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WandaVision Creator On The One Clue Most People Never Got - Exclusive

WandaVision spent its entire run doubling as a speculation factory. Viewers threw around theories based on every line of dialogue and every minuscule detail, combed for clues on everything from who was causing the problems all along to where Westview is located in New Jersey, and nearly gave themselves carpal tunnel by live-tweeting the series' newest episode each week. Almost every plot twist was guessed by someone, somewhere, somehow. 

After WandaVision wrapped, Looper spoke with several of the show's creatives and asked if fans missed anything — perhaps some clue from an earlier episode about what came later. For the most part, everyone was impressed with how fans picked everything clean. No stone was left unturned, and fans found everything. Well, almost everything. There was one reveal most fans didn't guess ahead of time.

"I think I was expecting people to figure out White Vision," WandaVision creator and head writer Jac Schaeffer told Looper in an exclusive chat. "There was a little bit of peripheral conversation, but it didn't seem to really make it to the fore. [S.W.O.R.D. Director] Hayward is working on something called Project Cataract, and I just thought that would tip people off, and it didn't."

Just look a little to the left, Monica ...

What makes it more astounding is that there's another clue few people, if anyone, noticed — and it's a smack-in-the-face obvious one. "Also, no one has talked about the fact that when Monica [Rambeau, played by Teyonah Parris] comes to meet Hayward for the first time at S.W.O.R.D.'s headquarters, they have that whole conversation, and Vision is just right down that hallway," Schaeffer said. "If they just stepped over to the little deck, she would have said, 'And there's Vision down there.' [Hayward is] a baddie that he would just hide that from her."

Schaeffer compared this moment to the just-around-the-corner creepiness signature to the horror genre, drawing a parallel between WandaVision and the 1990 psychological thriller Misery, based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. "It's like the scary movies, where there's a girl tied up in the basement and the cop is talking to her, like [in] Misery. You know? He's in the back, and she's talking to the sheriff. That's what it reminds me of," she noted.

Monica had ample opportunity to see Vision being dissected when she went to Hayward's office; all she'd need to do is turn her head slightly to the left. "It's so dirty. He's got the blinds closed!" Schaeffer said. "Why would you do that? Why would you be like, 'Oh, obviously in this building, there's an atrium, but down in the atrium is where they're doing all the science experiments on the Synthezoids?'" Personally, Schaeffer's a big fan of the "dastardly" behavior.

All nine episodes of WandaVision are available to stream on Disney+.