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‘We Interrupt This Program’ WandaVision Episode 4 Recap and Review

In WandaVision’s fourth episode we finally get some answers to what is going on! First off, the events of this show are set immediately after Endgame! We get our official introduction to adult Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and find out that she was one of the victims of Thanos’ snap. She reappears in a chair by an empty hospital bed.

She goes to find someone to ask where her mom, Maria, has gone, only to be told that Maria died from Cancer three years earlier. (Marvel, how could you!?) Monica’s confused, and doesn’t realize that there’s five years missing from her life. (Thank you, Thanos!)

We also get our first official look at S.W.O.R.D which was founded by Maria. ❤️

Credit: Marvel Studios

Monica is a Captain (Walking in her mom’s footsteps!❤️)and works for S.W.O.R.D. She reports for work and is told by Director Hayward (Josh Stamberg) that she is grounded citing her mother’s policy on the reappearance of missing persons as the reason. She is assigned to collaborate on a missing person case with FBI Agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park).

He learned the card trick! Scott would be proud.

Jimmy is working on a missing person case; the only problem being that the town he’s supposed to be investigating doesn’t actually exist! The missing person case has turned into a missing town case. There’s a force field surrounding where the town is supposed to be, and it won’t let anyone from the outside in! This scene gives the audience two answers to questions from episode two:

  1. The colored toy helicopter that Wanda finds in the bushes is a S.W.O.R.D. drone Monica used to investigate that got sucked into Sitcom Land.
  2. Monica gets sucked in by the force field and is forced to play along as Wanda’s neighbor Geraldine.

Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) arrives on the scene. This is her first appearance in the MCU since Thor: The Dark World. Not much has changed since we last saw her except now she’s a Dr. in Astral Physics.

Darcy discovers Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation mixed with a broadcast frequency, picks up on picture of Wanda and Vision in Black and White, and asks for an old TV set.

She settles in for the three episodes of WandaVision that the outside world has previously enjoyed. It’s revealed that Vision is dead in the real world, and we find out that Darcy’s the one adjusting the control board at the end of episode one. (I thought it was someone more nefarious.)

A S.W.O.R.D. Agent is sent through the sewers into to town to investigate Monica’s disappearance. He wanders too far and gets sucked into Westview. His hazmat suit changes to a beekeeper suit therefore providing the answer for the “beekeeper” who crawls up through the Manhole in episode two.

Darcy and the team analyze the episodes to identify the missing townspeople. They end up with as many questions as the audience like Why sitcoms? And why does Monica have to play along as Geraldine?

Darcy suggests that Jimmy try to contact Wanda through the radio seen on the table in episode two. This confirmed earlier fan speculation that Jimmy’s voice was coming through the radio in one of the original trailers for the show.

While watching the 70s themed episode, Darcy discovers that part of the episode is missing.
The episode switches from the real world back to the sitcom world where we left off in episode 3. We finally get an answer to how Monica reappears in the real world.

Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) questions Geraldine about Ultron, she gets increasingly upset. She feels threatened and uses her powers to expel Monica from the sitcom universe. She puts the hole in the universe back together, and Vision comes back in from his strange conversation with the neighbors.

Wanda is shocked/scared(?) to see Vision (Paul Bettany) ashen with the hole in his head left by Thanos. Vision sees that Wanda is upset and offers to leave Westview and take her wherever she wants.

Zombie Viz

Wanda insists that they can’t leave, she has everything under control. This is a world of Wanda’s own making. This seems to confirm that Vision is really dead.

This episode was fun. I loved seeing Darcy again! And it was fun to see the Darcy and Agent Woo team-up! The only problem I had was that it was a Wanda and Vision lite episode. The episode also provided several answers to earlier questions, but it also left me with more questions. While the episode does seem to confirm Vision is actually dead, is he really? Can he be brought back in some way outside of the sitcom universe? Is Wanda really in control of the situation, or is someone else pulling the strings? There’s five episodes left. Hopefully, that’s enough time to provide those answers.


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