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We Got Ourselves A Villain: “WandaVision” Season 1: Episode 7 “Breaking the Fourth Wall” Review

We enter the final stretch of WandaVision’s presumably only season with Episode 7, and Wanda Maximoff’s (Elizabeth Olsen) TV reality is starting to fall apart. Spoilers ahead.

We’re apparently in the 2010s, as this week’s sitcom part of the episode pays homage presumably to “Modern Family” (and I think “The Office”?). Vision (Paul Bettany) has fully recovered from last episode, and is snooping around with Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), who was previously swallowed up by Wanda’s reality. Meanwhile, S.W.O.R.D. Agent Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) ditches FBI Agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) to break back into Wanda’s reality, in hopes of talking sense into her.

Monica reenters Wanda’s TV reality.

And she almost does, if not for the obstruction of her neighbor, Agnes (Kathryn Hahn), who (heavy spoilers) is revealed to be Agatha Harkness, a character from the Scarlet Witch Marvel comic books. What her intentions are are unknown, though we do learn that, like Wanda, she can do magic, and she has been the one who has been secretly messing everything up in her TV world. The MCU doesn’t always follow the comic books, so we’ll see what they do with the character, but it’s pretty clear that she’s framed to be a villain.

Other questions remain from this episode, such as: What happened to Wanda’s kids (they disappear in the episode). Where they real? What’s the deal with Agatha’s basement? I’m sure eagle-eyed fans will have every frame of this episode dissected during the week, and it’ll be obvious what the show’s finale will do.

This is probably the episode I have the least to say about. It was fine, and did what it had to in order to set up the final two episodes, but it isn’t an episode you can necessarily watch on its own and expect to know everything that’s going on.

“WandaVision” Season 1: Episode 7 gets a 6/10

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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