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WandaVision: Easter Eggs And Important Moments In Episode 9, 'The Series Finale'

It all comes to an end.

By Kristy AndersonPublished 3 years ago 6 min read
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WARNING: SPOILERS for WandaVision episode 9, 'The Series Finale'

WandaVision's ninth and final episode, simply dubbed 'The Series Finale' is here, and it's a wild ride from start to finish. The action picks up right where episode 8, 'Previously On..' left off. Wanda has been revealed as the supposedly mythical Scarlet Witch, Tommy and Billy are still being held hostage by Agatha Harkness, and a potentially dangerous White Vision is on the loose.

Here are all the Easter Eggs and important moments from WandaVision episode 9, 'The Series Finale'.

The Darkhold

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During one of the many confrontations between Wanda and Agatha during the finale, Agatha claims that there is a whole chapter dedicated to Wanda, as The Scarlet Witch, in a magical book known as the Darkhold. Agatha reveals some rather important information, including that the Scarlet Witch is said to be stronger than the Sorceror Supreme (a position held by Doctor Strange in the comics), and that she is destined to destroy the world.

The Darkhold, also known as the Book Of Sin or Book Of The Damned, already has some history in the MCU, appearing in story arcs of both Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D and The Runaways. In the comics, the Darkhold is linked to an evil Elder God, Chthon. Chthon left the book on Earth as a way to spread his influence and power.

Wanda releases the people of Westview

As part of her efforts to continually goad Wanda into using her reality warping powers so she can drain them, Agatha releases the residents of Westview from Wanda's mind-control. While Wanda is at first overwhelmed by the pain she has put these people through, and almost harms her former Westview friends, she stops herself, opening the boundaries of the Hex and encouraging the townspeople to flee.

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This scene perfectly mirrors Wanda from the comics. While she often does morally questionable things, these usually occur at times where she is mentally unstable, or sometimes taken advantage of by others. Sometimes, in the case of 'House Of M', she is doing the wrong thing for what she believes to be good reasons. However, when she is fully in control of her actions, Wanda will, more often than not, choose to the right thing.

The Identity of Ralph

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One of the biggest mysteries in WandaVision's first couple of episodes was the identity of Agnes's unseen Husband, Ralph. Theories ran wild, with fans theorising that he was Mephisto, or even Doctor Strange. By episode 5, tongues were wagging over the identity of the fake Pietro who arrived at Wanda's door.

In the finale, both questions were answered. Monica, trapped in Agatha's house after being discovered by fake Pietro in episode 7's post-credits scene, discover's headshots revealing the impostor's identity as Ralph Bohner. Ralph is the original occupant of Agatha's House, mind-controlled to believe he is her husband. While some fans were underwhelmed by the reveal, the scene provided an opportunity for Monica to use her new powers, seeing the purple energy around Ralph's necklace before freeing him from her control.

Neither Vision or the twins can survive outside the Westview anomaly

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The ending of episode 6 revealed that Vision could not survive outside of the Westview hex. The finale tragically reveals that the twins cannot either. Agatha reveals that this is due to flaws with Wanda's original spell. Having been born within the Hex, they cannot survive independently of it.

This makes Wanda's eventual choice to end the Hex even more brave and heartbreaking.

Monica saves the twins

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With Wanda doing battle with Agatha, and Vision fighting White Vision, Tommy and Billy are left to deal with the invading S.W.O.R.D agents. They appear to be winning, but while distracted with celebrating their victory, Hayward attempts to shoot at them. Monica Rambeau throws herself in front of the boys, with her new powers instinctively converting her body to energy to safely stop the bullets. This is followed by a cute moment in which Monica and Billy compliment each other on their abilities.

Aside from being yet another awesome showcase of Monica's new powers, the scene acted as a sweet throwback to episode 3, 'Now In Colour', in which Monica, in character as Geraldine, delivered baby Tommy.

Vision Vs Vision

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Early in the finale, Vision saves Wanda from death at the hands of the White Vision, the original Vision's body rebuilt and reprogrammed by Tyler Hayward. The pair then battle for most of the episode's first half. Until, that is, White Vision claims that his programming is to destroy The Vision. At this point, Vision reminds his counterpart that he is not the original Vision, but a construct created by Wanda. The pair then engage in a philosophical conversation, using the story of the ship of Theseus.

Vision believes White Vision is the 'real' Vision, and restores his memories that had been blocked by Hayward. White Vision declares himself to be Vision, then leaves, not seen again for the rest of the episode. His whereabouts remain unknown, likely to be revealed in a future MCU project.

Wanda learns a lesson

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For a while, things are looking rather bad for Wanda, who begins to age as Agatha drains her during their battle. However, just as Agatha is about to deliver the final blow, Agatha finds she can no longer use her magic. Wanda has cast runes around the perimiter of Westview.

"In a given space, only the witch who cast them can use her magic.. Thanks for the lesson."

This acts as a throwback to the previous episode, when Wanda is unable to use her magic in Agatha's house due to Agatha's runes. Wanda's aged appearance when battling Agatha may also be a reference to the comics, in which some chaos spells drain Wanda's life force.

Wanda embraces her destiny as the Scarlet Witch, and traps Agatha in Westview

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After besting Agatha with her rune trick, Wanda takes back her power and embraces her role as the Scarlet Witch, emerging from the battle in a new costume. To punish Agatha for her wrongdoings, Wanda leaves her trapped in Westview as her sitcom character, Agnes. Agatha tries to talk her out of this, claiming she will need her, but Wanda won't be swayed.

Wanda will likely return for Agatha's advice at some time in the future. In the comics, Agatha is well known as Wanda's mentor.

Saying Goodbye

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As her spell on Westview comes to an end, Wanda is forced to say Goodbye to Tommy and Billy, and then, once again, to Vision too. Wanda tells Vision that he was born from the piece of the Mind Stone that lives within her, and before Vision fades, both promise that, somehow, they will see each other again.

Upon her departure from Westview, Wanda promises Monica that she will learn how to control her powers. This somewhat mirrors the ending of House Of M, where Wanda disappeared at the end of the story. However, in that case, she reappeared having lost her memory of the events.

Monica's new mission

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After happily overseeing Hayward's arrest, Monica is asked to a meeting in Westview's theatre. There, the FBI agent she had been talking to reveals herself as a Skrull. The Skrull claims to have been sent by an old friend of Monica's Mother, who wants to meet with Monica in Space.

This old friend is most likely Nick Fury, setting up the events of Captain Marvel 2 and possibly Secret Invasion.

Studying

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In the series second post-credits scene, we see Wanda's powers have already grown, astral projecting to cast spells and study from the Darkhold. We hear the voices of Tommy and Billy cry for help, before the screen cuts to black.

Some believe Wanda is already trying to bring the twins back. Others are concerned that Wanda's use of the Darkhold will bring forth Chthon. Either way, the scene is likely intended as a lead in for Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.

We can't wait to see what the future holds for the Scarlet Witch.

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