Wandavision: possibly one of the greatest mini series to be created


Zachary Tryon, Contributor

Wandavison premiered January 15th, 2020 on Disneyplus. The show follows the life of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany). While Wanda and Vision have a busy life, (especially because they just became newlyweds in the first episode) they manage to keep a good social status with their neighbors Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). In the first episode, Wanda and Vision moved into their suburban home in Westview, New Jersey.

This is important because during the events of Avengers Infinity War, Wanda had to destroy the mind stone inside Vision’s head, killing him to keep Thanos from getting it. Meaning that she either created a being or resurrected Vision from the dead. In my opinion this is important because it gives the watchers a sense of mystery and it gives them the idea of trying to figure out how she did this.

In the second episode Wanda goes to the neighborhood meeting, where she meets some of her fellow neighbors. She then stays after the meeting to help clean up, but the radio beside them starts to make a static noise. The noise fades into a voice calling out to Wanda, repeating her name multiple times, but it ends up stopping and everything returns to normal as if nothing happened.This foreshadows upcoming events in later episodes. This scene is one of the greatest in the show because it gives a sense of suspicion making the watchers interested in finding out who is talking.

Weird things seem to happen every episode until episode seven. In the third episode Wanda finds out Monica Rambeau is a S.W.O.R.D agent. S.W.O.R.D. is an organization that captured her husband and experimented on her husband’s synthezoid body. In episode 7 Monica finds Wanda and tells her that S.W.O.R.D. is coming for her but she does not listen and her neighbor Agatha takes Wanda inside her house. When Wanda arrives at the house she looks for her kids because Agatha was babysitting them. Wanda goes down into the basement, and Agatha traps her. It turns out Agatha is a witch from Old Salem, Massachusetts. When it is discovered that Agatha is a witch the audience is introduced to another character from the Marvel comics.

In episode 8, Agatha and Wanda visit Wanda’s past and explore how she came into possession of her powers. In the episode, it is discovered that Wanda’s had her powers since she was a little girl and that the mind stone just amplified her powers. After they finish basking in Wanda’s past, Agatha and Wanda brawl. In episode 9 Vision and his evil counterpart made by S.W.O.R.D. fight each other while Agatha and Wanda fight. This also makes a reference to the comics where it is discovered that Wanda was imbued with chaos magic as a baby from the Elder god Cthon. This is the most important scene because when Wanda was experimented on she saw a glimpse into the future and she saw what she would become.

Wanda follows Agatha to the town square, and Agatha reads Wanda’s prophecy in the dark hold. Agatha states, “The Scarlet Witch is a being of spontaneous creation. The Scarlet Witch is not born, she is forged. She has no coven and no need for incantation. It is your destiny, to destroy the world.” Agatha and Wanda keep fighting, while this is happening Vision talks with white Vision. After their talk, Vision transfers his memories into white Vision and white Vision leaves.  This scene is a powerful moment because it shows that Wanda may be the most powerful being in the MCU or in the Comics.

Agatha and Wanda fight for a while, but Wanda eventually gives into Agatha’s deal. Agatha’s deal was if Wanda gave Agatha her powers she could keep her family in her fake world. Wanda and Agatha fight in the air. Wanda shoots blasts of her chaos magic at Agatha but she occasionally misses. When Wanda gives Agatha the rest of her powers, Agatha tries to kill Wanda but her powers fail. Then ruins pop up all around them, indicating that only Wanda can use her powers. Wanda takes her magic and Agatha’s as well. Once Wanda is done absorbing all the power she appears in her full Scarlet Witch uniform. When Wanda absorbs Agatha’s magic and hers she is able to fulfill her prophecy meaning that there is about to be some trouble for the world.