HoneyMoon Phase: A WandaVision Review Episodes 1-3

The MCU recently released their newest, and one of the best spinoff series I have ever seen, WandaVision.

This article will contain spoilers from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and WandaVision. If you wish to not be spoiled then go watch the movies and show then come back here for a complete review of WandaVision.

The first official trailer for WandaVision arrived on September 20th, 2020. It has been a long-awaited show after the reveal of Marvel’s spin-off ideas. Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait too long for the first episode to come out. January 15th, 2021 the first episode of WandaVision aired on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+. WandaVision takes place after Avengers: Endgame and Wanda are going through major heartbreak after killing Vision so Thanos wouldn’t get his hands on the Mind stone. However, Wanda’s efforts were in vain because Thanos traveled back in time, using the time stone, and killed Wanda’s love for a second time.


Why The Hexagons In WandaVision Are So Important


The first episode shows Wanda and Vision as if they were in a black and white TV show from the ’50s. This episode starts off with Wanda and Vision in Westview, forgetting about their dinner date with Visions boss from work and thinking that the heart on the calendar was a special anniversary date that neither had remembered, but in reality, it represented Visions boss’s name, Hart. The couple trips over themselves trying to impress Mr and Mrs. hart and Wanda does her best to control her powers while they are present. This is just a taste of the shenanigans Vision and Wanda gets into each episode. By the third episode, WandaVision’s show is portrayed in the 70s, and Wanda gets pregnant with twins, Tommy and Billy. Tommy and Billy just grow up a little too fast and they can age whenever they see fit. In the same episode, they go from just a newborn pair of twins to 5-year-olds, who wanted a dog. After Wanda denied them a dog and once they aged themselves up to 10 they got to keep the dog named Sparky.

“I thought the jumps in each episode with the change of decades was really cool, and it was fun to notice and see how it was displayed”, said Sarajane Weber (9) when asked how she felt about the decade jumps.

The first couple of episodes were honestly such a fun time to watch, every turn and scene that happened you didn’t know if there was going to be new lore revealed or a new villain. By the end of episode 3 we really just scratched the surface of the lore inside of WandaVision.

During SWORDS’ investigation about Wanda and her force field, they brought in familiar characters from previous movies. We saw Darcy from the Thor movie and Agent Woo from Ant-Man. Both hilarious and genius characters, they were the correct choice to help with this investigation. However, the most important person they brought back in this series is Maria Rambeau’s daughter, Monica Rambeau. When we are introduced to Monica she is in a hospital after coming back five years after the blip. The blip happened when Thanos dusted half of the population of Earth and everyone returned when Tony Stark snapped them back alive. RIP Ironman. As it turns out Monica’s mother, Maria, died two years after the blipped happened and left Monica to take over her SWORD agency she built, but since Monica was blipped she wasn’t able to do that until the WandaVision series. Actually, we see Maria’s character in WandaVision’s first couple of episodes of WandaVisions show, but under Wanda’s mind control.

Outside of Wandas town, the SWORD corporation was trying to get in, because the people playing in her show were real people with real lives. SWORD was trying to convince Wanda to let the people she was mind-controlling go, but there was always a feeling of something else, behind what Wanda was doing. Or maybe someone?

This new MCU series is a perfect example of how everything can be tied back to other characters and other lore in the MCU or comics. Each character we see is rather new to Wanda or has a non-direct history with her. Everything is starting to connect, but there are still so many questions. Why are there so many hexagons in the show? How did Wanda get this much power? Has she always had it and it was unleashed because of her grief? What else is happening?