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The Subtle Black Panther Music Sting In She-Hulk's Finale That Some Fans May Have Missed

After nine episodes of battles in and out of the legal system, "She-Hulk" has ended just as it began — occasionally hilarious and refreshingly imaginative. That last point was on full display in the season finale, which saw the titular character quite literally smash her way through the Disney+ streaming platform into "Marvel Studios: Assembled," where she came face to face with the true big-bad of "She-Hulk."

Busting through a staff of TV writers and bodyguards brings Jen face to face with K.E.V.I.N., a nightmarish amalgamation of GLaDOS and AUTO from "Wall-E." It turns out K.E.V.I.N. is the reason the series spent several hours on a convoluted and predictable "Hulk-blood" subplot, which — if you can ignore the obvious lamp-shading and the weirdly unnecessary "self-own" on the show's mostly solid writing — is kind of funny in an absurd sort of way. Jen goes on to insist that her subversive take on a superhero climax be heard, which K.E.V.I.N. reluctantly agrees to listen to on one intriguing condition.

Wakanda Forever is on its way

As She-Hulk is pitching her perfect version of the finale to K.E.V.I.N., the robot executive instructs her to transform back into Jen. "You are very expensive," it says in a mechanical monotone. He then asks her to wait until the camera shot reverses to itself so that the show won't even have to animate her transformation because "The visual effects team has moved on to another project." As it says this, the rhythm of the tama or "talking drums" is heard — an instrument musically synonymous with the world of Wakanda (per Afropop Worldwide).

Of course, this is a not-so-subtle nod to the next MCU project, "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," which is due to be released this November. The moment is hilariously ironic, considering the amount of VFX required to make K.E.V.I.N. a reality. It would be even funnier if it didn't unwittingly bear the uncomfortable specter of Marvel's mistreatment of their VFX team (via CNET). The way the drums fade in also harkens back to a moment from "Avengers: Infinity War," in which the tama can be heard as Steve Rogers thinks of T'Challa.

All episodes of "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" are now streaming on Disney+.