The amount of crying I did during this episode was wild.
Y’all, this is going to be a longggg post this week, and you can tell because literally the first detail is the fact that the Marvel Studios logo is purple, which is a nod to Agatha Harkness and her powers.
In WandaVision, we learn that Agatha was a witch during the Salem Witch Trials in 1693, and in the comics, Agatha settles in Salem and tries to start her own coven where witches can practice magic freely.
Also, in the comic books, New Salem — Agatha’s witch community — is where Agatha meets Scarlet Witch before she is burned at the stake. Eventually, Agatha resurfaces after Wanda has her twins. So, Salem is very important to Agatha’s origin story.
I might be reaching with this one, but there are seven witches — not including Agatha’s mother — at the trial, which could be a nod to Salem’s Seven from the comic books. In the comics, Salem’s Seven are a group of superpowered humans who live in New Salem.
Of course, the broach Agatha takes from her mother is the one she’s been wearing in every episode of WandaVision. The broach is a direct nod to Agatha’s comic book outfit.
When Agatha tells Wanda that her thoughts “aren’t available to her,” this connects to why Billy said Agatha was “quiet” in Episode 7. This is also a nod to Billy having the same powers as Wanda.
When Wanda’s Sokovian accent comes back while she’s talking to Agatha in the basement, it’s a brilliant detail to show that we aren’t in the sitcom world anymore. The same thing happened in Episode 5 when Wanda left The Hex.
And, there’s another playful nod to the fact that Wanda’s accent has been slowly disappearing throughout the MCU movies.
Okay, I really had to pump up the brightness, but you can see that Agatha’s rune is inside a hexagon, which is a nod to the shape of Westivew’s town limits, aka The Hex.
The bug Agatha performs a bunch of spells on was spotted by Wanda in Episode 7 when she goes to look for the twins at Agatha’s house.
Of course, the DVDs Wanda’s dad brings home are all of the classic sitcoms WandaVision has been paying homage to during the season.
Young Wanda wants to watch The Dick Van Dyke Show, which is the sitcom Episode 1 of WandaVision is based on.
The Dick Van Dyke Show episode Wanda picks to watch is “My Husband is a Check-Grabber,” which is about Laura trying to stop Rob from always picking up the check when they go out to eat with friends.
Red continues to be a very important color on WandaVision because it’s associated with Wanda’s powers. So, during the flashback to her childhood, you can see that the TV is red, the couch has shades of red in the pattern, and Wanda is wearing a red hoodie.
The blinking red light on the Stark Industries bomb connects back to the commercial in Episode 1 when the only thing in color was the blinking red light on the Stark Industries toaster.
The Dick Van Dyke episode that’s playing while Wanda and Pietro are trapped in the rubble of their apartment is “It May Look Like a Walnut.” The episode involves Rob watching a scary sci-fi movie and having nightmares.
When Agatha asks Wanda how she stopped the bomb from exploding she mentions a “probability hex.” In the comics, one of Scarlet Witch’s many powers is her ability to manipulate probability and she often does this through her “hexes.”
You can spot the HYDRA symbol on the door before we see Wanda’s memory of being experimented on using Loki’s scepter. This memory also links to the Strucker watch ad from Episode 2.
You can see that Wanda is wearing the exact outfit she was wearing in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier post-credit scene, which is when we first met her.
After touching the Mind Stone, Wanda sees the outline of Scarlet Witch in her outfit from the comic books.
While in isolation, Wanda is watching The Brady Bunch episode “Kitty Karry-All Is Missing.” In fact, Cindy’s beloved Kitty Karry-All doll from this episode was featured in Episode 3 of WandaVision when Vision practices changing diapers.
In the flashback to Wanda and Vision at the Avengers compound, Vision phasing through the wall is a nod to a moment in Captain America: Civil War where Vision does the same thing.
While talking about Pietro’s death, Wanda says that the only thing that would bring her comfort is seeing him again, which is exactly what Wanda tries to do after Vision dies.
When Wanda describes her grief to Vision in the flashback, it’s almost exactly how Monica describes what she was feeling inside The Hex during Episode 5.
Wanda’s line about not being able to feel Vision anymore is a direct nod to their final conversation in Avengers: Infinity War when Vision says he only feels Wanda.
The poor delivery man I have been accusing of being suspicious is seen delivering pizza when Wanda drives through the real Westview.
If you look closely, Wanda’s license plate says “Excelsior,” which is a nod to Stan Lee’s iconic motto.
The heart on the property deed for Wanda and Vision’s house explains why the heart on the calendar in Episode 1 was so important. In the episode, the heart on the calendar ultimately marked Wanda and Vision’s anniversary, so BRB I am just going to be weeping forever.
Also, if you want to keep sobbing with me, I have to point out that Vision probably had already bought the lot for their future home when he told Wanda he wanted to stay with her in Infinity War.
When Wanda falls to the ground while standing in what would’ve been her home with Vision, we previously saw a flash of this moment in Episode 5 when Monica was explaining what she felt while inside The Hex.
Wanda’s magic exploding while she grieves Vision is reminiscent of what happened to her in Avengers: Age of Ultron after Pietro’s death.
The way Wanda and Vision’s house comes together looks like the variant cover of House of M Issue #1.
Agatha’s outfit at the end of the episode is a nod to her outfit in the Marvel comics.
Agatha tells Wanda that she’s using “Chaos Magic,” and this is when I started screaming because this is directly taken from Scarlet Witch’s comic book history. In the comics, Agatha ultimately trains Wanda, which helps Wanda increase her control of Chaos Magic.
Also, Agatha refers to Wanda as “The Scarlet Witch,” and this is actually the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that Wanda’s comic book name has been used.
After all of the jokes about the “Please standby” at the end of the episodes, Episode 8 is the first time we don’t see that title card at the end.
And finally, in the post-credit scene we get a look at White Vision. In the comics, White Vision appears after Vision is rebuilt and he doesn’t have any of the OG Vision’s memories and is emotionless.
Did you catch any other Easter eggs or cool details? Have a better theory for one mentioned above? Tell us everything in the comments below!
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