SPOILER ALERT: SPOILERS FOR "WANDAVISION" SEASON 1 BELOW.
“WandaVision” is easily one of the most unique and unpredictable shows I’ve ever watched. It takes the Marvel formula we know and love and twists it in a way that leaves viewers wanting more with every single episode.
Since my last review the last two episodes have been released on Disney+ and the whole series is available to stream now.
These last two episodes leave the TV world we were in for most of the first seven episodes and whisks us back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe we are used to. Admittedly, I was a bit disappointed that we were no longer traveling through the history of sitcoms. However, these last two episodes were still wildly entertaining and felt fitting for how the plot would wrap up.
I think the most fulfilling thing that happened on this show was getting to see the long-awaited evolution of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) as she turned into the Scarlet Witch.
Wanda has been in the MCU since the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which came out in 2015. Even though she has been in this universe for almost 7 years she has not really received much character development. It was nice to see a character that we know has gone through it finally get the screen time, development and emotional investment she deserves.
The final episode also ends with Wanda throwing herself headfirst into becoming the Scarlet Witch and I can’t wait to see what she does next. She already was undoubtedly one of the most powerful Avengers and now that she will be an educated witch she will be able to control that power in a way that truly makes her one of the most valuable heroes in the MCU.
Speaking of powerful witches Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) is easily my new favorite villain.
First of all her reveal as the villain was maybe the best part of the whole show and took the internet by storm. “Agatha All Along” is a certified bop and was one of the most exciting and unexpected parts of the show.
I’m sure this is not the last time we will see Agatha and I’m excited to see how her relationship with Wanda develops in the coming MCU films and TV shows.
The finale left me with a ton of questions about some of the other characters in the show as well. Most notably fake Pietro (Evan Peters) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris).
In terms of Evan Peters’ character, I expected him to not just be some dude named Ralph who was working for Agatha but rather a reprise of his role as Peter, better known as Quicksilver, from the X-Men movies. If they would have done this it would have made a lot more sense because it would confirm that the multiverse exists and the X-Men and MCU movies were finally beginning to crossover. But that disappointingly did not happen.
However, I still have hope that we will see a better payoff for fake Pietro and eventually Evan Peters will reprise his role as the X-Men Quicksilver.
The other character who had an interesting ending was Monica Rambeau. In this show it is established that she has some kind of power but it’s still unclear what that power is. In the comic books she is an iconic superhero, so I’d assume that we’re well on our way to seeing her become imperative to the Avengers.
This is a safe assumption because at the end of the finale in the first to two end credit scenes she is seen meeting with a Skrull who says someone is waiting for her. I’d assume those people are Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).
Even though we didn’t get the introduction to the multiverse that I was hoping for this show still ended in a satisfying way that makes me very excited for the future. The MCU has always been able to create endings that give you the answers you want and leave you with questions you never thought you’d have and “WandaVision” did exactly that.
I can’t wait to see what’s next for Wanda and company as this already complex universe of characters and worlds continues to expand.