Six episodes in and WandaVision continues to aggressively stand up to the borscht of anyone looking to find out what the heck is really going on in Westview. “New Spooktacular Halloween!” It might have been the most obvious case in the series that a lot of things happened without anything … actually happening. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a blast. I’m never going to log into Mojo’s internet and pretend Paul bettany snarling seductively “Chili“While wearing a Vision costume with comic book precision isn’t convincing television. Maybe it’s just impatience. Maybe it’s anxiety over the fact that this mystery machine has entered its final stretch, but it still seems to be losing control. Maybe I really want to know where Herb (David payton) landed such an authentic looking Frankenstein monster costume in a small South Jersey neighborhood that it might as well be the product of traumatized witch magic. Maybe I just want Herb to be okay. Protect the grass at all costs.
However, above all, I have many questions! Like you, probably! Let’s dive into “All-New Spooktacular Halloween!”
So Hayward is kind of a Dick, huh?
This passive-aggressive-in-an-ass-director-Baskin-Robbins actually called his secret evil project “CATARACT” because it has to do with Vision. WandaVision it’s a crossover now because this guy is clearly about to become the Joker.
So yeah, wow, what a cheeky twist from director Tyler Hayward (Josh stamberg), who switched this episode from a vaguely antagonistic boss directly to telling Monica (Teyonah Parris) is good, actually she missed her mother dying of cancer and leaving Darcy (Kat dennings) to be absorbed by the expanding Westview Anamoly. Due to the nature of WandaVisionIt’s a general wonder, we’ve been playing ping pong almost every week between who will be the real Big Bad. MODOK? Mephisto? As a real life comedy actress Kathryn hahn?? But Hayward offers something we can’t get enough of in the MCU, a human antagonist who just doesn’t think it’s super cool that we share Earth with beings who could vaporize half the United States with an inopportune sneeze, but takes that path of mistrust. . Far away.
One of the only concrete revelations of “New Spooktacular Halloween!” is that Wayward is very interested in Vision, whom you will remember that SWORD had gutted and hung like a gaming PC on their premises just nine days ago. Darcy finds a file marked “Cataract” hidden in Wayward’s private data, and for anyone not particularly well versed in ophthalmology, a cataract “is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye … over time, cataracts they will eventually interfere with your vision. ” My dog has cataracts. Most of the time it just makes him bang his head against the walls. That’s it kindly what happens to Vision here, except that he slams his entire body against Westview’s limits, literally breaking his Vibranium shell by pulling him inward. Wayward’s answer is interesting because it is not an answer at all. Instead, he seems fascinated and manages to say, “You really want to go out, don’t you?”
That is not at all what a person says when they are there to de-stress and / or understand the situation. “He really wants out, doesn’t he?” is what, like, Egghead says after catching Ant-Man in an empty milk bottle. If you were, I don’t know, the director of a government entity called the Sentient Weapons Observation and Response Division, this is probably how you would respond to the sentient weapon you are observing if you knew the way, path more about the situation than it shows. This leads to:
Is Wanda really the only one behind all this?
I mean, if you believe what Wanda says, and that’s a entirely different conversation – you don’t even know how the Westview anomaly started in the first place. “I just remember feeling completely alone, “she says to her brother anyway.” Empty. Simply endless nothing. ”
The idea of pain so cavernous that it swallows your thoughts, covering things like happiness, hope, and positivity to the point where you’re not much more than a synth without a mind stone, is a real concept. It’s totally believable that Wanda, who has experienced nothing but loss after loss since she was granted superpowers by an organization adjacent to the Nazis, acted mindlessly out of distress. On the other hand, because this is the MCU, it is also very possible that what she describes is literally “a witch took over my brain and made me do Happy Days cosplay. “Both options are on the table.
Unlike last week’s game of “her” vagueness, Agnes comes out straight and tells Vision: “Nobody leaves. Wanda won’t even let us think about it.” But what we’re not prepared to do right now is trust a damn word Agnes says. It’s true that Wanda clearly has control over the Westview anomaly; You may have noticed the subtle moment when you want it to expand and turn a helicopter into a hot air balloon. But there is another player involved. The show has been hinting at every episode. And there’s a quick one from Episode 6 that I keep coming back to, an answer from Pietro on why it doesn’t seem Aaron Taylor-Johnson: “IIf I found Shangri-La, I wouldn’t want to be reminded of the past either. “
The idea of Shangri-La is an oasis that you discover, not one that you create. Increasingly, it seems that Westview is not something that Wanda manifested, but it is a perfect setting that she is making the most of. That leaves someone or something more to pull the strings, and part of that deal is keeping Wanda happy. I mean, just look at what happened the second Wanda seemed dissatisfied:
Herb … is …….. Mephisto? We will work it out.
Pietro is really Pietro? And if so, who is Pietro?
Despite the dreams of an instant multiverse dancing in our heads, Evan Peters In fact, he didn’t start this episode with “I’m here from another universe. We can say ‘fuck’ there. Michael Fassbender he’s my dad. “For now, WandaVision he’s shooting with the idea that it’s not just the same Quicksilver who died in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but he is also extremely aware of what Wanda is doing and understands that he is playing a comedy trope.
“I’m just trying to do my part, okay?” He says. “Come into town unexpectedly, create tension with brother-in-law, create trouble with rugrats, and ultimately cause you pain. I mean, that’s what you wanted, right?
This is the first time that Westview Anomaly has delivered an order slightly different than the way Wanda requested. He called the ether for his long-lost brother, and the void delivered Pietro with the wrong face. With childhood memories that don’t “exactly” line up with hers. With less of a vibe of “it’s a literal miracle I’m alive right now,” and more of an “I’m going to suspiciously pepper you with questions” effect. About 75% of Peters’ dialogue in Episode 6 is low-key questioning, delivered lightly, like a hostage negotiator. How did you do all this, Wanda?? He’s not psychotic at all, Wanda. You would probably ignore Sokovian’s lack of accent, Wanda..
Pietro is … Pietro? I do not buy it. Well, no exactly. WandaVision it’s a show about bringing back the dead; the impossibility of it, but also the Pet SematarioThe idea that anything that could possibly come back wouldn’t be what you lost. It’s also a show that makes the background worth exploring. Look at the display set up in Westview’s Town Square Scare. Is playing George A. Romero‘s Night of the Living Dead, a movie about building barricades at the damn door when a familiar face crawls off the ground.
WandaVision Episodes 1-6 are now available to stream on Disney +. A new episode of WandaVision airs on Friday, February 19. For more information, check out our summary of episode 6.
The first rule of ‘WandaVision’: keep your eyes peeled for clues.
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