WandaVision finale: The 5 wackiest moments from ‘The Series Finale’

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021 All Rights Reserved.
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021 All Rights Reserved. /

It feels like we were just “having a gas” with Wanda and Vision in the black-and-white landscape of the 1950s, but somehow we’ve survived nine episodes of this emotional roller coaster of a Disney+ series — and boy, is there a lot to unpack from the WandaVision finale.

Aptly titled “The Series Finale” (which doesn’t bode well for a season 2), this week’s installment of WandaVision finally tied up many of the Marvel series’ loose threads, answering fans’ questions and adding some interesting implications for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Of course, not every aspect of the show was neatly wrapped with a bow, as Marvel has a tendency to leave some threads hanging for the next film or TV show. Not every fan is thrilled with how certain characters’ arcs played out, or how well Wanda’s grief was addressed in the end.

And there were a lot of emotions to filter through during “The Series Finale,” but certain aspects of the final episode definitely held true to the show’s overall “wacky” feeling. So, what were some of the strangest and silliest moments from the big ending?

Vision vs. White Vision

The WandaVision finale didn’t just deliver on some wacky moments; it also contained plenty of action for an otherwise campy, sitcom-inspired story. Vision’s battle with White Vision was one of the highlights in that area, but the two AIs eventually stop throwing punches and start discussing metaphysics, and more specifically, a theory called “the Ship of Theseus.” (Typical, really.)

In this moment, the two AIs realize that neither of them is the true Vision — and yet, both of them are some semblance of the AI Tony created so long ago. It’s a strange moment, for sure, and one that gets weirder when our Vision returns the character’s memories to the new Vision.

White Vision flies off after this — one of those plot points to be addressed at a later date — but this weird moment will definitely have some sort of impact on the greater MCU. (Could Vision return in some shape or form? We’ll have to wait to find out.)

Witch fight

The other primary action sequence of “The Series Finale” is the fight between Agatha and Wanda, and the whole thing gives off some serious Disney Channel original movie vibes.

Of course, Agatha’s storyline has felt the most out of place in the MCU, no matter how interesting it is. And in line with that, her final confrontation with Wanda gives off the same bizarre vibes — because, really, the whole witch thing is very jarring within the confines of the MCU as we know it.

That’s not to say it’s a bad thing; the fight between these two is a lot of fun and shows that Wanda’s been listening and learning. It also opens the door for Marvel to bring in the type of magic that exists in the comics. (From the looks of it, the MCU is already working to do that.)

Family fight club

Somewhere in the midst of Wanda and Vision’s showdown with Agatha and White Vision, the kids show up to help — unfortunately, at the same time as SWORD and the military.

The family prepares to fight on all fronts — something fans have hilariously compared to Pixar’s The Incredibles — and viewers are treated to a comical moment of Vision doing some superhero parenting. Apparently, that entails leaving the twins to deal with the military. And although they’re more than equipped to handle it — especially with Monica Rambeau’s help — it’s so jarring and fun to see the collision of Wanda and Vision’s family life with their Avengers personas.

It’s just a shame we won’t get to see more of these four taking down villains together.

Ralph Bohner

When X-Men star Evan Peters showed up as the recast version of Wanda’s brother, Marvel fans thought the multiverse might finally be happening — and that the Mutants might be joining the MCU at long last.

“The Series Finale” was disappointing on that front, as Monica quickly discovers that Peters’ character is just an ordinary guy named Ralph Bohner. Agatha controlled him to show up and pretend to be Quicksilver, but once Monica removes her hold over him — a necklace — he snaps back to normal. And normal really is just that: an average guy who makes R-rated jokes and watches lots of movies.

The projection and the Darkhold

The later scenes in the WandaVision finale are filled with more heartbreaking moments than wacky ones, but that doesn’t mean the post-credits moments didn’t deliver on some strangeness — and no, that wording is no accident. The second post-credits scene may lead directly into Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

After Wanda flies off and leaves the residents of Westview to cope with what they’ve been through, we find her living in a remote cabin in the mountains. All seems normal at first, with the Wanda we know drinking coffee and looking out at the landscape. However, when she walks into her house, it becomes clear she’s listened to Agatha and begun to hone her powers.

The final shot shows an astral projection of Wanda using the Darkhold to search for her kids — both of whom can be heard screaming for help. Since her kids don’t actually exist in this current timeline, it’s probably safe to assume she’s searching for them outside of it.

The whole thing gives off very serious Doctor Strange vibes, and one has to wonder whether Wanda will be pitted against the Sorcerer Supreme in the upcoming film or working alongside him. Either way, it’s going to be a long wait until 2022. Thank goodness there’s other Marvel content headed our way.

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