WandaVision episode 7 — out February 19 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar — simply gave us the Marvel Cinematic Universe collection’ villain: Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn). If like me, you had been questioning what an actress of Hahn’s calibre was doing taking part in a recurring character of nosy neighbour Agnes, WandaVision episode 7 put that to relaxation. Agnes has been Agatha in disguise all alongside, and it’s 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 another way from WandaVision episode 5 onwards, not even bothering to react to Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) utilizing her powers in entrance of her. Wanda didn’t 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 collection’ endgame that’s now in its residence stretch with simply two episodes to go. WandaVision episode eight arrives subsequent Friday, February 26, with WandaVision’s collection finale, episode 9, set for the next Friday, March 5.
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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 Imaginative and prescient (Paul Bettany) tried to go away the Hex to get assist for the folks 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 can present me,” she says, actually breaking the fourth wall, in what’s an episode inspired by modern-day mockumentary-style sitcoms resembling Trendy Household. Wanda is ignoring her children as effectively, who’re left questioning what’s happening with their mom, all whereas the world retains shifting round them. Wanda’s world is now experiencing glitches, with objects altering form or kind.
Even Wanda doesn’t know why it’s taking place, main her to comment sardonically: “In all probability only a case of the Mondays, am I proper?” Olsen has been actually good in showcasing her vary on the MCU collection, and WandaVision episode 7 is additional proof of her comedic timing, which she has now splendidly deployed for almost each sitcom technology that has ever existed.
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Outdoors the Hex, S.W.O.R.D.’s appearing 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. That is clearly a table-setting transfer for the remaining episodes.
Elsewhere in WandaVision episode 7, a groggy Imaginative and prescient wakes up on the identical discipline the place he tried to exit the Hex. He comes throughout Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), who’s now an escape artist and doesn’t bear in mind any of her earlier self now that she’s been pulled into Wanda’s world.
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Again on the Imaginative and prescient residence, Wanda goes via an existential disaster. The twins surprise why their dad hasn’t come again residence, and what occurred to “Uncle P” — that’s Pietro. Wanda forcefully says that Uncle P isn’t their uncle and to not imagine 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 thing that leaves her children very confused, naturally. Fortunately, Agnes — who has but to disclose her true self — walks in to take the children away. “I don’t chunk,” she says, after which reveals to the digital camera that she bit a child as soon as. For those who’ve been following the breadcrumbs, together with her look to the digital camera, this is kind of foreshadowing.
Outdoors the Hex, FBI Agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) begins to dig into the information that Darcy pulled from behind Hayward’s firewall, and discovers that Hayward was making an attempt to carry Imaginative and prescient again on-line. That’s in defiance to Imaginative and prescient’s will, that was precisely what Hayward had accused Wanda of doing again in WandaVision episode 5. However Hayward’s crew at S.W.O.R.D. failed to truly do it, till Wanda stole his physique and introduced him again to life. It’s why Hayward has been monitoring Imaginative and prescient inside the Hex, as we had been informed in WandaVision episode 6, as a result of he simply needs his sentient weapon again. Woo and Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), whom he’s been travelling with, then meet up along with her late mom Maria Rambeau’s buddies within the US Air Pressure, who’ve determined to assist Monica out: with an area rover.
Again on the circus, Imaginative and prescient 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 2 then make their method out of the circus.
In the meantime at Agnes, Billy (Julian Hilliard) says he likes it at Agnes’ as a result of she is “quiet on the within.” In hindsight, the truth that the telepathic Billy can’t learn Agnes reveals that she’s utilizing her magical talents to close him out on WandaVision episode 7.
Again 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 Main Goodner (Rachael Thompson) who says she has full confidence that Monica will “sail proper via unhurt.” Her excessive stage of confidence tells me that the alternative goes to occur—and it does. The rover fails to push via the strengthened partitions of the Hex and begins to vary its kind. 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. However 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 via to get to the opposite facet. Her physique splits into a number of variations of herself through the years, 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 brilliant blue simply as she pushes herself into the Hex.
Elsewhere, the gradual roll of Imaginative and prescient and Darcy again to the Imaginative and prescient residence continues. Trying again, this virtually feels deliberate, like WandaVision episode 7 is making an attempt to maintain Imaginative and prescient from seeing Wanda earlier than she’s trapped by Agnes. In any other case, he would upset that equation together with his powers. I imply, why are they driving? Can’t Imaginative and prescient simply decide up Darcy and fly off? Anyhoo, on their drive again, Imaginative and prescient is caught up on his total historical past by Darcy. He now is aware of his story. Darcy wonders why Imaginative and prescient can’t exist exterior 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 isn’t the very best technique given how she was thrown out the final time round. She tries to inform Wanda about Hayward’s nefarious curiosity in Imaginative and prescient, however Wanda isn’t 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’ll recall from WandaVision episode 4. “The worst factor I can consider has already occurred to me,” Monica provides. However she will be able to’t change it or reverse her dying, in contrast to Wanda, and she or he should settle for it as that’s her fact. Monica pleads with Wanda to carry down the Hex, however they’re interrupted by Agnes.
Agnes consoles the emotionally charged Wanda and takes her to her residence. 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 taking part in within the basement. one thing goes to go horribly mistaken as Wanda opens the door to the basement. As she climbs down, Wanda notices a shadowy passageway with tree branches rising out of it. it’s a foul thought to stroll in, however Wanda does nonetheless and results in a room with extra tree branches circling outdated 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 title 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 Alongside”, starring Agatha Harkness. WandaVision episode four stated it was all Wanda, however Agatha needs you to comprehend it’s been her all alongside. The way in which 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’s Agatha Harkness and why is she so fascinated by tormenting Wanda? Tune in subsequent week. WandaVision episode 7 doesn’t 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. In the end, she opens the exterior door that connects to the basement, and discovers the timbers and the purple floating power, that we’ve got already been proven are related to Agatha Harkness. Simply 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.”