*WARNING* This Review Contains Spoilers For WandaVision Episode 6
Vision and Wanda wouldn’t want you to be sad, so watch episode six before you read it!
How’d you do all this?Quicksilver
We’ve been saying for six episodes now, this show is going to keep twisting and turning. Most importantly, it’ll keep you coming back for more. While this episode might not have the revelation of “holy crap that’s Evan Peters as Quicksilver”, it still gave us an unparalleled look at how powerful Wanda is. She’s changing the fabric of space and time with her powers. Quicksilver puts it perfectly when he’s asking her about how she did it. She went from putting nightmares in people’s heads and shooting red energy out of her hands to bending time and matter at will. After we get the entire series and the story, I’m guessing that this episode will prove to be incredibly pivotal.
Tommy and Billy both got their powers in the episode as well. If you were spoiled from this episode by the leaks that came out about it, the footage shown in those leaks didn’t give away anything other than Evan Peters appearance on the show. For fans of the comic books, this episode was also likely a favorite. We got costume versions of the comic book accurate attire for Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Vision here. I’m not going to put it up with the best episode of the series so far, but that doesn’t mean this one wasn’t great.
Halloween Themed Action Drives The Plot Along
It was only a matter of time before someone as smart and intuitive as Vision caught on to what was happening in Westview. We saw at the end of the last episode that he was already wise to the goings-on in this world. It was already heartbreaking to see Vision die in Avengers: Infinity War. While that death wasn’t nearly as brutal as I thought it would be, this time around, it was excruciating to see him outside of Westview. With Wanda’s magic pulling him bit by bit back into the Hex, you can feel the pain.
We don’t get to see what’s become of Vision after he’s seen the outside world, but Wanda goes nuclear and makes the Hex even larger than before. Swallowing up the entire S.W.O.R.D. camp and it’s occupants. Hayward, a couple of his team, Jimmy, and Monica are the only survivors. The rest are turned into clowns at a circus. We also don’t see the fate or what Darcy is turned into, so we have that to look forward to.
As for the overall Halloween theme of the show, this one definitely had the more eerie and tense feel of the whole episode. Whether it’s Quicksilver and Wanda’s back and forth about who’s really who, or Vision’s creepy investigation into the outside residents of Westview, this one kept us on our toes. It was a fitting “Halloween” episode for the show.
But Where Do We Go From Here?
We were given the little tidbit from Elizabeth Olsen that there would be a “Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian” level cameo in this show. I don’t think Disney would allow her to say something like that if it was going to be Evan Peters as Quicksilver. There’s something much larger at play here. Monica is teasing about someone that she knows. She and Jimmy are on their way to meet them. Maybe the cameo isn’t that person, but Captain Marvel’s name keeps getting dropped as well. I’m not entirely sure who it is, but we’re in story for big things.
Disney and Marvel had to have a good reason to bump this show to the front of the Disney+ line. It wasn’t originally meant to kick off this era of Marvel, but here it is. Either way, like always, I just want the next episode.
The wait for next Friday morning is going to be painful, but that’s what makes this show so good. It’s what makes the wait so rewarding. So who cares if we don’t get massive, universe altering, changes each episode. Just enjoy it, and like me, we’ll all be waiting for next week.
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