Time and again, we have seen Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk break not just the evil villain’s bones and the infrastructure around her with her immense strength, but also the fourth wall with her immense meta persona, repeatedly talking directly into the camera to address the problems at hand. She knows that she is a character in a show, and she lets everyone know that she knows that they know.
Warning! Spoilers Ahead on the Season Finale of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.
So it wasn’t much of a surprise when she just up and left the scene altogether in the season finale of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law and directly went to confront Marvel Studios’ chief executive Kevin Feige. What was surprising was the reveal that Kevin Feige was actually K.E.V.I.N (Knowledge Enhanced Visual Interconnectivity Nexus.) and the show’s acknowledgment of the toxic internet trolls about the show, making them the true villains of the series.
She-Hulk And Her True Enemy!
As Maslany, creator and head writer Jessica Gao, and director and executive producer Kat Coiro talked with Variety, they explained that Feige was in on the gag from the start, and even helped to shape his A.I. avatar. They also talked about the satisfaction they felt in seeing real-life online trolls use the exact same criticisms of She-Hulk, the show, that the fictional online trolls on the show used against She-Hulk, the character.
This was one of the most different and fresh endings to any series of Marvel Studios that they had created so far. Addressing the problems that are enemies of any show: Toxic Internet Trolls. Maslany even said so herself and has been vocal about it even in the finale of She-Hulk. When asked whether she expected to face the trolls when she signed up for the show, the actress said,
“Reading the script, it was so true. There’s so much resistance to a woman just existing in that space of superheroes. There’s always going to be that. I sort of anticipated it. It’s why I also feel it’s important. There’s such an entitlement to space held by certain people, and to even exist as She-Hulk is like a fuck-you, and I love that.”
What Happened In The Final Episode?
In the season finale — pointedly titled “Whose Show Is This?” — Jennifer Walters smashes out of the show entirely, jumping through the Disney+ portal to confront the writers of the show about why the finale is so needlessly convoluted with extraneous, nonsensical plot lines, including one about a cabal of toxic fanboys who troll Jennifer online about being a female superhero who doesn’t deserve her powers. Eventually, the She-Hulk confronts the one in charge — no, not Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige, but K.E.V.I.N. (or Knowledge Enhanced Visual Interconnectivity Nexus), a sentient robot armed with “the most advanced entertainment algorithm in the world.”
The finale was so ridiculously comical and accurate that fans could not help but love it! It just goes to show that sometimes, change can be good!
She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is streaming exclusively on Disney+.