WANDAVISION: 5 More Weird Signs Things Are Not As They Seem In Westview - SPOILERS
We're taking another look at today's episode of WandaVision, this time to examine five specific moments which once again point to everything not quite being as it seems in the idyllic town of Westview...
Well, that was quite an episode, eh?
More madness ensued in today's instalment of WandaVision as the action moved to the 1970s, and Wanda Maximoff gave (very sudden) birth to her and Vision's twin boys: Billy and Tommy.
That alone promises to be a game-changer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there were also even more compelling signs that not all is as it seems in Westview. In fact, this episode dropped some major hints about what might really be going on in the town, and there were definitely some sinister undertones.
Here, we try to figure out what might be going on. Is the Scarlet Witch pulling Vision's strings, or is she also being controlled?
Click on the "Next" button below for a closer look at this week's weirdness in Westview...
5. What's Wrong With Herb?
We first met Herb during the second episode of WandaVision, and there was nothing particularly strange about him (well, aside from an aversion to mastication, perhaps).
There's something very weird going on here, though, because while he's trimming the hedges, Herb starts cutting through the wall as well. Vision is perplexed, and when he points out that his neighbour has gone a little low, he acts like he's simply made a normal, everyday mistake.
This has to mean something, and we can't help but feel that Herb - forced into this twisted sitcom reality like everyone else in Westview - was trying to cut his way out of this reality.
4. Be Kind Rewind
When Vision comes back inside, he points out to Wanda that it feels like something strange is going on. She initially agrees (likely thinking he's referring to her pregnancy), but when he starts talking about some of the recent weirdness in the town - like dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Hart - his wife looks concerned.
With that, the scene skips back as if it's being rewound on a dodgy VHS player, and their conversation plays out very differently. Vision seems completely unaware of what's just happened.
The emergence of that beekeeper from the sewers last week saw Wanda react with a defiant "no" before time reversed itself, so we can't help but think the Scarlet Witch has some control over what's going on. Is she happy living in this sitcom setting alongside her fellow Avenger or under someone else's spell?
3. HYDRA Soak
We get another commercial this week, and it's once again HYDRA-themed. We're pretty sure the villainous organisation never specialised in "luxury bath powder," but there are some intriguing hints here.
For starters, the tagline is "Find the Goddess Within." Prior to Avengers: Age of Ultron, Baron Von Strucker used the Mind Stone to unleash the powers within the Scarlet Witch; does this mean that whoever is pulling the strings views Wanda Maximoff as a "Goddess"? It's certainly pretty feasible.
It still seems unlikely that HYDRA is playing a role in what's happening in Westview, but this is the second time they've been referenced, so it definitely feels like they're somehow important to this story.
2. Weird Whispers
When Vision walks outside with the doctor following the birth of Billy and Tommy, the android learns that the physician has decided to cancel his holiday because, well, no one escapes a small town.
That alone makes it sound like he's an unwilling participant in whatever's happening, but before Vision can give it much thought, he notices an agitated Agnes whispering something to Herb. Listen carefully, and you'll hear them mention Geraldine, and both try to play it cool when Vision approaches them.
It looks like Herb is going to tell the Avenger what's going on (and possibly that they're all trapped), but Agnes stops him, and they both soon return to their cheery, sitcom selves. Does anyone else think that perhaps everyone here has been "cast" in roles they're being forced to stick to?
1. Remember Ultron?
Talking to Geraldine after giving birth, Wanda reveals that, like Billy and Tommy, she's a twin. Unfortunately, her brother died, and it's then her friend appears to snap back to reality. Geraldine points out that he was killed by Ultron, and it really doesn't look like the Scarlet Witch wants to hear this.
She questions Geraldine about who she really is, but her friend can't remember, and the presence of a necklace bearing the S.W.O.R.D. logo seems to bother Wanda more than you might expect.
The tension mounts, but by the time Vision comes back inside, Geraldine has gone, and a seemingly quite sinister Wanda claims that she's simply returned home (outside, Agnes mentioned that Geraldine doesn't have one). We then see "Geraldine" blasted out of an energy field surrounding Westview, only to be surrounded by S.W.O.R.D. agents...