Wandavision: Episodes 3-9 (“Now, In Color” – “The Season Finale”)

He’s Back! Back Again! To nerd out… bout’ Marvel… He’s Back! WandaVision is unfortunately now over, but man did it end on a Bang! We got answers to so many questions, but also seems like for every question answered, we get 2 more unanswered! But that can be explained later, now for the review.

Episode 3, “Now in Color,” was, as the title suggests, in color. It takes place in the 70’s, a simpler time, and now Wanda is expecting a baby, but not for another few months… except that her magic is causing it to fasten at an exponential rate. There are some fun baby preparation shenanigans, and even a new neighbor named Geraldine, who is less creepy than Agnes by far, not sounding so forced. When the time comes, she helps deliver the babies. Yes, you read me right, Wanda had twins! They get the names WIckett and Spe- I MEAN… Tommy and Billy. Totally not any Comic book Young Avengers in the making or anything… heh heh. When Geraldine asks about Wanda’s brother, she remembers Ultron, and Wanda immediately knows that Geraldine is not their neighbor, causing her to get launched from Westview, out into what we see is the real world, with Agents of S.W.O.R.D. surrounding the town. You see, Wanda has created a sort of Hex around Westview, trapping all of the inhabitants in so that she can be with her reanimated Vision, only able to survive inside of said hex.

Episode 4, “We Interrupt this Program,” we get our first real-world episode outside of the Hex, to focus on some S.W.O.R.D. Agents, those being Darcy Lewis (Thor: The Dark World Intern), Jimmy Wu (Ant Man and The Wasp FBI Agent), and Monica Rambeau (Daughter of Captain Marvel’s Maria Rambeau). We find out that Monica was one of the dusted after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, and in her absence her mother died, and the director position of S.W.O.R.D. went to a man named Hayward. And almost immediately we see that Hayward isn’t the nicest banana in the bunch. Throughout the episode, he tries to eliminate Wanda permanently so that he can “Save the Day!!!” We also see that Wanda is broadcasting her Hex to the outside world via TV, allowing the Agents of S.W.O.R.D. to monitor her every move. The episode is also VERY subtle at telling the fact that Vision is still dead, like giving us glimpses of his unanimated corpse. Very fun.

Episode 5, “On a Very Special Episode,” well, it’s not very special. Basically, the kids grow themselves up to 10, kids find dog, kids get dog, kids love dog, dog dies. None of this really matters, but at the end of the episode, Evan Peters, the Quicksilver of the Fox X-Men Universe, the one that everyone actually likes, comes as Pietro to Wanda. Episode 6, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!” is obviously Halloween themed, and prominently features Evan Peters as Quicksilver, but is he really? Memories he brings up to Wanda are different than she remembers, and his traits seem so… different… but that doesn’t matter, right? The kids get their powers of telepathy and Super-Speed respectively, Vision tries to escape as he knows that something weird is going on, failing miserably, and causing Wanda to expand the hex so he doesn’t cease to exist.

Now we’re at episode 7, “Breaking the Fourth Wall,” or as I like to call it, “The Wanda Depression Special.” Wanda is just out of it after the last episode, and Agnes watches the kids. Monica tries to re-enter the hex, causing the radiation to fuse with her and give her the powers of her comic book equivalent, Photon. She finds Wanda, who doesn’t seem too happy to see her, and they tussle, only to be interrupted by Agnes. Wanda goes into the creepy basement of Agnes, and she FINALLY reveals that she is, in fact, the witch Agatha Harkness. We also get to hear the most catchy Marvel song ever, “Agatha All Along”

Episode 8 is a flashback episode that I don’t want to go into too much detail with, and Episode 9 is the season finale where Hayward is arrested, Wanda beats and traps Agatha, has to stop the hex (killing her fake Vision and Twins), and is finally known, as the Scarlet Witch. There is SOOO much more in this show, so I definitely recommend checking it out for yourself!