Season 1 Episode 3
Now in Color
The swinging 70’s are the backdrop for the latest episode of WandaVision and the new intro is a fantastic homage to the error complete with quick cuts, smiling co-stars and a vibe that is perfect for the era.
The episode picks up where the series left off with Wanda and Vision dealing with being pregnant. While being examined by a doctor, Vision has questions about what’s happened in the last 12 hours, but both he and Wanda are dismissed in typical sitcom fashion right before Vision has a strange encounter with his neighbor.
With the baby due in a matter of days, Wanda and Vision get a crash course in pregnancy and all of Westview is going to feel the effects. Wanda’s pregnancy causes things to get even stranger in the house and the pair work even harder to try to be seen as a normal American couple. When Geraldine comes over, more sitcom hijinks ensue as Wanda tries to hide her pregnancy as labor pains and strange occurrences in the house threaten to expose their secret.
Things get even more strange when Wanda delivers and the appearance of Geraldine both in their house and in the town prompts both Wanda and their neighbors to start asking questions. Questions that will lead to a bigger reveal.
Elizabeth Olsen is fantastic in this episode. She has natural comedic timing and there is the hint of quiet desperation in her eyes as she works to keep things together. While she hits all the marks comedically throughout the episode, the moment the real world starts to creep back into her mind, there is a profound sadness and buried menace that make you both feel for her and be afraid of her in equal measure.
Paul Bettany has the pitch perfect delivery of a sitcom dad down and resonates a charming affability that is engaging right up to the point where he becomes serious. Vision knows things are not right and wants answers, but continues to be thwarted not only by Wanda, but by his feelings for her.
The stakes are only growing in this episode of WandaVision and the episode does a fantastic job of expanding the story, its dangers and its possibilities.
The commercial for Hydra Soak luxury bath powder is too on the nose to be missed.