WandaVision episode 6 — out February 12 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar — upped the stakes and the scare. In a Halloween-themed episode that included loads of Marvel Easter eggs, WandaVision confirmed the capabilities (and limitations) of its title characters. Vision (Paul Bettany) tried to go away Westview to get assist for these dwelling inside, however as he visibly disintegrated in entrance of us, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) expanded the city limits itself — which ate up a lot of the S.W.O.R.D. infrastructure and personnel, together with Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), establishing the endgame of the MCU’s first Disney+ collection. (There’s solely three episodes left.)
The 10-year-old Billy (Julian Hilliard) turns into a fourth wall-breaking narrator for WandaVision episode 6 — titled “All-New Halloween Spooktacular”, directed by Matt Shakman, and written by Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron — as he tells us his favorite factor about Halloween whereas in costume. Tommy (Jett Klyne) would not have a fancy dress as he considers himself the “cool twin”. The boys surprise what’s up with their uncle, Pietro Maximoff/ Quicksilver (Evan Peters), who gate-crashed WandaVision episode 5 proper on the finish (and arrange a possible multiverse X-Men crossover) and is now sleeping on the lounge sofa — till 4 within the afternoon.
They are quickly joined by their mom Wanda, who arrives in a decade-appropriate Scarlet Witch costume from the comics. It’s an Easter egg designed for the viewers, with the twins left questioning who she’s speculated to be. Wanda ad-libs that she’s a Sokovian fortune teller, which is humorous in its personal proper as a result of Wanda has these skills as nicely, having delivered a nightmarish psychic imaginative and prescient for Iron Man again in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Shortly after, the dad Vision turns up in his personal decade-appropriate comic-correct costume, and describes himself as a Mexican wrestler that appears to be a intercourse fantasy for Wanda. Vision then says he has to go away for the neighbourhood watch responsibility, which upsets Wanda as a result of she did not know.
Peitro steps in and agrees to be the person who shepherds the twins as “Uncle P”. Wanda notes that he would not also have a costume, identical to Tommy, prompting Pietro to run to the shop at gentle velocity and switch them into each Quicksilver from the Marvel comics — replete with that dual-winged coiffure. WandaVision episode 6 has loads of Easter eggs, although it has little interest in explaining what’s occurring with this universe-crashing casting. Peters performed Peter Maximoff/ Quicksilver within the X-Men films, whereas Aaron Taylor-Johnson performed Pietro Maximoff/ Quicksilver on Age of Ultron. So that is very bizarre.
Meanwhile outdoors Westview, S.W.O.R.D. (performing) director Tyler Hayward (Josh Stamberg) is adamant that Wanda should now be handled as a goal — one they should neutralise to revive order. Captain Monica Rambeau (Teynoah Parris) would not agree and insists that if Wanda is the issue, then she should even be seen as the answer given the extent of her powers. They can’t afford to go up towards her, which in hindsight looks like an specific foreshadowing for the top of WandaVision episode 6. “You people who left, you still have the luxury of optimism,” Hayward says, to which Rambeau responds: “Don’t use the last five years as an excuse for being a coward.”
Still, Hayward is director and in-charge, which implies Rambeau is escorted out alongside along with her supporters FBI Agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) and Darcy. But they don’t seem to be going quietly, clearly. Rambeau and Woo take out the guards who had been speculated to escort them out, whereas the oblivious and untrained Darcy simply watches.
Back inside, Wanda is out within the Westview neighbourhood with Pietro main the children in tricking everybody round them, with using his super-speed. He namechecks Shangri-La when he pauses for a second, which is perhaps the primary trace of Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) involvement on the present. Strange’s Nepali base of Kamar-Taj is predicated on James Hilton’s fictional, mystical creation. Or possibly I’m simply studying an excessive amount of into issues, at this level.
Wanda then runs into Herb (David Payton) — dressed as Frankenstein’s monster — who’s additionally a part of the neighbourhood watch, and discovers that Vision is definitely not on responsibility. What is he as much as? Vision is finding out the individuals of Westview, it appears, and he is encountered of us who seem like “bugged out”. They are caught in what they’re doing.
Elsewhere later, Pietro provides us our first clue on what is going on on together with his presence in Westview (and WandaVision). He was shot on the street after which he heard Wanda name out to him, so he got here. He’s referencing the second from Age of Ultron, suggesting that he would not bear in mind something from his universe. Or possibly he is performing? Wanda’s twins flip up and Tommy discovers he has tremendous velocity, which is becoming, given the costume he is sporting. This additionally is sensible as Tommy grows as much as be Speed within the Marvel comics. Wanda asks Tommy to take his brother Billy alongside too on his fast adventures, and reminds them to not go previous Ellis Avenue.
Back to Vision, intercut with the trio — Rambeau, Woo, and Darcy — who begin to realise that the individuals dwelling on the sting of Westview aren’t behaving correctly. Does Wanda have like a circle of affect? Maybe her powers do not have the identical impact as you get to the city’s limits. Or possibly it is the opposite manner round? Maybe Wanda’s affect grows stronger as you get to Westview’s boundaries, so as to forestall you from leaving?
There’s proof of the latter as Vision runs into Agnes (Kathryn Hahn), sitting immobile in her automobile. Vision does his factor together with his fingers on Agnes’ brow, bringing out the actual Agnes, who reveals that Wanda will not even allow them to take into consideration leaving. She recognises Vision after which wonders if she’s useless, given he’s. Vision is shocked as he has no reminiscence of the life he has led. Agnes’ use of the phrase Avenger has no impact on him both. Agnes then begins to panic, prompting Vision to place her again in her repressed state and vowing to assist her. Vision walks previous Ellis Avenue and in direction of the power discipline’s restrict.
Meanwhile, Rambeau decides to move again into Westview, regardless of Darcy’s warnings that the power inside is altering her on a molecular degree. Darcy has her personal put-foot-down second as she decides to remain on the base secretly as a result of she must get previous Hayward’s firewalls. She’s a hacker on the facet too? Who knew.
Inside Westview, Wanda remarks to her brother Pietro in regards to the life she’s chosen (as a soccer mother), prompting Pietro to make a note about how she’s managed to do all this. Wanda initially tries to push it away like she would not know what he means, however Pietro is insistent. Wanda lastly relents, admitting that she would not know the way she managed to do it. She solely “remembers feeling completely alone” and “endless nothingness” inside — she’s speaking about her state after Avengers: Endgame, the primary time she was capable of course of the dying of Vision.
As she turns to Pietro, Wanda sees his chest riddled with bullets and a ghastly face, only for a break up second. It’s what her brother (performed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) seemed like after he died in Age of Ultron. Wanda flinches after which appears at Pietro once more, and he appears effective. This is rather like that second from WandaVision episode 4, when Wanda noticed Vision as a useless husk like he was after Thanos crushed him in Avengers: Infinity War.
It’s nonetheless unclear how precisely Wanda introduced Vision again to life, however he has his face as a result of she had his physique. But Wanda did not have her brother’s physique when she considered him. Is that why her brother has Evan Peters’ face as a substitute? Pietro talked about earlier within the episode that he heard Wanda’s name. If that is what actually occurred, possibly Wanda’s name went out into the
universe multiverse, and was responded to by one other dwelling Quicksilver — from an alternate dimension.
Elsewhere, Vision has made it to the very fringe of Westview, however getting out is not simple. It takes all his energy to push himself by means of, but it surely appears Wanda’s strengthened barrier is an excessive amount of even for the likes of Vision. He begins to disintegrate, with items of him actually chipping off his physique — Westview is pulling him again in actually and killing him within the course of. Vision’s cries of anguish are heard by his son Billy — he grows as much as be Wiccan within the Marvel comics and is able to telepathy and way more — who runs to his mom Wanda with the information.
In response, Wanda pauses everybody inside after which channels her powers to widen Westview’s limits to avoid wasting Vision. But she goes additional and envelops much more too, turning every little thing owned by S.W.O.R.D right into a circus: the headquarters turn into an enormous tent, a army truck turns into an ice cream van, and S.W.O.R.D. brokers are changed into clowns. Darcy, who was vocal about not going into Westview, is pulled in as nicely. Rambeau, Woo, and Hayward by some means simply escape as Westview’s boundaries proceed to develop.
Rambeau’s phrases about working with Wanda, and never treating her as an enemy, are value greater than ever. She’s actually, actually highly effective however she additionally would not want something, as she famous in WandaVision episode 5 — so how will they flip issues round?