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Monica Rambeau and Randall Park
(L-R): Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

This Week’s WandaVision Features little Wanda or Vision but does look back at a bunch of familiar faces we’ve seen in the MCU

Do you know that moment in the Wizard of Oz where we pull back behind the curtain to reveal that the great big wizard was nothing but a tiny, crotchety, old man? Well, that’s sort of what we get in this episode, except with S.W.O.R.D. and the backstory of Monica. We also finally get a sense of where the show is heading. Even though many have already guessed the plenty of Easter Eggs and revelations the show’s leaning into correctly already.

For an in-depth look and take on some of the comic’s history behind WandaVision, we Breakdown Everything In This Extended Edition of Yakety Yak: A WandaVision Cast


S.W.O.R.D.: Sentient Weapon Observation Response Division

WandaVision thus far has proven to be a confusing yet entertaining TV show. An homage to the sitcom with more behind the scenes. That’s hinted for weeks as to how something much bigger is happening. Our theories and revelations? Finally revealed here in this episode. 

Looking behind the scenes, we are finally given a formal introduction to S.W.O.R.D. learning all about the organization that has been watching behind the scenes. Atop of this, we get to learn about Geraldine’s backstory, whom we have long speculated, is in fact, Monica Rambeau. 

Set five years later, this episode also sees a return to a larger tie in with the bigger MCU. Where a missing person case set in New Jersey, along with the aid of the F.B.I. and James Woo from Antman 2, investigates the town of Westview. Which has confirmed to have gone missing. We also get the return of Darcy from the Thor series. Who is now an Astrophysics specialist?

With all the acronyms in these episodes, the revelations are quite a doozy. Showcasing  S.W.O.R.D.’s involvement the entire time, though also, Hexagonal patterns, which is most likely alluding to A.I.M. It’s also telling that after Ray Park sends his S.O.S., we had also seen an immediate commercial for a Strucker watch.

The Take 

A great episode that pulls it all together, WandaVision shines in finding a sense of direction finally. Now at the halfway point in the season, there are only four decades to go from here until the finale.






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