WandaVision’s Finale Tease Makes Wanda’s Tragic Ending Even Sadder

Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) endured a lot of trauma in her life, but the WandaVision finale is teasing another tragic ending for the character. The forthcoming ninth episode serves as the concluding chapter in the Disney+ miniseries documenting Wanda’s journey after Avengers: Endgame. The previous episode, “Previously On,” finally explained Wanda’s motivations in resurrecting a version of Vision (Paul Bettany) while creating the Hex around Westview. Now that Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) is fully aware of Wanda’s powers, the fate of Westview is in clear danger.

WandaVision‘s penultimate episode provided more of Agatha’s backstory, dating back centuries to her attempted execution during the Salem Witch Trials. In the present timeline, Agatha forced Wanda to relive moments of her past to unearth how she gained her immense powers to create Westview. Aside from gaining insight into pivotal moments regarding the death of her parents, the Mind Stone experimentation, and the failed attempt at retrieving Vision’s body from S.W.O.R.D., the episode featured Wanda’s arrival in Westview. When she found the lot purchased by Vision to build a home together someday, Wanda unleashed her magic in a fit of grief, manifesting a fully built house while transforming the town inside the newly created Hex.

When Wanda snapped out of the trance, she ran outside to find Agatha holding the twins, Billy (Julian Hilliard) and Tommy (Jett Klyne), captive with her own powers. The ancient witch concluded that Wanda was the mythical “Scarlet Witch” capable of Chaos Magic. The episode ended before a physical altercation could break out, but according to a WandaVision image teased by Disney+, the finale will include an epic team-up. The first-look image shows Wanda, Vision, Billy, and Tommy standing together in fighting stances. The family is clearly ready to face off with some unseen foe, but it’s unclear if the target is Agatha, White Vision, S.W.O.R.D., or a combination. The image, however, hints at the sadness to come for Wanda before the show concludes.

Despite having two magic users, a synthezoid, and a kid with super speed, the family in focus will have difficulty facing Agatha, White Vision, and whatever else WandaVision has in store. Sadly, it seems inevitable that the events will go badly for Wanda. With Agatha threatening control over Westview and S.W.O.R.D. attempting to shut down the Hex altogether, Wanda’s sitcom world can’t exist forever. The various Westview residents are essentially victims being held captive against their will. It seems highly unlikely Wanda’s fake world will carry on, indicating her perfect suburban family life will soon end.

On the one hand, it makes sense the Westview Hex debacle will end in the WandaVision finale, causing Wanda to overcome the events of her past to assist in her grieving process. With that said, working alongside Vision and the twins will be a short-lived experience. The fact that her family will seemingly be taken away from makes the entire situation much more tragic. Vision can’t survive outside of the Hex, and it’s currently unclear what will happen to Billy and Tommy. Still, there’s a very slim chance Wanda will have an opportunity to live a life mirroring the one she manifested in Westview. She might have the chance to fight alongside her family, but it could very well be the first and last time.

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