The 7th episode of WandaVision is here and it includes MAJOR reveals for the MCU moving forward! What were the best moments? How does the episode grade out?

WARNING!!! This WandaVision episode 7 review contains HEAVY SPOILERS AND THEORIES about the direction of the series and the next phase of the MCU. Click below for past episode reviews of WandaVision.

What worked:

AGATHA HARKNESS HAS ARRIVED Y’ALL! Agnes’ turn into Agatha during the closing moments of episode 7 was terrific. “You’re not the only one with magic,” says Agatha as she utilizes her magic to control Wanda as the credits hit. There are so many implications to this sequence. It’s revealed during an Agatha theme song that she was the one who killed Sparky! Oh the horror! But seriously, we also get our first glimpse of the Darkhold, an ancient book of spells that is also causing havoc in Westview. The Darkhold makes the readers desires come to life, but can also make the reader become completely obsessed over it’s possession (think Gollum in Lord of the Rings).

It’s now confirmed that Agatha Harkness has taken advantage of Wanda’s mental state. Due to Wanda’s deep depression, it was Agatha who gave her the fake reality. It’s also clear that Wanda’s powers are currently diminishing. What does it mean? I believe Agatha and Mephisto are very close to obtaining control over Wiccan and Speed. Agatha and Mephisto are clearly altering the time continuum, which is also the clear tie into Doctor Strange joining the show during the coming weeks.

Most importantly though, we finally get our first taste of the Hell dimension in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s right people! This scene all but confirms that Mephisto or Nightmare will soon join the MCU. As great as WandaVision has been, it’s planted to many seeds for future Marvel projects (New Avengers, Spider-Man 3, etc). This is the first seed planted that will lead us down the rabbit hole to Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and Blade moving forward. The doorway to Hell has officially been opened in the MCU. What a time to be alive as a Marvel fan.

Episode 7 SPOILER REVIEW & DISCUSSION PODCAST!!!

We also get our first MCU post-credit scene since 2019. It’s revealed earlier that it was Agatha who “plucked” Pietro from another dimension. This tells us that Pietro is not only under Agatha’s control, but it all but confirms that Pietro is indeed from the Fox X-Men universe. With Pietro and Monica working together as they explore the dungeons of hell (God that sounds amazing), I predict that Vision will “wake up” Pietro in the coming episode which could potentially lead into some major reveals about mutants. Be prepared guys. I think there is a very strong chance that Magneto gets a teaser in the coming weeks.

And then we get to our next reveal! Photon is here baby!

Monica’s transformation into Photon was arguably my favorite moment of the series to date. This was the first sequence where the visuals of WandaVision truly shined. By the way, I love Teyonah Paris. There is something so charming and lovable about her character. Despite Wanda tossing her out of The Hex and verbally threatening her countless times, she is fiercely loyal and optimistic. She refuses to concede Scarlet Witch as a villain. She fights for what she believes in. As great as Elizabeth Olsen’s acting has been this season, Teyonah Paris has truly been a standout and I cannot wait to see what’s in store for her in Captain Marvel 2.

I also really enjoyed this week’s sitcom themes of Modern Family and The Office.

The sitcom choice of the week was really effective at emphasizing Wanda’s mental state. From objects rewriting themselves to rain falling from the sky, Westview is completely falling apart and Wanda has completely lost control. She’s not only regretting expanding The Hex at the episode 6, but she’s also refusing to get out of bed and interact with her kids. She’s clearly still upset that Vision tried to leave her on Halloween. As I have said multiple times in my reviews, WandaVision clicks when it’s addressing Wanda’s mental state and that is a major reason why episode really shined.

The chemistry between Darcy and Vision was also tremendous. I’m glad we were only exposed to “fake” Darcy for mere moments. For the first time in the series, there was some real truth brought to light in episode 7. Between Monica confronting Wanda and Darcy breaking down the events of Infinity War to Vision, the series finally moved the needle forward when it comes to our favorite characters coming to grips to the truth. In fact, the comedy in this episode was the best yet. The scenes of Vision speaking to the camera were laugh out loud hilarious. Especially when Vision throws away the mic on his suit. Lastly, I’m fairly certain that it was Agatha stopping Vision and Darcy from reaching Wanda.

What didn’t:

Sigh. After spending hours theorizing and hoping that the aeronaut Monica was seeking was potentially Reed Richards, it turns out to be no one special at all. We’re introduced to a character named Major Goodner, who clearly works for SWORD and had a special relationship with her mother, Maria. I can’t help but think this was a missed opportunity. I’m fully aware that Reed Richards was a pipe dream, but with 3 episodes left that would have an incredible teaser for the MCU as a whole.

Lastly, and this isn’t really a complaint about the episode. It’s more about my own, personal mental health about the ending of WandaVision. With the way Darcy was explaining to Vision that the love between Wanda and Vision is pure, I believe we’re being set up for an incredibly emotional moment. Vision and Wanda have spent the majority of the last two episodes avoiding each other. I’m very confident that the final two episodes will be the two lovebirds not only confronting their love for one another, but also the truth that Wanda has to let Vision go. I’m telling you, it’s going to be a swift kick in the stomach. Just make sure to have the Kleenex ready next week because similar to Wanda, we’re all going to have a bit of trauma after this one.

Final Thoughts & Grade

Episode 7 was amazing. Not only did it move the needle forward regarding the multiverse, but it also brought a couple reveals forward that has major implications within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Photon, Agatha Harkness and the Hell dimension has arrived. From Teyonah’s transformation to Elizabeth Olsen’s acting, the performances and writing in this week’s episode were all top notch. WandaVision has truly set the bar for the MCU on Disney Plus. Whether you enjoy the sitcom elements or not, this show has been incredibly well done. The last two episodes of WandaVision are going to be wild ride.

Grade: 8.8/10