Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

She-Hulk's First Post-Credits Scene Debunks A Hilarious Captain America Theory

Pour one out for Steve Rogers.

by Ani Bundel
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She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is the second live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe show to run only 30 minutes per installment, the first since WandaVision. The new show’s office-based sitcom format also gives it a very different feel from the rest of the Marvel’s series offerings. Considering the closed-ended stories and comedy-centric vibe, one might think it wouldn’t have post-credit scenes, since they’re much more cinematic. But that’s not the case, and the mid-credits scene in She-Hulk’s premiere is far better than most of the ones fans have watched so far.

Warning: Spoilers for the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law series premiere follow. Despite saying there are spoilers in this post, most of the first episode for She-Hulk is pretty straightforward. A few months ago, Jennifer Walters, the cousin of Bruce Banner, was heading out on vacation with him to catch up post-Blip when an alien spaceship attempted to intercept them. It caused Jennifer to drive off the road, and in the post-crash attempt to remove themselves from the car, Bruce accidentally bled on Jennifer. His gamma-radiated cells infect her, turning Jen into a female Hulk.

Unlike Banner, who struggled for 15 years to synthesize his Hulk self and Bruce self and come to terms with his alternate persona, Jen took to Hulk life surprisingly quickly. As she pointed out, society had already trained women to control their anger and maintain their equilibrium even when their bodies are doing things they cannot control. In short, she was born Hulk ready. The only difference is that, as a 6’7” woman, she can now lift a lot more, reach the top shelves, and handle much more alcohol than she used to.

Bruce and Jen’s night of drinking is one of the more comical scenes in the premiere (as is Jen’s Hulk-sized hangover the following day). The mid-credits scene — which starts around the 32-minute mark and comes between the show’s closing titles and the streaming ones — is a deleted clip from their evening throwing back shots.

It’s a callback conversation to the one Jen and Bruce had in the car. Before the crash, Jen was needling Bruce into confirming whether Steve Rogers died without ever having sex. Considering Rogers had never gone on a date before he was given the serum, his plans to see Peggy were iced, and his lack of dating life once he became a superhero, it’s an understandable belief. (The average person doesn’t know Steve went back in time at the end of Endgame and spent the next fifty years as Peggy’s low-key husband.)

In the post-credit scenes, Jen, in her non-Hulk state, was drunkenly crying over this injustice, insisting he deserved to get laid. Bruce couldn’t divulge Steve and Peggy’s secret, so instead, he told Jen that Steve hooked up on the USO tour before he was killed. Jen then immediately dropped her fake-drunk act, having gotten the answer she wanted, and proclaimed to the world, “CAPTAIN AMERICA FU....”

But this is Disney+, so naturally, viewers will just have to imagine how she finished that sentence.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, bringing the facts to the people. New episodes of Season 1 arrive every Thursday from now until mid-October.