6 Subtle Things You May Have Missed in Wandavision Episode 5


*Contains spoilers for episode 5 of Wandavision*

  1. Wanda doesn’t have a hero name

At the beginning of Episode 5, Director Haywood asked FBI agent, Jimmy Woo if Wanda has a callsign or a codename and Jimmy’s answer was no. As many people are aware, Wanda’s code name in the comics is the Scarlet witch, but she’s never been called that in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) which hints that Wanda will gain that nickname in the series.

  1. Wanda confronting Director Hayward

After Director Haywood sent A drone into Wanda’s reality and tries to shot her, Wanda gets angry and exits her dream world to confront the director and the other SWORD agents. While talking to Hayward, Wanda refers to him as director, but this is the first time that they have ever interacted as far as we know. How did Wanda know that he was the director of SWORD? This isn’t the only suspicious scene between the two characters, later on, in Wanda’s confrontation, Monica asks Wanda what she wants, to this Wanda claims “I have what I want…” Wanda pauses and looks directly at Hayward and continues with, “… and no one will ever take it away from me again!” this implies that Hayward may have tried to keep Vision’s body from Wanda.

  1. Director Hayward trying to make Wanda look like a villain

During the mission debriefing at the beginning of the episode, Hayward constantly tries to make Wanda out to be the villain, this makes him look suspicious because it hints that he did something illegal that’s connected to Wanda. It’s almost like a reference to the Salem Witch Trials, in which someone wants something but someone else is in the way so they accused said person of being a witch so that others would be afraid and attack the accused person, he might be using this tactic to make the SWORD agents afraid of Wanda and make them want to attack her.

  1. No context behind security video

Director Hayward showed the rest of the SWORD agents video footage of Wanda stealing Vision’s body from a secret SWORD facility as another attempt to make her sound like a threat but there are a few things missing from the context of the tape. For starters, Hayward claims that this video was taken 9 days ago but it was never mentioned until now, Vision’s body was dissected and the people inspecting the avenger’s corpse were wearing hazmat-like suits, this implies that SWORD was doing experiments on Vision’s body. The video ends before Wanda even touches the body, she approaches it, but the video never shows her leave with it. And finally, think about it from Wanda’s point of view, she finds out that her boyfriend has been dead for years and was not buried and now his dead body is being experimented on by a government agency, for unknown reasons, when you think about it, you can understand why she took it.

  1. Wanda can’t control her babies

When Wanda and Vision are struggling to get their twin babies to fall asleep, Wanda asks Vision to grab their pacifiers and when Vision goes into the next room to find the pacifiers, Wanda tries to use her magic to make the twins go to sleep. However, this doesn’t work and the twins sound like they’re laughing at Wanda when the spell fails to make them go to sleep, Wanda then exclaims “Well I don’t find it very funny, why won’t you do what I want?” This is important cause Wanda can control almost everything and everyone inside of her altered reality but for some reason, she can’t control her kids, Why can’t she?

  1. Sparky

As Nicholas Raymond from Screenrant.com explains, “Sparky actually exists in Marvel Comics as a recent creation of Tom King and Gabrielle Hernandez Walta.” Unforntanely Sparky dies in the same episode that he was introduced in and seeing how he had a little role in the comics that he was in, means he probably won’t be brought back as a character in the MCU, however, his role in Wandavision might have had some subtle importance that will be explained later on.