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The Dark Implications Of WandaVision Episode 4

Contains major spoilers for WandaVision

The fourth episode of WandaVision finally introduces audiences to, well, the other audience of Wanda Maximoff's (Elizabeth Olsen) kitschy new made-for-television existence with Vision (Paul Bettany). The episode reveals exactly how Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) first became Geraldine in Wanda's faux show and the major players that are swarming outside of Wanda's radiation forcefield trying to make contact with her.

Much of the episode centers on Monica's journey from being a victim of "The Blip" to discovering that her mother — the great Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) — died of cancer to Monica's dutiful return to work at S.W.O.R.D. After she joins Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) for a new mission at Westview, New Jersey, Monica is accidentally absorbed into Wanda's energy bubble, and that's when a massive team of experts, including Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), are brought in to assess.

Darcy is the one who discovers the broadcast frequency for Wanda's show and finds a way to make radio contact with Wanda, but it looks like Wanda might not want any outside interference. Here's a look at some of the dark implications of WandaVision episode 4.

Wanda definitely knows Vision is dead

When Monica, as Geraldine, mentioned Ultron in episode 3, Wanda became furious and expelled her from her bubble. In episode 4, we get an extended look at that violent exchange, as Wanda demands to know who Monica really is. While Monica claims that she is simply Wanda's "neighbor," Wanda knows better. "How could you know about Ultron?" she demands. "You're not my neighbor, and you're definitely not my friend. You are a stranger and an outsider. Right now you are trespassing here, and I want you to leave."

Though Wanda uses her powers to repair the damage she has done to her home and the fence beyond it, something is clearly broken inside her by this terrible reminder of her brother Pietro's (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) killer. When Vision returns home and asks where Geraldine has gone, Wanda lies to him but can't hide a certain truth from herself. She turns around and sees Vision's face as it really is — desiccated and deprived of the Mind Stone, thanks to what Thanos did to him in Avengers: Infinity War. Wanda looks away from his horrifying visage long enough for him to return to his vibrant android look, and she embraces her illusion, declaring, "This is our home ... I have everything under control."

Upon returning to the other side of Wanda's forcefield, Monica informs her S.W.O.R.D. colleagues that Wanda is indeed in control of it all, saying, "it's Wanda ... it's all Wanda." As Wanda then invites Vision to settle down with their twins for their nightly programs, it's clear she's using her little TV land to pretend Vision is not dead, even though she knows the truth.

All of the townsfolk are kidnapping victims

The fact that Wanda is in control of her little la la land does not mean that the people in it are not real. As it turns out, Monica is not the only person who has been roped into Wanda's world, and Wanda is actually something of a serial kidnapper.

After tuning into Wanda's broadcast with some old school TV sets, Jimmy and Wanda are able to see and thus identify several of the real-life people that are part of Westview, including Mr. Hart (Fred Melamed), Mrs. Hart (Debra Jo Rupp), Norm (Asif Ali), Phil Jones (David Lengel), Beverly (Jolene Purdy), and Herb (David Payton). What is not clear is whether these folks know they have been abducted into this fictional reality bend, or if they are fully convinced of their new identities. 

At the end of episode 3, Herb and Agnes (Kathryn Hahn) did hint to Vision that they know something is amiss — while discussing the fact that Geraldine has no home or family, Herb  began to say, "She came here because we're all..." However, Agnes stopped him from completing that sentence. (Interestingly enough, too, Agnes is not one of the folks that Jimmy and Darcy tie to real-life Westview residents. Perhaps it is just an oversight, or perhaps there is more to Agnes than meets the eye.) Whether they're all playing along or fully ensconced by Wanda's vision, the fact that the people in Westview are missing persons and not just figments of Wanda's imagination makes the whole setup even more disturbing.