got here to its actuality warping finish Friday, with of the present hitting . We have come to the season finale, within the wake of Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) realizing Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) is the and it certain appears to be like like they’re gonna struggle on the streets of Westview.
Wanda’s husband Imaginative and prescient (Paul Bettany) can be on his means house, having beenby astrophysicist Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings). Nevertheless, we have realized that this Imaginative and prescient is a magical assemble created by Wanda — shifty SWORD director Tyler Hayward (Josh Stamberg) introduced his authentic synthezoid physique again on-line outdoors the city, however it seems to be a soulless husk.
Additionally in play is the newly superpowered SWORD agent Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), whom webeing confronted by Pietro Maximoff (Evan Peters) — Agatha’s mysterious minion and an obvious refugee from the .
There, you are caught up. Let’s do the incantation of SPOILERS.
Assembly their destinies
The collection ends with Wanda releasing Westview and letting her household go — Imaginative and prescient, Tommy and Billy all vanish with the Hex Wanda created across the city.
“You understand, a household is without end,” Wanda says as she and Imaginative and prescient put the boys to mattress, seemingly for the final time. “We might by no means really go away one another, even when we tried.”
Excuse me, I want a second to clear the lump in my throat. She additionally thanks them for “selecting” her to be their mother, which leaves the query of precisely what they’re. Earlier than Imaginative and prescient disappears, we study that he was a illustration of the Thoughts Stone that lives in her, so the twins are in all probability an extension of that.
An outdated buddy of your mom’s
In a midcredits scene, after Wanda leaves and the FBI begins cleansing up the city, Monica meets an agent within the theater. She reveals herself to be a Skrull despatched by a buddy of Monica’s late mother — virtually definitely referring toNick Fury.
“He heard you’d been grounded. He’d like to fulfill with you,” the agent says, earlier than pointing and looking out up furtively.
The Skrull “unmasking” mirrors one of manyin Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling, which additionally revealed that Fury was in house and the model within the film had been Talos in disguise. Monica’s smile hints that she’s completely up for an area journey, sure please, giving us our setup for .
Monica displayed much more energy on this episode, when she stopped Hayward from taking pictures Billy and Tommy (erasing any type of ambiguity concerning the form of man he’s). She jumps in entrance of the bullets and so they cross by way of her. She’s not harm, however seemingly absorbs the bullets’ kinetic power and so they fall harmlessly to the bottom.
Within the comics, Monica gained the flexibility to remodel herself into any type of power inside the electromagnetic spectrum after getting bombarded by extra-dimensional energies —to MCU Monica.
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Scarlet Witch within the wilderness
The postcredits scene jumps to Wanda residing in an remoted cabin, together with her bodily self boiling a kettle for tea and her separate, magical self studying from the Darkhold — an historical ebook of energy spells beforehand seen in Brokers of SHIELD and.
Agatha talked about that there is a complete chapter on the Scarlet Witch, so Wanda is studying it to get a greater deal with on her powers. However we additionally hear her vanished sons Billy and Tommy.
“Assist! Mother, please!” they cry out from someplace.
It appears they nonetheless exist in some type (probably elsewhere within the multiverse) so Wanda will clearly be wanting them again.
Does Wanda make two cups of tea — one for her bodily self and one for her magical self? Is that an excessive amount of tea?
The witch’s plan
Agatha reveals that she supposed to steal Wanda’s magic, which would go away Wanda as a shrivelled up prune woman like Agatha’s mother, and offers us a style of the Darkhold’s Scarlet Witch chapter.
“The Scarlet Witch isn’t born, she is solid. She has no coven, no want for incantation,” she reads.
Her energy exceeds that of the Sorcerer Supreme — at present— and it is her future to destroy the world. Appears like a kind of prophecies that could possibly be interpreted fairly liberally for max drama, someplace down the road.
Agatha seemingly tempts Wanda into handing over her energy — cue a wonderful cackle from Agatha — in change for fixing Westview and letting Wanda’s household reside in bliss. Since Wanda is not an fool and is aware of it is a lie, she sneakily mirrors the power-nullifying hex transfer Agatha.
Wanda goes full Scarlet Witch and will get an superior comic-style costume earlier than sentencing Agatha to reside out her existence as nosy neighbor Agnes. I assume she’ll simply slot in with the conventional Westview residents.
“Okey dokey, artichoke,” Agnes says, with a hard and fast grin. Okey dokey… without end.
No less than Agatha remains to be on the board if the plot requires her, which implies we’ll get extra wonderful Kathryn Hahn down the road (in all probability in).
Imaginative and prescient choice
White Imaginative and prescient, which Hayward created by infusing Imaginative and prescient’s authentic physique with Wanda’s Chaos magic, has a small however fascinating position on this episode.
He initially seems to Wanda and does that horrible film serial killer factor by initially showing affectionate after which beginning to crush her head aaaah make him cease. Fortunately, Westview Imaginative and prescient (whom Wanda created together with her powers as she introduced the city below her spell) does simply that. It seems that Hayward has ordered White Imaginative and prescient to “neutralize” Wanda and destroy his Westview counterpart.
Nevertheless, Westview Imaginative and prescient manages to logic his chalky adversary into chilling out utilizing the Ship of Theseus thought experiment, whether or not an object that is had all of its elements changed stays essentially the identical object — a query that could possibly be requested of each Visions.
With a contact from his Westview counterpart, White Imaginative and prescient manages to entry all of the recollections as much as the purpose of. Given the bodily contact and revelation that Westview Imaginative and prescient is a illustration of Thoughts Stone in Wanda, it is attainable he infused himself into White Imaginative and prescient to some extent.
“I’m Imaginative and prescient,” the white man says, earlier than flying off to an unknown vacation spot.
It will in all probability be a gradual return as he types by way of his recollections, however it looks as if the unique Imaginative and prescient is coming again. It feels a bit like how Gamora and Loki have been introduced again in— the character has been reset to an earlier level within the timeline.
Multiverse, possibly not
The obvious Pietro Maximoff from the(Evan Peters) is holding Monica captive in his “man-cave,” however she rapidly realizes that he is truly Ralph Bohner — the Westview resident enjoying the “position” of Agnes/Agatha’s beforehand unseen husband. Monica additionally comes throughout in skilled headshot, suggesting that Ralph is an actor.
So it appears all of the X-Males universe prospects I (and possibly you?) havehave come to nothin’. To be truthful, Ralph Pietro did not truly make reference to something that occurred within the X-Males films — he simply had the face, powers and a number of the perspective of that model of the character.
Agatha mentioned that she was, and he had some recollection of MCU Pietro’s death in — likely a result of Agatha’s knowledge of his demise.
It’s still possible that there’s a multiversal element to this — Ralph Pietro could be an echo of the X-Men universe. It could also be a test of fans’ openness to this possibility, so let’s all social media positively and calmly about this. But we probably shouldn’t take it as proof that Hugh Jackman Wolverine or Patrick Stewart Xavier will be marching into the MCU anytime soon.
Observations and WTF questions
- Wanda is going to be in , which comes out , so the Scarlet Witch arc will probably continue there. Feels like a long time to wait!
- We still don’t know who the were.
- After Wanda slams Agatha in the house with a car, she finds a pair of empty boots in the rubble. This feels like an indirect visual reference to The Wizard of Oz.
- Why doesn’t White Vision get dirty?
- “Flourish.” Jimmy Woo’s own career in magic is hitting the next level, since he uses some sleight of hand to steal a phone and get out of handcuffs.
- After Agatha releases Dottie from Wanda’s control, she begs Wanda to let her daughter out of her room. It seems like this is where Wanda was keeping the kids of Westview (aside from the ) and it’s unsettling as heck.
- As Wanda leaves town, the released people of Westview sure do have a “Burn the witch” collective energy going on.
- We get another hint of how dangerous Wanda’s powers are when she nearly magically garrotes a bunch of Westview residents after getting stressed.
- “Tannhäuser Gate” is playing in the movie theater. This isn’t an actual movie, it’s a reference to Roy Batty’s iconic “Tears in the Rain” speech in Blade Runner, a movie about synthetic humans being hunted while they try to blend in with real people. A bit like Vision.
- “I read somewhere that it’s bad luck to say goodbye in the dark.” I’ll definitely use Vision’s faux-superstition in real life soon.
That’s it for the show, but Disney isn’t about to let the Marvel hype train grind to halt. There’s acoming to Disney Plus next Friday, March 12, and begins Friday, March 19 — we hope you’ll join us for more re-Cap-ping fun.