It helps that the main focus this time is on a collection of characters who’re simply as confused as we’re. Episode 4 opens with Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) coming again to life from “The Blip” following the occasions of Avengers: Endgame. Correct me if I’m incorrect, however is that this the primary time we’ve seen somebody truly return from The Blip? If so, it’s all a lot extra literal than I imagined. Just as Monica (and half of sentient life within the universe) dissolved into mud after Thanos’s snap, that mud seemingly simply re-arranges out of the ether to kind her being as soon as extra. Does this imply that everybody on Earth was simply inhaling “people dust” for years? Anywho…
The episode’s opener is its most interesting second because it shortly and effectively establishes Monica as each a worthwhile hero and a human being who simply skilled an infinite trauma. Going again to work at SWORD simply three weeks after you sprung again into existence from a common purge is the mark of somebody equally heroic and ill-advised. Even although we don’t spend a lot time with Monica after that, her presence and fast characterization offers WandaVision its most distinguished sense of stakes and consequence but.
Thankfully, even after Monica disappears into Wanda’s analog Westview, WandaVision offers us the chance to meet up with some previous MCU favorites. Agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) and Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) work as viewers cyphers partly as a result of a lot of the viewers is accustomed to them (as half of the Thor films for Darcy and Ant-Man for Jimmy)- but additionally as a result of Park and Dennings are every so titanically charismatic. Though Wanda and Vision of their sitcom world have been entertaining and intriguing up up to now, there was a transparent tinge of artificiality to them. Spending time with the very “real” Darcy and Jimmy is a welcome injection of plot and humanity.
Thankfully, Jimmy, Darcy, and their SWORD compatriots appear roughly as competent as their SHIELD progenitors. Faceless bureaucratic organizations are inclined to get the quick shrift in superhero films as pencil pushers who’re intent on stopping the heroes from having enjoyable (or in SHIELD’s case, actively making an attempt to kill Captain America). In WandaVision, nonetheless, SWORD, Jimmy, and Darcy all function with a degree of honest curiosity and care that matches the viewers’s personal.
Within 24 hours of Monica disappearing into Westview, SWORD has a completely working Cape Canaveral-style mission management heart on the outskirts of city. When Darcy wants an previous TV to observe the unusual sign emanating from the bubble, she is given dozens. Jimmy and co. shortly get to work figuring out the residents of Westview and who they’re “playing” on the present. In a small, however consequential second, one SWORD grunt expresses shock that Darcy is choosing up radioactivity as a result of he was assured the radiation ranges have been regular. A lesser fictional superhero paperwork would have forgotten to verify for radiation within the first place. In truth, it appears as if the one factor SWORD is lacking is the espresso Darcy so desperately craves.