Reviewing the Season 9 Episode 9 finale of She-Hulk which perfectly breaks the fourth wall and teases Skaar and the World War Hulk storyline.
By Chandraboli Majumdar
October 13, 2022
The Season 9 finale of She-Hulk Episode 9 has been released on Disney+ and it’s not what fans expected. MCU fans had plenty of theories about She-Hulk’s ending, but no one could have predicted what actually happened. We’ve seen Jen Walters break the fourth wall from time to time. However, the fourth wall that broke in Episode 9 was amazing. Although the finale may be considered disappointing by many fans. The one thing we know for sure is that audiences will remain polarized. Fans will either hate the finale or absolutely love it. But there will be no in-between. And we’re here to tell you the good and the bad of the episode.
The perfect ending for She-Hulk
While the ending of She-Hulk episode 9 is questionable, there’s no denying that the ending fit the tone of the show perfectly. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is known for breaking stereotypes of the superhero genre. In fact, they broke the fourth wall by being very self-aware. Jen even describes the series as a kind of legal comedy sitcom. He wanted to avoid the grand finale with complicated interconnected conflicts and big reveals. The highlight of the episode was the breaking of the fourth wall, jokes about the VFX budget and Tatiana Maslany herself.
The ending felt rushed
The only thing the showrunners could have done is make the final episode a bit longer. The ending with Todd Phelps and the Abomination felt extremely rushed. We barely got to see Jen process her emotions about her crumbling life and even the trauma Josh left behind. The episode would have felt more real had Jen grappled with those emotions and the fact that she, too, could lose control of herself. After all, we’ve seen how much Bruce feared the Hulk and the rage that filled him.
Titania was heavily underutilized
While we understand the series is Jen’s and will focus on her story, Titania deserved better characterization. The She-Hulk episodes were extremely short and couldn’t cover every aspect. It was certainly a major disappointment for the show. It also cost Titania who is now just a jealous influencer with no interesting backstory. The MCU has managed to flesh out a villain and a hero in a show before. In Daredevil, not only did we see Matt Murdock and his past, but we also saw how Wilson Fisk became the ruthless Kingpin. Titania deserves the same justice.
Matt Murdock’s return to She-Hulk was insignificant to the larger storyline. But it was definitely a great moment to see him dinner with Jen’s family and get grilled by them about the kids. It was cute and sweet and perfectly matched She-Hulk’s light-hearted sense of humor.
Fourth Broken Wall and Great Figures
The entire fourth-wall-breaking sequence was probably the best idea Marvel had in the entire season of She-Hulk. The visual effects jokes were hilarious. The MCU has also admitted that this is indeed a fictional world. Jen was super relatable during this moment as she asked KEVIN about the X-Men. The season finale of She-Hulk also came full circle with the characters. Watching Nikki and Pug infiltrate the Intelligenica was so much funnier than I expected. It was great to see Mallory Book be the badass lawyer that she is. And obviously Bruce returning with Skaar from Planet Sakaar sets up the World War Hulk Scenario.