WandaVision episode 7 — out February 19 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar — simply gave us the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequence’ villain: Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn). If like me, you have been questioning what an actress of Hahn’s calibre was doing enjoying a recurring character of nosy neighbour Agnes, WandaVision episode 7 put that to relaxation. Agnes has been Agatha in disguise all alongside, and it is she who has been pulling strings throughout WandaVision’s run, together with the looks of Pietro Maximoff (Evan Peters). It now is smart why Agnes had began to behave in a different way from WandaVision episode 5 onwards, not even bothering to react to Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) utilizing her powers in entrance of her. Wanda did not catch on in time although, and now she’s going to pay the worth.
The pivotal climactic moments of WandaVision episode 7 — titled “Breaking the Fourth Wall,” directed by Matt Shakman, and written by Cameron Squires — arrange the MCU sequence’ endgame that’s now in its dwelling stretch with simply two episodes to go. WandaVision episode eight arrives subsequent Friday, February 26, with WandaVision’s sequence finale, episode 9, set for the next Friday, March 5.
WandaVision episode 7 opens the morning after the occasions of WandaVision episode 6, the place Wanda had expanded the boundaries of Westview after her (useless) husband Vision (Paul Bettany) tried to depart the Hex to get assist for the individuals caught inside. Wanda is clearly feeling the aftereffects of her actions, and she or he’s determined to drive herself to spend a “quarantine-style staycation” day with herself. “That will show me,” she says, actually breaking the fourth wall, in what’s an episode inspired by modern-day mockumentary-style sitcoms equivalent to Modern Family. Wanda is ignoring her youngsters as effectively, who’re left questioning what is going on on with their mom, all whereas the world retains shifting round them. Wanda’s world is now experiencing glitches, with objects altering form or type.
Even Wanda does not know why it is taking place, main her to comment sardonically: “Probably just a case of the Mondays, am I right?” Olsen has been actually good in showcasing her vary on the MCU sequence, and WandaVision episode 7 is additional proof of her comedic timing, which she has now splendidly deployed for practically each sitcom era that has ever existed.
Outside the Hex, S.W.O.R.D.’s performing director Tyler Hayward (Josh Stamberg) is on the point of launch one thing, although WandaVision episode 7 by no means will get again to him for the remainder of the episode. This is clearly a table-setting transfer for the remaining episodes.
Elsewhere in WandaVision episode 7, a groggy Vision wakes up on the identical area the place he tried to exit the Hex. He comes throughout Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), who’s now an escape artist and does not keep in mind any of her earlier self now that she’s been pulled into Wanda’s world.
Back on the Vision residence, Wanda goes by means of an existential disaster. The twins surprise why their dad hasn’t come again dwelling, and what occurred to “Uncle P” — that is Pietro. Wanda forcefully says that Uncle P just isn’t their uncle and to not consider a phrase of what he says. Then who’s he actually, the boys surprise. Wanda admits that although she’s presupposed to have all of the solutions as their mom, she actually has zero solutions. She then goes off on a tangent concerning the meaninglessness of every part that leaves her youngsters very confused, naturally. Thankfully, Agnes — who has but to disclose her true self — walks in to take the youngsters away. “I don’t bite,” she says, after which reveals to the digicam that she bit a child as soon as. If you have been following the breadcrumbs, together with her look to the digicam, this is kind of foreshadowing.
Outside the Hex, FBI Agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) begins to dig into the recordsdata that Darcy pulled from behind Hayward’s firewall, and discovers that Hayward was attempting to convey Vision again on-line. That’s in defiance to Vision’s will, that was precisely what Hayward had accused Wanda of doing again in WandaVision episode 5. But Hayward’s workforce at S.W.O.R.D. failed to really do it, till Wanda stole his physique and introduced him again to life. It’s why Hayward has been monitoring Vision inside the Hex, as we have been advised in WandaVision episode 6, as a result of he simply desires his sentient weapon again. Woo and Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), whom he is been travelling with, then meet up along with her late mom Maria Rambeau’s pals within the US Air Force, who’ve determined to assist Monica out: with an area rover.
Back on the circus, Vision pulls the actual Darcy out by doing that brow factor together with his fingers. Darcy admits she needed a visitor spot on WandaVision however that didn’t really feel good. The two then make their approach out of the circus.
Meanwhile at Agnes, Billy (Julian Hilliard) says he likes it at Agnes’ as a result of she is “quiet on the inside.” In hindsight, the truth that the telepathic Billy cannot learn Agnes reveals that she’s utilizing her magical skills to close him out on WandaVision episode 7.
Back to Woo and Monica, the place the latter has been put in an area swimsuit. As Monica will get into the rover, Woo speaks to the operation chief Major Goodner (Rachael Thompson) who says she has full confidence that Monica will “sail right through unharmed.” Her excessive stage of confidence tells me that the alternative goes to occur—and it does. The rover fails to push by means of the strengthened partitions of the Hex and begins to alter its type. Monica will get out simply in time to save lots of herself, proper earlier than the rover is launched again by the energy-field wall into the air. But Monica hasn’t given up, as Woo realises however his protests are in useless as she prices in blindly into the Hex—in direct opposition to Darcy’s warnings (proven as a part of the WandaVision episode 7 recap as a reminder) that the Hex has already twice modified Monica, on a molecular stage.
WandaVision episode 7 takes us contained in the partitions of the Hex for the primary time, because it reveals what Monica has to push by means of to get to the opposite facet. Her physique splits into a number of variations of herself over time, and we will hear the voices of these closest to her: her mom (Lashana Lynch), Nick Fury (Sameul L. Jackson), and Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). WandaVision episode 7 then reveals that Monica seemingly has powers of her personal, as her eyes glow vivid blue simply as she pushes herself into the Hex.
Elsewhere, the sluggish roll of Vision and Darcy again to the Vision residence continues. Looking again, this virtually feels deliberate, like WandaVision episode 7 is attempting to maintain Vision from seeing Wanda earlier than she’s trapped by Agnes. Otherwise, he would upset that equation together with his powers. I imply, why are they driving? Can’t Vision simply choose up Darcy and fly off? Anyhoo, on their drive again, Vision is caught up on his whole historical past by Darcy. He now is aware of his story. Darcy wonders why Vision cannot exist outdoors the Hex — and although she’s questioning whether or not his existence is actual, she notes that the love between Wanda and him is hundred p.c actual.
Monica intrudes into Wanda’s home, which is not the greatest technique given how she was thrown out the final time round. She tries to inform Wanda about Hayward’s nefarious curiosity in Vision, however Wanda is not having it. Expectedly, Wanda lifts her within the air and threatens to destroy her, however Monica makes use of her personal powers to land again on the bottom (in normal superhero fashion), that provides Wanda pause. Monica then says she has her personal trauma like Wanda — she misplaced her mom, as you may recall from WandaVision episode 4. “The worst thing I can think of has already happened to me,” Monica provides. But she will’t change it or reverse her loss of life, in contrast to Wanda, and she or he should settle for it as that is her reality. Monica pleads with Wanda to convey down the Hex, however they’re interrupted by Agnes.
Agnes consoles the emotionally charged Wanda and takes her to her dwelling. There, Wanda begins to note that issues are off. And weirdly, Tommy and Billy are nowhere to be seen. She wonders the place they’re, and Agnes says the twins are enjoying within the basement. You know one thing goes to go horribly improper as Wanda opens the door to the basement. As she climbs down, Wanda notices a shadowy passageway with tree branches rising out of it. You know it is a unhealthy concept to stroll in, however Wanda does nonetheless and leads to a room with extra tree branches circling previous worn-down partitions. And simply as she spots a e book that’s seemingly held collectively by magic, Agnes walks in to announce that she has magical powers too.
She reveals that her identify is Agatha Harkness after which seemingly takes over Wanda’s thoughts, earlier than WandaVision episode 7 launches into a fast montage of all of the moments throughout episodes that she has manipulated. It’s not WandaVision created by Wanda Maximoff, because the opening credit have stated quite a few occasions — that is “Agatha All Along”, starring Agatha Harkness. WandaVision episode four stated it was all Wanda, however Agatha desires you to know it has been her all alongside. The approach the reveal is designed is clearly directed in direction of the viewers, and never Wanda. And it is smart that WandaVision episode 7 is titled “Breaking the Fourth Wall.”
Who is Agatha Harkness and why is she so focused on tormenting Wanda? Tune in subsequent week. WandaVision episode 7 does not finish there technically, because it’s the primary episode with a scene in the course of the credit. In it, Monica arrives at Agnes’ home and appears for indicators that somebody is inside or not. Ultimately, she opens the exterior door that connects to the basement, and discovers the timbers and the purple floating vitality, that now we have already been proven are related to Agatha Harkness. Just then, Pietro — who’s been lacking for all of WandaVision episode 7 — reveals up out of the blue, inflicting Monica to be shocked, and says: “Snooper’s gonna snoop.”