Synopsis: Jen visits Blonsky’s wellness retreat, meets new friends and gets in touch with her inner She-Hulk.
Picking up from last week. Jen has started dating Josh who she met at her friend’s wedding in last week’s show. But when Josh ghosts her after their third date. Jen’s confidence takes a bit of a hit. However, she is soon given something to do when Emile Blonksy’s parole officer calls her for help. Apparently, Blomsky’s inhibitor, which prevents him from changing into The Abomination has gone wrong, and the parole officer wants Jen to be his backup.
Thankfully things do not get out of control and Blomsky’s parole officer is able to reset the device and go on his merry way. However when two of Blomsky’s clients get into a fight. Jen’s car is damaged and she is forced to stay at the retreat for a while.
After finally managing to get a signal on her phone. Jen winds up participating in one of Blomsky’s therapy sessions when she opens up about being ghosted by Josh.
Tatiana Maslany gets to do a lot more in her character of Jen in this episode as the focus does a deep dive into the emotional difficulties of dealing with having more than one personality. The therapy scenes are both funny and relatable as Jen is forced to unpack why she often uses She-Hulk as a crutch when she is wanting to be taken seriously. Tim Roth is fantastic as Blonsky who is running the sessions. But for my money, the two best performances came from Nathan Hurd and Joseph Castillo-Midyett who provided much of the comedy as Man-Bull and El Aguila.
The Retreat sees this series take a dip into the world of pop psychology as we see Emile Blonsky’s Wellness retreat and some of the fun characters that he is helping. Man-Bull and El Aguila were the definite standout characters in this episode.
Overall. A fun episode, which ends with a brief flashback scene to Josh and Jen’s night together.
- CGI & Stunts9.0
- Incidental Music8.6