WandaVision episode 3 — out January 22 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar — centres round a rapidly-progressing, life-changing occasion: a being pregnant. The phrases rapidly-progressing and being pregnant aren’t normally present in the identical sentence, however on this unusual sitcom-y world of Marvel’s new TV sequence, every little thing goes. Wanda’s (Elizabeth Olsen) child bump, launched in the direction of the top of WandaVision episode 2, shouldn’t be solely deemed to be “actually taking place” however then springs extra surprises. She provides start to twins! Marvel comics followers would’ve seen this coming, given Wanda and Imaginative and prescient (Paul Bettany) even have twins within the comics, who develop as much as be Younger Avengers.
The brand new WandaVision episode — directed by Matt Shakman, and written by Megan McDonnell — additionally provides extra clues to the true nature of Westview. All of it however confirms that Wanda has used her powers to create this make-believe world, one she retains altering of her personal will. And the top of WandaVision episode 3 means that it won’t be going down in Wanda’s thoughts, as many had suspected, however would possibly really exist bodily.
With the color transition on the tail finish of episode 2, WandaVision episode 3 brings the MCU sequence absolutely into the world of color. The title sequence even broadcasts that, identical to TV reveals did again then. WandaVision episode 3 comes with a brand new title sequence, which options Wanda and Imaginative and prescient doing extra family stuff — telekinetic vacuum cleansing, Imaginative and prescient making burgers, dancing collectively, studying being pregnant books and maternity magazines, and seeing Agnes (Kathryn Hahn) and “Geraldine” (Teyonah Parris) out and about. The Frozen duo of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez ship one other catchy tune.
We then open with a Dr. Nielson (Randy Oglesby) visiting the Imaginative and prescient residence, who determines Wanda may be very a lot pregnant — and about 4 months alongside. Provided that it occurred virtually in a single day, Imaginative and prescient is of course confused, however they play together with the physician to keep away from elevating any suspicion. Dr. Nielson then provides that they evaluate rising infants to a fruit to make it easy for the women, a flip of phrase that invitations a little bit of eyeroll from Wanda. WandaVision creator Jac Schaeffer has purposefully tackled conventional gender roles and sexism from the beginning, and this continues in that vein.
Outdoors, as Imaginative and prescient sees the physician off — who is worked up to go away for his journey to Bermuda — he finds their neighbour Herb (David Payton) seemingly going cuckoo. He is reducing by the shared wall between their houses whereas claiming to be trimming the bush… Are the residents of Westview okay? And are they even actual? WandaVision episode 3 additional fuels mentioned hypothesis.
Imaginative and prescient walks again in to find that Wanda’s being pregnant has progressed additional: from 4 to 6 months. And as she decorates the newborn room, whereas Imaginative and prescient reads off one other being pregnant guide, Wanda feels a kick that she describes as “fluttery”. Because of her phrases presumably, the toy butterflies in a ceiling decoration above the cot come to life, and Wanda then lets them out of the window.
Imaginative and prescient in the meantime brings up the naming debate, and the 2 discover themselves caught between Billy and Tommy. Billy and Tommy are in truth the names of Wanda and Imaginative and prescient’s kids within the comics, who develop as much as turn out to be the superheroes Wiccan and Speed, respectively. Conflicted over the identify, Wanda says they need to hope for a lady.
Barely a minute later, Wanda feels a tightening sensation. Imaginative and prescient ruffles by the guide and figures out it have to be a Braxton Hicks contraction aka false labour. He asks Wanda to apply respiration workout routines, the comedy of which I can’t translate into phrases — it have to be seen. Olsen has proven some terrific comedic sensibilities and skills all through WandaVision already, however WandaVision episode 3 is an actual showcase of her performing repertoire.
Anyway, the respiration workout routines do not assist Wanda, who screams out of ache, which in some way causes all of the home equipment round them to malfunction. Additionally, the electrical energy goes kaput. Imaginative and prescient confirms that the entire block is out.
Wanda wonders if the neighbours comprehend it was them who prompted it, given all of the shut calls they’ve had since they arrived in Westview. Imaginative and prescient agrees and as he begins chronicling the strangeness of the occasions, he begins to consider one thing is mistaken with this world. Wanda clearly did not anticipate him to go on mentioned line of thought — the scene means that Imaginative and prescient might not be a figment of her creativeness, although it is potential he is simply one other model of her, citing what she’s making an attempt to bury — and seemingly resets the world, much like how she rewound the ultimate few moments of WandaVision episode 2. Within the second go, Imaginative and prescient goes off on a tangent, one which’s extra consistent with occasions beforehand.
WandaVision episode 3 additionally contains a faux business — like the primary two episodes — which reveals a mother unable to get a maintain over issues. Her youngsters knock the cereal bowl, the canine pees inside the home, the daughter burns a turkey within the oven, and a blender spills itself. A voiceover then asks, “Do you want a break?” to which the mom nods. Lower to a luxurious tub powder known as Hydra Soak, which guarantees a break for overworked moms with out having to go away the home. Its tagline is “Discover the goddess inside”. Marvel followers, time to spin these concept wheels.
Their heart-warming second is interrupted by an actual contraction, which spooks Imaginative and prescient as a result of that is even faster than his calculations. Wanda calms Imaginative and prescient and herself utilizing the aforementioned respiration workout routines — the scene is one other hilarious delight — however simply because the “uncommon couple” appear to have gotten a maintain on issues, it rains on them inside their home. Wanda states the plain: “I feel my water simply broke.”
Because the rain involves a cease, Wanda makes use of her powers to dry your entire home. Imaginative and prescient then leaves to fetch the physician as Wanda is now actually rising bigger by the minute. Whereas he is gone, she hears a sound from the newborn’s room and somebody rings the doorbell. Startled, Wanda dons an big coat to cowl her stomach since she wasn’t pregnant yesterday when everybody noticed her. Geraldine is on the door, who wants a bucket to empty the water that flooded her home. Not everybody has drying powers like Wanda. She goes into the kitchen to fetch a bucket however then has to scramble to cover herself from Geraldine after the coat begins altering itself with each contraction that Wanda encounters.
Wanda grabs a close-by fruit tray to cover the bump and is about to escort Geraldine out when she spots a stork behind her. That explains the voice from the newborn’s room. The stork Wanda drew on the wall has come alive and is now trotting about her front room. It is as direct a metaphor you will ever see about an impending start. In an try and cease Geraldine from seeing the stork, Wanda convinces her to sit down down and discuss extra, which she gladly does. And whereas Geraldine goes about her story, Wanda has her eye solely on the stork. She tries to make it disappear in a puff of pink smoke — twice — however it does not work. The infant is coming Wanda, it is a signal.
Geraldine then will get up and walks into the newborn’s room — their erstwhile spare room — to choose up one thing she wants. The stork has chosen to camouflage itself by posing within the precise place of the wall drawing, although Geraldine nonetheless feedback on how lifelike it’s. Wanda says she will clarify, and simply as one other contraction hits, she drops the vase she’s holding. It crashes to items and Wanda’s charade lastly ends. Wanda is clearly going into labour and Geraldine’s response is strictly what you’d anticipate: “You are pregnant?!”
With Imaginative and prescient nonetheless unavailable, it is as much as Geraldine to assist Wanda give start. Similar to earlier than, all of the home equipment (and even different objects) in the home are going loopy. A light-weight fixture falls out of the sky, the portray on the wall is quickly spinning, and the vacuum cleaner is functioning by itself. Geraldine notices that clearly one thing is off, however she additionally has a urgent job at hand. With phrases of encouragement from Geraldine, Wanda pushes and, lo and behold, the newborn is born. Simply then, Imaginative and prescient arrives with the physician on piggyback. Geraldine takes the physician, whose head is of course spinning, to the kitchen in order that the brand new mother and father can have some alone time.
Imaginative and prescient calls him by the identify of Tommy, delighting Wanda. However simply as they’re about to kiss, Wanda begins screaming once more. One other child is on the way in which! A fast display screen transition and, lo and behold, now we have one other child boy. Twins! Followers would’ve predicted this. Naturally, the youthful one is known as Billy, giving us the twins as they’re within the comics. Time to kick off the Younger Avengers hype practice. After all, whether or not any of that is “actually taking place” is up for debate.
On his approach out (once more), the physician thanks Geraldine after which provides: “I feel you might need what it takes to be a nurse,” inviting a shock response from Geraldine, and a disapproving look from Wanda. Yet one more signal of how WandaVision challenges sexism and misogyny.
Imaginative and prescient sees the physician out (once more), and says that he hopes he can nonetheless go on his vacation. The physician does not assume so: “Small cities, so exhausting to flee.” It would appear to be a stray remark, however it’s pointing to the true nature of WandaVision. There’s extra of that as Imaginative and prescient turns to go inside. He sees Herb chatting with Agnes on the fence he was reducing by. They’re whispering to one another, which pulls Imaginative and prescient’s consideration. Agnes asks Imaginative and prescient if Geraldine is inside with Wanda, making him marvel “Why?”
In the meantime indoors, Geraldine remarks at the truth that Wanda simply delivered twins, which leads Wanda to say that she’s a twin herself, a nod to her brother Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who was killed in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Geraldine brings up that actual fact, how he was killed by Ultron, a comment it appears she wasn’t purported to make. Wanda is pulled out of her idyllic expertise as a tear makes its approach throughout her cheek and says: “What did you say?”
Outdoors, Agnes expands on why she requested about Geraldine. Not solely is she new to city, she has no household, no husband — and no residence.
Geraldine tries to backpedal however Wanda has caught on. She spots the image she noticed on the tiny pink toy helicopter earlier — a sword in a hoop that followers have found out pertains to SWORD, which is form of like SHIELD, however in area — hanging on Geraldine’s necklace, and asks her to go away. Is Geraldine — actual identify Monica Rambeau — now a SWORD agent?
Outdoors, Imaginative and prescient is making an attempt to be informed by Agnes and Herman that Geraldine got here right here “as a result of we’re all…” however they’re hesitant to say extra and by no means end their sentence. Imaginative and prescient rushes in to search out Geraldine is gone. Wanda lies that she needed to rush residence, however in reality, she has thrown her out of this world.
Because the facet ratio modifications from 4:3 to plain movie 2.35:1, Geraldine is proven being launched out of an invisible power area that seemingly accommodates Westview. And as she involves her senses, a helicopter and a swarm of automobiles encompass her, with a bunch of agent clad in all black pouring out to encircle her. WandaVision episode 3 zooms out to disclose a bunch of transportable floodlights looking at an power area of types that appears to include the world Wanda has created.
This all however confirms that Wanda is utilizing her actuality manipulation powers to alter the world as she needs, doubtless in response to grief over Imaginative and prescient’s dying. She’s trapped herself (willingly) and others in mentioned world, which has compelled the likes of Geraldine and different SWORD brokers to infiltrate it in a bid to cease her.