You absolutely knew where She-Hulk: Lawyer was heading to its season finale. But Wonder knew you knew. So what you got instead was a tie-in that redefined the “broken fourth wall,” brought back some familiar faces, and then introduced a whole new, potentially important one to the MCU.
We pick up not where episode 8 left off, at the FLOTY gala, but some time later, with Jen locked up in the DODC. Mallory, Nikki, and Pug come to visit, not to hear Jen’s thoughts on how to take legal action against Intelligencia, but to discuss her. own defense strategy, having violently Hulked during the event.
Jen agrees to an ankle brace like the one she negotiated for Emil Blonsky, but the damage is already done: she loses her job and can’t find another, so she leaves her apartment and returns to her childhood bedroom. . Then, in an effort to have some privacy, she’ll crash into Blonsky’s retreat.
Meanwhile, Nikki uses a video of Jen twerking in college (courtesy Mama Walters) to curry favor with the Intelligencia site and score an invitation from the HulkKing himself to a rally that night. . Knowing that the incels are waiting for a “brother”, Nikki coerces Pug into attending the meeting and doing her best. There, with Nikki offering advice via her iPhone AirPods, Pug learns that GLK&H client Todd Phelps is HulkKing.
Just as Todd introduces their guest speaker for the night, Abomination, Jen walks through Blonsky’s retreat and heads to the barn – which is actually the site of the Intelligencia gathering! Blonsky backs down and explains to his attorney that it’s just a paid gig, but their conversation is cut short by Todd feeding on some of Jen’s stolen, synthesized blood for “Hulk out” in a big green. who hates women. machine. Things get crazier and crazier as the Hulk himself crashes through the barn roof, Titania smashes through a side wall, and Blonsky reverts to his Abomination form. As a melee ensues, Jen remarks to the camera that this frankly doesn’t make much sense. “Does this work for you?” she asks us, before the screen suddenly turns into a facsimile of the Disney+ Marvel hub. She-Hulk then pops out of the tile for her own show and swings into that of the Marvel assembled series.
She-Hulk walks around the Disney lot and the production offices for… her show. She finds the writers’ room and confronts the scribes (including actual head writer Jessica Gao), asking, “What kind of stupid finale is this?” She-Hulk grumbles that the Hulk Todd twist borrowed from ‘every superhero story’ alreadythen asks, “Why don’t we do things our way?” A sheepish writer explains, “This is the story KEVIN wants.”
Jen goes to meet this KEVIN (who, if you didn’t have captions, you surely assumed was the head of Marvel Studios, Kevin feige), and after signing a lengthy NDA and passing a few guards, enters a cavernous room filled with screens playing Marvel clips. There, she comes face to face with KEVIN, a “giant AI mastermind” whose name stands for “Knowledge Enhanced Visual Interconnectivity Nexus”. (Even Grant Ward must appreciate that acronym.)
For budgetary reasons, She-Hulk becomes Jen again (stopped-camera, since the VFX team moved on to other projects). She then launches into her “final argument”, noting that “it is often said that Marvel movies all end the same way”, setting off “the plot and the flash” and in this case “a whole blood thing.” who is suspiciously close to the Super Soldier Serum. Jen proposes that KEVIN drop the Hulk Todd twist, get rid of Bruce (even though KEVIN says they were about to explain—), and fall back on Emil/hold him accountable. Jen then begins to speak out against the MCU’s reliance on “daddy issues” (for Tony, Thor, Loki, Star-Lord….), before KEVIN announces that the mistake that allowed him in has been fixed. . “Now get back to the show,” KEVIN said. “See you on the big screen” – although he just pretends to poke fun at the last part.
Returning to her revamped, daytime version of the finale, Jen assures Todd that she will chase him into oblivion…signs Blonsky to a new contract that will send him back to the DODC…and welcomes Daredevil/Matt Murdock. Matt actually ends up staying with the Walters for a week afterward, starting with a family barbecue where he’s peppered with questions about his and Jen’s future, his law practice, and more. Cousin Bruce then shows up for real, back from Sakaar, to introduce everyone to his son, Skaar (played at least in this case by Wil Deusner aka DC’s Stargirlis Joey Zarick).
A mid-credits scene then reveals Blonsky summoning Wong (travelling without Madisynn, alas) to get him out of the DODC and offer him a room in Kamar-Taj.
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