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.
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.
After the first two episodes of WandaVision I thought I knew what to expect: lots of sitcom with a few breadcrumbs. After the third episode I figured they were going to ramp things up a little bit. Then came episode four. I was not prepared.
The first two episodes of WandaVision were weird. I think we can all admit that. And it wouldn't surprise me if a lot of people found them too silly, too boring, or too confusing to continue with.........But wow, we really need to talk about Episode Three.
This weekend the first TWO episodes of WandaVision dropped on Disney+, and the general consensus seems to be... confusion? How does this half-hour sitcom sprinkled with brief hints that the world is not as it seems fit in with the action-packed, universe-saving Marvel Universe we know and love? Let's break it down.