WandaVision Episode 5 is the latest instalment of the Disney+ superhero streaming TV drama. Episode 5 is probably the best episode in the WandaVision miniseries thus far. We believe that this has mostly to do with the parallel storytelling in Wanda’s pocket reality (a.k.a. the Maximoff Anomaly) and the real world (a.k.a. Marvel Cinematic Universe). Perhaps this should have been the approach the series should have taken in episodes 2 and 3.
In addition, the unexpected cameo at the end provides one of the best twist endings ever as WandaVision turns all our understanding of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on its head. Of course, the question remains whether this cameo is revealing to us a fundamental change to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has tremendous significance moving forward or is it simply a one-off Easter egg. We certainly hope that it is the former!
Even as Captain Monica Rambeau provides a debriefing of her experiences within the Maximoff Anomaly, the story build up a dramatic conflict between two schools of thought concerning Wanda’s motivation in engineering the situation we find the series in.
Is she simply a super-villain now as S.W.O.R.D. head honcho Tyler Hayward suggests or is there more to this than meets the eye as Rambeau believes? It is difficult not to agree with Hayward in the circumstances although the presence of Agnes Harkness and the sense that she is aware of Wanda’s machinations may offer a clue as to an invisible hand in the proceedings.
The development of Tommy and Billy – the couple’s fast growing sons – is another intriguing factor in the mix. Comic book fans would know them as Wiccan and Speed, members of the Young Avengers – will WandaVision take that route as well?
But of course, it is that twist ending that will have fans discussing the ramifications at least until the next eagerly anticipated episode arrives next week.
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