The latest episode of WandaVision changed the formula, focusing on the agents of S.W.O.R.D. instead of the sitcom “characters” living in Westview. Along with properly introducing Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo to the Disney+ series, Episode 4, “We Interrupt This Program,” provides plenty of answers about the show within a show and the government organization stationed outside of Westview, confirming several theories and disproving plenty of others.
Who Is the Beekeeper?
While there have been a number of theories about who the beekeeper is from Episode 2, “Don’t Touch That Dial,” Episode 4 confirms he is not a villain. Instead he is an agent of S.W.O.R.D., and he’s sent through the sewers to infiltrate Westview, which is revealed to have some sort of energy field that’s trapping the citizens in the town. He’s part of the team that’s trying to get intel on Westview and figure out what’s happened to Monica Rambeau.
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Who Is the Voice on the Radio?
Episode 2 also featured Wanda and Dottie overhearing a voice on the radio trying to reach out to the Scarlet Witch. While some already speculated it was Jimmy based on the sound of his voice, it’s confirmed to be the FBI agent in Episode 4. Thanks to Darcy Lewis’ help and technology, Jimmy is able to communicate to Wanda through the radio until it is destroyed. While he works for the FBI, he is working alongside S.W.O.R.D. to figure out what’s going on with Westview, Wanda and Monica.
How Did the Helicopter Get to Westview?
Episode 2 saw Wanda find a toy helicopter with the S.W.O.R.D. logo in her yard and in color. It’s confirmed in Episode 4 that this is indeed from S.W.O.R.D.; however, it is a drone that Monica sent in before she was sucked into Westview. As soon as it goes past the energy field, it disappears, and none of its footage can be seen by Monica or S.W.O.R.D. Another drone is sent later on, but it hasn’t made a reappearance.
Who Is Monica, How Did She Get Into Westview and Why Don’t the Citizens Know Her?
While she’s been going by Geraldine for the past few episodes, it’s been long confirmed that Teyonah Parris would be Monica Rambeau, daughter of Maria Rambeau from Captain Marvel. Monica is one of the victims of the Snap, returning to a hospital during the Blip. She was asleep during the Snap, so she isn’t aware of what happened until she returns; however, she wakes up to a world five years later, and her mother has died.
Maria founded S.W.O.R.D., so Monica grew up with the organization, being a longstanding agent with them; however, she’s been grounded because of the Blip. Instead of going off world, she’s to help Jimmy with a missing persons case from Westview. When she investigates the energy field, it sucks her into the town, and her memory appears to vanish as a result, forcing her to take on a new identity.
This explains why Agnes and Herb noticed she had no home in Episode 3, “Now in Color,” since Monica isn’t from the town, unlike Wanda and Visions’ neighbors. Not only is she not from Westview, but she also enters the show later on, so the sitcom has to adapt to her presence, while the other neighbors have been there since the beginning.
What Is S.W.O.R.D.?
Since the beginning of WandaVision, clues about S.W.O.R.D.‘s involvement have been scattered throughout the episodes. Unlike it’s comic counterpart, S.W.O.R.D. stands for Sentient Weapon Observation and Response Department. Founded by Maria “Photon” Rambeau, the organization specializes in the extraterrestrial and celestial; however, after the Snap and Blip, they’ve suffered a major blow, with half the astronaut trainees being lost in the Blip and half of the remaining trainees losing their nerve.
This has caused S.W.O.R.D. to shift away from manned missions in favor of robots and A.I., creating sentient weapons instead of just monitoring them. With space being full of more threats than expected, S.W.O.R.D. is preparing for anything. It’s also alluded that space missions are the norm already; however, agents who disappeared because of the Snap, like Monica, are to be grounded for the time being. With Monica disappearing in Westview, as well as the cosmic microwave background radiation the town’s giving off, it’s clear why S.W.O.R.D. has stepped in, even before they’ve realized Wanda and Vision are in town as well.
Who Is In Control?
Many theories have been about whether or not Wanda is in control of this reality, and while the episodes have been hinting at this, Episode 4 confirms Wanda is behind much of the sitcom’s reality. As Monica comes to after being ejected from Westview, she states, “It’s Wanda. It’s all Wanda.”
Along with controlling time in Westview, this episode sees Wanda rebuilding her home to appear like nothing bad has happened. Furthermore, when Vision tells her they don’t have to stay in Westview, Wanda insists this is their home and she has, “everything under control.” This is Wanda’s perfect world, and Vision and the neighbors are living in it, whether they like it or not.
Who Are the Westview Citizens?
Monica comes to Westview to help Jimmy with a missing person; however, it’s revealed that the entire town is going through something odd, with the neighboring police officers not believing there is a Westview, even though they are standing right in front of the town and its sign. After Monica is sucked into the energy field, S.W.O.R.D. comes in, and the organization, Jimmy and Darcy start to figure out who the “characters” of the show are using facial recognition.
Turns out, they are civilians trapped in this sitcom reality. Their memories appear to have been altered, like Monica’s; however, there are moments when their memories come back, like when Dottie confronts Wanda or when Herb tries to tell Vision what’s wrong. Even their sitcoms names differ from their real names. This explains why Dottie was so afraid and confused during her Episode 2 confrontation because these are regular people forced into a highly irregular situation.
Written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and Kathryn Hahn as Agnes. New episodes air Fridays on Disney+.
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