Warning: Spoilers for “WandaVision” episode 6 below.
The latest “WandaVision” episode centered around Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), Vision (Paul Bettany) and her brother Pietro (Evan Peters) celebrating Halloween together. Of course, Vision decides to seek out what’s happening in the town of Westview.
- Briefly, throughout the episode, we get mentions of the dead. It is a Halloween episode, after all. Pietro and Wanda talk about grief and what it means now that he is alive since he died in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” There are also a few moments where Vision’s death in “Avengers: Infinity War” is mentioned, too.
- The episode takes a brief commercial break, and it’s one of the weirder breaks we’ve seen so far. But it might hint at where we’re going with the show.
The commercial break, explained
The commercial is for a “Yo-Magic” yogurt snack. The commercial shows a young boy on an island, all alone, trying to survive. A shark appears and asks the boy if he wants a snack to keep him alive. The boy accepts and receives the snack. But he can’t find a way to open the snack. The shark then says the snack is only “for survivors.”
So what does it mean? Here’s a good explainer from ComicBook.com.
Given the commercials’ ties to the advancing years of Wanda’s life, this one is clearly about present-day Wanda, after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ where she’s in a lost lonely place after her parents, brother, and true love have all been killed. It’s not hard to imagine Wanda reaching out with some kind of deep need or wish (to live in the ‘happier’ reality she’s created) ... and some kind of entity answering her.
We’ve seen something like this before.
If this sounds familiar, it is. In “Avengers: Infinity War,” we learned that the Soul Stone requires a similar sacrifice. You can receive the Soul Stone if you give up the thing you loved most. It’s the same situation for the boy in the commercial, according to ComicBook.com. He gives up everything for the desire of a snack. He receives his gift — the snack — but he gives up what he wants more — surviving.
What it means moving forward
It’s unclear what this means for the future of the show. But it could hint that Wanda is due for a rude awakening with her keeping Vision alive in this new world of Westview. She may get what she wants — but what is she sacrificing?