WandaVision season 1, episode 3 review: The Wanda Bunch

Paul Bettany is Vision and Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION, exclusively on Disney+.
Paul Bettany is Vision and Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION, exclusively on Disney+. /

WandaVision… but in color!

This week’s WandaVision is very 1970s as it pays homage to the The Brady Bunch. The opening montage of city life grabs us right away, and is very light-hearted before things head the other direction.

After last week’s two strong openers, does Episode 3 of the Disney Plus maintain the momentum? Here are some of the important highlights from this week’s episode.

Wanda’s rapid pregnancy

This episode primarily focuses on Wanda’s pregnancy, and the two baby boys that are born, twins! The rapid pregnancy can be summed up by some reality-warping mechanism spell that Wanda is conducting to make procreation even possible with Vision, a synthezoid.

Now, we take the way of the comics with a grain of salt because Marvel Studios does like to put their own spin on things. So we don’t know about this town that Wanda and Vision are trapped in: Is time even real here? Did nine months actually pass, or was it really a few days?

That deja vu moment… no it wasn’t your Wi-Fi signal

This episode featured another like the infamous “No” moment from Episode 2. I had to rewind because I thought my own WiFi had a glitch moment, causing a few seconds to repeat, but rest assured that repeat was very real, and very likely another example of Wanda (or an external force) messing with the time warp.

This could very well be another example of the mental breakdown Wanda is having by creating this perfect world with everything she loves: Vision, a family, and this town. And now things are going awry and she doesn’t know how to stop it besides a simple “No” and a time warp.

The Twins are here!

This is where things start to get funky. Geraldine, who is actually Monica Rambeau undercover, comes over to borrow a bucket and ends up helping Wanda deliver one of the babies, Tommy. Both she, and Wanda were unaware, however, that there was another baby about to make an appearance.

We now have Tommy (Wiccan) and Billy (Speed), in the MCU. Let’s pray we get to keep them until the Young Avengers make their debut.

Pietro, remember him?

After both Tommy and Billy were born, Wanda looks at her sons and gets emotional, remembering her brother Pietro. She reveals to Geraldine that she had a twin brother, Pietro. To this, Geraldine mentioned how he was killed by Ultron. This made both Wanda, and the audience probably take a step back.

The events of Avengers: Age of Ultron  happened in 2015. Pietro’s death wasn’t really publicized, so there’s no way Geraldine (Monica) would have known about it without inside intel that specifically focused on the Avengers, and Wanda. What gets even weirder is Geraldine’s (Monica) necklace, which Wanda points out. It’s the same S.W.O.R.D logo as before. This causes her to send Geraldine (Monica) through a portal, where she gets shot out from the sky in a very Marvel-themed dark field. We have cars that look like they’re S.H.I.E.L.D, but from the previous clues, it could very well be S.W.O.R.D.

This week’s commercial, brought to you by HYDRA

This week’s episode was sponsored by the one and only HYDRA Soak, a bubble bath for whenever you need to just destress and get away. This fake TV spot, on top of the toaster and watch from last week just make it more and more suspicious. But then again, it is HYDRA, when are they not suspicious? The slogan for the brand was “…find the goddess within,” could this reference to Wanda, maybe another Avenger?

Leaving us wanting more

This is a half-hour sitcom, and, so if there is one thing this show does is leave me wanting more from the episode. The entirety of the show feels like a sci-fi version of Jim Carrey’s The Truman Show where everyone knows what’s going on besides Truman Burbank himself.

But what awaits for Wanda and Vision – and the rest of WestView – in the coming weeks?

You can catch WandaVision on Friday’s at 12AM PST on Disney+.

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