WandaVision Episode 5 Review

TV Review | WandaVision (Episode 5: On A Very Special Episode …)

This week’s episode of WandaVision breaks down boundaries and changes the future of the MCU for the better.

It’s Friday so it’s time for the new episode of WandaVision! Episode 5 is entitled “On A Very Special Episode …” It is quite a very special episode indeed. We learn more about what’s happening and we do get a huge surprise!

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Wanda’s sitcom story this time is set in the 80s. Once again, they nailed it with the look of the characters, the sets and even the coloring of the screen like it was on old televisions. The opening credits did remind me of Full House’s opening credits except with a more sentimental song. You get a shift, there is less humor and it’s more about emotion. That’s because things are starting to fall apart.

VISION

Vision is realizing that something is going on, and he knows Wanda has something to do with it. His first sign is at the beginning of the episode when Agnes waits for Wanda to rewind the scene. Agnes is an intriguing character because she always appears when Wanda needs something and she seems aware that she’s being controlled. It’s not the case with Norm. When Vision talks with him, he has to use his powers to lift Wanda’s influence over him. If only for a moment. Plus, SWORD still hasn’t identified who is Agnes. That begs the question is she someone important, someone, we could know? I think there’s definitely something there but I’m not sure what exactly.

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QUICKSILVER

The craziest thing inside the sitcom part of this episode is the ending. You get Vision confronting Wanda about what she’s done and she does everything to avoid answering him. That is until one insane thing appears – Pietro. Though, it is not the Pietro Maximoff we knew from the MCU. It is Pietro from the X-Men universe. Quicksilver played by Evan Peters.

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WORLDS COLLIDE

This is one strange crossover but strange in all the good ways. It raises some questions. Is this really the Quicksilver from the X-Men movies? or is it someone Wanda picked to make him play Quicksilver and he looks like that as a reference to these movies?

My theory right now is that it’s the Quicksilver from the X-Men movies. And they’re part of another universe from which Wanda had to pull him out. I say this because Wanda said to her children, who rapidly aged twice in the episode, that she can’t bring back the dead. The real Pietro is dead and the body is probably in ashes by now. So she had to get a Pietro from somewhere. Let’s not forget Wanda is set to appear in Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness. It would make sense if this Quicksilver were from another universe. Time will tell if my theory is correct or if I was wrong. But having Quicksilver show up at the very end makes me even more excited for next week’s episode. Who else could show up next?

ACCIDENT’S HAPPEN

About the ads, we get a new one in this episode. it’s about a kitchen towel. The brand is Lagos. I’m more and more confident the ads are references to Wanda’s life. The first ad was for a Stark Industry product, the same company that made the missiles that killed her parents. The second ad was about a watch named Strucker. Baron Von Strucker is the person who experimented on Wanda with the Mind Stone. The experiments gave her her powers. Then, the third ad was about a Hydra soap. Strucker was a Hydra agent. And now, Lagos is the place where Wanda accidentally killed people during a sanctioned Avengers mission.

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INSIDE AND OUT

Unlike, the first three episodes, this one isn’t just a sitcom. It also features scenes outside Westview continuing the storyline introduced last week. Monica Rambeau has regained control of herself and is now working with Jimmy Woo and Darcy Lewis. Jimmy and Darcy still are a great duo and the added dynamic with Monica makes this storyline very compelling!

On this side of the story, we also put more pieces together as to the how. Director Hayward shows our team a video of Wanda stealing Vision’s body.  That answers why we saw a dead Vision last week. She actually used his dead body to recreate this sitcom Vision. It doubles down on last week’s creepy scene because that is insanely morbid. It does emphasize how heartbroken Wanda is.

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We get to see Wanda outside Westview with her classic MCU suit. If you needed any more confirmation that she is responsible for what’s happening, there you have it. She makes it very clear she wants to be left alone. Problem is, it’s not going to happen. Director Hayward considers her to be a terrorist. So he’s likely going to deal with the problem in an extreme manner. On the other hand, Monica has a different approach to the problem. She doesn’t antagonize Wanda, she wants to help her. That’s the right approach because let’s be honest, Wanda is extremely powerful, so you don’t want to threaten her.

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VERDICT

Another exceptional episode as we slowly but surely get our answers while things get crazier!

WandaVision is streaming exclusively on Disney+ NOW!

 

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