Sunday, February 14, 2021

What I’m Watching: WandaVision

WandaVision: Season 1, Episode 6 “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!” (B+)

We’ve reached a new time period for TV, reminding me most of “Malcolm in the Middle.” But the in-show antics weren’t what took up most of this episode, and there are some seriously irreversible developments that make things even crazier and more dangerous than before. Vision lying to Wanda about being on the neighborhood watch on Halloween night was a good way for him to get to explore the outskirts of town, where Wanda seemingly hadn’t provided full coverage and people weren’t moving as fast as they should have been. When he woke Agnes up, she really gave him some insight in the form of her maniacal laughter at the fact that he was dead and so maybe she was too. Trying to crawl out as he slowly got ripped to pieces was not pleasant, and Wanda sprang into action once she realized what was happening. Using her powers to expand the net even further and turning most of the S.W.O.R.D. agents into clowns demonstrated even more heightened abilities than before, and we can only hope that someone like Darcy is able to remember what happened before she went in and prove herself as a real ally. I’m curious to see how Pietro reacts after Wanda attacked him for his cruel comment about Vision dying twice, and to see how her kids respond to whatever she tells them happened now that they’ve manifested their own powers. This show does indeed just keep getting more and more interesting, delivering on its premise and taking it to a new level each episode.

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