WandaVision Episode 7 recap: Reality Really Does Bite

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

In WandaVision Episode 7, ‘Breaking the Fourth Wall’, Wanda begins to question her reality and Vision learns some uncomfortable truths.

The events on Halloween, or rather, the previous episode, bleed into this instalment, with the story picking up barely minutes after.

However, as with each preceding episode, the aesthetic of WandaVision jumps a decade, now placed in the 2000s, complete with very revealing confessionals.

There are some expected surprises on the Disney Plus show but the way they play out still ups the creepy factor. If fans are waiting for answers, this episode is going to give them a few, but there’s plenty of suspense still left for the remaining few episodes.

WandaVision Episode 7 – Clown Town

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Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

At the end of the previous episode, Wanda had extended the boundaries of the Hex to save Vision, inadvertently absorbing most of the S.W.O.R.D. crew and turning them into clowns. Unfortunately, the biggest clown of them all, Director Hayward, managed to get away.

Dr Darcy Lewis did get trapped inside the Hex and is transformed into an escape artist in Westview. We can’t help but think WandaVision Episode 7 is winking at us here.

Also in the carnival is Vision. Once he was drawn back into the Hex, Vision recovered, now with a few more answers than he had before. He tries to connect with Darcy, but in her Westview self, she thinks Vision is asking her out.

Unable to convince her otherwise, Vision uses his abilities to snap Darcy back to her real self. The two decide to team up, steal a funnel cake truck, and get back to Wanda and Vision’s home.

Easier said than done! They hit every red light, and there are a lot of them. But it gives Darcy time to bring Vision up to speed. He is not happy to hear about his life.

Vision reacts like any human would—he focuses on the bad stuff. That his body was created by murderbot Ultron. That Wanda killed him, albeit to ensure that Thanos couldn’t take the Mind Stone.

Darcy gives it to him straight, but smart woman that she is, Darcy realises that Vision isn’t taking it well, so she adds a balm to the painful truths—that the love he shares with Wanda is real.

This is little comfort for Vision, unfortunately. He believes that Wanda is creating these artificial barriers to ensure he can’t get home to be with his children. Is he wrong about this?

WandaVision Episode 7 – Through the Barrier

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Beyond the Hex, Agent Jimmy Woo and Captain Monica Rambeau are trying to find a way to rescue Darcy and Wanda. In the meantime, Jimmy manages to access Project Cataract, that Darcy’s hacking had exposed.

It was a top-secret project helmed by Hayward. The aim? To resurrect Vision as a sentient weapon for S.W.O.R.D. No wonder Wanda stole his body!

This new information makes Monica even more determined to get inside the Hex and speak to Wanda in WandaVision Episode 7. She had contacted her friend, Major Goodner (Rachael Thompson), for assistance with this mission.

Goodner delivers—she’s brought a space rover for Monica to drive through the Hex barrier. And Monica can’t wait.

Having gone through the barrier twice, Monica’s body has been altered on the molecular level. The rover and accompanying suit are meant to protect her. She drives full speed ahead to the barrier… and crashes into it.

Wanda clearly doesn’t want anyone coming in without permission. The barrier wall is so thick that nothing can get in. But the more Monica pushes, the further in the rover goes, but it isn’t enough.

Jimmy realises the danger Monica is in and pulls the cord on the plan. Monica barely escapes before the rover is thrust out—half-transformed into a Westview version of a truck.

Monica takes this to mean she can get in, and she races to the barrier before Jimmy can stop her. The thickness of the barrier makes the transformation process more painful than ever, but Monica perseveres, recalling the words of her mother Maria and her aunt Carol, who had always believed in her.

And she makes it! Monica successfully navigates the barrier to reach Westview with her memory intact. But she is transformed. Her eyes change colour, and she sees Westview in a very different light.

This gives Monica impetus to find Wanda and show herself as an ally. Wanda isn’t having it, and she gets even more agitated when Monica mentions Hayward. But Monica is changed now, she can take whatever Wanda throws at her.

And that’s just it—Monica knows Wanda won’t fight her, let alone hurt her. They’ve both lost people they love and they’re both struggling with their grief. But that doesn’t make Wanda a bad person.

Just as Monica is getting through to Wanda, Agnes turns up and whisks Wanda away. Argh! Monica was so close.

WandaVision Episode 7 – The Good Neighbour

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Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

Halloween has taken a lot out of Wanda and all she wants to do in WandaVision Episode 7 is rest. But her sons, Billy and Tommy, need her help. Their game controllers are being weird—they keep changing appearance, reflecting different decades.

But Wanda is tired and wants nothing to do with all this. Fortunately, her always-helpful neighbour Agnes promises to entertain the boys so Wanda can rest.

Not much chance of that. Everything in the house glitches and Wanda can’t figure out why. She says as much at the confessionals. Theories that Wanda may not be in control of everything in Westview are confirmed when the person behind the camera speaks to Wanda. Who is that speaking to her?

Meanwhile, in Agnes’ home, the boys are enjoying themselves. Billy, who has been complaining about too much noise in his head since his powers activated, finds Agnes really quiet. On the inside. What does that mean?

After her confrontation with Monica, Wanda takes some respite in Agnes’ house. That quiet Billy was talking about? Wanda feels it too, especially since her usually noisy children are nowhere around.

Agnes tells Wanda that the boys are in the basement. As the aspect ratio changes, viewers realise that Wanda is no longer in the Westview fantasy. Agnes’ basement is dark and creepy, with a book oozing magic.

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(L-R): Jett Klyne as Tommy, Julian Hilliard as Billy in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

As Wanda takes in her surroundings, Agnes appears, revealing herself to be Agatha Harkness. And then she puts a spell on Wanda. What has Agatha done to Wanda and the boys?

Seven episodes in, and it seems that Westview and WandaVision were controlled by Agatha all along. She inserted herself into Wanda and Vision’s lives, made fake-Pietro, and even killed the boys’ beloved dog, Sparky. That’s just evil!

In the first after-credit scene on WandaVision, Monica sneaks around Agnes’ house and finds a way into her basement. But before she can get in, fake-Pietro shows up and nabs her.

Final Thoughts – WandaVision Episode 7 Reveals a Possible New Villain

Fans of the show will be pleased with some of the revelations on WandaVision Episode 7. Agnes being Agatha Harkness has been a fan theory for a while, and the reveal was delightfully creepy.

I am relieved that the show is doing everything to ensure that Wanda is not the villain, a much-needed departure from the comic books. Wanda is grieving and possibly struggling with depression—she doesn’t need to be painted a villain.

The ad in the WandaVision show is about depression and spiralling out of one’s own life. The darker themes of the ads have related directly to Wanda’s loss of control in Westview. Could these glitches be Agnes’ fault?

Another takeaway from the ad is the mention of Nexus. In the comic books, Nexus is the gateway to the multiple realities, which ties into Wanda’s next outing in the MCU, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. I love how this show is setting up the next phase of the MCU!

Speaking of next steps, Monica’s transformation sets her up as the superhero Photon. We don’t yet know what her moniker will be but it’s great to see another Black woman superhero.

And Monica is a hero even without her powers. Her absolute belief in the goodness in Wanda is so refreshing. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has often seen its heroes viewed as villains for little fault of their own so it’s great to see someone like Monica fight for a person she believes in.

Every episode of this show has been a thrilling ride and WandaVision Episode 7 has set up the final episodes brilliantly. I don’t think we’ll want this show to end!

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WandaVision is airing weekly on Disney Plus.