The latest episode of Marvel’s Disney Plus TV series released on Friday (February 19) and eventually revealed a great clue about the mystery of Westview.
While many have believed Wanda was its creator since the show began, the final moments of this foray revealed the identity of the villain who actually stands behind the show’s sitcom world.
Episode seven revealed that Wanda’s neighbor Agnes (Kathryn Hahn) was behind the Westview antics. She is revealed as Agatha Harkness.
In the Marvel Comics, Agatha is an old sorceress whose story overlaps with that of the Scarlet Witch in the “House of M” storyline referred to in the first episode.
In this story, the Scarlet Witch changes the fabric of reality after having a nervous breakdown after losing the children she has with vision. The children who were created with magic are taken from Wanda by a villain named Mephisto. it turns out that their souls were fragments of him (many viewers believe that Mephisto actually appeared in the last episode – find out where exactly here).
In the comics, it is Agatha who wipes Wanda’s memory so she has no idea that she even has children. That’s until years later when she finds out and rages and creates her own world to bring it back.
It seems the MCU won’t be following this plot exactly, but what is crucial is that Wanda doesn’t know what Angela has been doing for a while. In fact, she becomes something of a protégé of the sorceress.
Together the two bring to life Wonder Man, the character who sees brain waves and helped create vision.
Later, after Wonder Man dies helping the Avengers, his brother, a villain named Grim Reaper, vows to kill them all.
The appearance of the Grim Reaper in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was already mentioned in the opening credits of the second episode of WandaVision.
Whatever the outcome of the series itself, Agatha’s introduction shows that Wanda is facing dark ages. The scene in which she lures Wanda away from Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) could be a sign of the things to come that really cast a spell on her.
At some point, Monica tells Wanda, who thinks she’s the one behind the sitcom reality, not to “become the bad guy” to which she replies, “What if I already am?”
It seems, under Agatha’s guidance, she could become just that.
WandaVision continues on Disney Plus on Fridays.