Well that was very entertaining. As always an episode that is night on impossible to review without spoilers, even though the biggest twist was one I think most people had guessed. Aside from that, this was one of the most integrated of the episodes since the external-world plot was introduced. As our sitcom history has reached the 2010s, the inspiration is the mockumentary style of Modern Family. That’s a surprisingly effective medium as it allows several characters to talk directly to camera about the plot. Meanwhile Darcy finds herself part of the show and Monica gets a new toy.
The rest is spoilers.
So, the big reveal which everybody guessed was that a. Agnes is up to stuff and b. Agnes is Agatha Harkness a notable witch from Marvel Comics (I think largely on the side of good?) Delightfully she gets her own TV show opening sequence and theme song that recaps past episodes and shows what bad things she did along the way (including killing poor old Sparky). The song has a bit of an Adam’s Family vibe to it, which is nice.
Meanwhile, Wanda is not coping well with everything or anything. Vision isn’t coping well either but by teaming up with Darcy, he gets to learn his own backstory up to and including being killed twice in Infinity War.
Monica tries to drive what looks a lot like the Eagle spacecraft from Space 1999 but with wheels, through the Hex barrier. When that fails she just pushes herself through but may have accidentally got blue eyes and superpowers in the process (her eyes don’t stay blue).
And that’s largely it. We still don’t really know what is going on but Darcy, Monica and Vision all have a better idea of their circumstances and Wanda knows that Agnes is Agatha Harkness. Also, it was just a genuinely fun episode which really pulled the comedy format and the superhero antics together well.
There’s two more episodes to go but I don’t think we’ll get two more sitcom templates. It’s probably all plot reveals and the walls of Wanda-reality collapsing from here. The overall explanation is likely to suck but I think I don’t care. It’s been wacky fun and Olsen and Bettany have been great.