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Did She-Hulk's Finale Teaser Spoil Its Big Bad?

The following contains potential spoilers for "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" Episode 9.

The season finale of "She-Hulk" drops in the near future, and fans are on the edge of their seats waiting to find out how Jennifer Walter's first superhero adventure will shake up. After teaming up with Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil) to bring Leap-Frog to justice in last week's "Ribbit and Rip It," the tone of the episode shifted into something heartbreaking and horrifying in its final minutes. As Jennifer ascends the stage at the Southern California Law gala to accept an award for "Female Lawyer of the Year," she is ambushed by a cyber attack from the Intelligencia, who play a secretly recorded video of the hero having sex with Josh (Episode 7's too-good-to-be-true love interest).

Understandably enraged, Jen — in full She-Hulk mode — smashes the screen and chases after someone she believes to be the culprit. Around her, alarms sound as guests run in horror, seemingly afraid that she'll attack them next. Before she can catch her target, she is surrounded by armed members of the Department of Damage Control.

Of course, this horrible plot is the doing of the Hulk King, a mysterious puppet master who's been orchestrating much of Jen's problems throughout the series. Before this most recent transgression, they had succeeded in acquiring a sample of Jen's blood. Fans have been attempting to predict the Hulk King's true identity since their first mention, but the most recent teaser for Episode 9 may have given the whole game away.

It was Abomination all along

In a flashy and crowded trailer for the impending finale of "She-Hulk," a brief shot is shown of the Hulk — yes, Bruce Banner's Hulk — fighting the Abomination. This is a huge reveal for several reasons, not least of which is the visual confirmation that Mark Ruffalo will be part of the finale. More than that, the fact that Emil Blonsky is in his Abomination form at all very likely means that his inhibitor-device malfunction from Episode 7 was actually an earnest escape attempt. Both his deception and his battle with Banner could point to the Abomination being the true villain all along.

This could mean that Blonsky's retreat is itself an elaborate scheme and that all involved are merely super-powered members of the Intelligencia. That said, it seems fishy that Marvel would reveal something so crucial in a teaser, which may mean this is a misdirect. After all, why give Banner the ultimate battle in She-Hulk's show? Considering that this fight takes place at Blonsky's retreat and that both he and Banner are seemingly dressed to work out, this fight could be some kind of therapy to help one or both men work through their issues.

Even if Blonsky illegally tampered with his device, it could be for non-nefarious purposes. Perhaps without the Abomination, Blonsky feels he's denying part of who he is — just like Jen, he too may need to accept both halves to feel whole again.