Before we get into this week's fan theory: This is your reminder that Yo Gabba Gabba! exists in the MCU now. I.e. the real-life children's show we saw buzzing on the TV in Agatha/Agnes's house. My God. I repeat: Yo Gabba Gabba! In the MCU. Give us the spinoff, Feige.
While you ponder the implications of Brobee existing in the same world as Thor, let's talk about the mid-credits scene in last week's episode. It's not much. We see Monica Rambeau snooping around Château Kathryn Hahn, eventually opening the door to that creepy Into the Woods basement we glimpse at the end of the episode. Then, Pietro—who was curiously missing the entire episode—sneaks up behind her and quips, "Snooper's gonna snoop." That's about it. Honestly, it's more interesting that we had a mid-credits scene to begin with, considering that the post-curtains teasing has kinda been Marvel's bread and butter since the days of Iron Man.
Now, the fans over at Reddit have a guess as to why we just saw our first mid-credits scene after a WandaVision episode. Reddit user bplacencia thinks it has to do with the show entering the 21st Century:
As you might know, WandaVision (S01E07) is the first episode that contains a mid-credit scene; I believe that this happens because the show is now in the 2000-2010 era, and that is when the mid-credit scenes started being used in the MCU and pop culture.
The theory makes perfect sense—why would WandaVision, if it's a show within a show, use the mid-credits tease if mid-credits scenes weren't widely used in the early 2000s? As always, WandaVision's attention to detail is incredible. Check out the theory's top comment from user FitzChivFarseer, too, which reads, "Plus the show is not, technically, a show anymore. Because the signal has gone and Sword can't watch the show. So it's no longer a show and it's now the actual MCU." That one's a tiny bit shakier, considering Wanda still imposed the Modern Family-esque setup on this week's story, even if she did seem to snap fully out of it in Agatha's basement. But could prove true if WandaVision fully abandons its sitcom world next week.
As for what's actually going on in the scene? Well, it looks like Monica might be the one who has to save Wanda from Agatha's clutches. Plus, as we saw at the end of the episode, Pietro's under Agatha's control—so this hints that the next episode could tell us where the hell she summoned him from, or who/what he actually is. Anyway. Hopefully this all means that mid/end-credits scenes are back in WandaVision for good. We haven't heard from the other Avengers in a while, haven't we?
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