Even the most die-hard fans of the MCU have often complained about the lack of understanding and slowness of WandaVision. There were those who kept their faith, absolutely certain that all mysteries would eventually be solved, while trusting in the revelation of the bomb. Well, guess who finally got a prize? Finally, the latest episode 4 of Disney+ answered most (if not all) of the questions that got everyone thinking.
The following article contains SPOILERS from episode 4 of WandaVision, proceed at your own risk].
ACCEPTED : WandaVision’s move to Doctor Strange 2 is so deserved, says Elizabeth Olsen.
How and when did S.W.O.R.D. come about?
There are many theories that Nick Fury formed the organization after the return of the Avengers, or that S.W.O.R.D. was formed in response to the Westview crisis. But we now know that the US Secret Service was founded several decades ago by Maria Rambo, a friend of Carol Danvers, whom we already got to know in Captain Marvel. She probably decided that after meeting the Skrulls and discovering that the Cree were enemies. Although it was never in doubt, it is now confirmed that it was S.W.O.R.D. that tried to break into the town of Westview.
How did the SWAT team discover Wanda’s little utopia?
Agent Jimmy Woo asked a SWAT team to help with a missing persons case at the FBI. A missing person in the witness protection program lives in Westview and suddenly all his family, friends and acquaintances have forgotten him. Even those who live on the outskirts of the city have forgotten they exist. To investigate this strange problem, S.W.O.R.D. sent Monica…
Red Toy Helicopter
Contrary to the common theory that the toy helicopter Wanda saw was a real helicopter trying to get Monica to Westview, it has now been revealed that it was in fact an unmanned aircraft.
Arriving on the outskirts of the mysterious city, Monica decides to send a S.W.O.R.D. drone to find out what’s going on there, but it disappears as it flies over the energy field surrounding Westview. As he moved into the reality of 1960s sitcoms, the drone was changed or transformed into a toy helicopter by someone who both adapted to the retro style of the decade and became useless.
How did Monica Rambo end up in the wrong Wanda land?
Disconcerted by the drone’s sudden disappearance, Monica went to the outskirts of town to look for a strange energy blanket. Intrigued, she touched him, despite Jimmy’s repeated warnings, and got carried away. We suspect that her memories, like those of the locals, were suppressed and she became a sitcom character until Wanda kicked her out (more on this later).
Pseudo-reality does not stay in Westview
When Darcy Lewis arrives at the S.W.O.R.D. camp outside Westview, he makes the grim discovery that the energy field surrounding the town is limited to him for now. Not only does this mean that an entire town is lost in the world of sitcoms, but it’s also likely to expand, or even stop.
The true identity of the Township of Westview
We learn that the residents are real and have different personalities, like Mr. and Mrs. Hart are actually Todd and Sharon Davis, while Abhilash Tandon became Norm.
Who was the woman watching the show at the end of episode 1?
At the end of the first episode, we saw the end of the show and then a glimpse into the real world where we saw a woman watching the show on an old television set that was on a modern set. Episode four proved the theories correct, and Darcy Lewis, for the first time since Thor returned to MCU, actually watched the show: The world of darkness.
What voice did we hear on the radio?
In an effort to help Jimmy, Darcy has set up a system whereby she tries to contact Wanda through various radio stations, as seen in sitcoms. It was Jimmy who almost bonded with The Avenger during his super creepy conversation with Dotty.
Despite the many plausible and convoluted theories that the beekeeper we saw Roy in at the end of Epios 2 was someone from the AIM or Mephisto himself, we now know that it was in fact S.W.O.R.D. officer Franklin, whose Biohazard suit turned into a beekeeper suit when he went to Westview.
What happened to Monica at the end of episode 3?
When Monica uttered the name Ultron in Episode 3, Wanda changed from a carefree sitcom character to a dangerous red witch in seconds. But everything went back to normal, and moments later, we saw Monica drop out of Westview.
Episode 4 shows what has happened in the meantime. Wanda confronted Monica/Geraldine, certain that she didn’t belong in her world. Notice how the ratio of the screen changes, indicating that the false reality and shields erected by Wanda or someone else collapsed when she used her powers to throw Monica out of Westview. That means Wanda clearly remembered everything in those few minutes.
Vision is really dead
It’s unfortunate, but the chilly way WandaVision confirms what we already knew is literally nightmarish. Having repaired the damage from Monica’s forced abduction, Wanda turned to The Vision, who came to find out where Geraldine had gone. But when she looked at him, she saw not his living version, but his corpse from the Infinity War after Thanos removed the Stone of Spirit from his head.
With the terrifying image of the zombie vision still in our heads, we watch the episode (and probably skip the last few minutes *blow out* and see if we missed any subtle clues about what really happens after the collapse. Watch the latest episode of WandaVision in streaming only on Disney+.
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