WandaVision Episode 8 ending and post-credit scene explained: How has [SPOILER] returned?

Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

WandaVision’s most recent episode concluded with yet another jaw-dropping moment. But what does it all mean ahead of the finale?

WandaVision wasted little time becoming 2021’s most popular TV series. The Disney Plus show catapulted itself to the top, becoming the biggest show in the world right now. Of course, the fact that it’s part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe plays into that popularity, but there is no denying the innovative and jaw-dropping show has had us all on the edges of our seats for weeks.

Speaking of innovative and jaw-dropping, WandaVision is full of moments that are both of those things. From the unexpected returns of familiar faces to the completely expected reveals, every moment has packed an emotional punch that has left MCU and TV fans in complete awe of this strange and bizarre work of art.

After coming face-to-face with Agatha Harkness in the previous episode, Wanda was in for some shocking truths – and so were we. But with only the finale left, what does the shocking conclusion of Episode 8 mean?

What happened in WandaVision Episode 8?

WandaVision Episode 8 was really a recap of all of the events of Wanda’s life that led her to create Westview. Recapping the loss of her parents, her traumatic childhood, her experience with Loki’s Scepter (and the fallout of that interaction), Pietro’s loss and, finally, Vision’s loss, the episode used Agatha Harkness’ powers to showcase all of the grief that Wanda suffered.

However, it also revealed that Wanda never stole Vision’s body from S.W.O.R.D. and, as a result, Director Hayward powered up what appeared to be a new version of the Vision instead.

Meanwhile, Agatha threatened to kill Wanda’s children because she finally realized who, what and how powerful the Scarlet Witch really is.

What does the ending of WandaVision Episode 8 mean?

Agatha’s announcement that Wanda was the Scarlet Witch was almost an acknowledge of reverence and fear from the ancient witch. She is now well-aware of what Wanda is and has responded by, uh, attempting to anger her?

Strange behavior, yes, but it’s clear that she wants to put an end to Wanda’s groundbreaking use of powers. Why? That’s not quite clear yet, but she clearly thinks that harming Tommy and Billy might do that.

As for what the Scarlet Witch actually is, well that’s simple: A Nexus being, of course! Nexus beings are those rare entities which act as keystones of the multiverse and are crucial to its overall stability. In Marvel Comics, Wanda is the main continuity’s (Earth-616) Nexus being, so it’s possible that we could be seeing the same thing here.

What does the post-credit scene of WandaVision Episode 8 mean?

Director Hayward lied to to Monica Rambeau when he revealed that Wanda stole Vision’s body, using selective footage to make her arrival at S.W.O.R.D. look far worse than it actually was. He also never revealed that she didn’t actually take Vision’s body and that he’s been lying to everyone the whole time.

As for what this means, the answer is both very simple and incredibly complicated: The Vision in Westview is a complete fabrication of reality. Somehow, Wanda never needed to use a host body to create this Vision and managed to reconstruct him like she did the entire town.

That, however, means that Vision’s original body is still in the hands of S.W.O.R.D. and, using the power that the Scarlet Witch’s Hex left behind on the aircraft he sent into it, Hayward was finally able to turn him back on. This Vision, however, is completely white – and very very scary.

In Marvel Comics, White Vision is a lifeless recreation of the character that appeared following the Vision Quest arc after he was disassembled and disarmed. When he was rebuilt, he was lacking any kind of color and was completely devoid of the emotions that made Vision the beloved hero that he was.

Will the same thing happen here as Wanda squares off against White Vision in the finale?

WandaVision‘s finale streams on Disney+ next Friday, March 5, at 12:00 a.m. PT and 3:00 a.m. ET.

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