TV Review | WandaVision (Episode 3) ‘Now In Colour’
“WandaVision episode 3 is the best yet. It’s funnier and giving us more clues as to what is going on!”
It’s Friday so it means a new episode from WandaVision is here! Fridays are now synonymous with Marvel Studios. At least for the next few months. A week after this series ends, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier will debut (March 19th), then followed in May by Loki.
THAT 70s VIBE
This week’s episode is the 70s themed sitcom. Just like the two previous episodes, this one perfectly captures the sitcoms from its era. Costumes, sets, jokes. Everything is once again on point. Even the acting. The actors really overacted like it was in the sitcoms at the time! The opening credits feature a new song written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez showing us Wanda and Vision preparing for the babies’ arrival. And yes, this episode is about Wanda’s extremely fast pregnancy.
This episode takes place in a single day. It’s the funniest episode yet. I love when Vision tries to explain to Wanda how to stay calm when she will be giving birth but as soon as she has contractions. He is the one getting super panicked! Wanda trying to hide her pregnancy from Geraldine was another funny moment. There are a lot of laughs in this episode. By the end, we get to see Wanda giving birth to her twins – Billy and Tommy. Comic fans will recognize the names. They’re the Maximoff twins!
This episode also includes a new ad. And it’s an ad about a Hydra Soak soap. It’s now the second ad featuring Hydra and I highly doubt this is a coincidence. However, I’m not saying that Hydra has anything to do with this. I think this could be a callback to Wanda’s past. If you remember, when we met her in Avengers Age Of Ultron she had been the test subject of Baron von Strucker, a member of Hydra.
I am now pretty sure Wanda is responsible for this sitcom-themed trip/dream/alternate universe bubble. Or whatever you want to call it. I think the heartbreak of Vision’s death made her snap and create a world where she can live happily ever after with him. This episode brings new clues to that theory. Vision started to doubt what was going on. And when that happened, Wanda just rewound time to make him forget. However, Vision still suspects there is something wrong later on in the episode. I do believe he will end up being the key to ending this thing.
Wanda is the one expelling Geraldine, who is, in fact, Monica Rambeau out of this dreamland. Monica gets expelled because she mistakenly tries to remind Wanda of what happened to Pietro, who was killed by Ultron in Avengers Age of Ultron. Every time there is something wrong in this perfect little world, Wanda gets upset and rewinds or erases what happens.
And to the surprise of a lot of people, I believe she is the villain of this series. Even if it’s an accident due to her grief. So that begs the question. Are the Maximoff twins even real? I guess we’ll see!
The episode was once again presented in 4:3. Except at the end and I loved that shift. It goes from 4:3 to 16:9 and finally to 21:9 showing us that Monica Rambeau has been expelled from Westview. That scene is quite important because it confirms to us that Wanda and co are trapped in some kind of alternate bubble world. The clues were there during the first two episodes and SWORD/SHIELD is keeping an eye on things trying to figure out what is going on. Answers are coming little by little as we move from one decade of sitcom to another.
This is the best episode yet. It’s funnier and gives us more clues as to what is going on!
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