What Wanda does and doesn't control becomes clearer "On A Very Special Episode..." of WandaVision

WandaVision Episode 5, “On a Very Special Episode,” jumps into an ‘80s aesthetic, with an opening credits sequence and a home interior set that’s very Full House/Family Ties in look and feel, and a Greatest American Hero-like theme song with meaninglful lyrics that reveal “we’re making it up as we go along.”


Agnes barges in, exactly when needed. Again.

There’s very little that can be said about this episode that isn’t spoilery, so after reading a general review, scroll down for more specifics and theories.

S.W.O.R.D. agent Monica Rambeau is recuperating after Wanda forcefully ejected her from her Westview bubble. All efforts to examine her with blood tests and x-rays have failed, inexplicably. Rambeau does her best to convince the S.W.O.R.D. boss that Wanda doesn’t mean the outside world any harm, but she is shown video evidence from before the Westview bubble appeared that suggests otherwise. This evidence tells us much more about the nature of the Vision within the bubble.

We also learn more about how much, and how little, control Wanda has over what is occurring in the bubble. One anomaly continues to be Agnes, who seems to be more than she appears to be. Weird things happen when she is around, that Wanda obviously is surprised by, and doesn’t control.

More efforts are made by S.W.O.R.D. to contact Wanda in the bubble, and this time, Wanda decides she’s had enough, and leaves her literal comfort zone to confront and warn them to stop and leave her alone.


Wanda's twins grow in the blink of an eye, and Agnes doesn't even blink.

Wanda and Vision spat over what's really going on.

It continues to impress how much budget is being thrown at these WandaVision episodes, with a new set and opening title sequence and theme song each week. It’s also increasingly impressive how much thought and planning has been put into this series, and how the events of the series will impact the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We get a MAJOR clue how the X-Men could be incorporated into the MCU with a shocker of a reveal in the last scene.

Four episodes remain of WandaVision, airing Fridays on Disney+

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SPOILERS/THEORIES

Where to begin?


Agent Rambeau has been transformed. Monica was blasted by a massive Wanda hex and ejected through the bubble. Her bloodwork and x-rays were inconclusive or wiped clean. Why? Because of her Westview experience, she is now a light-based metahuman. In the comics, Monica was known by many names, including Captain Marvel, Photon, and Spectrum.


Vision is real, and has been reanimated. This is no theory. The video presented to Agent Rambeau showed Wanda confiscating Vision’s android corpse from a S.W.O.R.D. facility. Somehow, Wanda has reanimated him without an Infinity Stone. It explains the morbid glimpse we saw of him in the last episode, lifeless and gray-skinned, with a massive hole in his skull where the stone used to be before Thanos plucked it out. It explains why he has been so curious and analytical of what the weird things that have been happening in the bubble. He is not under Wanda’s complete control, although she was “rewound” scenes to throw him off the scent of the reality she has created.

Wanda didn't create the bubble and does not control it totally. Wanda has said she doesn't know how she got there, she just woke up there. We also know she doesn't seem to control everything happening there. Has some outside force created this entire scenario?

Wanda has no control over the twins at all. Unlike her control over the vast majority of Westview, Wanda did not seem to control her conception, her accelerated pregnancy, her twins’ crying, or her twins’ leaps forward in age in this episode. Agnes actually tells her so in dialogue: “Children. You can’t control them and never will.” There are no wasted words in this tight half-hour format; everything that is said has meaning. There’s no time for red herrings. Which leads us to wonder more about who Agnes really is and what her goals are…


Is Agnes running this show?

Agnes is actually Agatha Harkness. In the comics, Harkness was a witch who helped Wand control her mutant “hex” powers, so named in this episode by Dr. Darcy Lewis. Harkness always wore the cameo brooch that we see Agnes wearing in all of her scenes before her Jazzercise outfit in this episode. Agnes has been there for Wanda as a mentor so far, always miraculously appearing to help Wanda when she needs it the most. It’s made clear in this episode that Agnes is more than just another person trapped in Wanda’s bubble and is not under her control. Agnes acts of her own free will, even though she doesn’t seem to be able, or want to, leave the bubble.

Agnes is actually Mephisto. Mephisto is the either the Marvel Comics version of Satan, or at least a near-omnipotent demon of hell, depending on whom you ask. He has a comics history with the creation of Wanda’s twins, and the potential WMDs they could become under his control. Agnes’ main goal has seemed to be to get Wanda to have children, and to get them to grow up fast, which only happens when Agnes is around. Agnes also doesn't seem at all surprised when they do grow in a blink.

The multiverse has been introduced to the MCU. The surprise appearance of Wanda’s twin brother Pietro answers the question why Wanda hasn't made him part of her perfect world before now. Despite her twins' claims when they wanted her to revive the dog, she cannot control or raise the dead. Vision doesn't count apparently, since he's an artificial being.


It also explains why this Pietro is the one from the X-Men cinematic universe, and opens the possibility of the multiverse being the reason how former Fox properties like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four will join the MCU. It’s also worth noting that the title of the next Doctor Strange movie is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Hmmm…



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