WandaVision episode 8 has set up three major superhero showdowns for the show’s season finale. The final episode of Disney+’s first MCU series is expected to conclude the fight over Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) in Westview, bringing together all its key players.
Everything is starting to come to a head in WandaVision. At this point, most of the major mysteries have been solved. Viewers now know how Wanda created the Hex, what really happened to Vision’s body, and the true nature of her powers. Wanda’s most pressing problem is Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), who apparently came to Westview to unlock the secret of Wanda’s magic. But Scarlet Witch may soon have more to be concerned about than just Agatha. There’s also SWORD, who now has White Vision (Paul Bettany) at their disposal.
The events of WandaVision episode 8 have set the stage for each of the main heroes to get their own one-on-one fight. Scarlet Witch will of course be continuing her face-off with Agatha Harkness. Wanda may be naturally more powerful than her, but what could hold her back is the fact that she lacks the wealth of magical knowledge that Agatha possesses. Even so, Wanda’s raw, untrained power could still end up being used to overcome Agatha in the end.
Vision may seek to assist her, but one character who could stand in the way is SWORD’s White Vision. A showdown between two Visions feels like an obvious direction for the show to take that would draw comparisons to Avengers: Endgame’s Captain America vs. Captain America battle. How the two will interact with each other will certainly be interesting to observe, as Westview’s fake Vision is more like the real character, while the other – if the comics are any indication – is an emotionless shell of what Vision once was. That being said, he is the real Vision (or what’s left of him), and that’s something that his opponent may have to come to terms with.
Scarlet Witch and Vision may not be the only heroes fighting for their lives in the WandaVision season finale. It’s worth noting that Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and the Quicksilver imposter (Evan Peters) weren’t in episode 8, despite episode 7’s post-credits scene. He was seen catching her by surprise outside Agatha’s basement, but what happened after that hasn’t been shown – yet. WandaVision may be saving that for the finale. It makes sense that the two will be engaged in a conflict of their own in the upcoming episode. Monica, who just gained her powers, is far from ready from a fight with a super-powered adversary, but she may not have any choice but to put them to use against Agatha’s speedster ally.
A lot may depend on Monica and Vision beating their respective opponents, because Wanda already has her hands full with Agatha. How these battles play out in the WandaVision season finale could determine the future of Scarlet Witch and her role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.