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WandaVision | An Honest Review Of We Interrupt This Program

Well, the good news is after this episode of WandaVision, we now have some answers – I won’t spoil them all, but let’s just say we know a lot more about why Wanda and Vision are stuck in a sitcom. 

Yet, despite the many revelations, somehow, the show still feels stuck. Perhaps that’s because when Episode 4 ends, narratively, it’s in the same place it was the previous week – with “Geraldine” tossed out of Westview. Only now we know how she got to Westview in the first place. 

The latest stream of WandaVision reminded me of a lot of the most frustrating episodes of Lost, where we get answers through the use of flashbacks, but all those answers raise more questions and do little to advance the main story – the one we really care about. 

We mostly follow “Geraldine” this week, leading up to her getting booted from Wanda’s sitcom (as mentioned above), but we are also treated to rewatching select scenes again from the previous episodes, only now shown from a different perspective – like the voice on the other end of the poolside radio trying to reach Wanda way back in episode 2. Turns out it belongs to someone familiar (more on that below). Are you starting to see why I’m making the Lost comparisons now, by the way? 

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Unfortunately, like Lost, I’m also quite certain we will never get clear answers to some of the mysteries WandaVision raises – such as why the Sword helicopter drone Wanda finds changes colors to match Iron Man’s paint scheme and who did it. Was it Wanda, perhaps subconsciously?

On the plus side, at least Episode 4 deviated from the trapped in a sitcom format of weeks’ past in order to show us a glimpse of the outside world. And although some mysteries were solved there, the real highlight for me was the reintroduction of a few fun characters we haven’t seen in the MCU for a while. Most notably: Agent Woo and Darcy Lewis (Natalie Portman’s cute, nerdy friend from Thor played by Kat Dennings). Their inclusion was natural and having them back gave the show a breath of fresh air, as it was a nice break from the stale humor we’ve been subjected to these last few weeks. In a sense, it felt like these characters had arrived just in time to get down to business and get this show on track.

Jimmy was as sweet and socially aloof as always, while Darcy provided her much needed sass. I can’t say I’m looking forward to what amounts to taking a step back by returning into Wanda’s sitcom, where we seem to be headed next week, but if the show can find a way to intercut between that and Darcy’s and Agent Woo’s attempts to break through from the “outside,” there is hope the pacing may finally pick up.

See you next episode…

You can watch the first four episodes of WandaVision on Disney+ now and episode three will debut this Friday.

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