WandaVision S1E3 Review
Check out my WandaVision S1E3 Review which is now out on Disney+ starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.
The new episode dropped last night and I’m digging it totally. The show’s good so I don’t have to tell you that folks. What we’re doing in this WandaVision S1E3 Review is looking at the clues and easter eggs and leads into this mystery of the hows and whys of Wanda and Vision in the town of Westview.
We pick up with a new “decade” where the “show within a show” occurs with Wanda and Vision still in Westview and unaware that there are bigger forces at play. We also get a Happy Days take for the opening with color and a “groovy” look for the human version of Vision played by Paul Bettany. I’m not sure if that was a nod to “The Brady Brunch” too.
- Vision continues to question reality and he keeps getting shot down by Wanda while meeting with the doctor who explains the basic of pregnancy to the couple.
- That conversation between Herb and Vision also shows that there’s certainly a glitch in this new reality. With that deadpan look on his face even after Vision told him of what he’s doing.
- We get references to Tommy and Billy who happens to be the future Young Avengers Speed and Wiccan.
- As a dad, I also love the preparation these two are doing for the baby.
- Wanda continues to rewind things she doesn’t like happening, like when Vision questions her whether or not there’s something wrong with their surroundings raising concern for their neighbors thoughts and actions. Then that gets blinked out and we get a new scenario.
- Another commercial pops out this time for Hydra Soak. We still get more allusions to the situation with lines on the ad like the following. We’ll be adding in thoughts on each line.
- “Do you need a break?” – probably alluding to Wanda’s emotional trauma which was never fully addressed since the end of Avengers: Endgame including the deaths of Vision and Pietro.
- “You read my mind” – could be Wanda’s actual dialogue when the unseen villain (still banking on Mephisto) comes a’ calling.
- “Come with me” – Something a demonic character like Mephisto could say.
- The whole blinking into a new reality is totally an allusion to Wanda’s growing powers of reality manipulation and warping.
- “Escape to a world all your own” – again something that is currently happening with Wanda and Vision in Westview.
- “Where your problems float away” – reference to one of many of Wanda’s powers and what she may want after Infinity War.
- “When you want to get away but you don’t want to go anywhere” – could allude to Wanda warping the Westview and possibly a clue on what SWORD’s original plan was when they brought in Wanda.
- “Hydra Soak, find the goddess within” – could refer to Wanda’s power and the untapped potential that the villains want for themselves.
- That stork that appeared seems suspicious. Especially when it flapped it’s wings and there’s this red mist that appeared. But that could have also been something related to the Scarlet Witch. But if we follow TV tradition, that effect is usually reserved for magical sequences, mystical in nature.
- Thomas and William also finally make an appearance in the series. Hopefully this won’t be painful to see in upcoming episodes.
- “so hard to escape” – the doctor says something ominous once more with about them not being able to escape; this after their car breaks down before they were supposed to leave for the Bahamas.
- “But Ralph looks better with the Dark”. Agnes’ absentee husband Ralph is once again mentioned and she says he looks good in the dark. Another clever reference to Mephisto perhaps?
- What are Herb and Agnes whispering about? It’s audible but I can’t make it out.
- Wanda referencing Pietro was such a heartbreak. Then she sings a Sokovian lullaby. Damn you Ultron and Marvel brain thrust for killing off what could have been a good character.
- “He was killed by Ultron, wasn’t he?” That overt Avengers: Age of Ultron reference.
- I’m good with how they slowly peeled away the curtains about SWORD and Geraldine’s involvement. Geraldine is actually Monica Rambeau, the daughter of Maria Rambeau and the little girl from Captain Marvel all grown up.
- Gotta give props to the cast here from Elizabeth Olsen’s angry and confused tone and look to Teyona Parris’ scared reaction. Plus the cameras do wonders.
- At 24:543, the aspect ratio changes as we get to see the real world. Looks like Westview is a Military installation or at least a military personnel residence. And since its set in New Jersey, there could be some truth to the rumors that this would be near Camp Lehigh, the site of Captain America’s training and that scene in Endgame.
Rest in Peace Stan Lee
- Monica is finally ejected from Westview and we get to see her being swarmed by SWORD operatives. We also get to see the dome that enveloped the town.
Follow me on Twitter at @thefanboyseo for more Marvel news and updates!