With episode 6 of WandaVision now out, fans are reminiscing their times from the spooky season. It’s Halloween in Westview and the iconic duo is out in their costumes. Titled “All-New Halloween Spooktacular”, the episode is jam-packed with MCU Easter eggs and Marvel comic references.
The show which started unhurriedly is now pacing towards a dramatic climax. With a lot still left to unpack, episode 6 has brought us many references that pay homage to the history of the characters, while others shine a fascinating light upon the plot.
Let’s get scrolling because there’s a lot to unfold!
1. The opening title sequence of the episode is inspired by Malcolm In The Middle. The intro font is exactly similar to what you see in the intro of Malcolm In The Middle.
2. The lyrics for the opening theme song are also pretty telling. They talk about not questioning what you’ve done, asking what if this is “all illusion,” but ultimately the song says, “sit back and enjoy the show.”
3. In the opening sequence, when Pietro appears on the screen, the lyrics read “Though there may be no way of knowing who’s coming by to play.” It is more than obvious that this is a nod to Evan Peter’s surprise appearance in Episode 5.
4. Just like Malcolm on Malcolm in the Middle, throughout the episode Billy and Tommy are seen breaking the fourth wall and talking directly to the viewers.
5. As the era changed, the aesthetics of Wanda and Vision’s house also change. In fact parts of it resemble the inside of the house on Malcolm in the Middle.
6. With this episode being set on Halloween, all the Marvel characters get the chance to wear homemade versions of their classic costumes.
7. As seen in episode 5, Wanda started to feel that Vision wasn’t “following the script”. Vision comments on his Halloween costume that it was the only thing that he had in his wardrobe. This signifies that Wanda probably got rid of everything else so Vision would have to continue playing along.
8. Speaking of costumes, Evan Peter’s character of Pietro sports a Halloween costume which matches Quicksilver’s original costume from the Marvel comic books.
9. Billy’s costume in the episode is exactly similar to his character’s comic book appearance.
10. While trick or treating, Pietro tells Billy and Tommy to “unleash hell, demon spawn.” Now, in the comics, Billy and Tommy were created using parts of Mephisto’s soul, and Mephisto is the devil.
11. Vision mentions to Wanda that if he had found “Shangri-La,” he wouldn’t want to leave either. In the Marvel comics, Shangri-La was founded by a version of Vision.
12. When Tommy refers to Pietro using his speed as “kick-ass,” then Wanda repeats the phrase. It is likely that this is a reference to the movie Kick-Ass, which starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Evan Peters, aka both versions of Pietro.
13. The commercial in Episode 6 was a pretty different one. It is believed that each commercial represents a time in Wanda’s life. If that’s true, it is likely that this is representing Wanda being all alone after Endgame.
14. The shark shown in the commercial could even represent someone (Mephisto?) who offered to help Wanda overcome Vision’s death or someone that is “snacking” on Wanda’s magic.
15. If seen carefully, one can see The Incredibles and The Parent Trap playing at the movie theater which Wanda, Pietro, and the twins walk by. The Incredibles is a movie about a superhero family, like Wanda, Vision, Billy, and Tommy. And The Parent Trap is about two long-lost twins reuniting, like Wanda and this version of Pietro.
16. At a point in the show Wanda and Pietro talk to each other about their accents. The scene cleverly hints at how Wanda’s accent slowly disappeared in the MCU movies. However, Evan Peters’ Pietro from the n X-Men was raised in the US, so he doesn’t have a Sokovian accent. This implies that this isn’t the MCU’s Quicksilver.
17. Billy and Tommy showcase their powers for the first time in this episode. Tommy is gifted with super-speed while Billy’s abilities are similar to that of Wanda’s.
18. Pietro recalls that he got shot “for no reason at all,” which could be a reference to how unnecessary Quicksilver’s death was in the Avengers: Age of Ultron, and how fans still talk about how regular bullets shouldn’t have killed him.
19. For Halloween, Agnes is dressed up like a witch, and this links to the season-long theory that Agnes is actually Agatha Harkness, the powerful Marvel witch who becomes an important mentor for Wanda.
20. In this episode Wanda warns her kids to not go past Ellis Avenue. Remarkably, it is the exact path through which Vision goes to exit the Hex. Seeing Vision pause at crossroads even hints the possibility of Mephisto being the main villain. In folklores, crossroads are often used to summon the devil
21. Darcy scrolls past several folders, one of which says, “Project C4-113.” This isn’t the first time “113” has come up in WandaVision, and it could reference Avengers Issue #113, which features Scarlet Witch and Vision on the cover, and Scarlet Witch saying she’s going to make the world pay for Vision’s death.
22. It is now confirmed that Vision cannot survive outside of the Hex. This got proved after his return inside Westview started to heal his body
23. Similar to the sight of Vision’s dead body in Episode 4, Wanda sees Pietro’s dead body after talking about feeling alone. This is exactly what Pietro looked like the last time she saw him after he was shot in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
24. One of the folder which Darcy surfs through reads “Project M5-247”. 247 could be a reference to Avengers Issue #247, which features Scarlet Witch and Vision trying to help Captain Marvel and the Eternals revealing their origin
25. Darcy enlightens Monica about the possibility of her cells having been written twice, since entering and exiting the Hex. This is yet another suggestion that Monica could be getting powers and will become Photon, just like in the comic books.
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