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On This Weeks WandaVision

Things Are Heating Up and A Mutant Appearance!

By Jason Ray Morton Published 3 years ago 3 min read

Spoiler Alert! Face it, that's why you're here or you don't have Disney Plus.

It's episode five and things have really started to head up as the story continues to unfold in front of loyal fans of all things Marvel. Wanda and Vision are dealing with being new parents, their neighbor Agnes popping in whenever she seems to feel the need to intrude, and Vision is starting to question things going on around them. Monica, the legacy SWORD agent, is waking up after testing from her experience of being expelled from Westview and we learn that Wanda attacked a top-secret location that held Visions corpse. So we know, that after last seeing her at the end of Avengers Endgame, when both Wanda and Hawkeye stood along the water talking about the loss of the fallen Avengers and hoping they knew that Thanos had been defeated, her devastation at Visions' loss was yet to be demonstrated.

As usual, Wanda (Elizabeth Olson) and Vision (Paul Bettany) are awesome together and their chemistry shines in their shared scenes. The tension as Vision begins to question Wanda's knowledge of the weird events transpiring around them is noticeable. They are one part parents, struggling with things like what age should the twins have a puppy and one part struggling to maintain the secrecy of the powers they all possess. When the boys magically age themselves to ten, we see that Agnes obviously knows more than she lets on as she excuses the strange and shocking scene of two kids rapidly maturing by reassuring them that the puppy's still the same size.

On the outside, our intrepid investigators are starting to piece together what Westview is to Wanda and how things work. The logical assumption is that Wanda is doing it all on her own, rewriting reality. Monica's bullet-proof vest is changed into her pants and blouse in the mysterious city, leading to the question of what happens if they send something in that doesn't need to be changed to fit Wanda's new world.

As things continue to become more and more apparent to Vision, his realizing that something's completely off about their world, Wanda goes out of her way to protect her happy little paradise. Elizabeth Olson's Wanda has materialized into a very motherly figure, explaining how Wanda and Vision don't always see eye to eye on everything. The boys face the death of Sparky the puppy, making for a teachable moment for the all powered mother to teach the kids how the world works and that death isn't something she "can" control.

By the end of the episode things are getting more apparent that if Wanda hasn't been the one to create the little paradise for her to have Vision back, to have a family, she's at the very least not willing to give it up any time soon. Wanda goes from inside Westview to the outside, warning the SWORD team to leave her alone, issuing them a dire warning. An intriguing face-off between agent Rambeau and Wanda definitely tells us that Wanda is in control of whatever she wants, "I have what I want, and nobody will ever take it from me again." She shows her power and we get a brilliant light show as she reenters Westview, leaving the field bright red.

Before the end of the episode, we get a surprise in the form of Quicksilver, Wandas' brother Pietro. It's not the Age of Ultron Pietro, however. The part's been recast and we are treated to the X-Men version of Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters. Where they go from here is anyone's guess but if they're pulling from the comics, then it makes some sense. X-men Quicksilver is Magneto's son and in the comic books, Magneto is revealed as Scarlet Witche's father as well. Now that the X-Men is under the same production house, this may be the first hint at the X-Men becoming a part of the Marvel Cinematic Univers, sooner than later. Even if it does require a bit of retcon work.

Overall, I'd give the episode an A+. It's still a different experience with the two Avengers living in suburbia but this is starting to feel more and more like a Marvel adventure in the making...


About the Creator

Jason Ray Morton

I have always enjoyed writing and exploring new ideas, new beliefs, and the dreams that rattle around inside my head. I have enjoyed the current state of science, human progress, fantasy and existence and write about them when I can.

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