WandaVision Episode 5 Review
Wow! The fifth episode of WandaVision definitely paid off even more for fans who started watching the series when it premiered! Here’s my WandaVision Episode 5 Review which will DEFINITELY have spoilers!
For this episode, we’re back inside Westview after spending an entire episode outside with Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo and we pick right off where we left the pair with them caring for their newborn twins named Tommy and Billy. The set is now changed to the 80s sitcom with the fashion also significantly different. The twins grow up fast, just minutes actually, get a new dog who Viz doesn’t reall approve of. From 5 years old, they will themselves to age to 10 and get to keep the dog which they name Sparky.
Vision continues to question reality while getting an email from the outside world. Vision’s officemate Norm “wakes up” and freaks out. Vision had to touch his head again to bring him back to his calm demeanor. But he definitely knows something is off.
The twins and Wanda look for Sparky who turns up dead in the arms of Agnes; dead aparently due to eating poison plants. Tommy and Billy almost age themselves further but Wanda stops them. They urge her to bring Sparky back to life.
In the real world, SWORD is planning their next move on Westview. Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) does a planning of her own to get back to Westview with the help of Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) and Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings). It’s also revealed that MRIs and scans don’t work on her anymore. The trio ends up sending an old drone inside Westview with the aim of speaking to Wanda. During the operation, Wanda feels threatened and SWORD director Tyler Hayward takes over and attempted to kill Maximoff with a drone strike. Wanda steps out of the energy dome and warns them not to go near them again, pulling a Magneto move and almost killing Hayward with her telepathic powers.
Vision and Wanda go into an argument only for it to be interrupted by a doorbell. The guest is none other than Quicksilver. But its not Aaron Taylor Johnson from the MCU but rather Evan Peters from the X-Men movies.
- Boy that ending sure was a nice treat and a big surprise. I was thinking they would age up Tommy and he becomes Evan Peters but nooooo. They took the Multiverse route on this one.
- I like the continuing confusion and anger on Vision’s part. This doesn’t make sense to him and you can even see the photos from the opening montage that he’s slowly not being happy with what’s happening.
- Kathryn Hahn continues to bring in great performance here as Agnes. Whether she’s being the horny neighbor or the woman with a secret agenda. So good.
- Evan Peters. That is all.
- Parris’ Monica is definitely being written organically here. Marvel Studios is playing the long game patiently developing the character before she becomes one of the next characters to pop out. There’s your anguish and anger and your empathy in various scenes.
- Darcy continues to be fun and she’s been given the JUICIEST line in the current phase of Marvel Studios. “She recast Pietro”. That was great!
- The whole aging thing for Tommy and Billy was great and it continues to strengthen the idea that Marvel is building up the Young Avengers at some part in the future.
- Sparky was also a good nod to one of the most intriguing Vision stories from recent memory, Tom King’s Vision limited series.
- Just so many things to unpack with Monica Rambeau. Whether its disdain for Captain Marvel to this somebody she knows who can build her a vehicle that can ram straight into the dome.
- Also “A Full House” reference right there. Definitely a big 80s reference and one that hits home because main star Elizabeth Olsen’s sisters were the stars of the sitcom.
- Lagos is brought up during the briefing with Hayward and the TV commercial. Remember Wanda killed people by accident at the start of Captain America: Civil War.
- Wanda not being able to control her twins is also opens up new questions and paves the way for their future in the MCU.
- If there’s anything creepy or cringey, it’s baby Vision. Ugh.
WandaVision Episode 5 Review – Final Thoughts
Definitely happy that I gave the show a chance despite the confusing pilot. If episode 4 was good as a connect to the Marvel Studios, this one pushes the red button and goes into overdrive. Adding Quicksilver in the mix also connects to coming movies like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I’m also hoping that this episode really hooked in more viewers and even get back fans who they may have lost from the first three episodes.
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