'WandaVision': Here's your guide to all of the Easter eggs in the first two episodes [spoilers!]

·Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
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Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff and Vision in 'WandaVision' (Photo: Disney+)
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff and Vision in WandaVision. (Photo: Disney+)

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the first two episodes of WandaVision.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has previously transported audiences to faraway places like Asgard, Sokovia and Xandar. WandaVision — which kicks off Phase 4 of the all-encompassing Marvel franchise — opens a new pocket of the MCU: the picture-perfect town of Westview, population Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, and Vision. That’s the setting for Marvel’s first Disney+ series, which dropped its first two episodes on the streaming service today, featuring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their respective big-screen roles. But this isn’t the Wanda and Vision you remember: When last seen, Wanda was fighting the forces of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame and Vision was dead, a lasting casualty of the galactic despot’s Infinity War.

In WandaVision, though, the lovers are back in black… and white. The first two episodes of the series deliberately resemble vintage black-and-white sitcoms like I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show and Bewitched, right down to period-appropriate songs, home decor and silly storylines. Is this really their beautiful life? Or some kind of elaborate prison dreamed up by a yet-to-be revealed Avengers foe? The first two episodes don’t provide any concrete answers, but that hasn’t stopped Twitter from dissecting the Easter eggs hidden throughout the show by creator Jai Schaeffer, and the rest of the Marvel braintrust. Here are the things to pay attention to while watching the series.

What’s in a name?

Kathryn Hahn as Agnes in 'WandaVision' alongside Olsen and Bettany (Photo: Disney+)
Kathryn Hahn as Agnes in 'WandaVision' alongside Olsen and Bettany (Photo: Disney+)

Thanks to the Avengers movies, you already know who Wanda and Vision are: She’s gifted with powerful supernatural abilities, while he is — or was — an Infinity Stone-powered android who speaks with the British cadence of Tony Stark’s old artificially-intelligent friend, J.A.R.V.I.S. But WandaVision is also populated by some new characters who aren’t what they appear to be. Let’s start with Kathryn Hahn’s Agnes, a nosy sitcom neighbor in the tradition of Small Wonder’s Bonnie Brindle and Bewitched’s Gladys Kravitz.

While there isn’t a Marvel Comics character of the same name, speculation is high that Agnes will turn out to be none other than Agatha Harkness — a powerful sorceress who tangled with the Scarlet Witch in the funny books, first as a nemesis and later as a kind of teacher. Beyond the similar names, fans also point out that Hahn sports a telltale broach on the show. Other evidence? Agnes has dubbed her rabbit “Sir Scratch,” and the name of Agatha’s son is Nicholas Scratch. As for her never-seen husband, “Ralph,” that could be a moniker for the demon Mephisto, who is intimately connected to a storyline that’s set up at the end of the second episode.

Agnes isn’t the only person who has adopted a different name. Episode 2 introduces Teyonah Parris as another Westview citizen, who identifies herself to Wanda as “Geraldine.” Except Marvel has already announced that Parris is actually playing the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, who was introduced in Captain Marvel two years ago. While “Geraldine” plays along with the sitcom fantasy, fans are picking up on small moments that suggest Monica knows she’s there on a mission.

Don’t skip the commercials

WandaVision Strucker Watch (Photo: Disney Consumer Products)
WandaVision Strucker watch. (Photo: Disney Consumer Products)

Both episodes of WandaVision are interrupted by ads hawking high-end products... products that also contain secrets. The first episode advertises the “Toastmate 2000” from none other than Stark Industries — the company founded by Howard Stark and brought into the superhero age by dearly departed Tony Stark. And that’s not the only Iron Man reference in the series: That colorful helicopter Wanda finds in the front yard has the same color scheme as Tony’s classic armor.

Episode 2, meanwhile, advertises a fancy Strucker watch (which you can buy via Marvel Must Haves right now) that features the Hydra logo front and center — making it clear that the shadowy organization that bedeviled Captain America hasn’t been wiped away.

The bee’s knees

Forget about the Eggman: Who is the Beeman? In the climactic moments of Episode 2, a figure in full beekeeper garb emerges from the sewer outside of Wanda and Vision’s suburban house. It’s a disturbing image that’s freaking out viewers almost as much as it freaked out Wanda. In fact, she’s so unsettled, she appears to literally rewind reality back to a happier scene between her and her android husband.

While we can’t see the beekeeper’s face, we do get a good look at what’s on his back: a symbol that suggests he’s part of S.W.O.R.D. — the Sentient Weapon Observation and Response Division, created by S.H.I.E.L.D. to confront threats of an extraterrestrial nature. The division’s introduction was teased at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, in a post-credits scene that showed Nick Fury off somewhere in deep space with the shape-shifting Skrull. In his absence, S.W.O.R.D. agents are carrying on with their terrestrial work, which apparently includes extricating Wanda from her Westview home.

They’ll have some help from other government agencies: In one scene, a radio broadcast of the Beach Boys classic, “Help Me, Rhonda,” is interrupted by a man’s voice desperately saying, “Who is doing this to you, Wanda?” Fans are convinced that voice belongs to Ant-Man’s favorite FBI agent Jimmy Woo, played by Randall Park. “It’s an out-there show,” the Fresh Off the Boat star said about his involvement with WandaVision when he visited the BUILD Series studios in 2019. “I can’t say too much, but it is an amazing show, and it’s very different.”

And baby makes three (or four)

As Ferris Bueller likes to say, life moves pretty fast. That’s definitely the case for Wanda, who goes from not-pregnant to pregnant in a matter of seconds. At the end of Episode 2, she and Vision celebrate their growing family by shifting from ‘50s-era black-and-white to late-’60s color. Before you ask how an android and a human can reproduce, know that Scarlet Witch previously conjured up two kids in the comic books: Billy and Tommy. And the “father” of those tykes? Mephisto, who provided the “life essence” that served as a key ingredient in her spell. Lest we get too far ahead of ourselves, versions of those twins also develop superpowers and enter the family business as Wiccan and Speed, respectively. Then again, if Wanda’s pregnancy is moving this quickly, those kids might be grown up and in super-suits by Episode 4.

WandaVision is currently streaming on Disney+.

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