Well, it’s over. WandaVision Episode 9, “The Series Finale,” is streaming now on Disney+, and no matter what else you may have thought about it, the final chapter was at least full of Easter eggs and references for us to break down. If that’s what you’re interested in, go ahead and keep scrolling.
Of course, there’s a lot to say about the episode itself, and we have no doubt that fans are going to be divided on this one. On one hand, it provided closure and emotional payoff for Wanda and Vision’s story so far throughout the MCU, and it was fantastic to spend so much time with these normally secondary Avengers (compared with the likes of Iron Man and Captain America, at least). On the other hand, this episode left a lot of dangling threads that may or may not be picked up down the road in future MCU movies and shows.
Plus, the Evan Peters casting turned out to be a red herring all along. Can you believe it? Let us know in the comments below, and keep reading for all the Easter eggs and comics references we spotted in WandaVision’s finale.
1. “The Series Finale”
In case you were wondering if there would ever be a WandaVision Season 2, the episode title says it all. This final installment is called “The Series Finale,” which is both a nod to the sort of TV-centric language used in other episode titles and a clarification that this is most likely the end of this series.
2. Vision vs. Vision
While the two Visions haven’t fought in the comics, the two of them coming together certainly has its place in Marvel lore. An early-’90s miniseries, which we’ll discuss in more detail below, digs deep into the differences between the two Visions and what could bring them together. Of course, in WandaVision they first have to attempt to destroy each other.
3. The Darkhold
The Darkhold was first introduced in episode 7 () and it’s back as Agatha attempts to wield it against Wanda. Of course, it also comes into play during one of the post-credits scenes, which we’ll get to.
4. Sorcerer Supreme
According to Agatha, the Scarlet Witch is more powerful than even the Sorcerer Supreme. Take that, Doctor Strange. Perhaps we’ll see them shoot magic at each other in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
5. “I’m not a witch”
Even in the face of all of the evidence, at this point Wanda still doesn’t believe she’s a witch. There’s part of us that wants to think it’s because she’s a mutant. However, by the end of the story she’s very clearly the true Scarlet Witch and one of the most powerful beings in the universe.
6. Dottie Returns
It’s been a while since we saw Dottie. At one point, there were some theories that she was going to be a bigger piece of the overall puzzle. That wasn’t the case, though. Instead, she’s just another citizen of Westview stuck under Wanda’s spell.
7. RIP Pietro
So it turns out Evan Peters isn’t playing Quicksilver from the X-Men franchise of movies. Instead, he’s just another citizen of Westview, though one under the control of Agnes. Meet Ralph Bohner, who evidently is an aspiring actor based on the headshot Monica finds. Yes, it would have been much better if this was tied to the X-Men franchise–and it would have made more sense too.
8. The reality of Wanda’s family
As Wanda begins to bring down the Hex, we see not only Vision disappearing but their twins Tommy and Billy–the first true sign that like Vision, they are creations of the hex and cannot survive without it.
9. Monica’s powers on display
Not only does Monica zip across the town square to protect Wanda’s sons from bullets, she turns intangible to absorb them–all powers she has in the comics.
10. The Ship of Theseus
Vision and, well, Vision have a discussion about the Ship of Theseus, a thought experiment in which you decide whether a ship, which has had all of its parts replaced over time, is in fact the same ship it was originally. This particular idea dates back to ancient philosophers.
11. A merging of Visions
The end of the fight between Vision and his white counterpart is actually rather peaceful and enlightening, with the Vision we know and love activating White Vision’s latent memories. From there, White Vision simply says, “I am Vision” and flies away. We don’t know where he went, but at the very least this should keep Paul Bettany around in the MCU and give us the Vision and Wanda reunion we’re all going to need after this.
In the comics, a similar storyline ended with the two Visions merging, when the good Vision’s mind was transferred to the evil version’s.
12. Wanda’s headpiece
As Agatha attempts to convince Wanda to hand over her powers, we see the traditional Scarlet Witch headpiece begin to form itself around Wanda’s head. That’s not the last we’ll see of that look, though.
In the last episode, we saw that Agatha surrounded Wanda in ancient runes, which prevented her from using magic. Now, Wanda returns the favor, covering the Hex in those same runes, rendering Agatha’s powers useless against her.
14. A Scarlet Witch is born
Last week, Wanda saw a vision of herself as the Scarlet Witch, costume and all. Now, in this episode, it came true. In the middle of her final fight with Agatha, Wanda takes the time for a makeover to become the Scarlet Witch in a fancy new costume that will surely be seen in future movies. She could also open up a business in which she quickly designs and fabricates superhero costumes.
15. The nosy neighbor
After defeating Agatha, Wanda punishes her in a particularly cruel (as Agatha herself points out) way: Wanda turns Agatha back into Agnes, the “nosy neighbor.” Honestly, that’s probably a better role for Kathryn Hahn anyway, so we can’t be too upset about it.
16. Signing off
What’s a series finale to an action-packed TV show without a few deaths? When Wanda brought the Hex down, it took with it Vision and the twins. It didn’t seem to hurt then as much as when she started bringing the Hex down earlier in the episode, which is odd.
17. Goodbye, Monica
In the first post-credits scene, we see a government agent pull Monica aside to speak to her, only to reveal that agent is actually a Skrull who has been sent to bring her to space to see a friend of her mother’s. That should tie nicely into Captain Marvel 2.
18. The multiverse?
So Billy and Tommy apparently aren’t dead? In a post credits scene, we see Wanda living in solitude on a mountain somewhere. Wherever she is, she’s astrally projecting herself in an effort to do two things at once. One of her is making tea and enjoying the solitude. The other is studying the Darkhold, growing her powers, and, based on hearing Billy and Tommy screaming for their mom to help them, scanning the multiverse for a reality where her sons exist. This is the closest we got to a hint about what Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be about, though it remains to be seen how Wanda would be able to move between realities. And even if she did, those versions of Billy and Tommy wouldn’t be the same ones from this reality’s version of Westview.
There are so many questions that need to be answered and, at the very least, some of them will be addressed in the next Doctor Strange movie. Without more context, though, there’s no way to know what’s actually happening.