‘WandaVision’: An Analysis of ‘Previously On’

This latest episode of WandaVision was next level sad. I’m talking punch after punch of emotion all the way to that chill-inducing conclusion that left me utterly floored. I have a lot of thoughts but I’m going to whittle it down to struck me the most.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

So…Wanda Was a Witch All Along!

One of the things that I didn’t realize was that Wanda Maximoff had powers before she volunteered for Strucker’s experiments. The Mind Stone only made her more powerful, developing a being of extraordinary power who would one day become the Scarlet Witch… EPIC!

But one question I’m left with is how did her brother, Pietro, also survive his contact with the stone? Did he also have some sort of buried potential that the Mind Stone unleashed? It’s all rather fascinating.

Plus, finally getting to see how Wanda’s parents were killed was something I didn’t exactly need but it just made Age of Ultron a whole heck of a lot more impactful.

Is Hayward Actually Mephisto?

WandaVision' Episode 8: That White Vision Mid-Credits Scene Explained

I’ve honestly been a Hayward defender since Episode 4. I understood that he was super annoying and that he was reeking primary Marvel villain vibes ever since that episode, particularly Episode 5, but I just figured he was a mean guy who’s been through some things in the last five years. And yet the latest episode seems to have changed the game completely.

There’s a moment when Hayward suggests to Wanda that she is so powerful she can bring Vision back to life. Now that doesn’t make sense why he would say this because previously at no point in the MCU has anyone affected by the Mind Stone alluded to the possibility of resurrecting people. So…how would he know that she could do this?

Maybe because he is actually Mephisto disguised as Hayward. Wouldn’t that be something?!

And if he is Mephisto…wow!

Wanda’s Powers Are Legendary

The shocking revelation that the whole of Westview really WAS under Wanda’s influence and that she actually created Vision is absolutely stunning. Her power is awe-inspiring and I just can’t wait to see her after this show when she plays a major role in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. Her, a Chaos Magic being, and him, the exact opposite, a man who uses Order Magic. It sounds fantastic and fascinating and I’m just so excited!

The Best Scene in the Show

WandaVision Episode 8 Recap: Previously On...

However, the best moment in the entire series came in that flashback sequence when she confronts the Mind Stone and sees a vision of her destiny.

This imagery, the golden-yellow light a heavenly backdrop against the silhouetted depiction of her future self is one of the most epic shots I’ve seen in anything involving superheroes.

This version of Wanda alongside Doctor Strange is almost too good to be true. It’s going to be epic!!!!

And then of course…White Vision

WandaVision' Episode 8 Post-Credits Scene Explained: What It Means for the  Finale

Last week’s post-credits scene was fascinating but this week’s post-credits scene left me floored. Since 2018 I have been theorizing ways for Vision to return but I figured we’d never get that to happen. So imagine my surprise and elation when THIS happened! I already knew there had to be some way to bring him back but to bring him back all white and evil is the coolest thing ever!

Next week is going to be a doozy and I’m here for all of it.

This Episode Felt Like a Bucket of Sadness

WandaVision' Episode 8 Recap: Visions of Past, Present and Future - Variety

I don’t really have much else to say other than this episode was super sad you all. I was not ready for this gut punch in all of the feels and if the next episode is sadder than this…it’s going to be pretty freaking depressing.

But I especially loved this ultra-sad scene because it gave a bit more detail to why they’re so close in Captain America: Civil War. Why she always chooses to sit beside him, why they seemed so comfortable together as he made her something to eat, why he was even willing to go as far as to tell her that he had feelings for her. And also why they didn’t want to fight.

They’re so sweet and they are quickly evolving into my favorite MCU couple over even Peter and MJ, Cap and Peggy, and Tony and Pepper. Too bad their romance is filled with tragedy.

😭

All in all, it’s my favorite episode of the series so far and I simply cannot wait for next week’s finale.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

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