'WandaVision' Episode 7 Review: Horror and Agatha Harkness overshadow the birth of Monica Rambeau's Spectrum
Although the episode fashioned very much between 'Modern Family' and 'The Office', it quickly changes the tone to eerie horror and some blitzkreig moments
Spoilers for 'WandaVision' Episode 7
Even as Wanda's vision of a perfect life starts to crumble in 'WandaVision', Marvel's runaway hit series shows zero compromises when it comes to bold and breathtaking storylines. Not to mention the quirky storytelling that also pays quick tributes to eternally-loved TV shows.
In Episode 7, Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) is losing control over her powers and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) gains abilities trying to break her way into Westview, while Agatha Harkness, makes a grand entry into the Marvel Universe
That the series took seven episodes to introduce a new superhero and a new supervillain shouldn't come as a surprise. Jac Shaeffer took her own time to build the world of Westview, brick by brick, and then shatters it in a way no one saw coming.
Speculations about Rambeau as the MCU's first mutant has been doing the rounds, and with her previous Westview life-altering her cells, the mutant gene certainly seems to have been activated as Rambeau goes Spectrum in what can only be described as the next powerful scene after Carol Danvers' transformation to Captain Marvel.
And all along, there was also that sense of unease with Wanda being called the villain. Correction: Agatha Harkness, who fandom best describes as "one of Earth's most powerful witches" takes credit for that one. And speaking of corrections, we stand corrected as Mephisto, who we all thought was the puppet master and actually Pietro Maximoff (Evan Peters) in disguise, was in fact Agnes (Kathryn Hahn) aka Agatha Harkness all along.
With a couple of episodes to go before 'WandaVision' makes sure that there is a potential second season, the series ends with its first-ever post-credits scene where it is a Spectrum vs Quicksilver battle in the offing. Although the episode fashioned very much between 'Modern Family' and 'The Office' of sorts, quickly changes the tone to eerie horror and some blitzkrieg moments that make the last two episodes' arrival an eternity.
And also, did anyone notice the Dr Strange reference? And Darcy Lewis, how much will you contribute in the episodes to come? For now, the Disney+ series continues to zip along at breakneck speed and packs wallops of sorcery and comedy while at it. 'WandaVision' Episode 7 is available for streaming on Disney+.