‘WandaVision’ Enters the Real World – Breaking Down Episode 4
Episode four of WandaVision lets us finally see the other side of the distortion field, as well as answer and create a lot of new questions.
The first two episodes jumped from decade to decade with a few glitches here and there The third episode – set in the 1970s – had a major bump that disrupted the ideal suburban illusion. This week we left the world of sitcoms and entered the present-day. The story has definitely started to pick up speed, and it feels like a fight is coming right around the corner.
There are a lot of spoilers below this gif.
This episode does a lot of confirming and debunking of theories by taking us outside the created world of Westview – starting with when we actually are by opening with Monica Rambeau’s reappearance after the blip. This is the first time we’ve really gotten a glimpse of the chaos that people re-appearing was. We also get some S.W.O.R.D. in the MCU background (it sounds like Maria Rambeau became a founder, maybe because of her friendship with Carol Danvers).
We got two awesome characters back in Kat Denning’s Darcy Lewis (from the Thor movies) and Randall Park’s Agent Jimmy Woo (from the Ant-Man movies). I literally whooped in my living room when Darcy showed up – she’s a personal favorite. Their appearance does some more universe weaving with the Infinity Saga, and I hope we see a lot more of them after WandaVision has wrapped – there are a bunch of upcoming series/movies that the agency might be a part of.
Giving us the ability to see what was going on outside of the illusion has answered many questions. We now have an answer for:
- Who was watching the sitcom (Darcy)
- The toy helicopter (drones)
- The beekeeper (not AIM)
- The person on the radio (Jimmy)
All related to S.W.O.R.D.’s operation outside of the town and its team trying to figure out what the heck is going on. While the agency’s purpose has become more clear, what’s up with Wanda got a mixed bag of clues. It’s clear she doesn’t want the illusion to end and will react strongly if that’s challenged. It’s also clear that the small town is being held hostage and filling roles on the show that’s being created.
After she ejects Monica from the illusion, Wanda is quite shaken and is unable to maintain things. We get a look at the true face of Vision for the first time.
So the theory that Wanda is making her own reality to deal with grief is playing out. What I’m wondering is what the heck is up with Agnes? She wasn’t on the cast list that S.W.O.R.D. built based on residents, and there’s been a lot of hints that she’s not just an extra. I still think she’s Agatha Harkness and that we may still see some involvement from Mephisto, but I don’t know how they’re going to fit into all of this.
We got some clips this week that all have little bits of new information. What are you able to pick out?
And two new character posters…