Earlier today we had one take on the latest episode of ‘WandaVision’ by WDWPro and I also wanted to give my impressions of the most recent episode. It’s always good to have different opinions and thoughts on something because that’s how discussion can happen. Fandom used to be about fun and discussion.
For episode 6 we finally get the characters in version of their comic book costumes and more information about what’s going on.
Before I get into that I do have to agree with my husband that I think the things that make WandaVision exciting also feel like it’s just the MCU using the show to set up the next arc, movies, and “surprise” new characters coming for the future. Sometimes it works and sometimes it feels more like “but wait there’s more.” I think that too much of that can make the show feel more like a gateway than it’s own thing.
That being said, here’s what I thought and there are spoilers ahead.
I mostly liked this episode. I liked seeing the costumes. Agnes in the witch costume furthers the theory that she’s Agnes Harkness.
I liked seeing Tommy and Billy starting to show their powers. I liked Wanda showing weakness and admitting it’s not all as she remembers it and she doesn’t seem to be able to control everything. Her powers do seem to be limited. I liked the bits of information we were given and how it was delivered. Makes me want to come back for more.
We also learn that she doesn’t know how the whole bubble of Westview even happened.
Vision flat out lies to Wanda about where he’s going so he can check out the situation. He knows something isn’t right and he wants to find out what’s going on. So the conflict there is interesting. He has to lie to her to be able to have the freedom to investigate. That was interesting.
We have Monica Rambeau, Woo and Darcy questioning choices and behaviors themselves. When they challenge Director Hayward he orders them to be removed. Clearly the director has some other plans and biases against those that had been snapped.
They are able to overtake the armed guards and freely sneak around the base. Then Darcy is somehow able to hack into the highly guarded SWORD network in a matter of seconds, which I do agree with WDWPro on. It’s a bit weird. Just because you’re smart doesn’t mean you can hack everything. But hey, it’s a plot device so okay.
But from this we know that Monica has had her DNA changed, which leads us back to her becoming Photon. I really liker her character and would love to see her get to be Captain Marvel like in the comics, but one thing at a time. No matter what I’m liking Monica quite a bit.
That all leads into the fact that she and Woo are going off to meet her aerospace engineer friend, who many, myself included believe will be Reed Richards. That could lead into the Fantastic 4. There’s also a connection with Agnes Harkness and the Fantastic Four.
Which brings us back to the idea that this show is more about a bridge to the next phase of the MCU. If Mephisto is the villain, that would make sense as the character does die into several characters moving into the MCU.
Then we have Pietro who not only has a different face but is apparently aware of everything going on, his “role” in it and even asks where she was hiding all the children. That was one of the first things I noticed too. Suddenly there were kids everywhere. Maybe that’s why she isn’t controlling the boundary areas as fluidly as she could be?
He says he’s there because she needed him but remembers things differently than she does and asks some very pointed questions about her power. This almost feels like he’s there more for investigation reasons than for Wanda. But who’s he investigating for?
Pietro is clearly off from the MCU Quicksilver we say in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Although I think one of my favorite lines in the show is when Darcy said “She recast Pietro?”
I’m definitely interested moving forward. It’s way better than the first two episodes were. I still say the show would flow better if it was all released at once, but I admit I’m curious to see where it’s all going. I think it’s mostly intriguing, even if it’s just a tool to set up the next phase of the MCU.
Is Wanda the villain or is she a pawn like everyone else? My money is on a bit of both.
What do you think? Comment and let us know.
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