'WandaVision' Episode 8 Spoilers: Wanda's childhood reveals the mystery behind show's sitcom theme
The power to give life was one of the strongest abilities and Wanda used it to perfection by creating a world that mirrored her sitcom worlds in every sense
Spoilers for 'WandaVision' Episode 8 'Previously On'
A happy life was all that Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) wanted. Since the time she was a kid, she was influenced by the sitcoms the Maximoff family watched together, and that was the life she always dreamt of. Now, she's living that dream with Vision in their very own Westview. Episode 8 finally reveals the reason why the MCU chose popular sitcom intros and themes for the major part of the series.
And in a life that was slammed by bad news at every corner — the death of her parents, the death of brother Pietro Maximoff and the death of Vision — the only solace were the sitcoms that would drift her off to a happy place where just everything in the world was alright.
The episode sees Wanda watch sitcoms as a way to forget the trauma she undergoes, and watching Vision being disassembled was the last straw. When she leaves after seeing his body, Wanda heads to Westview, New Jersey, where Vision registers for a property so they could build their own space. Watching the deed with the details and standing on the very plot, Wanda bitterly and heartbreakingly weeps and unleashes the power of the Scarlet Witch in the most explosive manner possible.
The power to give life was one of the strongest abilities and Wanda used it to perfection by creating a world that mirrored her sitcom worlds in every sense. Westview was basically a place, an alternative reality of sorts, where Wanda could live her life, the way she wanted and with the person she wanted to live with. This drew Agatha Harkness to the fake reality to see what was the power source behind the eruption.
It's like what Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau says when she's tossed out of the Hex for dropping Pietro's name to Wanda. 'It's all Wanda", the SWORD agent says as she painfully realizes why Wanda did what she had to.
In the end, 'WandaVision' is a love story. She went through all of this, just so that she could be entitled to her happiness. Nothing came easy for the mutant and Westview was her ideal world. When the show played out different intros for each episode themed on the best sitcoms of all time, most of the audience just felt it was a rather quirky approach to the show. Except, Marvel doesn't do things without a reason and the penultimate episode solves the mystery behind the sitcom theme.
'WandaVision' Episode 8 is available for streaming on Disney+.