WandaVision episode 6 gets spooky in the 90s

Popular culture confusion. The introduction pays tribute to traditional sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, which actually does not fit the episodes 90s theme – it worked on Fox from 2000 to 2006. It also shows Agnes hanging out with the twins, hinting that they’re her true objective.

In the Dorkasaurus Rex flashback, Tommy is using a Minecraft beanie. The world-creating video game was initially openly playable in 2009 and formally came out in 2011. The movies playing the Westview theater were released years apart – The Parent Trap remake came out in 1998, while The Incredibles was 2004.

Their themes are suitable for this program – the previous is about twins trying to reunite their apart parents, while the latter is about a family with superpowers (and both are on Disney Plus, conveniently enough). Tommy and Wanda utilize the term Kick-Ass, maybe an indirect recommendation to the 2010 superhero motion picture. It included both Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Evan Peters.

Pietro has a tattoo that says Mom on his left shoulder – that’s Evan Peters’ genuine ink.

Conveniently, we can read it as MoM, a recommendation to upcoming MCU movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (which hits theaters March 25, 2022, and will connect directly into the events of this program). Witch at the edge of town. It looks like Wanda is offering Vision more firm after their fight in the last episode – early on, she starts to say, “You’re not supposed to…” and cuts herself off.

She also lets him go out on his own instead of signing up with the household for Halloween enjoyable. As Vision gets further away from Wanda, he finds the townspeople going in loops or simply stalling – maybe hinting at the limit of her influence. One female has a tear running down her face, suggesting that her true, distressed self is close to the surface area.

Which is pretty terrible. Bad guy or victim? Vision finds Agnes sitting in her car, having apparently gotten lost. When he “wakes her up”, she refers to him as an Avenger, tells him he’s dead and says Wanda will not let them leave town.

“All is lost,” she says.

Laughing maniacally prior to Vision has her resume her “role”. This is mad suspicious – is Agnes faking it? She seems to awaken quickly and dumps a lot of uncomfortable info on Vision, perhaps to push him to step outside the barrier. And what’s lost?

It feels like a hint at some grander plan, but it’s uncertain if she’s a puppet or the mastermind. Tommy and Billy practically become Speed and Wiccan super-powered young boys. Tommy and Billy get closer to their comics equivalents this episode, with Tommy acquiring super-speed like his uncle Pietro, while Billy displays magical abilities comparable to his mother.

Tommy is likewise the cool troublemaker, however it’s obvious that Billy is significantly more powerful – he stops Tommy in his tracks, and can pick up when Vision is in problem. Wanda implores them not to “pass by Ellis Avenue” – which is at the edge of town and best next to the hex barrier. They definitely will.

A curious and progressively concerned Vision actions out of the Westview barrier, and right away begins to pass away.

He seems reverting to the form he remained in when Wanda broke into the SWORD center and took his body, instead of the remains left behind after Thanos pulled the Mind Stone out of his head in Avengers: Infinity War. Vision does not fare too well outside Westview. Alerted about Vision’s situation by their kid Billy, Wanda saves him by broadening the Westview boundaries.

In doing so, she also consumes the SWORD base (which becomes a circus), the agents (who become the clowns Wanda probably considers them to be) and Darcy (we don’t see what function she handles). Monica, Jimmy, and jerk-face acting SWORD director Tyler Hayward (Josh Stamberg) are safely outside the barrier’s new borders. This might be hinting at Wanda’s spotty popular culture understanding of the 90s and 00s, or perhaps she’s making connection errors since she’s sidetracked by her conflict with Vision and by Pietro’s arrival.

This episode’s in-universe business break – for “Yo-Magic, the treat for survivors” – is very upsetting, and doesn’t appear to be as direct a referral as the previous advertisements. It features a kid starving on a little desert island, when a shark provides him a magic-themed yogurt. The kid can’t open it and he ages rapidly, leaving only a skeleton behind.

It could be mentioning what’s really going on in the show.

A predator (Agnes?) methods a desperate person (Wanda?) with an incorrect offer of redemption, however it’s an illusion. It’s uncertain what the shark gets out of it in this case – maybe the boy’s soul (Wanda’s kids?). Darcy, Jimmy, and Monica will part ways.

Monica and Jimmy set off to meet her aerospace engineer buddy (perhaps Reed Richards?), who’s produced a vessel that’ll get her back into Westview safely. Monica Rambeau, in the comics costume she wore in the 80s Marvel Comics. Nevertheless, Darcy reveals that going through the hex two times has reworded Monica’s cells.

It’s uncertain how this has actually altered her, but it reminds Monica of her mom’s cancer and she’s apparently unwilling to worry about it today. She’s figured out to assist Wanda no matter what, due to the fact that she has compassion with her grief. In the comics, Monica gains the capability to change herself into any kind of energy within the electro-magnetic spectrum after getting bombarded by extra-dimensional energies – which sounds a great deal like what’s going on here.

Monica has likewise utilized numerous codenames over the years, consisting of Captain Marvel, Spectrum, and Pulsar.

Pietro is also aware that Westview is Wanda’s construct, and is obviously cool with it. He questions where she’s been concealing all the kids who’ve shown up for the Halloween hijinks but brushes past it rapidly. However, Wanda doesn’t understand how she produced this variation of Westview.

It sure seems like she had some aid, perhaps from the suspicious as heck Agnes (Kathryn Hahn?). Comic book films have wandered off from the initial costumes over the years, but this episode uses the Halloween style to go full comic-accurate on the outfits, and they’re lovely. Wanda says she’s dressed up as a Sokovian fortune teller, while Vision is a Mexican wrestler.

Pietro does not offer a reason for his Quicksilver clothing, nor do Tommy and Billy (whose comic codenames are Speed and Wiccan). Agnes is worn a simple witch costume, which might mean her wonderful nature. Outside the Westview hex, SWORD representative Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), astrophysicist Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), and FBI man Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) are busily scheming about how to get back in.

Wanda is similarly confused about Pietro’s make over.

Pietro has actually slipped into the role of the man-child uncle wonderfully, but appears to have the memories of MCU Pietro (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) instead of ones of the Fox X-Men universe (a separate reality) that’d match his face. He clearly does not remember that he sacrificed himself in Avengers: Age of Ultron, by rushing in front of Hawkeye (who’d simply saved a kid) as Ultron fired a hail of bullets. Wanda later on quickly sees a flash of X-Men Pietro with the fatal wounds sustained by MCU Pietro – similar to she did with Vision in episode 4.

Would his memories of the X-Men universe be restored, or would he go back to MCU Pietro and die? The previous seems more most likely – Wanda (or whoever’s really in control) probably brought Pietro in from the X-Men universe and provided him MCU Pietro’s memories. They did it again.

Wanda’s fondness for Pietro isn’t without its limitations. When he callously states Vison can’t “die twice”, she flings him away with her powers. WandaVision quite much blew the Marvel Cinematic Universe large open in the last moments of last week’s epic installment, so it seemed like a long haul for episode 6 to hit Disney Plus on Friday.

When Wanda gets flashes of “dead” Vision and Pietro, their white eyes look like cataracts.

We return to the comedy town of Westview after Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) got a most unforeseen visitor: her late bro Pietro, but the variation from the X-Men universe (Evan Peters). Hayward aspires to kill Wanda, most likely so he can resume experiments on Vision’s special body (he’s tracking Vision’s motions within the hex). What were they doing with him?

The response lies beyond Hayward’s last firewall software, which Darcy e-mails and fractures to Jimmy quickly prior to she’s taken in by the expanding hex. Hayward’s file is called Cataract, however that doesn’t describe anything in the MCU. In reality, it’s a medical condition in which a cloudy location types in the lens of the eye, causing a decline in vision.

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