Wanda, Vision, and their new house guest who is busting the MCU have a really scary Halloween in the latest installment in the Disney series
Posted: Friday, 12 February 2021 at 9:17 a.m.
Halloween is a scary time at best, but when you live in Westview? Well, it must be a positive deterrent. And strangely enough, the fourth wall break
Yes, WandaVision delivered its first seasonal special (or at least the fictional show in WandaVision) this week, which also picks up on the consequences of the big twist of the fifth episode in the Cinematic Universe Pietro Lives! And played by Evan Peters! And now there’s a Fox character in the MCU!
Before we start counting the days until the X-Men rub shoulders with the Avengers, however, let’s return to the sitcom world of Westview, particularly now a Malcolm in the medium-sized story, the Wanda and Vision (Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany) have to deal with their new houseguest and Vision’s growing suspicions of what’s going on
Meanwhile, our three heroes (Monica, Jimmy and Darcy) begin to bump into the increasingly sinister director Hayward outside of the “Hex” and work to figure out what his game really is with the only vibranium synthoid in the world
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After the big twists and turns and action in the story over the last week, this is definitely more of an episode that takes what we’ve already seen rather than pushing the plot forward heavily – but to be fair, There’s quite a lot to chew on, starting with this new Pietro
Because he’s actually new? From the start, Pietro played the role of the moronic uncle with bad influence who misled the children when they did trick or treat but later reveals he’s only doing this because he knows Wanda and this sitcom want to play it. Unusually, he seems to be quite aware of the simulation they’re in and the controls Wanda is in – and he will, too explicitly depicted as MCU Pietro / Quicksilver, complete with memories of his death in Age of Ultron (which was featured in a quick clip during recap)
“I’ve been shot like a fool in the street for no reason, and next thing I know you’ll call me,” he says, suggesting that he looks different (aka not like Aaron Taylor-Johnson) because Wanda doesn’t want to be reminded of the past except when she hallucinates Peters full of bullet holes, just like the creepy dead vision from a few weeks ago
Like Wanda, we might like to suspect this Pietro, who is delighted with what Wanda has pulled and strangely rejects the danger that Vision is in (“Hey, don’t sweat, sister … not like yours dead husband can die twice ”) Some fans think that this may not be mercury at all and that the ultimate villain (maybe Mephisto?) is actually behind Peter’s mask at the moment it’s a bit unclear
At least he manages to distract Wanda while Vision finally sets off on his own search for the truth. After a somewhat tense tête-a-tête in the morning, Vision (wearing his comic-style costume, just like Wanda, Pietro and her kids) gone to do his own research and discovered a literal ghost town on the edge of Wanda’s control made all the more creepy by the funky sitcom music that still bubbles along among these frozen people? Kathryn Hahns Agnes realizing how much they are under Wanda’s control while telling Vision about his own story (it turns out he doesn’t even know what Avengers are anymore)
As with Pietro, it’s hard to know what Agnes’ motives are here – a lot of fans believe she’s actually the one pulling the strings, and indeed the comic’s witch character, Agatha Harkness (in particular, she’s like one here dressed while others are dressed in their “real self” comic costumes) But whatever their game, she inspires Vision to try something drastic – an attempt beyond Ellis Avenue, outside of the Hex, and into the real world to get
In this real world, Monica, Jimmy, and Darcy (Teyonah Parris, Randall Park, and Kat Dennings) have already bumped into director Hayward, who knocked them out of the case with remarkably poor tact (raising someone’s dead mother is likely Reason for a meeting with SWORD HR) and somehow seems to be specifically tracking Vision’s signature – meaning he’s there and ready if Bettany’s Android breaks through
But while Monica’s hexite (thanks) messed up her molecular structure (hello future superpowers), Vision just falls apart as soon as he walks, which may suggest exactly what SWORD did to his body before Wanda stole it and inspired Wanda to do something equally drastic
Forewarned by her son Billy (both twins are developing skills similar to Wanda and Pietro this week), Wanda realizes that Vision is in trouble.She freezes everyone around her, expanding the hex, saving the vision and transforming the SWORD at the same time Agents (excluding Hayward, Rambeau, and Jimmy from the FBI) in Carnival Workers In One fell swoop, Wanda has more sets to play with (which may be a subtle joke about a sitcom getting more budget) and most of her enemies have been struck off the board
However, it also brings Dennings’ Darcy to the sitcom, and gets Monica and Jimmy to be that mysterious aerospace engineer (Reed Richards? It seems possible ) who appears to have built something that can safely get her to Westview, and we’re sure Hayward hasn’t given up on his plans just yet
Now that there are only three episodes left, it’s hard to know exactly how this series will end, should we take note of the fact that Tommy and Billy essentially told, or was just about, this week’s episode more Malcolm in middle fun? Are Pietro and Agnes as they say, or is someone else pulling the strings? Does it matter that Pietro looks like the Fox Quicksilver, or was Aaron Taylor-Johnson just busy doing Tenet? And how can this be resolved in a way that doesn’t start a mini-war in New Jersey?
Well, hopefully we’ll find out in some slightly longer episodes soon. Even in a comparatively less curvy week like this one, there’s a lot to digest with some features (Tommy and Billy develop their powers like in the Young Avengers comics, Wanda’s fantastic Comics-accurate costume, this incredibly creepy commercial, a possible kick-ass reference) more or less thrown into the mix With that in mind, it’s hard to fathom how significant these last three entries in WandaVision will be
Maybe Wanda just told us. Just as the Hex just got a lot bigger, so did WandaVision. Next week maybe we’ll start to see what that means
Would you like more WandaVision content? Read our guide to the WandaVision Cast, WandaVision Release Schedule, Agatha Harkness, and the Scary WandaVision Commercials Also We Ask: Is Wanda Pregnant? When is WandaVision discontinued and how did Vision survive?
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