WARNING: The following contains spoilers for WandaVision Episode 5., “In a very special episode …”, now broadcast on Disney +.
The twilight zone It was one of the pioneering anthology shows in television history and is highly regarded to this day. One of its most famous episodes is “It’s A Good Life”, which even had a sequel in a later revival with “It’s Still a Good Life”. Along with their popularity, the episodes have recently been the basis of the Animation_Bat theory. on Reddit, which states that WandaVision could recreate the twist in “It’s Still a Good Life” to take down Wanda’s version of Westview.
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In WandaVision, Wanda creates an alternate reality in the form of a sitcom, in which she is married to Vision and lives the suburban dream. Her life goes by like lightning, as in the span of three episodes the setting goes from the 50s to the 70s, and Wanda becomes pregnant and gives birth to twins, Tommy and Billy, in the span of one day. It is also altering the world of Westview, as well as the lives of its residents, forcing them to remain in their perfect reality.
The story of “It’s a good life” and “It’s still a good life” has some similarities with WandaVision. In the first, six-year-old Anthony Fremont has the ability to read people’s thoughts, isolate residents from the rest of the world, change things physically, and make people disappear into “the cornfield.” The people of Peaksville, Ohio, where he lives with his frightened parents, are terrified of him. The episode reaches its climax when Anthony’s power is demonstrated, and turns a man into a surprise box before making him disappear. Similarly, Wanda has telepathic and reality-warping abilities, and can drive people out of Westview, as she does Monica Rambeau.
In the sequel, “It’s Still a Good Life,” not much has changed except that Anthony has grown up and has a daughter, Audrey. Like Anthony, she can make things and people disappear, but she can also bring them back. While he eventually sides with his father, he undoes all of his disappearances after he begins to feel lonely. Meanwhile, Wanda’s twins exhibit powers, such as changing their age, but are not seen to have abilities like Audrey’s.
The connection between the two stories lies in the psychokinetic powers of their protagonists. This is where the Reddit theory comes in. It is speculated that one of the twins, most likely Billy growing up to become a Wiccan in the comics, will inherit Wanda’s powers and replace them, eventually undoing Wanda’s protective shield, just as Audrey undid her. disappearances of the father.
Another point in the theory is that the original Twilight Zone episode aired in 1961, which is the decade when Wanda became pregnant. Since “It’s Still a Good Life” aired in 2003, the theory concludes that one of the twins could break WandaVisionreality once comedy enters the 2000s.
While this is a fun theory, there are some problems. WandaVision not perfectly reflected The twilight zone episodes. Where Anthony and Audrey are clearly portrayed as villains, Wanda is a grayer character, with some members of SWORD (Director Tyler Hayward) thinking that she is the bad guy; Meanwhile, others (Monica) believe that she is not the villain.
Also, Anthony and Audrey’s powers differ from Wanda’s. While all three can alter reality, it varies for each character. For example, while Audrey can bring something or someone from the cornfield, Wanda can only alter things physically present, as seen in Episode 5, “In a very special episode …”, so she cannot bring something. or someone into existence out of nowhere.
Also, Billy and Tommy have yet to exhibit any powers that can free the Westview residents or take down the hex, but they seem to be out of Wanda’s control at times. If this theory is correct, then the twins should probably figure things out for Episode 7, as the series so far has treated each entry as a new decade, and Episode 4, “We discontinued this show,” is an expectation. Episode 6 is likely from the ’90s, making Episode 7 the 2000s episode and the decade Animation_Bat predicts climax will happen, even though the show has nine episodes planned.
The show in general is giving The twilight zone vibes, along with his comedy style, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to learn that these episodes influenced WandaVision somehow. However, with how unpredictable the show has been, it’s unlikely the creative team decided to emulate “It’s a Good Life” and “It’s Still a Good Life” beat by beat. Only time will tell if this theory is correct as the show nears its climax.
Written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Kathryn Hahn as Agnes. New episodes airing Fridays on Disney +.
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