A Thorough Breakdown of All the Marvel Easter Eggs on WandaVision

The end of WandaVision has finally arrived, and it's chock-full of hidden goodies for Marvel fans to devour! We spent nine episodes trying to figure out the series's big mystery — and boy was it a doozy — and we've collected the smallest details from each episode that led us all into an endless spiral of theories, hopes, and dreams. From supermarket banners to foreboding commercials, viewers were given an abundance of references and callbacks to classic comics lore and pivotal MCU moments. Some gave us clues for the end's big reveal, while others were just fun details included for fans to enjoy. And while we enjoyed trying to figure it all out, it's more fun to look back at our episode-by-episode breakdown (and our wild ideas on what was to come) as we close the chapter on WandaVision. Scroll ahead to see everything we gathered!

WandaVision Episode 1 Easter Eggs

WandaVision Episode 1 Easter Eggs

  • When Wanda accidentally smashes a plate into Vision's head, he jokes about his wife and her "flying saucers," and she comments back about his "indestructible head." Considering that Vision died after having the Mind Stone ripped from his head, it's a dark joke to kick off the series.
  • Vision's work tie has a visual reference to his comic-book alter ego! In Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's Vision, whenever the character dresses as a human, he wears a tie clip that emulates the diamond pattern on his chest.
  • Vision's boss, Mr. Hart, is likely named after comic creator Steve Englehart, who created 1985's The Vision and the Scarlet Witch with Richard Howell, a miniseries that heavily influenced WandaVision.
  • It's been heavily implied that Kathryn Hahn's Agnes is the MCU's Agatha Harkness, a witch who helped train Wanda's magic back in the '70s and '80s.
  • When Wanda magically saves dinner, the bottle of wine she pours from is Maison du Mépris, which translates to house of contempt or scorn. As fans have pointed out since the trailer drop, this seems like a reference to the House of M comics storyline in which Wanda bends reality into a new world ruled by her family.
  • The Stark commercial break refers to two things: Avengers icon Tony Stark and his part in Wanda's dark past. As Wanda and her twin brother, Pietro, explain in Avengers: Age of Ultron, their parents were killed by an explosive Stark Industries device, leaving the twins trapped under rubble. The Maximoffs were trapped by a Stark Industries shell for two days, expecting it to detonate before they get rescued. Even though Wanda eventually fights beside Tony in the future, there's still some trauma from that experience and her brother's death. If it weren't for the Starks, Wanda could have been a completely different person.
  • The episode closes with a mysterious observer watching the "show" and taking notes on a pad with the logo of S.W.O.R.D. on the cover. For those who don't know, S.W.O.R.D stands for Sentient World Observation and Response Department and is a subdivision of S.H.I.E.L.D. It's a counterterrorism and intelligence agency that deals with extraterrestrial threats to world security. Expect to see them around more.
WandaVision Episode 2 Easter Eggs

WandaVision Episode 2 Easter Eggs

  • The opening credits for this episode aren't just an adorable homage to Bewitched but a whole bevy of Marvel Easter eggs! The illustration of the moon happens to be surrounded by six stars, and we can't help but be reminded of the Infinity Gauntlet.
  • When Vision phases through the floor, there's a dark shape that looks exactly like the helmet worn by Marvel supervillain Grim Reaper hidden in the space. In the comics, he's the brother of Wonder Man, whose brainwaves were used in Vision's creation.
  • When Wanda goes to the supermarket in the opening, three references hang above the aisle! Bova Milk refers to Bova, the humanoid cow who raised Wanda and Pietro on Mount Wundagore. Auntie A's kitty litter is a witchy reference to Auntie Agatha or Agatha Harkness, whom we've discussed before, and her cat-like familiar named Ebony. And Wonder Mints is most definitely a cheeky reference to Wonder Man, aka Simon Williams, the superhero who Vision's brainwaves are based on in the comics!
  • When animated Wanda and Vision settle on their couch, the small figure on their side table is a statue of the Whizzer. Featured in 1982's Vision and the Scarlet Witch, the Whizzer thought he was Wanda's father but later discovers he was wrong. Whizzer and his wife were offered the chance to adopt Wanda and Pietro when they were kids on the mythical Mount Wundagore, but they declined.
  • When Wanda hears a crash outside the house, she heads out to the front, where she finds a colorful toy helicopter in an otherwise black-and-white world. Not only does the red-and-yellow helicopter have the number 57 stamped on it, but it also bears the S.W.O.R.D symbol! The number is likely in reference to Vision's first appearance in Avengers #57, while the symbol hints to the presence of S.W.O.R.D outside Wanda's perfect world.
  • The creepy, cult-like refrain spoken by the fundraiser organizers of it all being "for the children" seems to be a reference to Wanda's involvement in the comic event The Children's Crusade. The story follows her son, Billy, who's trying to gain control over his reality-warping abilities by looking for a missing Wanda.
  • Well, here's another blast from the angsty past! The Strücker timepiece is a very obvious callback to Hydra and Baron von Strücker. The watch bears the unmistakable octopus skull symbol of Hydra, and Strücker is the Hydra leader who recruited Pietro and Wanda for the experimentation that gave them powers. He was later killed by Ultron in his prison cell. Does anyone else hear that ticking noise?
  • Remember good ol' Herb? In the comics, a character named Herbert is also the High Evolutionary who runs Mount Wundagore, the very same safe haven where Bova delivered the Maximoff twins. Time will tell if the superscientist is the same character, but it can't be a coincidence.
  • Wanda and Vision's magic show has two gems that we've noticed! First thing, the literal Mind Stone happens to be the design on the doors of the Cabinet of Mystery that plays a huge part in their act. Second, Wanda and Vision use the names Illusion and Glamour for their actor, which are also the names of the magicians that Vision goes to see in an issue of The Vision and the Scarlet Witch.
  • Though we all enjoy a good jam, The Beach Boys' "Help Me, Rhonda" gets interrupted by someone asking, "Who's doing this to you, Wanda?" And doesn't that voice sound an awful lot like Randall Park's Jimmy Woo?
  • While it may seem weird that Wanda shows her pregnancy in an instant, it's in line with what goes on in the comics. Wanda uses magic to help her have children, which checks out since her husband is a synthezoid.
  • Oooh, that mysterious beekeeper! Not only does their presence lead to the reveal that Wanda has some control over the reality they're in, but it also sets off some alarm bells. Even though the beekeeper's suit bears the S.W.O.R.D logo on the back, the costume is reminiscent of the yellow costumes worn by A.I.M., a military science organization founded by Baron von Strücker. Could this be a sign that Wanda is being watched by more than one organization? And is this a hint that Hydra is back!? (Obviously, it is.)
WandaVision Episode 3 Easter Eggs

WandaVision Episode 3 Easter Eggs

  • Much like the comics, Wanda magically becomes pregnant! But this time around, things are progressing much more quickly, and her doctor isn't Dr. Strange.
  • The first of the episode's weird glitches happens with Wanda and Vision's neighbor Herb, who is attempting to saw through the brick fence separating the two houses instead of trimming his hedges. When Vision points out that his aim has gone a bit askew, Herb's detached reaction is a bit creepy. He thanks Vision but keeps sawing through the wall! And unlike the previous weird behavior, there's nothing that triggers the moment, especially not from Vision or Wanda.
  • Wanda and Vision contemplate what to name their baby boy, with Vision suggesting Billy and Wanda throwing out Tommy. (The argument becomes moot when they have twins!) These are the names of the pair's sons in the comic, who later become members of the Young Avengers. In the show, Wanda chooses her name because it's "all-American," which is also a fair indicator of why her perfect reality is framed around sitcoms. Vision cites William Shakespeare as his inspiration and uses a quote from As You Like It that seems pretty on the nose. "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players" seems like a pointed reference to the fact that WandaVision is, in fact, all a show.
  • Wanda decorates the nursery using Simser brand paint, which is most likely a nod to Jeremy Simser, a storyboard artist for Marvel Studios and WandaVision.
  • The second glitch appears when Wanda says the residents of WestView always seem "on the verge of discovering our secret." Vision has a moment of sobering clarity where he notes that something is wrong in WestView, citing the incidents with Mr. and Mrs. Hart and their neighbor Herb. A second after his says this, reality glitches and the scene starts over with Vision seemingly worry-free. The last time this happened with the beekeeper, it was clear Wanda was the culprit in turning back time, but in this case, she doesn't seem to do anything to force the change. This suggests someone else is pulling the strings.
  • Wanda mentions that their child could be human or "synthezoid," a term that originates in the comics. Although fans like to joke that Vision is an android, he's technically a synthetic human. He's not made of metal or machinery — in the comics, his body is composed of the bioengineering tech of Dr. Helen Cho, while in the MCU, he's made of organic tissue mixed with vibranium and "powered" by the Mind Stone.
  • Vision jokes that Billy will be just like his mom, which is funny because, in the comics, Billy has magical abilities similar to Wanda's powers. Tommy ends up having superspeed abilities like his uncle, Pietro.
  • It's time for the third commercial! Much like the previous episode's watch promotion, this break references Hydra — though a tad more directly. It's all about Hydra Soak, and the message is decidedly more pointed than we've had before. "Escape to a world all your own, where your problems float away," the announcer says. "When you want to get away, but you don't want to go anywhere: Hydra Soak." Marvel: Agents of Shield fans will recall that Hydra Soak HAS been mentioned on the show. During the series's Framework arc, Phil Coulson claims that Hydra is brainwashing people using soap, so he makes his own. Is the commercial another sign that Hydra is behind the mystery of WestView? Is it a warning that no one in the town will be able to get away? And what's that about finding the goddess within?
  • The actors in this ad are the same ones as the previous ones, Victoria Blade and Ithamar Enriquez. Their recurring presence might mean they have some significance in Wanda's life. Maybe they're her parents?
  • In what feels like an ominous follow-up to the Hydra Soak commercial, the doctor reveals that he and his wife won't be taking their trip away after all. "Small towns, you know, so hard to escape," he mutters, pointedly. I think we're starting to get the hint, folks!
  • Wanda mentions she is a twin and that her brother was named Pietro. It's been a hot minute since anyone has talked about MCU's Quicksilver — he made his debut back in Age of Ultron, the same film in which he was shot and killed.
  • When Geraldine lets it slip that she knows about Pietro's death at the hands of Ultron, Wanda interrogates her and discovers her necklace bears a familiar symbol — it's that damn S.W.O.R.D. logo, and Wanda is apparently not a fan.
  • In another sign that something is UP, Agnes and Herb seem to warn Vision about Geraldine. They note that she's "brand new" to town with no family and start to say that "she came here because we're all —" before they're cut off. It's worth noting that the two figures that may be MCU versions of formidable Marvel characters are the ones who seem to understand that strange things are going on in WestView. If Agnes and Herb are the MCU's Agatha Harkness and High Evolutionary, they would definitely be the ones in the know. But why would they try to warn Vision about Geraldine if WestView is a trap?
  • Agnes is wearing her infamous brooch as a necklace that could be referencing an MCU supervillain mentioned before. The necklace has three figures close together, with the center figure holding what looks like a giant scythe. Is it another clue that the Grim Reaper is on his way?
  • Wanda literally throws Geraldine out of town — though she tells Vision that she had to run home — and Geraldine passes through what seems like a magical forcefield. While fans have been assuming WestView is a fake town, this shows us that physically, it's a very real place. But it's currently bubbled off with a barrier that Wanda can apparently allow people in and out of. And the song that plays as Geraldine finds herself outside the barrier? "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees. It seems pretty appropriate for a situation that feels like a surreal dream.
  • When Geraldine lands on the outskirts of real WestView, she's instantly swarmed by cars and agents all bearing the S.W.O.R.D. logo. Since we know Teyonah Parris is playing the adult Monica Rambeau, it's safe to assume Geraldine was an alias she used to go undercover in WestView. Combined with the mystery agent watching the show within the show from episode one, we can conclude that Wanda and Vision are being closely observed by S.W.O.R.D. for some reason. But they clearly aren't the ones in control, since Monica is so easily forced out. What will they do next?
  • While the opening credits of this episode are a reference to The Brady Bunch, it's the end credits that give us another clue about the big bad coming our way. Just like the previous episodes, Wanda and Vision are framed in a hexagon as the end credits roll. The symbol is so important because it's the preferred shape of the creators at Advanced Idea Mechanics, or AIM, who are last seen in Iron Man 3. Remember the beekeeper suits that resemble AIM agents' clothing? It seems like the evil organization might be making a comeback.
WandaVision Episode 4 Easter Eggs

WandaVision Episode 4 Easter Eggs

  • This episode opens with the heartbreaking reveal that Monica Rambeau was one of the people lost to the Snapture from Infinity War. She returns from Endgame's Reverse-Snap in a hospital where she had been awaiting news after her mother Maria's surgery.
  • As Monica is waking up, we hear familiar voices echoing in her head. It's Captain Marvel calling her by her childhood nickname, Lieutenant Trouble.
  • As Monica weaves through the chaos of people reappearing in the hospital post-Reverse-Snap, she finally locates someone who recognizes her. Although Maria survived the surgery five years ago, she died from cancer three years ago in real time, having not been blipped with her daughter.
  • We finally have some information on S.W.O.R.D.! The acronym stands for Sentient Weapon Observation Response Division, rather than the meaning in Marvel comics, which is Sentient World. It sounds a little more ominous, right?
  • Maria's badass legacy continues well past her friendship with Captain Marvel; according to S.WO.R.D.'s acting director, Tyler Hayward, Maria helped build the agency during its inception. She was the acting director until her death.
  • Tim gives Monica a mission to help out the FBI in the town of WestView, NJ, where something super freaky is going on with a missing person's case. This confirms that WestView is, indeed, a very real place.
  • Welcome back, Jimmy Woo! Monica's FBI contact is none other than Scott Lang's parole officer and semifriend, Agent Jimmy Woo.
  • Jimmy reveals that a person in witness protection has somehow dropped off the map in a town that no longer seems to exist where no one recalls anyone who lived there. In an attempt to figure out what's going on, Monica sends in a S.W.O.R.D. drone that vanishes inside the forcefield. It's revealed to have transformed into the retro-style helicopter that Wanda picks up in episode two! We can only assume that since it's an item from the outside world, it gained color when it entered Wanda's reality to show that it doesn't belong.
  • Darcy Lewis is back! Now a doctor in astrophysics, Darcy is called to help figure out what's gone wrong with WestView. She's the one who figured out a signal for the broadcast and is the owner of the hand we saw watching Wanda and Vision in episode one.
  • The mysterious beekeeper from episode two is revealed to be S.W.O.R.D.'s Agent Franklin, who journeyed through Westview's sewers to investigate. His hazmat suit became a beekeeper's uniform, and the cable around his waist becomes a jump rope as he travels through the tunnels.
  • Darcy explains that the sitcom that's become Wanda and Vision's life is literally being broadcast through the signals that S.W.O.R.D.'s viewing, with an audience and everything. There's no explanation for how this is happening, but Darcy and company watched those first three episodes just like we did, credits and all.
  • Darcy also points out that Vision is supposed to be dead-dead, which leaves his presence in WestView still unexplained.
  • While Darcy and Jimmy can identity a majority of the neighbors we've met in WestView to their real-life counterparts, Dottie and Agnes are the only ones who are missing real information.
  • It's revealed that Agent Woo was the voice behind the radio disruption, just as we suspected! But while we can see Wanda and Dottie's reaction to the call, Darcy's broadcast didn't show the same thing. She explains that someone is "censoring" the visuals they're receiving, which means someone knows they're watching.
  • Back in the sitcom WestView, we see that Monica's slip-up resulted in Wanda blasting her through the house and the energy field. It's the first time we physically see Wanda using her powers again, so she still has them. But the lapse in her facade has consequences — when Vision returns from his talk with Agnes and Herb outside, Wanda hallucinates him as she last saw him in Infinity War, a corpse with his head crushed in.
  • It's important to note that Vision seems to become more aware of the strangeness of their world with each episode. It makes sense because no matter how human he may seem, he's still a synthezoid who has always been able to see beyond the superficial. It harks back to his "birth" in Age of Ultron. He's omnipotent and always learning.
  • When Monica lands back in the real world, all she says is, "It's all Wanda." That seemingly serves as an answer to what's going on in WestView, but it's not a whole answer. Wanda seems just as confused and unaware as everyone else, but she is willing to stay in her "perfect" world. The question is, who put Wanda in the position to have her perfect world?
WandaVision Episode 5 Easter Eggs

WandaVision Episode 5 Easter Eggs

  • Wanda and Vision's brand new house, suitable for a family of four, is reminiscent of homes in '80s sitcoms such as Full House and Growing Pains.
  • When Agnes comes in to offer her babysitting help, she refers to herself as "Auntie Agnes," which is eerily close to her comic counterpart's nickname, Auntie Agatha.
  • An uncomfortable break in conversation leads Agnes to ask Wanda if she wants her to "take it from the top." Though Wanda appears confused for a moment, she readily smoothes the conversation and carries on. Vision is visibly perturbed, though Wanda attempts to redirect his attention. It seems like the facade is fading all around.
  • To the surprise of their parents, Tommy and Billy age up five years while the two argue over Agnes's break in character.
  • This episode's opening sequence shows Wanda and Vision growing up, which we know didn't happen in real life for the synthezoid. The theme song sounds very similar to those from Family Ties and Growing Pains, and consists of lyrics noting that "we're just making it up as we go along." Sounds pretty close to how things are going with Wanda and Vision!
  • When Wanda's scans come back, they're inconclusive and show up blank. Considering Monica gains her powers due to bombardment by extradimensional energies in the comics, it's entirely possible that the blast from Wanda back in episode three, coupled with passing through the forcefield around Westview twice, have given her those abilities. We could be seeing the rise of Photon!
  • While Jimmy Woo is explaining Wanda's backstory to the agents of S.W.O.R.D., Director Hayward asks if she's ever used a "funny nickname" like the other Avengers. She hasn't, in fact, she's never been referred to as Scarlet Witch in the MCU ever. Since her powers are different from her comic book counterpart, there's never been a reason for anyone to call her a witch.
  • That never-before-seen postscredits scene from Infinity War has officially made its debut. Director Hayward reveals footage of Wanda entering S.W.O.R.D. headquarters to steal Vision's disassembled body. The video harks back to a moment in the comics where Vision was kidnapped and taken apart — but still very much alive. Much like that Vision, the one in Westview has his memory wiped and doesn't remember anything before he woke up in his new world. So, the question is whether Vision is actually alive or not. Wanda's hallucination from episode four might suggest he's a walking corpse, but there's more to the story.
  • Jimmy mentions that Wanda's stealing of Vision's body violates the Sokovia Accords, which haven't been mentioned since Captain America: Civil War. Unfunnily enough, the Accords were a direct response to the mission gone wrong in Lagos where Wanda lost control of her powers and caused the death of many civilians.
  • Darcy mentions that Vision is playing "Father Knows Best in Surburbia," referencing the '50s sitcom.
  • Tommy and Billy find a dog that, with the help of Auntie Agnes, they name Sparky. The Vision family has a dog with that exact name in the King and Walta comics, but he's green. Sadly, he meets a similar fate as his live-action counterpart.
  • Wanda blatantly uses her powers in front of Agnes, who has seemingly handled the magic around her with ease. It's almost as if she's used to magic.
  • Darcy calls the Westview anomaly the "hex" because of its hexagonal shape. Although the magic has been taken out of the phrase, Wanda's powers are known as hexes in the comics.
  • Jimmy, Monica, and Darcy try to understand how Wanda can revive Vision and control the Hex, which takes much more power than she's ever displayed before. Monica notes that Wanda has always been powerful, being the only Avenger who was close to taking down Thanos singlehandedly, which Jimmy interjects to note that Captain Marvel could as well. Both are empowered by Infinity Stones, with Carol's Kree biology giving her a power boost.
  • When Jimmy brings up Captain Marvel, Monica is visibly uncomfortable and changes the subject back to Wanda. What happened there?
  • Vision's office mates learn about the sweet glory that is dial-up internet! But when he and Norm open their first bit of electronic mail, it's a transmission picked up from S.W.O.R.D. talking about the Maximoff anomaly.
  • Vision breaks through Norm's conditioning, revealing that he's under the control of a woman (alluding to it being Wanda). He directly references his family, a conversation that Jimmy mentioned in his notes in the last episode.
  • The twins have aged themselves up to 10 by this point and are seemingly completely aware that Wanda has control over certain aspects of life, like time. They point out that it was Saturday when they woke up, but Wanda says it's now Monday. She apparently changed the day to send Vision to work. Is their awareness because they also have magic or because she doesn't control them?
  • Monica sends an '80s drone into Westview after working out that Wanda's Hex is rewriting reality to suit each era occurring in the bubble, and the drone would need no era-appropriate change. Though she attempts to speak with Wanda through the drone, Director Hayward commands agents to fire a missile at Wanda instead — directly ignoring that Monica said she doesn't see Wanda as a danger. The action results in Wanda leaving the Hex and confronting the S.W.O.R.D. agents outside. She's wearing the suit we last saw her wearing in Infinity War and Endgame and has her accent back, although it's much thicker than it's been since Ultron.
  • Episode five's commercial is more pointed than any of them have been. Lagos brand paper towels directly reference the city in which Wanda accidentally killed several people in Civil War by blowing up a building. Thus, the Sokovia Accords were born.
  • While Wanda and the twins are searching for a missing Sparky — with no one calling out the fact that Wanda disappeared for some time — the mailman tells the boys that their mom "won't let him get far." It seems almost like a dig at how no one can leave Westview, like the doctor mentioned during episode three.
  • When Agnes reveals that Sparky died after eating too many azalea bush leaves, the boys ask their mother to reverse his death. Agnes seems particularly surprised by the idea of Wanda having that ability despite having seen other displays of her power and watching the twins age up rapidly twice.
  • Wanda tells the twins that they can't reverse death as there are still rules to things, which almost seems hypocritical considering her circumstances. Is she trying to say that she hasn't revived Vision? Or is she simply trying to keep her boys from expecting too much from her?
  • Later that night, Vision reveals that he unearthed Norm's repressed memories and demands to know what's going on. He tells Wanda that she can't control him, which she cooly responds asking him, "Can't I?" Although the credits start rolling, their argument continues as Vision unleashes his frustration with not knowing his past and his confusion over their circumstances. Wanda tells him that she doesn't control everything, saying, "I don't even know how all of this started." Vision believes it began subconsciously, but chastises Wanda for letting it get that far. Wanda reiterates that she isn't controlling everything, which gives weight to the theory that there's someone else behind the scenes. But who could it be if Wanda isn't the "she" that Norm was referring to?
  • Mid-argument, the Vision family doorbell rings, which Wanda states she didn't do. I'm inclined to believe her because when she opens the door, she is genuinely shocked speechless. At the door is her "brother" Pietro, now sporting the face of Evan Peters. Darcy asks the question we were all thinking as the episode closes, "She recast Pietro!?"
WandaVision Episode 6 Easter Eggs

WandaVision Episode 6 Easter Eggs

  • The opening credits for episode six seem to be a tribute to Malcolm in the Middle, which ran for seven seasons between 2000 and 2006.
  • The entire Wanda and Vision family wear their comic book character costumes for Halloween.
  • There's another reference to Thanos's snap as Director Tyler Hayward talks about dealing with the repercussions of all the people "who left."
  • The terrifying Yo-Magic commercial seems to foreshadow Vision's future. Even though Wanda was seemingly able to bring Vision back to life, it looks like he won't stay alive for long as it's implied that he can't exist outside of the Hex later in the episode.
  • Blink and you'll miss the fun Disney movie Easter egg on Westview's movie theater. The sign outside the theater shows a double feature of The Incredibles and The Parent Trap. Connecting right to Wanda's family, The Incredibles is about a family of superheroes, while The Parent Trap is about a pair of long-lost twins reuniting.
  • Wanda's changing accent has been brought up countless times by fans, and in episode six, Pietro makes a slight reference to it when Wanda asks, "What happened to your accent?" to which he quips, "What happened to yours?"
  • There is another reference that Agnes is actually Agatha Harkness as she is spotted wearing a witch costume on Halloween.
  • It appears that Vision has no memories pre-Westview, as a conscious Agnes tells him he's one of the Avengers, and he has no clue what she's talking about.
  • The episode further hints at Monica's powers as Darcy confirms that the Hex rewrote her cells on a molecular level.
  • A few interactions between Pietro and Wanda have fans wondering if he might actually be Mephisto in disguise. Not only is he fully aware about Wanda creating Westview, but he makes several references to the devil and hell throughout the episode.
WandaVision Episode 7 Easter Eggs

WandaVision Episode 7 Easter Eggs

  • The episode opens the morning after Wanda has expanded the border of the Hex, finding the Avenger hiding from the world under her comforter. The comforter in question has a hexagon pattern, which is both a nod to the overall theme of the show as well as a metaphor for how Wanda is literally hiding away under a hex.
  • Billy and Tommy run into the room to reveal that their video game console has been messing up. Everything in the house is glitching, trying to transform back to earlier versions of themselves.
  • Billy also tells his mother that his head hurts and things are "noisy." Since the twin inherited his mother's ability to read minds, it seems he's able to hear the thoughts of everyone in the bubble (and near it on the outside, since he was able to hear his father when he was dying). It's a sign that Billy's powers are growing, which means we could see the little boy reach his Wiccan potential before the end of the season.
  • Wanda wanders into the kitchen as the news drones on in the background. The news station is called W.N.D.A. or Wanda. The newscaster makes pointed comments, noting that there's "not a thing weighing heavily on your conscience," and that they "hope your little ghosts arrived home safe last night. It's always such a treat to see those creepy kiddos out and about once a year." The comments refer to Wanda's building guilt at her actions in the previous episode and the rare appearance of children during the Halloween episode.
  • As Wanda makes her breakfast of "Sugar Snaps," a nod to the big Snap of the universe, her milk carton reverts from its modern design to the old school glass bottle and back. The carton has a missing person's ad on the back with a picture of a little boy on the back. This could be a reference to the oft-mentioned absence of children of Westview, and what could have happened to them.
  • Wanda and the twins "break the fourth wall" frequently to talk to the camera in the same vein as Modern Family.
  • This week's theme song sounds similar to The Office's, which also usings talking head segments like Modern Family. The opening credits are similar to the show Happy Endings and allude to the show's focus on Wanda, even attributing the creation of WandaVision to her with the title image. Vision is notably completely absent from the opening credits, but there's a clue that someone else is watching in a message that reads, "I know what u are doing Wanda."
  • Despite hopes that Darcy would appear as a waitress in a nod to her 2 Broke Girls character, the doctor appears to have been turned into the escape artist of the circus! It takes Vision pulling a mind trick to snap her back to reality, and after that, they escape in a funnel cake truck.
  • Back at the Vision residence, Billy and Tommy reveal they're hip to their parents' conflict. Billy asks Wanda if she'd like them to go find Vision, but she tells them that if their father doesn't want to be there, she "can't make him." When they ask about "Uncle Pietro," Wanda lashes out, warning the twins that the man in question isn't part of their family.
  • Wanda admits to the twins that she doesn't know anything anymore, having landed on the conclusion that everything is "meaningless." This could allude to the fact that Wanda is not the true mastermind behind Westview and has finally realized that everything is wrong.
  • On the other side of the Hex, Monica and Jimmy travel to meet with the previously mentioned aerospace engineer. Jimmy finds the files Darcy sent over before the Hex expanded, revealing that S.W.O.R.D. had been experimenting on Vision's body as part of Project CATARACT, trying to bring him back online as a sentient weapon. That explains why Hayward was able to track Vision within the Hex. This is a clear violation of Vision's will — mentioned in the earlier episodes — which stipulated that he would never be remade in the event of his death. The two meet up with the mysterious engineer, who turns out to be Major Goodner, a person we've never seen in the MCU. Sorry, Reed!
  • Agnes stops by to take the boys off of Wanda's hands, which the exhausted mother is exceedingly grateful for. The twins are visibly uncomfortable with the idea, with Tommy asking Wanda if they have to and Billy telling his mother that someone has to stay to take care of her. It seems like they can sense that something is off with their "kindly" neighbor.
  • Wanda sends them off with Agnes, but once they're gone, her magic goes incredibly haywire. All the furniture begins glitching again, with the stork from the painting in episode three making a reappearance. "I don't understand what's happening," Wanda laments during a talking head segment. "Why it's all falling apart and why I can't fix it." The off-screen interviewer responds, "Do you think maybe it's what you deserve?" which visibly unnerves Wanda, who notes that they aren't supposed to speak. It's another sign that Wanda does not have as much control as she's been led to believe.
  • Cue the sixth commercial, and it's even more pointed than any of the others have been. It's an ad for the antidepressant Nexus, for "when the world doesn't revolve around you. Or does it?" The drug allows people to anchor themselves to the reality of their choice with side effects that include "feeling your feelings, confronting your truth, seizing your destiny, and possibly more depression." Whew, the pointed commentary is even making me sweat. Nexus is a nod to two things: Wanda's crippling inability to deal with the trauma she's been through and her depression that's pushed her into the creation of Westview, and two Marvel comics concepts. The first is the Nexus of All Realities is a kind of gateway point between dimensions from which all universes in the multiverse can be accessed. (Remember, Wanda's next reported appearance is in Multiverse of Madness.) The second concept is the existence of Nexus beings, people who have powers that can alter reality, probability, and the Universal Time Stream. Guess which two Westview residents are considered Nexus beings? That's right, Wanda and Vision! The commercial can either be just a cheeky nod to the couple's seemingly infinite power or an allusion to the bigger picture that WandaVision is leading to.
  • While Darcy and Vision are attempting to make their way to the house, the doctor gives the synthezoid a brief rundown of his origin story, explaining how he died twice in an attempt to save the world. Vision points out that it seems like someone is trying to keep him from getting home, which spurs him to fly off, leaving Darcy behind in the blocked truck.
  • Billy and Tommy are watching Yo Gabba Gabba in Agnes's lowkey creepy home. (It tickles me that Yo Gabba Gabba is more canon in the MCU than the X-Men or Fantastic Four right now.) While Billy pets Agnes's bunny Señor Scratchy, he notes that he likes being around the older woman because he's unable to hear any of her thoughts. "You're quiet inside," he says, an allusion to the idea that Agnes can hide her thoughts from him because she has magic.
  • Back outside the Hex, after the super-rover isn't able to penetrate the field, Monica decides to run through it again. As she struggles through the barrier and we watch her, a montage of dialogue from Captain Marvel plays. The voices of Maria, Nick Fury, and Carol play over Monica getting through, and as Captain Marvel says "when they were handing out little kids, your mom got the toughest one," Monica she pushes through to the other side. She lands in the stereotypical three-point-stance of all Marvel heroes, and her eyes glow, showing that she can see energy. We just witnessed the rise of Photon, folks! (Or Spectrum or Pulsar.)
  • Monica confronts Wanda in her home, and as their fight spills onto the lawn, the residents of Westview watch from their own homes. The delivery man is wearing a "Presto Delivery" uniform, a reference to the magic words said by magicians before they pull a magic trick.
  • In the first blatant show of Agnes's ulterior motives, the older woman stops the fight when she realizes Monica is getting through to Wanda and pulls the young mother into her home. But when Wanda gets there, she notices the green bug and rabbit in the living room and the lack of her sons' presence. When she asks Agnes where the boys are, she's told to head to the basement, where the big showdown occurs. The scene hints at the eventual disappearance of Billy and Tommy.
  • Wanda notices a book on an altar, which could be the Darkhold, also known as The Book of Sins, The Shiatra Book Of The Damned. Originally a collection of papers known as the Chthon Scrolls, the book contains all the spells and ideas of the evil Elder God known as Chthon. The book is a conduit for Chthon's power and can open a doorway from Earth to Chthon's dimension. If that book is in Agnes's basement, it stands to logic that she may be working with the evil god. The Darkhold emits an orange glow, which is a distinctly different color than the purple of Agatha's magic.
  • Speaking of magic, Agnes finally reveals herself as the witch we've known her to be. Although the show tells us that "it's been Agatha all along," it still doesn't ring completely true. There's definitely more at work than just Agatha's magic.
  • In the mid-credits sequence, Monica is caught snooping in Agnes's backyard by Pietro. Her eyes seem to glow purple, the same color that signals Agatha's magic. Does this mean she's now under the witch's spell?
WandaVision Episode 8 Easter Eggs

WandaVision Episode 8 Easter Eggs

  • The episode opens with the usual Marvel logo turning the same purple as Agatha's magic as if solidifying that she has taken over the show.
  • The comic explains Agatha's backstory as a witch that betrayed her coven by using dark magic during the Salem Witch Trials of 1693. Although Agatha isn't as old as she is in the comics, that may be a side effect of the life energy she can seemingly drain from other witches — which also seems to draw magic into herself.
  • The MCU's version of the Salem Witch Trials differs from the comic book iteration in which Agatha was the persecutor, not a victim. She even put up witches from her coven because she thought it was necessary to weed out the weak. In WandaVision, Agatha's dark magic experimentation leads to her coven turning against her, but she kills them instead of the other way around.
  • When Agatha and her mother battle during the Witch Trial scene, the latter manifests a magical crown similar to a witch's headdress in the comics. The design looks very much like one of the ancient sorceress Zhered-Na's. It could mean that the coven studied Atlantean magic or it could be a reference to her mother's position as head of the coven.
  • We've always known that the MCU's version of Wanda is different from the comics, and episode eight finally establishes her place in MCU lore. Instead of being a mutant (or mutate as the comics retcon), Wanda is a born witch whose power amplified when she was exposed to the Mind Stone.
  • As Agatha unveils Wanda's past, it's shown that the younger witch first used magic when she and Pietro were trapped by a Stark Industries shell in the rubble of their apartment. Similar to how her magic first manifested in her comic book origins, Wanda used a probability hex on the bomb, disrupting its mechanisms and keeping it from going off for the two days she and Pietro were trapped.
  • Said Stark Industries shell has been mentioned a few times in WandaVision before. Episode one's commercial featured a Stark Industries toaster with the same flashing light as the bomb, and in episode five, Monica sends an '80s style Stark Industries drone into the Hex that looks almost exactly like the shell.
  • During the flashback to Wanda's exposure to the Mind Stone, she gets a vision of herself wearing the Scarlet Witch costume from the comic books, although even the silhouette of it looks like an upgrade from the classic design.
  • Although we now know the Mind Stone amplified Wanda's magical abilities, it's not shown how Pietro got his superspeed abilities. The Wakanda Files, an in-universe guide book, explained that Hydra went to Sokovia because they noticed some genetic anomalies among the residents, which they thought made them perfect test subjects. Since it seems like the stone is more of a power boost than a power giver, Pietro could have already been a speedster, just like Wanda was already a witch. It also explains why Wanda's children would inherit both of those abilities — they're genetically predisposed to.
  • In a supersweet shoutout to Marvel Comics cocreator Stan Lee, Wanda's license plate reads "Excelsior," Lee's catchphrase.
  • It's shown that not only did Wanda not steal Vision's body from S.W.O.R.D., but the Vision in Westview is a magical construct that she created. That explains why he was coming apart when he tried to leave the Hex.
  • Agatha reveals that Wanda wields the thought-to-be-mythical force that is Chaos Magic, which allows her to rewrite creation itself. Since Chaos Magic is associated with the Elder God Chthon in the comics, it seems more likely that he will be making an appearance in the future.
  • For the first time in MCU history, someone uses the phrase Scarlet Witch! Agatha explains to Wanda that she's a Scarlet Witch, which isn't an inherited title but a rare type of magic-user capable of spontaneous creation.
  • Welcome to the White Vision. The episode's midcredits scene reveals that S.W.O.R.D. has finished their assembly of "the greatest sentient weapon ever made." Using the drone that Wanda zapped with her magic, the agents "reboot" Vision, a direct callback to John Byrne's Vision Quest. In the comics, Vision was disassembled and restored as a colorless, emotionless synthezoid who considered human life irrelevant.
WandaVision Episode 9 Easter Eggs

WandaVision Episode 9 Easter Eggs

  • When Wanda hurls a car at Agatha, throwing her into the front of a nearby house, the older witch is buried underneath. When Wanda goes to check on the wreckage, she sees Agatha's boots pointing out from underneath the car, a nod to another dark witch's death by a large object crashing onto her from The Wizard of Oz.
  • During their battle, Agatha confirms that the book in her basement is the Darkhold, and apparently, it has an entire chapter on the Scarlet Witch! According to Agatha, the Scarlet Witch is destined to destroy the world. It seems like she shouldn't be provoking someone fated to end the world so much, but that's just me!
  • Agatha also reveals that Wanda is more powerful than the Sorcerer Supreme, which means she can do magic beyond even the Ancient One. Doctor Strange hasn't exactly proven himself worthy of becoming the next Sorcerer Supreme, and the Ancient One is dead, so Earth doesn't even have a Sorcerer Supreme at the moment. Good thing it has Wanda!
  • Sorry, Clea fans, Agatha reveals that everyone in Westview is just a regular resident. Dottie tearfully asks Wanda to let her daughter "out of her room," which also answers where the children of the town have been throughout the ordeal.
  • No more mutant theories. We learn that Evan Peters's "Fietro" is the mysterious Ralph to whom Agatha has been referring — not the Quicksilver from the X-Men franchise movies. He's Ralph Bohner, an aspiring actor whose headshot Monica finds in his apartment.
  • When Agatha goads Wanda into bringing down the Hex, Vision and the twins begin disappearing because they are all creations of the Hex and cannot survive without it.
  • Billy and Tommy display more of their powers when they leave their house to help their parents. Billy controls the soldiers' minds to keep them from shooting the family while Tommy takes their weapons from them.
  • When Hayward attempts to kill Billy and Tommy, Monica purposefully uses her powers for the first time to protect them. She steps in front of his shots, allowing the bullets to fly through her body as she absorbs their kinetic energy, rendering them useless as they fall out of her back.
  • Although the Visions have been physically fighting, their struggle ends with a philosophical battle, like the gentlemen they are. Westview Vision gives White Vision his memories by tapping into his circuitry, showing him everything right up to the moment of his death(s). Although the two Visions never fought in the comics, they did "merge," which is similar to their sharing of memories in WandaVision.
  • Calling back to her early days, Wanda uses the same technique to get into Agatha's mind that she did to the Avengers in Age of Ultron — even the hand movement is the same! Unlike Steve and the gang, Agatha isn't easy to take down.
  • When Agatha manages to trap Wanda while they're both in the older witch's head, the traditional Scarlet Witch headpiece begins to form around Wanda's head. It's similar to how a crown appeared on Agatha's mother's head during their battle in episode eight.
  • Wanda begins throwing her magic at Agnes, seemingly giving the witch her powers as she agreed to. But when Agatha attempts to use them against her, Wanda reveals it was all a trick to buy her time to forge runes into the Hex, preventing Agatha from using any magic. They're the same runes Agatha used on Wanda in episode eight; the older witch is teaching her already! Wanda even thanks her for the lesson, slyly referring to the pair's mentor-mentee relationship in the comics.
  • Wanda draws all her magic back from Agatha, accepting her rightful mantle and finally manifesting into the Scarlet Witch. We love a costume makeover! We're sure Olsen will love it as well since it has considerably less cleavage than her last one.
  • After defeating Agatha, Wanda turns her back into Agnes as punishment, rendering her into the nosy neighbor for as long as she desires. When the older witch points out that Wanda will need her someday, the Scarlet Witch smugly tells her that she'll know where to find her.
  • Wanda finally brings down the Hex, which takes Vision and the twins with it. As she says goodbye to her husband (again), Wanda reveals that she created Vision with the bit of the Mind Stone that lived within her. That means the stone bound itself to Wanda when she was exposed to its power during the Hydra experiments and alludes to the possibility that the stones can still "live on" after their destruction.
  • Wanda leaves Westview by air just as the FBI and police arrive in the town. From the way the residents watch her leave, it's clear that they won't forget the experience anytime soon.
  • In the first post-credits scene, Monica is pulled aside by a government agent who reveals themself to be a Skrull. Monica is told that a friend of her mother heard she had been grounded and needs her in space. This could either be Nick Fury or Talos, which means the scene could tie into Captain Marvel 2 or Secret Invasion (or both!). Monica is already confirmed to appear in the former, and if it's the latter, this could be a hint of her appearance on the upcoming Disney+ series.
  • In the second post-credits scene, Wanda is reading the Darkhold using the same method that Doctor Strange does in the titular film. She uses an astral duplicate while making tea, a sign that enough time has passed to allow her significant growth in her abilities.
  • In that same scene, Wanda hears the voices of Billy and Tommy calling out for her. The voices are those of children, which means that they've somehow survived or Wanda is being manipulated. Either way, the Scarlet Witch will undoubtedly search for her children, which ties very neatly into her appearance in Doctor Strange 2.