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‘WandaVision’ finally becomes a Marvel show

The latest episode of ‘WandaVision’ feels more like the Marvel we’re used to. But we still don’t know anything yet

Paul Bettany is Vision and Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision,” exclusively on Disney+. ‘WandaVision’ returns on Friday, Here’s how to watch.
Paul Bettany is Vision and Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision,” exclusively on Disney+. The fourth episode — titled “We Interrupt This Program” — puts an emphasis on the character Geraldine.
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“WandaVision” did something it hasn’t done before in its fourth episode — it finally became a Marvel Cinematic Universe show.

The fourth episode — titled “We Interrupt This Program” — puts an emphasis on the character Geraldine, who is revealed to be Monica Rambeau, who is the daughter of Maria Rambeau, who was a friend to Carl Danvers in “Captain Marvel.”

We follow Monica as she investigates a missing person’s case in New Jersey. It’s there that she meets Jimmy Woo (Randall Park), who previously appeared as an FBI agent in the “Ant-Man” films, per CinemaBlend.

Then, we’re reintroduced to Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), who works with Jimmy Woo to investigate the energy bubble. And so begins this thriller of an episode.

Returning to Marvel form

No episode in this show’s run has felt so much like a Marvel film compared to this one. I won’t spoil too much of that, but just know if you’ve been iffy on the sitcom style of the show, you won’t want to miss the newest episode.

We also see an exceptional cold open in this episode that is as Marvel as it gets, and it will be a great callback for fans of the “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” films. Couple the opening scene with the Marvel introductory video that leads every Marvel product and you’ve never felt more like you’re in the theater, watching a new Marvel product.

We don’t know anything ... still

We still don’t know much. I know, it sucks. We learn a little bit here and there about what’s going on in the show, but we’re still not treated to massive answers — at least not in the quantities we’re searching for.

Jimmy Woo acts as our audience proxy in this episode, asking questions that we all have about the show. Why is it happening? Who created the world? What’s causing this alternate reality that has the face of a sitcom to happen? Plenty of these questions still remain unanswered. We get some idea of what’s happening, but the full story behind everything remains elusive.

But the good news is that the answers are coming. If anything, this most recent episode gave us a reason to believe the answers are coming and showed us exactly how we’re going to get these answers.

The future is wide open

The episode has some terrifying teasers in it for future episodes as well. Again, I don’t want to spoil it. But there’s one horrific moment toward the end of the episode, which includes another teaser for who the villain of this show could be. We’re left a little on edge by the end of the fourth episode. There’s no surefire answer to where the show will go next.

If you had asked me last week, I would have said we’re going to see the mid-2000s- or 2010s-style sitcom show, which would have kept pace with the show’s storyline of taking place in different sitcom eras. But, nope, this could take us anywhere. We could literally go anywhere after this episode.

I haven’t been more excited for where this show is taking us than after watching the most recent episode. Constantly throughout this episode, I smiled because I knew that this is the direction of the next phase of Marvel films. We’ve arrived, everyone. We’re no longer watching a sitcom show. We’re watching a Marvel show. The next era of the Marvel franchise has arrived, and I am so hyped to see where it goes next.