Episode 8 of ‘WandaVision’ Helps Understand Previous Episodes

Episode 8 of ‘WandaVision’ Helps Understand Previous Episodes

The penultimate episode of WandaVision was more of a reveal-all than any other premiered on the show. Titled “Previously On,” the episode gives a haunting look into the past of the major characters and helps make sense of previous episodes’ events.

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Agatha is revealed as the show’s real villain in episode 7 but really takes form as the antagonist in episode 8. Not only does it reveal her story as a witch condemned by her own coven during the Salem trials, but it also shows how she acquired her powers.

The episode also revealed that it was Agatha all along manipulating the suburban lifestyle of Wanda Maximoff. This reveal was unfolded in Episode 8 with the purple Marvel logo, which signified her control over the show’s narrative.

In the present, after her real identity is revealed, Agatha threatens Wanda to divulge how she is controlling Westview while she threatens her with her children’s lives. Thus, forcing Wanda to relive specific moments from her childhood. Her flashbacks show her growing up in Sokovia with Pietro and her parents. Wanda, who had magical abilities right from birth, was able to harness them when she got in contact with the Mind Stone.

Episode 8 of WandaVision Helps Understand Previous Episodes
Agatha and Wanda | Source: Fandom

Furthermore, when Wanda is unable to feel any life presence in Vision, and Hayward refuses to let her have possession over the body, she is compelled to drive to Westview. It is out of devastation that she creates a house on the lot Vision gifted her and also reimagines a new Vision so they could live together, extending the Hex around the town. 

Agatha finally understands that Wanda is the “Scarlet Witch” and possesses legendary magic abilities deeming her to be a sorceress. 

Episode 8 ends on a very high note, with Hayward awakening the original Vision. Now, the season finale seems to be ready with some big reveals.

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