‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ Had A Perfect Finale

There’s a lot to be said about the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law finale, probably because there was a lot going on. It seemed even those who praised the finale still felt some qualms about certain parts of it. But for those who have been paying attention from the very beginning, it truly was the best ending that the show could have offered. And this has nothing to do with the meta aspect of things. One of the big complaints about She-Hulk was the lack of singular plot, which is a valid criticism. Because the show focused on a weekly format, plots were smaller in scope. Instead, the show put an emphasis more on comedy and character, the latter of which ended on a perfect note.

The finale starts off dealing with the ramifications from end of last week’s episode. Now that she’s finally viewed as an uncontrollable Hulk, Jen Walters (Tatiana Maslany) is being punished. In order to center herself, she seeks out a Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth). This plot line devolves into a chaotic scene that Jen herself views as out of control and expresses to the audience how unhappy she is with it. Instead of staying with it, the show goes off the meta rails by smashing into the Marvel Studios offices in order to rewrite her own ending.

After an entire season of drifting away from traditional Marvel Cinematic Universe style of storytelling, fans were hoping that the show would align itself more with an MCU superhero finale. Instead, it went in the complete opposite direction and had Jen resolve the matter peacefully and own her own terms. Because from the very beginning the show focused on character above all else, this ending is way more profound than fans are giving it credit for. In almost every single episode, Jen is unable to control her narrative. Bruce says she has to be a superhero. She gets fired from her job and is forced to take the only one offered to her. She even has to take on a client against her will and Titania (Jameela Jamil) tries to steal her identity. The finale was starting to go in a direction completely contrary to what she wanted, just like the rest of the season. By breaking the fourth wall and rewriting her own ending, Jen was finally taking control of her life and her story. It shows a character evolution from beginning to end that might be the most profound out of everything the MCU has done thus far. Some fans might be disappointed, but that’s kind of the point. This show wasn’t about satisfying the fans. It was about satisfying Jen Walters as a character, and I think she accomplished just that.

She-Hulk is now streaming on Disney+.

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