We only have two episodes left! She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, But season one definitely doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to telling the story of Jennifer Walters/She Hulk (Tatiana Maslany). Jane’s unconventional origins as a superhero has shown up in some great ways over the course of the season thus far, especially as she balanced her life as a single woman and high-ranking attorney. It all came to a head in a surprising fashion in this week’s seventh episode, with an ending that may start to get in trouble for Jen. Spoilers for Episode 7 of She-Hulk: The Advocate in “The Retreat” below! Just see if you want to know!
The episode sees Jane deal with her budding romance with Josh (Trevor Salter), whom she met during her friend’s wedding the previous week. After they went on several dates and eventually reached out, Josh started not responding to Jane’s text messages – which made her incredibly frustrated and distracted, especially when she had to go upstairs to visit the spa run by Emile Blonsky/Abomination (Tim. Roth). ). Once Jane started hooking up with some of the resort’s eclectic fashion personalities, they convinced her to prioritize herself and delete Josh’s number from her phone.
The final scene of the episode then showed why that’s such a good idea, re-emerging when Jen and Josh were first connected — revealing that he was actually a member of Intelligencia, the online dark forum that has been making death threats against She-Hulk. After Josh wirelessly transcribed all the data on Jen’s phone, he texted the dodgy “HulkKing” at the end of last week’s episode, sending out a bunch of emojis indicating he had obtained a sample of her blood.
This revelation certainly casts Jen and Josh’s past moments together in a new light – and now escalates the inevitable conflict between Jen and Intelligencia even further.
Who are the intelligentsia in Marvel Comics?
Created by Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier in 2009 Falling Structures: Alpha #1, Intelligencia is a group of Marvel lore’s smartest super-villains, who work together to cause evil that can benefit them all. Formed and initially disbanded, they are back together after the events of the Hulk World War, led by MODOK and The Leader. Their goal in the fight against the Hulk was to create their powerful being through gamma rays and cosmic radiation, and their work led to the creation of Red She-Hulk, A-Bomb, and Amadeus Cho.
This is directly related to She-Hulk in the 2010 series Hey hulkswhich sees Jane and Lyra/She-Hulk, the future daughter of Bruce and Tundra from another war-torn land in the multiverse, hunt down members of the Intelligence and bring them to justice.
Based on Episode 6, She-Hulk certainly appears to be reframing the Intelligencia as a sort of “men’s rights activist” group, giving the show another outlet to deal with the sexism and misogyny that Jane faces. Now, there is a question as to whether or not some disturbing scenes previously on the show, such as the Wrecking Crew attempting to steal Jen’s blood and the fearsome Todd (John Bass) fascination with the She-Hulk, can be linked to Intelligencia as well. After all, both scenes of The Wrecking Crew and Todd highlight the awkward and uncomfortable moments for Jen who was a superhero, between comments made by Todd and Wrecking Crew accusing her of “showing her powers” by only appearing in the public eye. With Samuel Sterns / The Leader (Tim Blake Nelson) just confirmed he’s a big bad ahead Captain America: New World Order movie, we’ll have to wait and see if he can take things into account as well.
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