This Is What Happened In Endgame During WandaVision's Blip Scene

Five years pass from the moment Thanos (Josh Brolin) snaps his fingers and wipes out half of all life across the universe in Avengers: Infinity War and the "Blip" in Avengers: Endgame when Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the Avengers bring everyone back. The moment when all those lives return is profound, but within seconds of Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) getting that phone call from his long lost wife, the moment is cut short by Thanos' sudden return.

A lot happens in the remaining runtime of Avengers: Endgame — the Avengers assemble to save the universe, Captain America (Chris Evans) gets to wield Mjolnir, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sacrifices himself to end Thanos' rampage, and the world mourns his loss. But it's only later, where Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his friend Ned (Jacob Batalon) return to their high school for the first time in five years, that it really dawns on you — what the heck must it have been like for the average person to suddenly reappear after five years?

That is the question a lot of Marvel fans have been pondering, especially after we saw Monica Rambeau's (Teyonah Parris) return from the Snapture in the fourth episode of WandaVision. Thanks to film editor Gugga Leunnam, we have a whole new way of understanding what it was really like in that moment when the lost were found.

How Monica Rambeau's return syncs up with the attack on the Avengers

In Gugga Leunnam's side-by-side video — which times out the moment Hulk snaps his fingers with the instant Monica Rambeau begins to rematerialize — we see, for the first time, the true totality of the chaos of the Blip.

Hawkeye hears the hum of his phone, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) gazes out the window, and Monica Rambeau returns to existence. Even in that peaceful moment where Scott Lang realizes that there are birds in the sky once more, even as Clint Barton realizes his wife and his children are back after five excruciating years, Monica is already racing into a hospital hallway and crashing into others as they return from the ether. Clint is about to say hello to his wife, but Monica is just finding out she has to say goodbye forever to her mother Maria Rambeau, three years too late.

And just like that, the chaos and the calm flip places. As Monica speaks with a doctor, slowly piecing together what's happened, where she's been, and what her life is about to become, Thanos' spaceship descends and the first explosive blasts collide with the place where the Avengers forever change the course of history.

It's perfect symmetry — as Hulk holds up the remains of the building for Rhodey (Don Cheadle) to crawl out from, Monica is trying to hold up the remains of the life she once knew before she herself collapses under the weight of five years and a mother lost.

New episodes of WandaVision release on Disney+ Fridays.