‘WandaVision’: That Ep. 8 Vision Reveal Hinted at More Heartbreak for Wanda in The Finale
Before WandaVision even started, it was pretty clear that Wanda Maximoff had gone through a lot of pain and trauma. But through Vision, she created her own little family and found love. However, that came crashing down again with Avengers: Infinity War. And with the mid-credit scene from Episode 8 of WandaVision, Wanda might have to face another heartbreak: an emotionless synthezoid in her former lovers’ body. [Spoiler alert: Spoilers ahead for WandaVision].
The mid-credits scene gave White Vision his debut on ‘WandaVision’
All of Episode 8, “Previously On,” Agatha Harkness took Wanda back through her memories to try and crack the code on how she created Westview and her WandaVision reality. The main points she touched on were Wanda’s main traumatic events, the ones fans have seen or heard about; when her parents died, the Hydra experiments, after Pietro’s death, and when she visited S.W.O.R.D. for Vision’s body.
In doing this, Agatha and the viewers found out that Wanda is the sole reason why Westview was created (at least, from what we’re able to see right now). It established Wanda as the Scarlet Witch as well, tying in her immense magical abilities that Agatha seems pretty astounded and (possibly) afraid over.
It was also the second episode in a row to have a mid-credit scene and it showed that Director Hayward never stopped working on Vision’s body. He lied to Monica, Darcy, and Jimmy about Wanda trying to steal Vision; she wanted to bury him but then left in tears when she couldn’t feel him anymore. S.W.O.R.D. had been trying to bring Vision back in weapon form since Avengers: Infinity War it seems, and haven’t been able to until now.
The mid-credit scene showed that Hayward was able to use the power and magic radiating off the missile Wanda sent back, since it still held that energy source. It apparently was enough to power this new Vision.
After a grief-heavy Episode 8, Wanda is going to get a rude awakening with White Vision
So what does this White Vision mean for Wanda and her future? Does bringing him back online mean they have another shot at love? No. At least not now.
As ComicBook.com reported, in the comics Vision loses all of his humanity in certain books from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Not only does he become white and colorless, but he tells Wanda that he is incapable of loving her since he is just a robot; there isn’t a shred of emotion, love, or empathy in him.
Hayward obviously had plans to bring Vision back as a weapon — sans personality and empathetic AI — so he’ll send him in there to destroy Wanda. But seeing the body of her lost love will surely mess with her. And she’s going to have to fight him, which will also only add to her depressive state from the last episode. But it’ll probably kill audiences if they get a scene where she might get her hopes up, and he breaks it to her that it’s not her Vision.
Of course, with Vision put back together again, the natural next question might be, “Well, can her Vision come back? The one with J.A.R.V.I.S. programmed in?”
Is there hope to bring Vision back?
In the comics, the Vision that Scarlet Witch fell in love with had Simon Williams’ (Wonder Man) brain patterns programmed into him instead of Tony Starks’ AI like in the MCU. And Simon Williams didn’t want that replicated even after Vision was “kicked” out of his shell. So they couldn’t just put him back in White Vision. However, that did end up happening and he also gained emotions back as well by taking brain patterns from Alex Liption, a dead scientist.
All that is to say that, it gradually happened in the comics. So could it happen in the MCU?
Well, yes and no. Is it possible? Sure. However, the road to that is unclear. The Nexus commercial from Episode 7 seemed to hint at the Nexus, which is a gateway to other dimensions and could lead to the multiverse. But it’s also the name of the NEXUS Internet Hub from Avengers: Age of Ultron. That’s where Tony Stark went to look for Ultron when he hid in the internet, and ultimately where Stark found J.A.R.V.I.S. hiding after Ultron destroyed him. Could Vision have gone back to that hiding spot after he “died” in Infinity War? If he did, it’s possible that his consciousness is still out there and could be transplanted back into this new Vision.
It all comes down to “How?” And that’s something that Marvel fans will have to just wait and see about.