get Emil “The Abomination” Blonsky’s parole approved despite his escape from the supermax prison as seen in Shang-Chi. There’s your MCU connection! Since Wong – the current Sorcerer Supreme was responsible for teleporting Blonsky out of prison – he makes a cameo (!) appearance to testify that Blonsky was not responsible for the escape at all. But seriously folks, Wong’s appearance is jarring as he seems like a completely different character her to the one we’ve seen a few times in MCU movies. Bad writing!
There is also a sub-plot involving an Asgardian shape-shifter which is completely forgettable, and we also get a lame MCU version of The Wrecking Crew – with a bunch of bad guys arming themselves with Asgardian construction tools! A shame that this legendary villain team was treated so unceremoniously – effectively a throwaway, a punchline. No respect for the source material! That said, there is some allusion to a boss-man that engaged this team to obtain Jen’s blood sample – in order to create another hulk presumably – perhaps this could be Kingpin?
Well, by now, we know that there will be no development of Jen’s character whatsoever, or anybody else it seems. All the characters in She-Hulk are written so blandly – Tim Roth really could phone-in his performance as Blonsky – so poorly written! All he had to do was sit down and say silly things throughout the parole hearing. Sure, the Abomination made an appearance as well but once more a nothing burger! And don’t get me started on the Megan Thee Stallion cameo and the awful post-credit scene. Yikes!
What is the point of She-Hulk Episode 3, and all the instalments thus far? Go figure. It’s most definitely failing as a sitcom. The fact that the series has become all about cameos and Easter eggs has reduced She-Hulk to a token character in her own show! Sigh.
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