With only three episodes left in the series, Disney and Marvel’s WandaVision has done a great job of revealing just what is going on in the show. Ordinarily, that might be a frustrating experience but whether you’re a hardcore Marvel fan or a casual viewer watching with your kids WandaVision remains a fun experience.
To their credit, the creators didn’t go for the obvious source material with the 90s episode. Having a genuine Olsen sibling on hand would have made it easy to go the Full House route but the writers must have known they’ve already kind of played that trope to its end. This is why it was such a great surprise to see Malcolm in the Middle as their inspiration.
The chaos that ran through the core of Malcolm in the Middle fits the tone perfectly now that Pietro Maximoff (aka Quicksilver) is back in the picture. Pietro (mysteriously played by Evan Peters, from the other Marvel universe) is a wildcard to both the family dynamic and the entire world that Wanda seems to have created around her. He doesn’t seem to be in her control and knows far more than he should. Given how he looks.
This opens up a number of possibilities none of which are immediately addressed. Instead, much of the episode follows Vision as he tries to get to the bottom of where he is and why everyone is acting so strange. I won’t go into too much detail here, because watching is part of the surprise, but the end result of his quest forever alters the course of the show.
It seems safe to say we’re deep into House of M territory here as we predicted in a previous article. For those that haven’t read that storyline I highly recommend it. It won’t give you all the answers but it definitely gives you an idea of where the creators got their inspiration and where it might be going.