WandaVision has been a standout series from the moment its premiere debuted. From its creative plot to its unique form of sitcom storytelling, the show truly doesn’t have a “bad” episode. Today, we look at its strongest entries that earned its stardom and 23 Emmy nominations. Note: This is all opinion based, like I said there was no bad episode so let’s see how your list differs.
The Series Finale
Off the brink of the previous 8 episodes leading this; every mystery, cameo and story had been revealed. Now it was time for Wanda to face her reality, with Agatha standing in her path. The action is fast paced, almost too fast. The finale actually opens between Wanda vs. Agatha and Vision vs. White Vision, almost as if the narrative was trying to speed things up, it was. After the battle, Wanda says goodbye to her dream reality, with lots of emotion that hits all the marks. The finale had lots to cover and it did just that, though it could’ve used a little more runtime.
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Episode 4 is easily one of the series’ best. It opens with the consequences and aftermath of the thanos snap, which at the time was huge, considering WandaVision was the first project of phase four, Marvel fans never saw anything like this opening. Back in the hex, audiences were able to finally solve what’s been going on in show and what it’s truly about. It ups its dramatic tension to increase the stakes for episodes moving forward.
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The Full House style sitcom with the “Pietro” cameo at the end, even if the character didn’t turn out like many hoped, it was still pretty cool at the time. For Wanda and Vision, tensions rise as Vision suspects lies from her. The chemistry between Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany is put on full display here with another humorous yet dramatically strange episode into the series.
Breaking the Fourth Wall
The Agatha reveal, it was her after all. This episode by far took social media by storm for its creativity and entertainment. Mainly thanks to its Emmy-winning song “Agatha all along”, there’s no way this entry wouldn’t have been here. The style is based on Modern Family, showcasing Wanda struggling to keep this together in the hex while focusing on Monica becoming her own superhero. Both plots are great but this was Agatha’s episode to shine.
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The Halloween episode, it had all you could ask for. Based on Malcolm in the Middle, Vision gets suspicious about Wanda’s motive and decides to take action. He decides to investigate the town of Westview himself while Pietro, Wanda and the kids go trick or treating. It’s fun, suspicious and dramatic all in one, also being nominated for outstanding writing for Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
An outstanding piece of television as a whole, Episode 8 revealed everything. If this didn’t work, the whole series would’ve been off. While the mystery’s weren’t the hardest the figure out, its still sheds light on trauma, grief and all the symptoms that come after that, including an escape from reality. It’s so secret that Wanda has suffered greatly in her life, and Agatha forces her to face her past. This episode was the stand out because of it just played to its drama, no cuts, no humor to avoid the plot, just raw drama.
WandaVision will remain a standout MCU show for the ages, it’s fitting that it was the first project of phase four, setting the stage for all the new beginnings and story’s. WandaVision is now streaming in full on Disney Plus.