Review: What’s going on in Westview?

“WandaVision” explores the world of Scarlet Witch and Vision after the event known as The Blip, leading fans to theorize about the events of the show since episode one

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“WandaVision”, which features classic Marvel characters and connects pieces of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, creates a mysterious vintage atmosphere that will hook in viewers from episode one.

Kennedy Tetour, Artistic Director

Do you ever think to yourself, “Man, I sure do wonder what happened after the events of Avengers Endgame. Too bad there isn’t a very confusing show to fill me in on the ongoings of the MCU post blip.” Well luckily for you, there is a brand new show that does just that and so much more called “WandaVision”.  

“WandaVision” follows the new life of Wanda Maximoff, also known as Scarlet Witch, and her husband Vision. The first three episodes of the show resemble a family sitcom from the 1950-1970s, featuring a wacky dinner party, a few very suspicious sounding advertisements, and a very interesting plot that will have you scratching your head and asking “How is this a Marvel show?”

Many viewers were disappointed in the first three episodes because there was a severe lack of action that the MCU typically beholds, but after episode four aired on January 29, viewers became much more invested in the story. Episode four shows viewers a side of the story that has not yet been seen. Government agencies such as the F.B.I. and S.W.O.R.D. work tirelessly to figure out what exactly is going on behind the forcefield surrounding Westview, a town that had seemingly dropped off the map for the average people of the world. 

Episode four not only showed viewers a new perspective in the story, but it opened up the floor to much more discussion, which also led to a new wave of theories about what might be going on in Westview. One TikTok user suggested that Mephisto, an extra-dimensional demon who appears in the Quicksilver comics, may be involved in the events of the show. They also suggested that an event called “M-Day” may occur in the series. This event is linked to Wanda’s powers and the insanity that Mephisto potentially gave her through fragments of his soul.

Another TikTok user said that Wanda may be trying to bring her brother Pietro, or Quicksilver, back from the dead. She suggests that Wanda accidentally retrieves a Quicksilver from another dimension instead of her own. The theory goes on to say that Wanda may be the reason why there are so many different versions of Spider-Man, or why Wanda may be appearing in the new Doctor Strange movie titled “Multiverse of Madness.” She states that this may be Disney’s way of pulling all of their new properties from the Fox acquisition into the MCU.  

Of course, all of these theories are exactly that, just theories, but some of them seem to work well with the current plot of the show. Disney does often go in an unexpected direction when it comes to Marvel, but you never know. Maybe some of these theories are actually right. 

The only way to find out is to watch the remaining episodes of “WandaVision” airing on Disney+ every Friday until March 5 — and maybe keep an eye on Kevin Feige, since he knows basically everything.