“Mean, Green, and Straight Poured into These Jeans”
She-Hulk episode five built off the ending of the fourth episode as Jen Walters has to deal with Titania, who has trademarked the name She-Hulk and has placed it on squarely on a series of beauty products. In order to do this, Jen gets her co-worker, Mallory Book (Renee Elise Goldsberry), to take the case.
The story continued to focus on the dichotomy between She-Hulk and Jen Walters as they brought back the four dates from last week that wanted to date She-Hulk and put them on the stand to testify that they wanted to go out with She-Hulk, but not Jen Walters. This was a rough moment for Jen to hear.
There was also a side story featuring Nikki and Pug out to try and find a designer who could create clothing to fit She-Hulk. They had to take several steps along the way, including purchasing some off brand Avongers merchandise.
Nikki and Pug were fabulous together and I really hope that we get more with them as the season progresses. They were able to find someone who could create a wardrobe of clothes. They found Luke Jacobson, the MCU’s version of Edna Mode (from the Incredibles) and challenged him to design clothes for She-Hulk that would adjust to which body, either She-Hulk or Jen Walters, was in use. Jacobson took the challenge and apparently came through. However, there was another reason for bringing Jacobson into the MCU, which was the final tag of the show.
Does this mean that next week’s episode will feature the MCU debut of Daredevil? I think so…
Another cool bit on the show was during the closing credits where we see a drawing of Pug and his Iron Man 3s shoes, that he bought with the help of Nikki. Behind him is a bunch of shoes that are designed after other Marvel characters such as Captain America, Thor, Falcon, Spider-Man, Dr. Doom, Green Goblin, Deadpool, Frog Man, Cyclops, Black Panther, among many others. It was an awesome Easter egg that the art department gave us all.
The courtroom style drawings in the credits have been so cool all season long and this one is a highlight of the art.