The greatest clues, predictions, and insights from WandaVision episode 3
After the dazzling introduction to the world of the first Disney + Marvel Cinematic Universe series last week WandaVision is back to the third chapter and the riddle and questions may not be as extensive as the first two, but they get deeper and deeper. So travel with us as we explore the biggest clues and discoveries, as well as our predictions for the future of the series!
WARNING: SPOILERS ARE IN FRONT OF THE WALL AVISION EPISODES 1-3 AND THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE
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Hints: Be kind to rewind, say his name, say his name, and you’re fired
- At the beginning of the episode, we see Herb pruning his hedges while Vision and Dr. Nielson talks about Wanda’s pregnancy. As Vision greets him, Herb continues to carelessly cut past the hedges and into his wall, which Vision points out, but it proves nothing as Herb is only stopping panties before continuing. It doesn’t seem like much, but like the pilot with the Harts, it seems like this is a bigger indication that this is out of his control and the world around them has a problem.
- After their visit to the doctor, Wanda and Vision work together to put together a nursery. Wanda uses her magic to paint the room and put together a crib, while Vision studies a parenting book and the two of them talk to name their child. Wanda wants a boy named Tommy and Vision wants a boy named Billy. While their names may sound like pretty general boy names, fans of the heroine’s comic book source will know what establishes the show.
- Further evidence that something is wrong with the world comes a few minutes later, as Wanda’s pregnancy progresses rapidly for a few months and it leads to Braxton-Hicks contractions that result in a surge that shuts off electricity in the entire neighborhood. After Vision confirms the blackout, he expresses concern to Wanda about something is wrong where they are, referring to Herbert’s unusual hedge trimming and dinner with the Harts. But before Wanda can say anything, the scene suddenly returns to the beginning of their conversation and Vision takes a different, more encouraging path, similar to the second episode.
- Near halfway through the episode, the series is interrupted by a commercial break with an info stamp about a special soap called the Hydra Soak Bar to help relax its customers. You don’t have to be an MCU expert to know what this refers to.
- As the episode slowly comes to an end and Vision Dr. Nielson turns off after helping Wanda’s birth of babies, the former sees neighbors Herb and Agnes talking at the wall, whom Herb previously cut with the hedge trimmer. After Vision approaches to inquire about the blackout, Agnes expresses doubts about Geraldine, and both she and Herb endeavor to tell Vision something important about why everyone is in town, but she cuts them off and they all separate.
- While Vision has the menacing conversation outside with Herb and Agnes, Wanda beams with Geraldine about the twin babies she has just given birth and realizes that she is a twin and has a brother named Pietro and sings a Socovian lullaby to her babies. Geraldine suddenly gives Pietro a realistic look and asks Wanda if he was killed by Ultron. Wanda sheds a tear and asks what she said, only to have Geraldine trying to divert the conversation in vain when Wanda notices her necklace and asks her to leave. When Vision comes back into the house, Geraldine is suddenly gone and asks Wanda where she has gone. She says Geraldine has to run.
- Suddenly we are brought to a widescreen display of the nocturnal outskirts of Westview when suddenly a wall of TV static appears and Geraldine flies out and lands in the middle of a meadow where she is (most likely) quickly surrounded. Sword agents.
Takeaways: WandaVision are parents who are Agnes & The Bubble
With just 30 minutes of storytelling this time around and a slightly more established universe after its premiere in two episodes, there wasn’t much going on in this episode, but there were a few key takeaways for the next few chapters in the series. Primarily, Wanda and Vision are now parents to twins Billy and Tommy, and while this can easily be seen as a nod to Wanda’s own origins as a twin with brother Pietro, it actually goes back to their comic book source when the duo gave birth to the Twins Thomas and William, who would later become the superheroes Speed and Wiccan. Second, Herb and Agnes seem to know some of their current situation and have ulterior motives for withholding Vision information and warning him about Geraldine. Third, Geraldine (who’s already spoiled marketing / news is actually Monica Rambeau) may also possibly know more than she does about the events of Age of ultronwho saw the death of Wanda’s brother Pietro and who wears a necklace with the SWORD symbol. When Monica is banned from the series for letting Wanda know that she knows more about what’s going on, we see the whole world of Westview housed in some sort of magical, TV-static bubble made up of tents by agents surrounded, probably SWORD
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Predictions: SWORD Agent Monica & The Multiverse of Madness
- The introduction of Billy and Tommy actually points to some important things for the future of the MCU, especially if the series stays true to the comics. First the Young Avengers Comics revealed that the birth of the twins was indeed a reality-distorting magical notion of Wanda, but that she unwittingly used two out of five scattered fragments of the soul of the demon Mephisto, who was later destroyed when he resumed the soul fragments. While these fragments and the villain they belong to have not yet been introduced to the MCU and could suddenly be revealed to the general fans, some have already started to theorize that he is the main villain of the series and possibly for the next phase of With subtle dialogue, the MCU nods to neighborhood queen Dottie, whom they refer to as “The Devil,” and whoever the titular couple has to impress to lead a happy life. Given the extensive story of Mephisto, in which Wanda was tormented during the comics, and the series ‘introduction of Billy and Tommy out of their reality-distorting powers, it could well be that this path also goes well with the series’ possible adaptation House of M. and the connections of the series to the upcoming Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madnessespecially since Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s alleged multi-film contract to portray Quicksilver has not yet been used Age of ultron and could absolutely make a return on the big screen sequel series.
- While Agnes and Herb are generally believed to be undercover agents for SWORD too, their hushed conversation about Geraldine and the unfinished conversation about why they existed in this sitcom universe seems to indicate one of two things. One possibility is that they have a darker subject behind them, possibly working for a bad guy who is driving Wanda crazy, or trying to take their kids to experiment with. Another possibility, heavily implied by both the show’s marketing and the brief and mysterious conversation in the final third of the episode, is that both of them are dead in the real world and somehow drawn into Wanda’s sitcom reality and brought back Life. It would be a sad reveal as Kathryn Hahn’s Agnes is an absolute delight and David Payton’s Herb has a lot of potential to become an even better supporting character than he already is, but with interrupted conversations before Herb can explain what they all are and what A trailer shows Agnes expressing she’s dead, and Vision wonders why she would believe that. This could be the way forward.
- The announcement that Monica Rambeau would be a key character on the series made many wonder the reasons for her appearance in the story, but with a combination of her necklace and a leak from Topps that she revealed a few days before the series premiere, it was all Signs Point out that she is a SWORD agent working to solve the mystery of what happens to Wanda. While their involvement in the faux world of WandaVision is currently unknown, the observation area around the city seems to suggest that she most likely infiltrated the bladder and investigated what was going on for the agency, although her behavior in the two previous episodes leaves it unclear how much she will keep for the scientists who examine everything.