We still haven’t admitted to ourselves that Season 1 of WandaVision is coming to an end this week. With no word on a second season, we are holding on tight to every last second of this weird and wonderful show. WandaVision‘s masterful storytelling has pulled us to our TVs every single Friday but has wondering if any of our lingering questions will be answered. The show has delivered on some of these cases, but there are still some unanswered questions we’d like to see resolved on this week’s episodes.
Here is our list of 10 questions we need answered in the WandaVision season finale:
1. What Does It Mean to be the Scarlet Witch?
We got the big reveal last week that Wanda Maximoff is, in fact, the Scarlet Witch. This wasn’t a shocking revelation, because essentially everyone knew the character had this alias in the comics. It’s also an important part of Kevin Feige’s presentation of WandaVision — that we get to see and explore Wanda as the Scarlet Witch. However, that confirmation is essentially only that. It barely scratches the surface — hence, the season finale.
On WandaVision Season 1 Episode 8, “Previously On,” Agatha basically walks us and Wanda through all of the evidence that confirms Wanda is the Scarlet Witch — Chaos Magic and all. As Agatha said, the Scarlet Witch is supposed to be a myth, yet here stands Wanda Maximoff in all of her power. This insinuates that the existence of the Scarlet Witch is hot gossip amongst witches like Agatha. We know how long Agatha has been alive, so does that mean that Wanda is the first Scarlet Witch in all of time? Does it mean there was a Scarlet Witch before Wanda that existed outside of rules and regulations — only to be deemed a myth because of her anonymity? There’s a good chance the season finale won’t answer all of these questions since we know this isn’t the end of Wanda’s journey, but we’re still hoping for a few answers.
2. Do the Commercials Have a Special Meaning?
WandaVision introduced the commercials as part of their homage to sitcoms in the very first episode. They have always been unique twists on pivotal moments in Wanda’s life. They may very well be just that, but Marvel Studios has taught us to look for clues in everything. That’s why it’s not unusual to assume the man and the woman in the commercial have to be a key part to all of this somehow, right? They can’t just be Westview residents Wanda employed to star in her commercials…right?
We know, we’re likely reaching with this one, but it’s still fun to speculate. That’s been part of the fun of WandaVision‘s season — all of the fans coming together to solve the hexagonal puzzle. That’s why we’ll be okay if this one doesn’t pan out to be anything massive because the commercials are already meaningful in their own way. They represent Wanda’s attempt to process her trauma in a way that could fit in a modern American sitcom. That’s creative and impactful. Ugh, we’re not ready to say goodbye to WandaVision.
3. Who Is Fietro?
This is one we’re going to need some answers to so that our minds can rest. We have been piecing together all the theories for weeks about how a guy who looks like Evan Peters who played Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver in Fox’s X-Men films can come to Westview and play Marvel’s Quicksilver to fill a void. Although, sitcoms are known for recasting characters without a blink of an eye. Peters’ Fietro could be just a meta-joke with the coincidental Marvel twist that Peters played the same character in another franchise. We’d be okay with that in the end, because Fietro’s existence isn’t the beginning or end-all of this show by any means.
It is fun to theorize about what could be though. We know that Fietro’s Agatha’s puppet, but we also know that Agatha didn’t create him inside of the Hex. Unlike Wanda, Agatha is incapable of spontaneous creation. Plus, if you rewatch WandaVision Season 1 Episode 5, “On a Very Special Episode…,” the alarms at S.W.O.R.D. go off right when Fietro appears on Wanda and Vision’s doorstep. The only other time we’ve heard those alarms are when people enter and leave the Hex, like Wanda and Vision.
If you want to go with the multiverse theory, you could believe this is because Agatha plucked Peter Maximoff from the X-Men franchise and brought him to Westview to be her puppet. This could be our first tease of the multiverse ahead of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home. That’s also a lot to put on one episode that has enough to deal with. Maybe it’s just a funny, meta, coincidence. We’ll have to wait and see.
4. Who Can Exist Outside of the Hex?
This is a morbid question we’re going to get an answer to whether we like it or not. There’s no way this Hex is going to exist beyond this season finale. That means that when it comes down, we’ll have to learn who can live outside of its magic. We’ve seen what it did to Vision when he left the Hex earlier in the season, so it’s not looking too great for him. Though, there may be another way for him to survive this. We’re not giving up hope just yet. Like Vision, the twins are Wanda’s spontaneous creations. Will they face the same fate if or when they leave the Hex? Maybe Billy and Tommy‘s powers will protect them.
It’s hard to envision Marvel (on a Disney streaming platform) showing two kids dying in the same way Vision’s near death was depicted on this. That being said, WandaVision has surprised us a lot this season. Nothing is off of the table yet. We just want to believe that there is a way for this season to end without Wanda losing everyone she loves again. We aren’t entirely optimistic that Vision will survive all of this, but maybe, just maybe, she can keep her boys in a magical twist.
5. What Are Monica’s Powers?
We haven’t seen Monica Rambeau since WandaVision Season 1 Episode 7, “Breaking the Fourth Wall.” That episode partially served as her superhero origin story — she got her super cool powers in one of the series best moments. We don’t know basically anything about her powers yet. We can look into what they mean as represented in the comics, but the show has yet to give an exposition on this. We’re not expecting a whole lot in what’s sure to be a jam-packed season finale, but it would be nice to get some answers on this.
As far as we know right now, we won’t see Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau again until Captain Marvel 2 — set to premiere in November 2022. That’s not that far away but it’s far enough. It’s a safe bet that her abilities will evolve before Captain Marvel 2, but it would be nice to know a little bit more about them before then. Hopefully, WandaVision‘s season finale can fill in some gaps with Monica’s powers. Maybe we’ll get to see what she can do and how that physically manifests in whatever great fight awaits us in the final episode.
6. Who Is the Big Cameo?
We still don’t know who the aerospace engineer is or the man Jimmy Woo was tracking with Witness Protection. There’s a great chance neither of these will manifest into actual appearances on the show, let alone ones starring surprising guest stars. The more we move forward, the more the Witness Protection person feels like a means to connect Woo to WandaVision’s plot. Similarly, the aerospace engineer feels like more of a misdirect rather than an actual lead. Honestly, we think this is funny, especially considering who the big cameo is more likely to be — Paul Bettany.
WandaVision Season 1 Episode 8, “Previously On,” revealed Hayward’s evil plan in the form of White Vision. That feels like the big cameo. What’s bigger than another Vision, especially this late in the season? Assuming WandaVision at least somewhat answers a few of our questions in its final episode, is there any room for a giant cameo? That would just add too much to an episode that’s already doing serious heavy lifting. Plus, two Visions is yet another confirmation that this show is about Wanda and Vision at its very core. Any other cameo that could be an introduction of another character from a future property could run the risk of pulling the show’s focus in its final episode. WandaVision has told such a touching story that hinges on Wanda and Vision that it doesn’t seem likely it’ll turn its back on that in the finale.
7. What or Who Is White Vision?
That brings us to this question. Let’s start with what we know about White Vision. Its Vision’s corpse pieced together (after Hayward had it torn apart) and reanimated with Wanda’s magic from the Stark drone. We know that it’s free of any emotion or consciousness that the Vision we know and love has. That went with the Mind Stone. That means this being is an emotionless robot ready to do Hayward’s dirty work. That’s scary, but let’s take it one step further.
What if White Vision is Ultron? Vision’s body was originally created for Ultron to inhabit, according to Avengers: Age of Ultron. When you take away the stone, Tony, Jarvis, even Bruce, all that’s left in that body is that part of Ultron that made Vision. We can assume that we’re going to hear White Vision speak when he faces his purple doppelgänger, so what if he sounds like James Spader? It’s hard to go off of just White Vision’s movements in that mid-credits scene but it is possible.
There’s also the question of if White Vision will exist beyond WandaVision. Hayward seemingly got exactly what he wanted in this creation. What’s going to stop Hayward from using him in the future? Unless the Visions merge as a means to save Vision from what happened last time he left the Hex. This could be the way Vision survives all of this and gets to stay with Wanda in the end. We need this! Wanda needs this!
8. What Is Hayward’s Endgame?
Speaking of Hayward, hopefully, WandaVision‘s finale is the last time we have to see him. He’s pushed too many buttons, and we’re not fans. We like that WandaVision introduced his perspective as someone who lived through the Snap and the Blip in a different way than we’ve seen in the MCU so far. That being said, Hayward is still a bad guy regardless. It seems like he powered up White Vision as a means to protect himself (and others) from something like the events of Infinity War and Endgame ever happening again. We get that, we don’t get his willingness to gaslight and manipulate a vulnerable woman to get there.
That’s why the WandaVision season finale has to answer the question of where Hayward goes from here. What comes after the destruction of the Hex for him? Does he use White Vision to surveil the United States for threats? Is Marvel going to another Hydra in S.H.I.E.L.D. sort of thing and have Hayward and a crew of equally awful people do bad things under the guise of a helpful organization? Will the season finale see Hayward’s fast-tracked downfall to having Monica run S.W.O.R.D. as it should be? We’re hoping for the latter for all of the obvious reasons.
9. What Is Agatha’s Endgame?
We still don’t have a clear image of what Agatha’s endgame is on WandaVision. It could very well be that Agatha was drawn to the magic and then stayed to follow her own theory that Wanda is the Scarlet Witch. If that were the case, then there’d be no reason to hold Billy and Tommy hostage if all Agatha wanted was information. There has to be a missing piece there — unless Agatha finds being bad fun and wants to fight the Scarlet Witch herself.
We’re leaning toward there being something more with Agatha for a few reasons. It would be such a mistake to let Kathryn Hahn go after this amazing performance. Selfishly, we want to keep her as Agatha in the MCU. Secondly, WandaVision hasn’t come back around to that book in Agatha’s basement with the orange magic glowing from it. This could be Agatha’s grimoire in the same Señor Scratchy is probably her Familiar. Although, the magic is orange and we know that Agatha’s powers have a purple aura. Hopefully, the season finale of WandaVision can clear this up for us.
10. How Does It Tie into Doctor Strange 2?
It could be that the book in Agatha’s basement has less to do with her and more to do with Stephen Strange. We know that the next time we’ll see Wanda Maximoff is in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. That means that something about the way the story ends on WandaVision will lead to where we pick up with her in the film. Maybe it’s all tied to that book. Maybe that book leads to an end-credits scene where we see Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange. But also, maybe neither of those things will happen. Controversial, we know, but WandaVision may be better for it.
We started this list by asking questions about the Scarlet Witch because we know that WandaVision is an exploration of Wanda and her powers unlike anything we’ve seen in the MCU so far. We’re ending this list with a similar question: Is Wanda’s journey to through her grief — in her own time & in her own way — and to her power as the Scarlet Witch the true tie to the Doctor Strange sequel? It should be. It should be enough to prove how she would be an asset in the fight against whatever Stephen Strange will face in that movie. We knew that she was the most powerful Avenger before WandaVision. Hopefully the finale will let Wanda see that power within herself.
What do you want answered on the last episode of WandaVision? Let us know in the comments below!
The season finale of WandaVision starts streaming Friday, March 5th on Disney+!