‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ Episode 9 Spoiler Recap/Review
The Following Recap/Review Contains Spoilers for Episode 9 of ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’. To read last week’s review, please click here.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is back this week with its final episode. It’s been a season that has had many ups and a couple of downs, with an entertaining package being delivered overall. Last week saw Matt Murdock’s Disney Plus debut, as well as the MCU introducing Daredevil into the fold. When it came to Jeniffer, the episode delivered some great character moments as we’ve been accustomed to. The episode also saw Jen hulk out at the end to set up for the finale. With that said, does the finale do justice for She-Hulk? Does it deliver a satisfying ending or does it divert its path and deliver an unsatisfying conclusion? Let’s find out!
In this episode, titled “Whose Show is This?” Jen finds herself in trouble with the law and struggling to pick up the pieces in her life. Speaking about those pieces, this episode manages to pull them together in a really unconventional way…
The episode starts off with an amazing homage to the classic Hulk TV show as Jen wakes up in a cell similar to the one that used to hold Blonsky. She meets with Pug, Nikki, and Amelia to discuss legal strategies and plea deals. Jen ends up being released under the condition that she doesn’t transform into She-Hulk. She ends up staying with her parents in the meanwhile, as Nikki and her try to uncover the Intelligencia situation. Seeking someone that understands her situation, she tries to reach out to her cousin to no avail, leading her on to Emil once again.
Meanwhile, Nikki is trying to uncover who is behind Intelligencia without Jen finding out. She gets Pug to pose as her in a meet-up, paying up for that favor he owed her. He finds out that Todd, the awkward guy She-Hulk went on a date with, is Hulk-King aka the creator of Intelligencia. One thing to note about this scene is that demonstrated how Josh Segarra’s talents were barely used throughout the season. He was really fun to watch here as he does his best “bro-ey” impression. After this reveal, Abomination arrives as a guest speaker, and then it all unfolds. When I mean everything, I mean everything ties together into–a mess. Here is where the episode will either convince you that this show is a masterpiece or an utter disaster.
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What I’m about to write is completely real and literally happened as described (oddly enough). After the mess unfolds, the Disney Plus menu pops up and Jen pretty much leaves to go to a She-Hulk: Attorney at Law production meeting. She is not satisfied with the development of her story and wants to talk to Kevin. In this case, Kevin is actually K.E.V.I.N., Knowledge enhanced visual interconnectivity nexus, aka a giant AI brain. She goes on a tear inside Marvel Studios, after signing an NDA of course, and finds K.E.V.I.N, who asks her to transform into Jen as the budget won’t allow for her CG counterpart anymore. She then goes on to express her disdain towards how her story is going and addresses the state of the greater MCU. Various valid points are made in a joking manner, but the way in which it pieces the plot together just… works?
She picks and chooses what she wants, asking questions about when we’ll see the X-Men and if she could get some more Daredevil. After this, we’re finally back into the episode itself with everything settled and Daredevil arriving on the scene. We transition into a family-style dinner with Matt meeting Jen’s family. And since it’s a family outing, Hulk shows up with… SKAAR?! Yes, Hulk officially has a son and he makes his first appearance here. Shortly after, Jen makes her way to the courtroom, and…that’s it. The post-credits scene features Wong breaking out Blonsky and taking him in over at Kamar-Taj.
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As I said, viewers will either be completely enthralled by this decision or will absolutely hate it. It’s a tough pill to swallow, even considering the nature of the 4th wall-breaking the show has featured. It’s such a stretch and in the end, it worked for what it set out to accomplish, but it’s such a drastic leap. Tatiana Maslany sells it really well too, acting as you would expect in a scene like this. Regardless, the discourse that should follow from this is going to be interesting, to say the least.
Overall, the last episode of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’s debut season takes its biggest and boldest leap yet. Its resolution is one that’s convenient in a way that we really haven’t seen before. This will make the show for some, and definitely break it for others. Within the show’s structure, I believe that it was a creative jolt that was needed. Something to set apart a character that has already been described as, well, She-Hulk. What the episode delivers in unforgettable execution it lacks in plot development for those who wanted it. Take that as you will, but overall the episode delivers to round off a satisfactory debut season for Ms. Walters. – Kenneth Colon
Grade – 8/10
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Airs New Episodes Every Thursday on Disney+
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