“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode 9, the season finale, is unlike that of any other Marvel show. And we, as the viewers, get to see how Marvel managed or tried to manage the ending of a show that doesn’t have a villain as such. And unfortunately, not even the head of Marvel Studios can bring the show out of its misery. “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” is now Marvel’s most unproductive show. But it does offer some perks. Before talking about them, here is a recap.
‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’: Episode 9: Recap Summary
After the stunt Jennifer Walters pulled at the gala (“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode 8 End), she is put in an incarceration facility. It looks like the D.O.D.C. prison where Emil Blonsky was also held up. She is released from custody but with an inhibitor around her leg and terms that bar her permanently from turning into the She-Hulk. Jennifer loses her job and decides to go and live with her parents. Fed up with the way her life changed after the scandal at the gala, she makes up her mind to sue those responsible.
Nikki has already done a lot of research on Intelligencia and its admin, HulkKing. But since it is owned by shell companies operating outside U.S. jurisdiction, suing them will be almost impossible. Meanwhile, Jennifer’s mom shows Nikki a video of Jennifer dancing and twerking with her friends in law school. Later that evening, Jennifer texts Bruce and Emil in search of like-minded peace. Bruce is apparently AWOL [he isn’t even on Earth]. And with Emil not replying, she decides to visit him. Nikki returns to her office and uploads Jennifer’s dancing video on the Intelligencia website to learn more about it. Fortunately, she receives a message from HulkKing, who invites her to a private event the same night. The only catch is that HulkKing thinks that the sender of the video is a man. Nikki resorts to Pug again. Nikki and Pug arrive at the event. With Nikki in an earpiece, Pug goes in and comes face-to-face with Todd Phelps (one of Jennifer’s dates and GLK&H’s biggest clients), who is also HulkKing. On the other hand, Jennifer arrives at Emil’s “abode of peace,” deciding to stay there for a few days. Dirk Garthwaite, AKA Wrecker, of The Wrecking Crew, welcomes her. Later on, she asks Dirk about Emil. He tells her that he is at the lodge nearby for an event. Jennifer makes her way to the lodge.
The Intelligencia event begins, and surprisingly, Todd welcomes Abomination, aka Emil Blonsky, to give a speech as a life coach. Emil has just begun his speech when Jennifer enters through the back door. She is completely taken aback to see Emil as an Abomination, as he had promised to not transform. And while he tries to make Jennifer understand that it is “strictly for profit,” Jennifer is very upset. Meanwhile, the crowd starts booing Jennifer Walters. Nikki has arrived as well, and she and Pug tell Jennifer that the crowd is the Intelligencia and Todd is HulkKing. Todd then reveals that he was the mastermind who hired Josh to seduce Jennifer and steal her blood. He is then handed a syringe by one of his peers that has a synthesized form of Jennifer’s blood, and he injects himself with it. In front of everyone, Todd turns green and huge, but without losing his conscience. At the very next moment, Titania breaks into the room. Todd rushes towards Jennifer, but she is saved by Emil. The Hulk, AKA Bruce, arrives from nowhere and rushes toward Emil, thinking that he is going to harm Jennifer. All-out chaos takes place in front of Jennifer, and she decides that the season finale cannot be the way it appears. She then decides to take matters into her own hands.
‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ Episode 9 Ending: Jennifer Obliterates A Thrilling Ending
Jennifer Walters breaks out of the “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” plot and makes her way to the show “Marvel Studios Assembled,” which is Marvel’s B.T.S. show. There she questions the creators of “She-Hulk” regarding the show’s ending. Getting no satisfactory answers, she decides to meet “Kevin,” the guy who runs the show, basically. After making her way to Kevin’s secure room, she finds that Kevin is actually K.E.V.I.N., AKA Knowledge Enhanced Visual Interconnectivity Nexus. After being able to convince K.E.V.I.N. to change some aspects of the ending, including Todd not getting Hulk powers, Bruce not arriving, Emil not becoming Abomination, a climax in daylight and not during the nighttime, and finally, some Daredevil stuff, she returns to her plot. Todd is taken into custody, and Jennifer promises to see him in court. Emil, too, signs an agreement that will send him back to D.O.D.C. prison for 10 years without parole. Daredevil literally falls from the sky after everything is sorted, only to join Jennifer and her family for a family lunch. As all are talking to their special guest, Matt Murdock, Bruce arrives with another special guest. It’s his son, Skaar. Season 1 ends with Jennifer Walters, AKA She-Hulk, returning to court to fight her case against Todd Phelps. The post-credits scene shows Wong taking Emil Blonsky to Kamar-Taj from his prison.
‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ Episode 9: Easter Eggs, Explained
Vintage Show: Episode 9 begins with Jennifer Walters dreaming about a show to her name, i.e., the Savage She-Hulk. Pretty much like in “WandaVision” Episode 3 (WandaVision in Color), the dream sequence appears to be based on a 60’s daily soap. It is no doubt a tribute to the classic The Incredible Hulk show that ran for 5 seasons from 1977 to 1982. Moreover, “The Savage She-Hulk” is also the title of She-Hulk’s debut comic series.
Lady Thor: After Pug arrives at the event, there is a mention of Lady Thor by one of the many guys present. This mention of her proves that the events of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” occur around the same time or immediately after those of “Thor: Love and Thunder.” This is because Jane Foster was Lady Thor only for a short time.
I Want You: When Jennifer arrives at the creators’ room, we see an “I Want You to Put Away Your Cell Phone” poster of Captain America pointing the finger at us. This reminds us of a similar poster from “Captain America: First Avenger” (2011) of Uncle Sam that said, “I Want You for the U.S. Army.”
Iron-Man Suits: After Jennifer Walters goes to Kevin’s office, she meets the receptionist. Behind her, we can see three Iron-Man suits. They are Mark 2, Tony’s prototype Iron-Man suit from “Iron-Man” (2008); Mark V, Tony’s “suitcase suit” from “Iron-Man 2” (2010); and Mark VII, which J.A.R.V.I.S. deployed after Loki threw Tony off the Stark Tower in “The Avengers” (2012). Sentimental memories are unlocked.
Marvel Studios Studio, K.E.V.I.N., And More Stuff: Jennifer enters a room that has a room that looks quite similar to the background of Kevin Fiege’s Phase 4 Reveal Disney Investors Day video on YouTube. This stresses the fact that Jennifer is indeed on the center stage of Marvel, where she finally meets K.E.V.I.N. (a dig at Marvel president Kevin Fiege). It even has a visor that makes it look as if K.E.V.I.N. is wearing a cap (which is what Kevin Fiege wears most of the time). K.E.V.I.N. further asks Jennifer if she was expecting a man. Ironic. There is a moment where K.E.V.I.N. tells Jennifer to transform into her human self, but only when the camera is off her because showing the transformation, and She-Hulk herself, for too long will be “very expensive” and the visual effects team has moved on to a different project. This is certainly true. Moreover, as soon as K.E.V.I.N. mentions the next project, we hear a short but distinct tune in the background [that of the Black Panther score by Ludwig Göransson.] This makes sense as Marvel’s next film, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is coming out on November 11. And after the kind of response the VFX of “Black Panther” got, especially its final fight scene between T’Challa and Killmonger, Marvel won’t be willing to compromise on the VFX of the sequel even a bit.
Save it for the Movie: K.E.V.I.N. tries to tell her that Bruce is supposed to return to explain what he was doing on “Sak…” but Jennifer interrupts K.E.V.I.N., saying, “Save it for the movie.” So, we have a Hulk movie on the way. And we also get to know that Bruce was indeed on Sakaar. Bruce spent 2 years on Sakaar (“Thor: Ragnarok”), and the mention of a movie does fan the flames surrounding the “Planet Hulk” and “World War Hulk” storylines. Jennifer also asks K.E.V.I.N. about the X-Men before giving the viewers a thumbs-up. However, K.E.V.I.N. doesn’t answer it. We also get the confirmation that there will be a Season 2 of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” from Jennifer herself.
Skaar: At the end of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode 9, Bruce returns back to Earth with his son, Skaar, whom he introduces to the family. According to the comics, this new member of the family, Skaar, is the son of Caiera the Oldstrong and Bruce Banner, who was born to Sakaar’s Shadow People. Skaar’s introduction further strengthens the possibility of a future Hulk film involving the events of “Planet Hulk” and “World War Hulk” from the comics, both of which involve Skaar and his mother, Caiera.