WandaVision’s Elizabeth Olsen explains Wanda’s suddenness [Spoiler] – And what it means to maneuver ahead
This post contains spoilers from the third episode of WandaVision. If you haven’t seen it already, avert your eyes.
WandaVision takes place in its first episodes in a quirky sitcom world in which things are clearly not as perfect as they seem. Delightful references to classic shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show and Bewitched seem to camouflage a more sinister reality – remember that weird bloodstained moment with Dottie in Episode 2? And this week, it looks like the Disney + series title character is finally going to reach this mysterious existence.
At the end of Episode 3, Wanda’s accelerated pregnancy leads to a lovely surprise for her and Vision: twins named Tommy and Billy. The experience of giving birth to not one but two babies brings Wanda’s memory to her own twin, Pietro, who was played in the films by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and who died protecting Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s the first time on the series that Wanda can remember anything about her past, and according to Elizabeth Olsen, this is just the beginning.
“The experience of just having had a real birth – like a real birth experience because it is real, breathing creatures that gave birth to it [Laughs] – I think that’s what triggered this memory that got squashed, ”Olsen told TVLine. “She’s starting to reconnect with those memories that aren’t on the surface. And we’ll continue to watch her discover more such moments. “
But does Wanda want to remember? All signs point to No. Before the sudden birth, Vision pointed to a pattern of disruption in her seemingly idyllic world, right down to her neighbor Herb, who inadvertently hacked through a wall with hedge trimmers. But just when Vision began to evaluate all this eeriness, a “skip” in the video rewound us a little and glossed over its presentation.
When Geraldine discovered at the end of the episode that Wanda’s twin Pietro had been killed by Ultron, Wanda seemed bothered by the injection of harsh reality. A single tear ran down her cheek before she grilled Geraldine about her true identity. In front…
Well, we didn’t see exactly what came next. But just as Vision returned to the house and realized that Geraldine had suddenly disappeared and Wanda was undisturbed / even pleased, we saw Teyonah Parris’ character tumble through a kind of digital membrane that surrounds Westview and is in a meadow next to a military camp (SWORD ?) Landed just outside the suburban enclave – an indication that they actually (SPOILER ALERT, although the MCU announced this back in July 2019) an adult Monica Rambeau, as in the daughter of Captain Marvel’s Air Force pilot Maria Rambeau. (With reporting by Rebecca Iannucci)
What do you think of Episode 3 titled “Now in Color”?