*WARNING* This Review Contains Spoilers For WandaVision Episode 5

Vision and Wanda wouldn’t want you to be sad, so watch episode five before you read it!

(L-R): Paul Bettany as VIsion and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Well, that was another HELL of an episode. But let’s get the gigantic, humongous reveal out of the way.

I really hope you didn’t read this without watching.


Okay, we got that out of the way, outside of that, this was another damn fine episode of Marvel Television. Each week, I become more and more gracious that Marvel chose this show to lead them in to the era of Disney+ shows. It’s inventive, it keeps you hooked, and outside of some bad apples without a shred of patience, it’s doing it’s job. Each week the mystery deepens and you want to know more. This week, it’s how in the holy hell did Quicksilver come back. I’ll save that debate for later in the week when we have more information and time, but for now, this episode was absolutely wonderful.

Give Paul Bettany And Elizabeth Olsen The Emmy Awards Now

This scene alone deserves complete award recognition for both of these actors. Paul Bettany’s turn as Vision is as amazing as it was in the films. This time, he’s less naïve child thrust into the world, and more so something more sad and empty than that. After all, he is dead. His brain and knowledge are still carrying him through this show though. Elizabeth Olsen is keeping the scene together as Wanda, barely here, with the explosion almost coming through, but quickly whoever is really at play, throws the curve into the show.

That question of “how in the hell did Evan Peters’s version of Quicksilver come back?” is going to dominate the discussion. The performances outside of these two were once again great. With something bubbling just underneath the surface between Jimmy and Tyler Hayward. There’s queues there, and that audio cut to Hayward saying “terrorist” when he’s talking about Wanda isn’t lost on me. Normally you could just chalk it up to, there needs to be an asskicker, dick, on the squad. This time, and with this show, you cannot chalk up anything.

It’s not your normal arc for television. Nothing is stock here. Sure, the show might be taking notes from Twin Peaks and others like that, but this is wholeheartedly it’s own thing. So for that reason, nothing is sacred, nothing should be taken for granted.

We’re Getting Closer To The Truth

Something is coming for this show. Wanda cannot be the true villain at heart, and we can all feel it. I have the strangest feeling that the next episode will have more earthshattering consequences that this one. Evan Peters showing up as Quicksilver is pretty damn earthshaking, but that surface bubbling up that I keep bringing up, it looks like it’s about to boil over. Vision is on to the lie, and no amount of changing decades or genres is going to keep him, or us, away from it.

There’s also something deeper going on with S.W.O.R.D.. That scene where Hayward was going to shoot Wanda gave away some amount of motivation here. There’s something off about his character and the whole response to this Maximoff Anomaly. I hope we figure it out soon.



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