The first six episodes of WandaVision did not have a single post-credits scene, and now it has got them back-to-back. WandaVision offers a scene during the episode 8 credits, just like we did in WandVision episode 7 last week. And this one is a lot more important because it introduces what is the second major villain of Wandavision. The first, of course, is Agatha (All Along) Harkness (Katherine Hahn) who revealed her true self at the end of Wandavision Episode 7. With potentially two villains now in the mix, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) has cut her work as we see next week in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series ‘Finale, Vandavision Episode 9’.
WandaVision Episode 8 Recap: The Ghosts of Wanda Maximoff’s Past
Spoilers ahead for “formerly” WandaVision episode 8.
WandaVision Episode 8 Mid-Credit Scene
Although the post-credits scene in Wandavision Episode 7 was tied to the events of that episode, no one on Wandavision Episode 8 has any effect on the episode. Instead, it flows directly from a short forgetful moment in Wandavision Episode 7. Here is the relevant iteration related to Vandavision Episode 7:
outside [Westview] Hex, SWORD’s acting director Tyler Hayward (Josh Stamberg) is getting ready to launch something, though WandaVision Episode 7 never gets back from him for the rest of the episode. This is clearly a table-setting trick for the rest of the episode.
This is precisely because the scenes in this Vandavision Episode 7 exist purely as a tease for a future moment, which ends up being a post-credits scene in Vandavision 8. Marvel could have taken it out easily as well as honestly, and it would have absolutely influenced the MCU series.
A few minutes into the credits, Vandavision Episode 8 takes us back to New Jersey, with Hayward looking at Hex’s strong red-pulsed range. A SWORD officer turns to Hayward and informs him that they are “ready for launch”. This is a direct reference to Hayward’s comment about preparing to launch something. Hayward replies: “It’s about time.”
Hayward walks around in a tent, where he tells another Sword Officer: “We took this thing apart and put it back together a million times. Tried every type of power supply under the sun, when all we needed was a little energy directly from the source.
The Wandavision Episode 8 post-credits scene was cut to show Stark Industries of the 1980s, which Monica Rambue (Teyonah Parris) sent back to Westview Hex in Vandavision Episode 5, unaware that Hayward and The company made it a weapon. Before getting out of the hex and throwing it at SWORD’s faces, Wanda using his magic made it malfunction. This has worked well for Hayward, as latent magic has come to his aid.
Hayward then shook his head, signaling to his deputy to give power to the “thing”. As it turns out, the vision is (Paul Bettany). Is he blue, or is he just light? It appears to be light, which means that we have a white vision on our hands, which has little history in comics.
Short version: The Silver and Purple colors of the Vision are an option, an Android that is made up of vibrancy after all. So when SWORD decides to “take him apart and put him back together again a million times”, a part of the vision is naturally going to get lost in the process – this reanimated corpse of a colorless android Giving up in form which exists purely as a weapon.
The post-credits scene in WandaVision episode 8 also confirms what exactly happened to the body of the Vision. In WandaVision episode 5, Hayward claimed that Wanda stole it from his headquarters – he cleverly edited the CCTV footage to make his case – and brought it back to life. This would violate the Vision’s will and the Sokovia Agreement, which Hayward uses to accuse Wanda and portray her as an enemy.
But as it turns out, Hayward is lying all along. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) was the first to catch Hayward’s plans when he cracked into his system and found that Hayward was tracking Vision inside the Hex.
It is not Wanda but Sword who is violating the will of Vision and the Sokovia Agreement. They are trying to get him back online. As a Hayward note during WandVision episode 8, Vision is a $ 3 billion asset and the most sentimental weapon ever. Hayward and company do not see the vision as a person, just a “thing” they can use for their own purposes.
And now she is online and ready. Is there any original vision left in it? I doubt it Will Wanda have to kill Vision for the second time? Well at least at the moment, he has another vision. Something tells me that this will be a sad moment. Maybe Westview Vision sacrifices itself to launch White Vision? Or can their fate be intertwined? We have no doubt that we will get our answers in the finale of the WandVision series.
WandaVision Episode 8 is now streaming on Disney + and Disney + Hotstar. Wandavision episode 9 release on March 5 at 12 noon PT / 1:30 pm IST.