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Disney+ MCU Reflections, Issue #7: WandaVision – Episode 7

The first few episodes of WandaVision did a great job building up the questions. Ever since Wanda's confrontation with Hayward, we seem to have made a turn, getting a trickle of answers with each episode. In this episode we met a new villain and watched our heroes wrestle with who they are, what they have done, and what the future holds. Every episode leaves us wanting more, and this one was no exception.

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Disney+ MCU Reflections, Issue #6: WandaVision – Episode 6

The most common refrain I hear from people about WandaVision these days is some variation of, "I wish they would just drop all the episodes at once so I could know what happens!" Each episode teases a bit more, while adding new questions, and Episode 6 was no different. Last week was the classic "serious sitcom episode", so naturally this week we had to follow it up with a Halloween special:

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Disney+ MCU Reflections, Issue #5: WandaVision – Episode 5

WandaVision just keeps getting better. The first three episodes followed the sitcom lives of the two Avengers in Westview, followed by a fourth episode that finally gave us some clues about the world on the outside. This week we get a mix of both. The Westview world has taken on a decidedly '80's tone. We also should have known that something serious was coming by the episode title, "On a Very Special Episode", a preview phrase that used to precede sitcoms when they dealt with tough topics. It became so ubiquitous that it is literally the title of a book about this very phenomenon.

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MCU Character Study, Issue #1: Vision

Within the MCU, you would have a hard time finding a character more powerful than Vision. Born from a multitude of sources, he was introduced in Age of Ultron (2015) and has since reappeared in the first of the Disney+ MCU shows, Wandavision. One of the best ways to understand Vision is to piece apart where he came from, and how all of that makes him much more than just an android. All of these parts to this powerful, yet emotional, character come together to make someone just as complicated as a human.