The mystery of the seemingly cosy suburb of Westview gets even stranger in the third episode of Marvel Studio’s first foray into the streaming world of Disney+. A word of warning up at the top, this review contains spoilers for both the first three episodes of WandaVision.
The first two episodes last week revelled in recreating sitcom settings of 50’s and 60’s TV shows, as Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul bettany) do their best to integrate themselves in their new neighbourhood, all the while concealing their super abilities. The last moments of episode two began to hint more at the idea that Wanda may not be trapped in this sitcom fantasy by some other force, but is in fact constructing it herself.
This idea begins to be explored even more in the third episode, which has shifted the aesthetic once again to a 70’s family sitcom aesthetic, in colour! Wanda is now miraculously pregnant, and it is a pregnancy unlike any other. It quickly becomes apparent that their super powered nature means that this pregnancy isn’t going to last nine months, it’s only going to last a couple of days. As they rush to prepare for the faster than expected new arrival, fissures in the environment start to come to the fore, particularly in the form of the slightly too inquisitive neighbour Geraldine (Teyonah Parris).
Full review over at THN, originally published January 22nd 2021.