X-Geeks

WandaVision – Episode 8 Review

By Robert Ernest (@thatRobster | www.xgeeks.co.uk)

This review contains spoilers.

This episode is a tale of two halves. We see Kathryn Hahn in full on Agatha Harkness glory which truly is glorious and there’s huge backstory for Wanda which brings us back to the present day.

‘Previously On’ takes us on a journey through pivotal moments of Wanda’s life as Agatha is desperate to find out all she can about her powers. This episode is actually a little bit devastating as we witness all the loss Wanda has suffered. From the explosion which killed her parents to grieving for Vision, she eradicates any thoughts I had of her actions being for bad. There are some very poignant moments which struck a chord with me and really the events which have taken us to this moment are all due to Wanda just wanting to lay Vision to rest. This is a reminder of just how much Vision meant to her and how he restored any form of hope in her life. The moments leading up to her creating the hex come at you like a knife to the heart and as her emotions take control we see how the strange events in Westview begin.

I really don’t want to keep repeating myself but I can’t praise Kathryn Hahn enough. Her natural flare for comedy just makes Agatha an instant hit. The opening scenes with her at the Salem witch trials were brilliant and gave a bigger scope to her character. I can’t wait to see more of her in full of Agatha mode in the final episode. I also enjoyed seeing why Wanda has used different sitcoms each week.

Although it was different to the format we’ve seen before, this was a great episode which mostly tied up loose ends. I’m beyond excited for the finale and THAT huge cameo we’ve been waiting for.

What did you make of this latest episode of WandaVision? Let us know in the comments.

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