WandaVision is terrific, stupendous, fantastic, a masterful work of art. All of these adjectives perfectly describe the best thing on the/streaming services. WandaVision has been one of my favorite shows for quite some time. So in this article, we will examine the three big takeaways from episode 7 of WandaVision. (Spoiler warning ahead, read at your own risk.)
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Big Takeaway #1: Director Hayward Wanted to Weaponize Vision
Through this show, we have seen the S.W.O.R.D Director, Tyler Hayward, act very strange as if he had something to hide. And on this episode, we would find out exactly what he was hiding. Towards the end of episode six, Darcy Lewis would attempt to crack the encrypted computer of Director Hayward in an effort to see what he was hiding. Darcy would uncover what he was hiding and send an email to Jimmy Woo and Monica Rambeau.
The email would state that Hayward was looking to weaponize Vision, thus being able to battle against other “sentient” beings, i.e., Wanda Maximoff. In theory, this would be a smart move as the director of the Sentient Weapon Observation and Response Department. However, reanimating Vision would be diametrically opposed to Vision’s living will. Hayward would also state that a strike would be employed against Wanda and Westview.
Big Takeaway #2: Monica Rambeau Gains Powers; Becomes Photon
Throughout Wandavision, we have seen Monica Rambeau undergo a transformation. First, she would rematerialize from the “blip” (or, as I prefer to call it, the dusting). Then we would see Monica pulled into the hex force field around Westview and become “Geraldine” in the sitcom world. After an altercation with Wanda, Monica would be expelled from the hex field and would be covered in a red phosphorus glow.
Monica would have “inconclusive” body scans that were beaming with light. And Darcy would tell Rambeau that her body has been changed by interacting with the hex field on multiple occasions. And that if she were to pass through once more, it could permanently alter her genetic makeup. Fast forward to episode 7, and Monica is about to renter the hex field to save Darcy and Wanda herself. And while the first attempt using a space rover would fail, Monica would walk/force her way into the hex field. All the while hearing the voices of her mother, Maria Rambeau, and Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel). Monica’s body would transform, and her eyes would turn blue, and she would become Photon.
Big Takeaway #3: Agnes is Agatha Harkness
In what feels like the worst kept secret, the nosy meddling neighbor Agnes would reveal herself as Agatha Harkness. Agatha Harkness was a witch from the comic books who would serve as a sort of mentor for Wanda. But more importantly and significant, in my opinion, for the MCU, Agatha would serve as a disciple of Mephisto (or the Marvel version of the Devil). The reveal would come after Agnes would bring Wanda back to her home after an altercation with Monica Rambeau in the middle of the busy street in Westview.
Wanda would then look around Agnes’ living room and see the sandwiches that her twins were eating while Agnes was supposed to be watching them. This would lead to Wanda seeing a massive fly on the curtains and asking where her boys were? Agnes would say, probably playing in the basement. Wanda would investigate and find a creepy dungeon cult lair in Agnes’ basement, which lead to the reveal. We would then get an eerie song that would say it was Agatha All Along. While also seeing a montage of everything, “Agnes/Agatha” was actually manipulating in Westview.
But It Wouldn’t End There!
In the first mid-credit scene of the entire show, Monica Rambeau would be looking for a way into the home of Agnes/Agatha. Rambeau would find a storm cellar and rip the doors open. At that moment, “Pietro” would appear, seemingly out of nowhere, and say “snooper gon’ snoop.” And the show would end right there.
But the far-reaching implications of this moment are monumental, at least in my humble opinion. This mid-credit scene would seemingly prove, to me, that Mephisto is not just real in WandaVision, but he will be the “big bad” for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Early on in episode 7, Wanda would tell her boys, Billy and Tommy, that “Uncle P” (Pietro) was not their uncle. And with all of the mentions made by “Agnes” to her never seen “husband” Ralph, this revelation that Pietro was not the real (MCU) life twin brother of Wanda was huge. This information led me to believe that Pietro was actually “Ralph,” or aka Mephisto, the literal MCU devil.
Closing Thoughts on Episode 7 of WandaVision
If you’ve been watching WandaVision, you are as intrigued and excited as I am for each and every episode. This has been one of the best laid out shows I’ve ever had the pleasure to watch. There are so many references and Easter eggs that it takes multiple watches to be able to grasp the magnitude of each episode. Again make sure you head over to YouTube and subscribe to the Laracuente Ledger Network channel in order to get the early impressions of WandaVision. And for full coverage of WandaVision, check out our sister channel WE.SIBZ. As they are presenting a different side of the scope for WandaVision.