‘WandaVision’: Exploring Our Favorite Moments from Episode 9
Family is forever.
It’s time to say goodbye to Westview, but that just gives us the chance to say hello to it again. The finale episode of Marvel Studios’ WandaVision brings the series to a stunning conclusion, pitting Wanda Maximoff against Agatha Harkness, and Vision against another Vision in a battle for the town, family, and the title of Scarlet Witch.
Picking up mere moments after the end of Episode 8, Episode 9, “The Series Finale” begins with a showdown between Wanda and Agatha, who has Billy and Tommy in her clutches. Though the boys are quickly freed, and Vision finally makes it back home, a looming threat still remains over the family — Agatha will clearly stop at nothing to possess all of Wanda’s power herself.
And if that’s not enough, a break in the boundary means that S.W.O.R.D. Acting Director Hayward and his men are quickly moving inside to put a stop to Wanda, once and for all.
Stream Episode 9 of WandaVision now on Disney+, and read on to find out some of our favorite moments!
A New Vision
In the closing moments of Episode 8, Hayward brings online another Vision and he has finally made his way to Westview with two directives: Wanda Maximoff must be neutralized and the original Vision must be destroyed. Though Wanda is at first happy to see this all-white Vision, she quickly realizes this is not her husband as things go from bad to worse.
In Over Her Little Red Head
Agatha’s motive is simple: Wanda has power, and Agatha wants that power. It’s clear that Wanda isn’t going to give it up without a fight, and Agnes has to explain the true meaning of the Scarlet Witch — there’s an entire chapter dedicated to her in the Darkhold, the Book of the Damned! “The Scarlet Witch is not born; she is forged. She has no coven or need for incantation. Your power exceeds that of the Sorcerer Supreme. It is your destiny to destroy the world,” Agatha reads, while Wanda desperately tries to explain that she’s not a witch, she doesn’t cast spells, and no one has taught her magic. Agatha isn’t so convinced, and slowly Wanda begins to realize this is in fact her destiny.
Agatha has trapped Monica Rambeau upstairs with...Pietro? Nope. Meet Ralph — that’s Ralph Bohner. The S.W.O.R.D. agent quickly puts everything together: Agatha is controlling the much discussed and little-seen Ralph, who’s actually a real Westview resident. He’s been tasked to keep Monica inside his “man cave” and away from the fight. After a scuffle, Monica disarms Ralph and rips the enchanted puka beads off his neck, releasing him from Agatha’s spell. Hey, there really was a Ralph all along!
Once again, FBI Agent Jimmy Woo’s knowledge of close-up magic comes in handy. After Monica’s incident at the Boundary, he’s been taken into custody by S.W.O.R.D., and Hayward is more than happy to lock the FBI agent up to keep him from causing more trouble. But, not only does he secretly lift a cell phone off of a table at S.W.O.R.D., but he’s also a master at escaping handcuffs. Using the lifted phone, he’s able to call in additional help, and get them there inside the hour.
Tommy and Billy Were Born For This
Realizing they’re going to have to fight their way out of Westview, Wanda and Vision prepare for battle, with their kids in tow. “Your mother and I never prepared you for this,” Vision tells his sons, with Wanda adding, “But you were born for it.” While Vision is off fighting The Vision, and Wanda tries to handle Agatha, Billy and Tommy are left to take care of the military, which they do with flying colors.
Nice Tricks, Kids
If you need another reason to dislike Hayward, when he realizes his plan to stop Wanda and capture Vision has failed, he opens fire on Billy and Tommy. Throwing herself in the line of fire, Monica jumps in front of the twins. But this story has a happy ending: Monica is able to absorb the force of the bullets with her new power, rendering them completely useless. As for a stray bullet that passes her, Billy uses his own powers to stop it before it does any harm.
The Funnel of Love to the Rescue
Well, Dr. Darcy Lewis has finally made it to Westview, and just in the nick of time! At full force, Darcy slams the funnel cake truck into Hayward's S.W.O.R.D. vehicle as he’s trying to escape. “Have fun in prison!” the doctor yells with a smile.
The Ship of Theseus
Got time for a quick philosophy lesson? After battling it out mid-air, Vision and The Vision sure do. Trying to reason with the new advisory, Westview Vision brings up the idea of the Ship of Theseus. Essentially, if something has all of its parts replaced, is it still the same ship? This gives The Vision pause, as he reasons that “neither is the true ship, both are the true ship,” and the ship in question is Vision. So... which one is the real one?
While our Vision first thought of himself as the “true” Vision, he’s not so sure anymore and has been “disabused” of that notion. Explaining to the all-white Vision, “As a carbon based synthezoid, your memory storage is not so easily wiped,” he unlocks The Vision’s memories. “I am Vision,” the second one says, before flying out of the library.
Thanks For the Lesson, Agatha
Flying high above Westview, Wanda and Agatha trade magical blows back and forth, with the latter slowly stripping the former of her power. That’s Agatha’s plan all along — she wants the power, and she’s willing to trade for it. What about if Wanda relinquishes her magic, and Agatha will “fix” her broken family and Westview?
Wanda seems to be going along with this plan, slowly letting Agatha take what she wants. But, it’s all a ruse in the end. Wanda has secretly cast runes of her own, rendering Agatha’s power completely useless. “I don’t need you to tell me who I am,” she proclaims before a blinding flash of light transforms into who she was always meant to be: The Scarlet Witch.
So Long, Nosey Neighbor
With Agatha unable to perform any magic, Wanda explains what she’s going to do with the other witch: Leave her in Westview. Even better, she’s going to give Agatha the role she already chose for herself, the “nosey neighbor.” See you later, alligator.
“Family is Forever”
Knowing that her family will soon disappear as the Hex slowly subsides, Wanda and Vision tuck their twin boys into bed one last time. “We could truly never leave each other even if we tried,” she tells her sons, kissing them on the head and reminding everyone, “Family is forever.” Before she leaves, she thanks Billy and Tommy for choosing her to be their mom.
It’s Bad Luck to Say Goodbye in the Dark
There’s still one more goodbye Wanda has to make. But before Vision goes, he asks his wife, “What am I?”
“You, Vision, are the piece of the Mind Stone that lives in me. You are a body of wires and blood and bone that I created. You are my sadness, and my hope, but mostly you’re my love,” she tells her husband, holding back tears. Though absolutely heartbreaking, Vision’s still optimistic, “I have been a voice with no body, a body but not human, but now, a memory made real. Who knows what I might be next?” The couple have said goodbye before, so it stands to reason they’ll say hello again.
With the Hex now completely gone, Wanda walls through Westview alone. Before she leaves, she stops to talk to Monica, noting that the S.W.O.R.D. agent doesn’t hate her like the rest of the town. Monica sympathizes with Wanda, explaining that if she had the power, she would have brought her mom back. With a final goodbye, Wanda tells her that even though she doesn’t understand her new power, eventually she will.
During cleanup, Monica is pulled away to go talk to some people in the nearby theater, but there’s no one inside — except for a Skrull. She tells Monica that an “old friend of her mother’s” heard she’d been grounded by S.W.O.R.D. and “he’d like to meet with you.” Monica asks where. All the Skrull does is point “up” as Monica smiles.
Some Light Reading
Somewhere, far off the grid in a very remote location, Wanda is living a quiet life. Sitting outside on her porch in the middle of nowhere, she heads inside to pour herself a cup of tea. But that’s not all Wanda’s actually doing. In her bedroom, an astral projection of The Scarlet Witch leafs through the Darkhold.
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