After having finished watching episode 3 of Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, I have lost all doubt in my mind. Wanda Maximoff, The Scarlet Witch, has clearly lost her mind. That’s my only thought after watching WandaVision Episode 3. The question does remain of exactly how they got here, but I love a good mystery to unravel. Lets run through my theory here.
The running theory has been that Wanda and Vision were somehow being held captive by an outside force. The weird sitcom situations they found themselves in, the neighbors giving them weird glances or behaving oddly. Through the first two episodes, both Wanda and Vision seemed oblivious to it, but now after episode three I know Wanda has some idea of what’s going on.
WANDA KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT SHE’S DOING
Its my belief that Wanda is in complete control of everyone within the small town of Westview. Why she’s doing it remains a mystery, but its clear that she’s calling all the shots. First example of this is when Mr. Hart was choking at the dinner table in the first episode. While his wife was repeatedly saying, “Stop it.” you could see that she was being held in place from doing anything, while fear crept across her face all the while. Vision also, who normally would move on his own to rescue the man, remained frozen and only moved when Wanda said so.
In the 2nd episode, when the Beekeeper crawled out of the manhole and turned to look both of them. Wanda seemed to recognize him and uttered one word “No.” and forcibly rewound time to a happier moment. What happened in episode 3 sealed it. When Vision himself started to question the odd things going on, he admitted to Wanda his feelings. Wanda gave a look of disappointment, and next thing you know time had reversed once more. This time Vision gave her a different speech that pleased her instead.
Later in this episode, Monica Rambeau, who was Geraldine in their fantasy reality, revealed to Wanda that she knew Wanda’s brother was killed by Ultron. Wanda’s mood shifted from confusion to almost pure rage at someone getting to the bottom of things. All the while, her Sokovian accent started to bleed through once more. Monica was then expelled from Westview forcefully as if Wanda knew she wouldn’t be able to keep her under control.
The Mystery of WandaVision Is that Wanda is the Villain!
At the end of all of this, I am convinced that WandaVision is all a result of Wanda’s mental breakdown after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Recall that prior to her showdown with Thanos in that movie, she had just witnessed Vision being killed from Thanos ripping the Mind Stone out of him and callously throwing him aside like trash. Then of course, Tony Stark dies and at his funeral the weight of what she’d lost finally hit her in full.
The accumulated losses were too much for her to bear. Her powers had grown so much that she was losing control over them. Yet she was also miserable and felt like her life was over now that Vision was gone. Its suspected that her neighbor Agnes is in actuality, Agatha Harkness who played a big part in the storyline WandaVision is partially based on. Did Wanda go to see her, or did Agatha draw her in? We don’t know the answer to this question yet, but if she is indeed Harkness, Mephisto just might be the husband we never see.
Whether or not Mephisto is involved, Wanda’s the one keeping all the townspeople trapped inside. They all serve the purpose of keeping her happy in her bubble. If anyone gets close to unraveling her happiness, she expels them from the fantasy. There are still plenty of answers we need to get, like what is S.W.O.R.D. doing there? Who is Agnes really? What will happen to Vision once Wanda wakes up from her fantasy? Will her powers become more like her 616 version and force reality to be what she wants? I’m looking forward to finding out! What do you think of my theories? Let me know in the comments.