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‘WandaVision’ Recap: Modern Marvel (Episode 7)

What if the wacky neighbor was behind everything?! This week we finally found out the identity of this series big bad or at least one of them. After weeks of speculation, we have a better idea of the evil forces at work.  

Today, we’re recapping episode 7 of WandaVision (expect new recaps every week). 

*Please note: spoilers for episode 7 of WandaVision below 

Episode 7: What Had Happened Was…

WandaVision keeps steadily moving through the eras of sitcoms. This time landing in the Modern Family motif complete with fourth-wall-breaking interviews. In perhaps the most epic episode of the series, Agnes is revealed as Agatha Harkness and we got an incredible hero origin for Monica Rambeau. Whether she’s ultimately Spectrum, Photon, Pulsar, Daystar, or Sceptre, Monica’s awakening was one of the best moments in any Marvel Studios property.  

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda in WandaVision
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision exclusively on Disney+. (Courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.)

Flipping back to the baddie, Agnes revealed herself as the “Woman Behind the Curtain” with a pretty memorable theme song to match. Many online have been questioning Agnes’ identity since her face appeared ID-less on the S.W.O.R.D. board. We only glimpsed her witchy wears during the theme song, but it will be interesting to see why she emerged on the scene and what her beef with Wanda is. While it was fun to dream about Wanda as a villain it’s great to see another Avengers foe make their way to the big screen.  

With Agnes pulling the strings many questions come to mind. What in The Hex was created by Agnes and what was made by Wanda? Pietro is clearly a puppet, but what of the twins? Did this lady kill the kids!? What will Vision and Darcy do to save their friends? And will Agnes’ spells affect Vision in the same way they do Wanda?   

MCU Threads & Marvel Connections

Let’s start with the commercial featuring the “Nexus Antidepressants”. Again, the ad ties to Wanda in a personal way. Of course, she’s sad but the ad is likely referring to her status as a “Nexus Being”. The TLDR for those Marvel “Beings” is they are essentially constants across the multiverse. Meaning a version of Wanda appears in all iterations of the multiverse, and that fact is the same for our boy Vision. The Time Variance Agency or TVA (soon to be seen in the Loki series) is also known for dealing with “Nexus Beings”; so that could be a connection. However, the more likely scenario ties into the multiverse. The Nexus of all realities is a multiverse hub of sorts and we could see that location pop up in the Doctor Strange sequel, in Loki, or both.  

Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision exclusively on Disney+. (Courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.)

For whatever cruel reason Marvel decided to include an after-credits scene randomly for the seventh episode. An important story beat, a cool moment, but Monica getting captured by Quicksilver is a big deal. Thank goodness the internet let us all know a day later that the scene existed. Marvel will never catch us with our guard down again. We’re scrolling through all seven minutes of credits from now on. 

The Futurist 

With only two episodes left, can we still hope to see another big MCU or Marvel face? Doctor Strange, Magneto, Aaron Taylor Johnson’s Quicksilver, Baron Mordo, Mephisto, Wong? The list goes on and on. We know a few things, first that this show will end and it will set up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in some way. Wanda’s finale could shape the MCU for years to come, especially if the show is heading for a gut-wrenching ending. My bet is that Wanda, Jimmy, Monica, and Darcy are the only ones making it out of this series intact. That means Agnes, the kids, and Vision will all fade away by the end. The “HeX-Gene” is about to make a whole new crew of super-powered people. Believe it.   

Episode 7 of WandaVision is streaming now exclusively on Disney+!

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