Well, that was Agatha from the start.
(Spoilers followEven though WandaVision fans guessed that Wanda’s neighbor Agnes would turn out to be comedic witch Agatha Harkness, it was still pretty nifty when it happened. Wanda is lured into Agnes’ basement where the witch appears to have already captured her overpowered children, and we get a glimpse of an evil book that can only be the famous Darkhold.
Then we are treated to the montage of the earworm from “Agatha All Along” sung by Kathryn Hahn herself, nothing less, where we see that Agatha has spoiled Wanda’s perfect world all this time, and is even went so far as to be the one in control of her super-powerful “recast” brother, Pietro, who we catch a glimpse of in an (easy to miss) post-credits scene that meets Monica Rambeau.
So where do we go from here? Why is Agatha here?
In the comics, Agatha is old. Like ancient, ancient events that are remembered around 10,000 BC. She lived through the trials of the Salem witches, babysat for the Fantastic Four and was ultimately a mentor to Wanda Maximoff.
Where we stand with current Agatha is unclear, but where many fans believe it’s going to happen is that Agatha will have a role to play in transforming Wanda from simply “Wanda Maximoff” to true scarlet witch, whom she’s not yet known in the MCU, despite her powers (remember SWORD said she didn’t have a codename yet?). It’s likely that Darkhold, who has appeared in two other MCU shows now, Agents of SHIELD and Runaways, will be contributing in some form to it, an evil book of dark matter made in the Hell Dimension.
It is also very possible that even though the “Pietro is Mephisto” theory appears to be mostly dead, that Mephisto himself could appear in some way. Part of the conflict between Wanda and Agatha in the comics is that Agatha tells Wanda that her children are fragments of Mephisto’s soul. This could be true here in Westview, because if Wanda has been doing things like controlling citizens like puppets and bringing her dead robot husband back to life, the biggest remaining are these overpowered children, where they come from, how they have powers and why they grow up so fast. We can still end up with the explanation of “Mephisto’s Soul Fragments” after all. This is how Wanda lost them once, but they eventually became permanent additions to the Marvel Universe, and I would expect we would see Wiccan and Speed as “grown-up” heroes by the end. of it all, no matter what happens in the interim like their current demise.
For now, it looks like Agatha wants to upset Wanda, not train her, but we’ll see how their relationship evolves. There are only two episodes left in the season, and it’s unclear if WandaVision is Assumed have another season or not, or if this arc ends here. It may be a simpler ending than we imagine, with Monica (now Photon / Spectrum with powers) and Wanda teaming up to defeat Agatha, and Wanda’s power rises to make her fully Scarlet Witch. The series has already taken a lot of liberties with the comic book source material, so I wouldn’t expect it to play out exactly the same.
In another week we will know more. Stay tuned.
Follow me on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram. Pick up my sci-fi novels Herokiller Series, and The Earthborn Trilogy, which is also on audio book.