WandaVision Episode 5: Review and Rating

After what was one of the more exciting episodes of the show so far last time out, WandaVision is back with episode 5 and looked to build on the huge revelation that we saw at the end of last week.

With Monica Rambeau now aware that Wanda was behind the strange events at Westview and is holding numerous people captive in the world, I was intrigued to see what steps S.W.O.R.D would take to stop the Scarlett Witch.

The show’s aesthetic progressed into that of the sitcoms that graced the 80s, with the title sequence paying tribute to that of Full House, the show that made stars of Elizabeth Olsen’s older sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley.

The most captivating essence of the episode was Vision’s continued realisation that all isn’t as it seems and the scene where he accidentally releases his co-worker from the spell briefly was truly harrowing.

The episode had so many cool moments, with Wanda re-entering the real world to warn off S.W.O.R.D and finally confirm she is behind everything a real highlight.

The episode saw the twins grow from newborns to 10 year olds by its conclusion and Wanda’s world continued to slowly unravel, with her secret abilities slowly revealing themselves to neighbours like Agnes.

Right, the highlight of the episode, and of the show so far, arrived when Wanda’s brother Pietro Maximoff returned from the grave to join the show. It had been teased for a while, but to see them follow through with it was spectacular. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I was really disappointed it wasn’t Aaron Taylor Johnson. The MCU’s Quicksilver was severely underrated in my eyes, so I was hoping he’d get chance to reprise the role.

That being said, seeing an X-Men character crossover into the MCU, with Evan Peters having played the role for numerous X-Men films, opens up a whole new world of opportunities and I can’t wait to see what they do with this.

All in all, the episode was thrilling from start to finish and this show is hitting heights I’d previously thought unthinkable. There’s no show on TV or any streaming service out there right now that’s captivating me the way WandaVision is. Long may that continue.

Star Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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