For 8 weeks, fans stayed up during the middle of the night to watch “WandaVision.” We crashed Disney+ multiple times, and afterwards flocked to Twitter to discuss theories and reactions. Now it’s time to say goodbye to our beloved twilight zone sitcom, and say hello to the Scarlet Witch.
“WandaVision” was not planned to be the start of Phase Four of the MCU, but boy am I glad it did.
Since the very first trailer aired back in February 2020, we all knew this show was going to be a wild and weird ride. For the first couple of episodes they delivered on the weirdness, but the true beauty of the show is its titular characters.
Wanda and Vision have been the more underrated and unknown characters of the MCU. We never really got to know who they are, their relationship and their powers. But this show gave us all of that and more.
“WandaVision” has the best character development in all of the MCU. In nine episodes, I went from not caring about them to nearly crying when they had to say goodbye in the end.
Wanda was the real star of the show, and they did beautifully with her story. Through Wanda, we saw the power of love and witnessed the devastation of grief.
We started this journey with Wanda simply wanting closure, but she couldn’t get it so she created an alternate reality where she could finally be happy with the man she loved.
In the end, she does realize that this isn’t right, she’s hurting innocent people and she has to let them go. She has to let Vision and her children go.
But now, she’s okay with that. Wanda has had her extra bit of time to live a life with Vision and to start a family. She can let go now, because she has finally gotten her closure. It’s a beautifully tragic end to Wanda’s story, and they took just the right amount of time to tell it.
Vision also had some amazing character development. For a while, he was really one-note, but here he’s a whole new character. We saw his comedic side, his angry side and his passionate side.
There was a great line Vision said that encapsulates his journey through the MCU: “At first I was a voice with no body. Then a body, but not human. Now I am memories made real by you.” This was a touching way to look back on Vision’s journey. When we started he was just the A.I., J.A.R.V.I.S, and now at the end, he is as close to human as he could ever get.
The writers excelled with this series. They did such a phenomenal job writing these characters, and writing their relationship in a way that felt so personal and heartbreaking.
There were multiple superhero landings in “WandaVision,” and it’s safe to say they stuck the landing on setting up phase four.
The biggest set up was of course – Scarlet Witch.
Up until now Wanda has just been Wanda Maximoff who can make things move with her mind. But now, she is the feared Scarlet Witch with the capability of rewriting reality on a universal scale.
Agatha Harkness herself said she is more powerful than the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange. A big thing to note as Wanda will appear in “Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness.”
The series was all about Wanda becoming the Scarlet Witch, and they delivered. The scene where she harnessed all her power and transformed was chilling.
We also saw some set up for Monica Rambeau’s role in Captain Marvel 2 with her powers and the mid-credit scene where she was summoned to space.
The twins may have been erased from reality, but we did hear Billy’s voice while Wanda was astral projecting in the post-credit scene. Perhaps, the twins will make a return as well, and be even more powerful.
Overall, “WandaVision” was an excellent series. Many fan theories were shot down, the most disappointing being Pietro/Peter. We all know the multiverse is coming, so it would have been nice for them to show how Wanda ties to the multiverse. The finale wasn’t that explosive, I would’ve liked to see the trio (Jimmy, Darcy and Monica) take down SWORD maybe to protect Wanda. However, it was cute seeing the twins use their powers one last time. I think they did what they needed to do, which was to round out Wanda and Vision’s story.
A poetic story with a sensational ending, I couldn’t have asked for more, except maybe for Wanda’s happiness but alas.