WandaVision season 1 may be over, but that doesn’t mean that we are done talking about it. In fact, we don’t think we’ll ever be done talking about this show. That was one of the best things about WandaVision — being able to turn to our communities of loved ones and talk about a show we all enjoyed. It helped us feel connected during a time of separation, and that’s not to be overlooked.
Even though some time has passed, there is still so much to unpack about basically every scene in every episode. WandaVision was able to pull off some pretty amazing things during a six-episode season. It’s virtually impossible to narrow down a small list of all of our favorite moments, but we did our best.
Here are our top 18 moments from WandaVision in chronological order:
1. The Dinner Party (Season 1 Episode 1)
The entire event is a combination of all the themes and tones we’ll see throughout the rest of the season. It’s funny and heartfelt, but quickly turns into something that elicits uneasiness in not only the audience but also the characters. It’s such a blast to watch in retrospect — knowing how the series ends and who’s pulling the strings — because it changes everything. It was Agatha all along, after all. It also makes us look at the heart on the calendar (that led to the dinner party) from a whole new perspective. We now know that heart is the same one that Vision drew on the deed for their land to build their home. It always comes back to love and loss on WandaVision. Those are fundamental aspects of the human experience and Wanda Maximoff is not immune to that.
2. Drunk Vision (Season 1 Episode 2)
Paul Bettany played Drunk Vision brilliantly. It was almost expected to see people singing his praises for that performance. It’s a memorable moment because of Bettany’s comedic timing and because we’ve never ever seen Vision like that before — so silly and unfiltered. Vision is always careful and composed that it’s a joy to see him get to goof off for a bit. Because of this, Drunk Vision is also a way to connect with this character, and it’s smart that it happens so early in the season. Since Vision has been so robotic (pun intended) in the movies, there has been a barrier between identifying with this character. The scenes with Drunk Vision let us see Vision in a new way, slightly separate from the love the titular characters share for one another. We get to see him take himself less seriously, giving us the permission to do the same.
3. The Twins Are Born (Season 1 Episode 3)
Even if you went into WandaVision completely blind (without any knowledge of the MCU or the comics), it was extremely difficult to not hear people talking about the possibilities of Wanda and Vision’s children appearing on the show. The circumstances around their birth are so silly and fantastical through the lens of the sitcom. It’s the emotional beats of their birth that make this moment so memorable. This is the family Wanda always wished she could have with Vision. It’s not lost on us how meaningful it is that Monica was there to help deliver the babies and that Vision transformed back into his synthezoid self to meet his sons. True connections are forged in this moment between the nuclear family but also between “Geraldine” and Wanda. All of that matters in that moment and even more so further into the season.
4. Wanda Brings Up Pietro (Season 1 Episode 3)
The arrival of Fake Pietro could have easily taken a spot on this list since it was a shocking twist (despite the rumors of Peters being on set). It was exhilarating, but nothing took us out more than when Wanda mentioned her Pietro for the first time since Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015. This ignited a domino effect that affects the rest of the season. It’s a vulnerable moment that’s so honest, it’s unexpected. We’ve become so accustomed to the MCU ignoring Wanda’s past (and Wanda ignoring it in favor of a sitcom reality) that it takes our breath away to hear her say Pietro’s name. It’s a blatant move on WandaVision‘s behalf that proves it is willing to go there and dig deep into what the MCU ignored about Wanda’s past.
5. Monica Post-Blip (Season 1 Episode 4)
The cold open of Episode 4 is so good on so many levels. It anchors the episode through Monica’s perspective. In turn, it reinvents what the Blip looks like in the MCU. Before WandaVision, we hadn’t really seen the Blip in such a personal context. We just saw brief moments of (some) Avengers reuniting with their loved ones at the end of Avengers: Endgame, and that’s about it. Even that wasn’t right after everyone was snapped back into existence — time had passed before the big battle against Thanos. The cold open let us know what the chaos was like when people returned right where they left and everything they had to grapple with in those terrifying moments. That’s a powerful picture the MCU shouldn’t forget moving forward.
6. Jimmy, Monica, & Darcy stand up to Hayward (Season 1 Episode 5)
We all know that Director Hayward is a terrible guy. That’s why it’s so satisfying when Jimmy, Monica, and Darcy point out his blatant hypocrisies and inability to see any nuance in Wanda’s situation. Hayward gaslights them and his team into believing what he wants. The trio stands in defiance of him like the heroes they are. Everything could have gotten much worse had they not taken matters into their own hands.
7. Wanda and Vision’s Confrontation (Season 1 Episode 5)
This confrontation is a turning point for Wanda and Vision’s relationship. You can tell with how Vision enters the scene by washing his hands (the symbolism!!!) that nothing will be the same from here on out. The tension between Wanda and Vision is played so well by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. Both Wanda and Vision’s fears are palpable. That fear charges this scene as much as their love does. It’s a battle between the two to see if there is a medium they can find, in spite of knowing what they do now. But, of course, the doorbell rings just in time. Ugh, it’s so good!
8. The Twins Get Their Powers (Season 1 Episode 6)
We have to include little Billy and Tommy getting their powers in this list! The pride and love on Wanda’s face when Tommy gets his powers is enough to make your heart grow three sizes. Did that not work? Then how about when Billy and Wanda work together to save Vision? It’s so cool to see Billy and Tommy get to be heroes in their own right, even if just for a little while. Fingers crossed we see them again, though. WandaVision‘s ending has us hopeful.
9. Darcy and Vision’s Heart-to-Heart (Season 1 Episode 7)
WandaVision could have used more Darcy, but we’re not complaining about what we did get. More often than not, Darcy delivers exposition on WandaVision. In her time in the MCU, Darcy has been a proxy for the audience. All of that collides during this heart-to-heart with Vision. Darcy is so genuine and gentle in her delivery of Vision’s brutal past to the synthezoid himself. She also presents herself as an utter fangirl for Wanda and Vision. Can you blame her?
10. Monica’s Superhero Origin Story (Season 1 Episode 7)
Monica breaks through the Hex and becomes even more of a hero. She gets her powers through her own determination to do the right thing. Wherever Monica goes in Captain Marvel 2 (WandaVision‘s mid-credits scene suggests she’s headed to space for at least some of it) and beyond, the origin of her powers will always be tied to this moment. The addition of Captain Marvel dialogue so that Maria and Carol’s voices help Monica push through the barrier is brilliant. This is definitely a moment we’ve rewatched a TON of times.
11. Monica and Wanda’s Confrontation (Season 1 Episode 7)
This confrontation sums up the entire show as much as it does Wanda and Monica’s connection (that we wish the show gave a little more attention). If anyone was going to get Wanda’s attention (before the Westview residents themselves), it would be Monica. Monica is the only one who has powered through in her belief that Wanda is not the villain of this story — even when Wanda believes that of herself. A lot of what Wanda did was not okay, and Monica never excuses her of that. It’s Monica’s ability to see and understand the nuance of Wanda’s situation — that Hayward avoids and Agatha manipulates — that elevates this scene even more.
12. Agatha All Along (Season 1 Episode 7)
What is there to say about “Agatha All Along” that hasn’t been said already? It should be at the top of all the charts! Kathryn Hahn nailed every detail of this performance. The reveal of Agatha through a song is just icing on the cake. It’s all so delicious and proof of why the MCU has to find a way to weave Agatha into another story down the line. She’s too bad in all the best ways for her to slip through Marvel Studios’ fingers after WandaVision.
13. Wanda and the Mind Stone (Season 1 Episode 8)
WandaVision‘s retelling of what really happened with Wanda and the Mind Stone prior to the mid-credits scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier changes the whole game. It reframes everything about the way Wanda gained her powers, showing that the magic was in her all along. It just needed a little extra help from the Mind Stone. This scene brings more clarity to what we learn about the experimentation on Wanda in Avengers: Age of Ultron, like how she lived when everyone else (besides Pietro) died. It gives more depth to Wanda’s story, like most of WandaVision does. It makes us look at everything that comes after the experimentation with the Mind Stone in a whole new way.
14. Love Persevering (Season1 Episode 8)
“But what is grief, if not love persevering?”
This line is one that will stick with us for a long time. Without even knowing it, WandaVision spoke to our current situation and everything we’ve been feeling over the last year. This quote isn’t an original sentiment, but it is new to Wanda. Wanda needed someone to vent to and really listen and Vision was that sounding board. This is the beginning of their love story, and it’s built on a foundation of trust. Ugh, we love these two a lot, if you can’t tell.
15. Wanda Visits S.W.O.R.D. (Season 1 Episode 8)
Elizabeth Olsen floors us in this scene. We haven’t been alone in demanding her nomination for an Emmy for her performance on this show. This scene could be shown in her reel during her category, it’s that good. WandaVision brings back Wanda and Vision’s declaration of love through the line “I just feel you” by having Wanda say the opposite when she scans Vision’s body for any sign of life. Talk about a gut punch. It’s a perfect callback to the history while acknowledging that Wanda knows this is the end for him. She just wanted the chance to say a proper goodbye and she got it. Even though she had to say it to his dissected body because Hayward’s a jerk, but that’s a discussion for another list.
16. To Grow Old In (Season 1 Episode 8)
Episode 8 had one blow after the other as the origins of the Hex start to come together. That includes the fact that Wanda created the Hex with an explosion of her chaos magic after visiting the land Vision bought for them to live their lives together. This moment is so great because the explosion of Wanda’s magic comes from her chest — from her heart — as opposed to her hands like when Pietro died. The creation of the Hex exploding for Wanda’s heart is a physical representation of love persevering.
17. Say Hello Again (Season 1 Episode 9)
There is a chance that Wanda and Vision will meet again in some way, especially with White Vision out there somewhere. It’s unfortunate that chapters of their love story always end with at least one of them dying, but WandaVision balances that sadness with a renewed sense of hope that there is something more waiting for the couple. Until then, Wanda and Vision get a beautiful goodbye in the final episode of the series. Their goodbye in Avengers: Infinity is rushed and public and tragic. While this one doesn’t hold back on the tragic side of it, it does give them a private moment to mourn the time they did have together. WandaVision follows Wanda Maximoff through the stages of grief and this is acceptance.
18. The Scarlet Witch (Season 1 Episode 9)
WandaVision is just as much about Wanda’s journey to becoming the Scarlet Witch as it is about her grief and trauma. They are all parts of her and deserved the space this show gave them. It is so satisfying to watch Wanda accept this side of herself and emerge as the Scarlet Witch on her own terms. There’s obviously so much more to learn about the Scarlet Witch as an entity and what it means for Wanda, but that’s a story for another property. This one, WandaVision, is all about Wanda even getting to the part where she believes she’s capable of something so powerful.
For much of the series, Wanda doesn’t know how the Hex started, and that likely is because she blocked it out and because she can’t fathom her ability to harness that much power. Wanda’s final fight with Agatha Harkness sees Wanda thinking on her feet (or in the air) and using magic in a whole new way. Through it all, she’s holding the Hex together. Wanda’s exerting so much power and she emerges in a new (and practical) super suit to fit the occasion. The Scarlet Witch is here because Wanda Maximoff believes in herself, not because someone told her it’s who she is. We are so proud of Wanda and can’t wait to see where her magic takes her next. Hopefully, it’s to find Billy and Tommy!
What are you favorite moments from WandaVision? Let us know in the comments below!
Season 1 of WandaVision is streaming now on Disney+!