“You took everything from me”: ‘WandaVision’ review (SPOILER ALERT)

“What is grief, if not love persevering?” – Marvel Studios’, “WandaVision” has come to an end. Like the ending or not, fans now have to wait nine to twelve months to see what stories a newborn runaway Vision, an isolated Scarlet Witch, and witchcraft in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) have in store for the fans.

The new suit. The after-credits scene. Vision reborn… again? The “WandaVision” finale had a lot to take in, to say the least. It cleaned up and finished off most of the plotlines, but definitely set up more stories for all the characters introduced in the show for future films and tv shows in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Being the first addition to the MCU after the end of the “Infinity Saga” on July 2, 2019 with “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” “WandaVision” had a lot to live up to. It was also the first time Marvel Studios released anything on Disney+.
To explain the show, let’s jump into the most complicated and confusing aspect of it. The main character, Wanda Maxifmoff, basically created her own reality called the “Hex” and recreated her late boyfriend/husband, Vision, and two kids of her own – Billy and Tommy. In the comics, they are the characters Wiccan and Speed. Both kids have powers like they do in the comics. These three characters, (Vision, Billy, and Tommy) from inside the Hex will be called “hex-(their name)” just to differentiate them.
The start of this show in mid-January was heavily inspired by the sitcoms “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “I Love Lucy,” “Bewitched,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Good Times,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Full House,” “Modern Family,” “ The Office,” “Out of This World,” and “The Twilight Zone.”
Each episode takes place in a new decade. The 1950’s were episode one, 1960’s were episode two, 1970s were episode three, 1980s were episode five, 1990 were episode six, and the 2000s were episode seven, according to Insider.
As confusing as this TV show was for many viewers, it means a lot for the future of the MCU going forward.
Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, has previously stated that “WandaVision” will tie directly into “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness,” slated for a March 25, 2022 release date.
Doctor Strange’s sequel would then tie directly into Spider-Man’s third entry into the MCU, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” slated for a December 17 release date.
Both of these movies are rumored to have something to do with the multiverse, and some fans have even predicted and coined the next saga of the MCU the “Multiverse Saga” because all three projects (“WandaVision,” “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” and “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness”) have all been rumored to involve the multiverse in some way. Now that “WandaVision” is over, it is confirmed that there was no multiverse involvement… sort of.
Wanda Maximoff created her own sort of universe containing the town of Westview in New Jersey and keeping the residents of the town as prisoners under Wanda’s mind control.
With all the twists and turns throughout the series, one of the most confusing plot points was the return of Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver. The two main reasons this was so mind-blowing for fans was (one) in the MCU Pietro died chronologically 8 years prior during the events of Sokovia in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and (two) in “Age of Ultron” Pietro was played by Aaron Taylor Johnson while Evan Peters played Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver in the Fox Marvel Universe. Peters was later confirmed to just be another mind-controlled citizen of Westview named Ralph Bohner.
This was one twist that fans either loved or hated, much like the twist in “Iron Man 3” when the audience found out that the “Mandarin” turned out just to be an actor. Many fans theorized that Agnes, the “nosey-neighbor”, or Agatha Harkness’ husband “Ralph” was going to be revealed as Mephisto (basically the “Satan” character of Marvel Comics), but that turned out to be a character Marvel Studios wants to wait until later projects to use in their story.
At the end of the finale and throughout the after credits, we learned that Monica Rambou has been asked to join Nick Fury on the unidentified space station up in space with the Skrulls. Monica Rambou was first introduced as the daughter of Maria Rambou, friend of Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel, in “Captain Marvel.”
She is all grown up now and after returning from the blip (When Hulk snapped his finger to bring everybody back) is working for S.W.O.R.D. New Director Hayward “grounds” her and sends her to deal with Wanda. During her mission she was exposed to strange energy when crossing into “Wanda’s World,” giving her powers. She almost becomes her full comic counterpart, Photon (or Spectrum, depending on who you ask. Both names work).
In the second post credit scene, Wanda has pulled a Bruce Banner and has isolated herself in the middle of nowhere to learn more and control her powers. In the last shot of the show, the Scarlet Witch can be seen floating in her Astral state, just like in “Doctor Strange,” but her actual body is still awake. Not even the Sorcerer Supreme himself can project himself into his Astral body without his body being unconscious. The Scarlet Witch is reading the “Darkhold” (“The Book of the Damned” in Marvel Comics). As she flips through the pages she and the audience can hear her hex-sons voices screaming for help. The screen flashes red and the series is done.
This TV show took the MCU in a whole new direction and did something never seen before on any sort of television. Unfortunately, we have to wait a whole year to pick up with Wanda’s story in “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness,” unless the rumors and teases are true that she and Doctor Strange will have a presence in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
This definitely opened the door a little bit more for these characters and left many open toed storylines to be finished later, like the “Scarlet Witch Prophecy” of her destroying the world, Wanda’s hex-children might still be alive, and the “reborn” White Vision that has all of Vision’s real memories.
With a new Vision just out roaming the world, trying to piece his memories back together after getting most of them from the “Hex-Vision”, he will be focused on moving forward in the MCU. This is our Vision, just in a new “reborn” body.
“You’re unbearably naive,” Ultron said.
“Well… I was born yesterday,” Vision responded (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”).

Final thoughts/Overall Score: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Acting: 9/10
Directing: 8/10
Pacing: 7/10
Confusingness: 10/10
Creativity: 9/10
Character Arcs: 8.5/10
Story: 7/10
Overhyped: No.
Should you watch it? : YES!