WandaVision Episode 9: Clues, Takeaways, and Predictions
The wait is over and the finale has arrived for Disney + ‘s first Marvel Cinematic Universe series WandaVision is there and with it comes a series of answers to questions fans have asked since their debut, and now it’s time to dive into the madness of what came in this week’s episode and what’s next.
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Notes: Wanda is a quick learner, Agatha knows what’s coming and we’ll say hello again
- Wanda and Agatha record the final confrontation from the final episode and compete against each other. After being hit with a power surge, Wanda’s hand begins to deteriorate as Agatha absorbs her strength and vitality and reveals that she is taking power from the undeserved.
- In retaliation, Wanda hits Agatha with a car and sends her to a nearby house, only her boots sticking out from below in a clever little nod The Wizard of Ozwho also saw some sort of fight between conflicting witches.
- After Agatha appears to have disappeared, the restarted vision of SWORD Director Tyler Hayward emerges and attempts to kill Wanda just for her vision to show up and stop him while Wanda takes off for Agatha as she flies towards downtown.
- Unfortunately, the duo missed Monica’s calls at a nearby house held by Evan Peters’ Pietro. When Monica looks around the room, she finds some bills that point to the real owner of the house and an acting headshot for Ralph Bohner, the face of the fake Pietro. After Monica pegged him to the ground, she finds an enchanted necklace around his neck, glowing purple and apparently giving him his powers, and removes it, breaking Agatha’s mind control of him.
- Hayward and the rest of his SWORD team watch as the two visions struggle with the Vibranium tracking on their monitor while Jimmy shows up in handcuffs. However, after declining Hayward’s offer to join him on his mission, he can choose his handcuffs using his magical abilities and his ability to get hold of a cell phone to call his FBI cavalry.
- Back in the city center, Agatha discusses that there is an entire chapter on the Scarlet Witch in Darkhold, also known as The Book of Sins or The Book of the Damned, which states that she is not born but fake and not pits or incantations and is more powerful than the Supreme Sorcerer, whose fate is to destroy the world.
- To distract them and get them to their breaking point, Agatha cuts Wanda’s connection with all citizens who oppose Wanda, including Dottie, who reveals her real name as Sarah and mentions an eight-year-old daughter who is locked in her room by Wanda. Wanda is overwhelmed and strangles everyone to death, but quickly stops and decides to open the hex so the humans can escape. In doing so, some of the SWORD can break in and vision and the twins begin to die. She stops the hex in time to save the trio.
- The four are then surrounded by SWORD, but after Agatha initially tries to take them out, Wanda rescues them and sets off to fight them while the twins use their powers to disarm the agents, only to let Hayward suddenly shows up and tries to shoot the children himself. Monica arrives just in time and uses her new powers to absorb the gunfire while Billy uses his powers to keep a bullet from hitting him. When Hayward tries to escape, Darcy finally arrives in her stolen ice cream van and slams his truck to keep him captive until the situation is cleared up.
- The two visions continue to fight and end up in the nearby library, although Wanda’s vision is able to briefly pronounce the other, using the Ship of Theseus paradox to help both realize that neither the true vision nor the are both at the same time. Vision is able to restore each other’s memories and a semblance of the original vision, which then flies off to heaven as Wanda’s love returns to the streets to be with the twins and tries to help in the fight against Agatha.
- Wanda tries to use her mental powers to trap Agatha in her painful memory of how she killed her coven, although the witches begin to turn on Wanda and call her the Scarlet Witch and try to pin her to the cross, to which they tried to bind Agatha. Agatha offers to let Wanda trade her powers for Westview, Vision and the twins, but when the Scarlet Witch’s crown manifests on her head, she loosens from memory and continues to fight Agatha.
- The two take their battle to heaven and Wanda continues to hit Agatha with explosions of her powers as well as the walls of the hex, only so that more of her powers are absorbed and nearly kill Wanda. However, as Agatha prepares to resume her deal, Wanda magically revives, revealing that she hung runes on the walls to prevent Agatha from using her powers and allowing Wanda to absorb hers and becomes the scarlet witch.
- When Agatha returns to Earth, she warns that Wanda has unleashed something, but ignores her warnings locking her up as Agnes in Westview, stating that she knows where to find Agatha when she actually needs her help.
- Wanda, Vision and the twins return to their house while she slowly brings the hex down and everything back to normal. After tucking the twins in and thanking them for choosing her as their mother and tearfully saying goodbye to Vision, while also theorizing that they may see each other again in the future when the hex hits the house and it and they dissolve and leave Wanda alone on the empty property.
- Wanda returns to town and speaks to Monica, who assures her that she has no negative feelings about Wanda’s action and wishes her luck as she flies away from the authorities in her Scarlet Witch outfit.
- While Jimmy is in charge of the town’s clean-up and debriefing and Hayward is arrested, Monica walks into the nearby theater when an agent declares that a friend of her mother’s wants to meet her, exposes herself to be Skrull, and shows off an old friend of her mother’s that he is in space.
- In the final post-credits scene, Wanda can be seen in a cabin in the woods, using her astral form to study the dark festivals while hearing the twins’ cry for help.
Food Stands: Agatha’s Left Prisoner, there is a new vision in town and something has been let go
Well, the series finale certainly contained a number of moving moments and interesting answers. There were a couple of key takeaways from the episode. First and foremost, Agatha not only reintroduced the mystical Darkhold into the MCU, but she was also placed in a unique captive position that keeps the door wide open so she can come back for more, namely Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness. Another that was easy to forget after parting between her version of the hero and Wanda is that there is a new form of vision somewhere in the world, with all the memories of the original but without the Mind Stone or a clear one Purpose that leaves its future unknown. Another can be found in Monica’s meeting with a Skrull and the excitement of her meeting Nick Fury in space, while the final post-credits scene might be the most important as Wanda not only studies the dark festivals but still has a temporal connection with her children and seems to be preparing for the arrival of all that Agatha said has broken loose.
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Predictions: Mephisto or Chthon are on their way, Monica & Captain Marvel will make up, and Doctor Strange has a migraine
- Much to the disappointment of me and many of the viewers, the eagerly anticipated arrival of Mephisto didn’t make it to this show, but the finale left the door open for him or the elder god Chthon to appear. Given the reveal of Chaos Magic in the final episode and the reintroduction of the Darkhold into the MCU in that episode, the signs are slowly beginning to suggest that the latter villain is emerging since he was the lead author of the Evil Spell Book and Wanda with some of his infused powers to one Leaving way for him to return in the future. Since Wanda takes refuge in a hut at the bottom of a mountain, it also seems closer to Chthon, as its comic base was in Wundagore Mountain, which looks a lot like the one in the finale.
- While Monica is on her way into space to meet Nick Fury, it can be seen as a possible introduction to a new form of Avengers. A more likely and interesting way would be to see the former SHIELD director try to facilitate a reunion between the burgeoning hero and Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. Monica expresses a slight dislike for the hero throughout the series and sets out to get involved Captain Marvel 2It is very likely that anger will try to relieve any kind of tension between the two, even if it simply requires getting them to the same room on the space station in order to speak.
- Whether Mephisto, Chthon or Wanda himself, the series’ conclusion has certainly paved the way for a migraine-inducing problem that Doctor Strange will have to solve in its long-awaited sequel.