This includes spoilers for episode 5 of WandaVision. If you haven’t seen the episode, it would be best to pass on this article. If you have, and you want to know what’s going on, keep reading!
WandaVision has been the show we all have needed in 2021. For those who love everything MCU, they have been enjoying their weekly fix of new episodes on Disney+. Especially since each new episode has some bombshell discoveries and/or Easter Eggs.
Let’s discuss some of the jaw-dropping moments of the WandaVision episode, “On a Very Special Episode…”
The 1980’s TV Show References
The episode is set (mostly) in the ‘80s. We see references to Family Ties in the intro (such as the drawing being painted in and red being the first color to be painted) and with their house interior.
The intro also has a Growing Pains reference, by showing old photos of the characters growing up. Oh, and the intro does have a shout out to Elizabeth Olsen’s older sisters’ TV show, Full House, when the cast sits outside for a picnic.
Let’s Talk About Agnes
There are a lot of theories about Agnes and the main one is that she is Agatha Harkness, a witch who has a complicated relationship with Wanda in the comics.
Agnes seems to “break the fourth wall” when she asks about holding Wanda and Vision’s twins, when the line before hers doesn’t go exactly the way she thought it would.
When Agnes asks if she should take the line again, this symbolizes a bit of a crack in Wanda’s world and that Agnes is very aware that she is living in Wanda’s illusion.
Monica’s Westview Aftermath
By now we all know that Geraldine in Westview is actually Monica Rambeau from S.W.O.R.D. After Wanda shoots Monica out of Westview, she lands on S.W.O.R.D.’s front lawn.
The agency does a series of tests on her, but none of the scans develop properly. This could be an indication that Monica is getting superpowers, due to the fact that she was hit by Wanda’s magic.
This could also be a gentle nod to the fact that Monica has superpowers in the comics!
Her Name Is?
MCU fans know that Wanda has not been mentioned as the Scarlet Witch in any of the films. When Tyler Hayward asks if Wanda has a nickname, Jimmy Woo responds that she doesn’t.
This indicates that Wanda hasn’t become her superhero namesake just yet. Knowing Marvel, this series is leading up to her superhero moniker.
The Sokovia Accords
There is mention of the Sokovia Accords when Wanda is shown stealing Vision’s body from S.W.O.R.D. This is a callback to Captain America: Civil War.
If you recall, at the beginning of the movie, the Avengers are in Lagos trying to stop villain Crossbones. When Captain America is interrogating Crossbones, he sets off a suicide vest. Wanda uses her powers to stop the explosion from happening in its original location, but when she throws him toward a building, she accidentally releases him too close to said building.
The civilians and Wakanda civilian aid workers are killed, which results in the drafting of the Sokovia Accords. The Sokovia Accords was the notion that the government had oversight on the Avengers and their powers (which some Avengers agreed with and others didn’t, hence the civil war).
Clean Up With Lagos
Lagos is also mentioned in the “commercial break”. The Lagos mentioned is a paper towel, which is shown as cleaning up a red liquid, which could be a metaphor for blood.
The slogan for the paper towel brand is “Lagos. For when you make a mess you didn’t mean to.”
Wanda didn’t mean to cause the accident in Lagos and this could show her guilt towards what happened.
Is That an Accent I Hear?
When Wanda leaves Westview to have a little chat with the S.W.O.R.D. agents, you might notice that her Sokovian accent is heard in her voice. It has been a while since we have heard Wanda speak in her native accent!
This also shows that Wanda is now in reality and not in her fictional world. I wonder if she will bring the accent back later on?
And finally, let’s talk about the elephant in the room – or in the show’s case, the doorway. Wanda and Vision are arguing because Vision is starting to realize he is in Wanda’s fictional world, there is a knock at the door.
From behind, we see the same hairstyle that Wanda’s brother, Pietro, sported. We all know that Pietro died in Age of Ultron, so seeing the back of his head is quite surprising.
However, the surprise doesn’t end there! When we see the front view of the actor, it’s not Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who played Pietro in that film, but Evan Peters who played Peter Maximoff in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
This is huge, you guys.
Fox owned the rights to the X-Men franchise, which meant they were off-limits in the MCU. But in 2019, Marvel finally got the rights to X-Men back.
This means that because Wanda “recast” her brother with Peter, either could be a nod to TV shows randomly recasting actors in shows or – bigger news! – it could mean that this is a huge multiverse crossover!
These are just some of the Easter Eggs in WandaVision Episode 5, but they certainly won’t be the last for the series! Click here to read our previous WandaVision article!
WandaVision airs on Fridays on Disney+.