WandaVision series finale has fans divided over the outcome

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

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The series finale of WandaVision was released to eager fan anticipation last Friday and with its arrival came crash reports from various Disney+ users trying to catch the finale as soon as it dropped and many mixed reactions about the overall outcome. Weeks of countless fan theories and speculation have made a lot of fans wonder if the show delivered on all the promises it was building up to but when the build-up is based on personal speculation, can one really be upset about how things really wrapped up? It would appear that the social media reaction to the finale has fans split with some still praising the show for its originality while others seem upset that their theories didn't exactly come to light.

One aspect of the series finale that has seemed to cause some debate with fans is that there were no real big reveals or surprises. I would think that Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff going full Scarlet Witch would be satisfying enough but this wasn't the case for some fans. The finale was, first and foremost,  a resolution of the Wanda/Vision relationship and was not overshadowed by appearances from Mephisto, Magneto, Ultron, or any other big bad cameos that fan theories seemed to speculate would happen during the series' final episode. WandaVision stayed true to its original concept and really put its focus on Wanda and Vision in the end wasn't some elaborate setup for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the introduction of the X-Men, or the first appearance of Reed Richards from the Fantastic Four. 

Fans also seem a bit peeved about ideas that weren't exactly promised to us in the first place. When Evan Peters' Quicksilver from the X-Men universe appeared on the show rather than Aaron Taylor-Johnson's from Avengers: Age of Ultron, one of the bigger theories was that this would be the link to bring mutants and the X-Men into the MCU. In the comic books, Quicksilver and Wanda Maximoff were believed to be Magneto's children for years but that was retconned in 2014. That being said, it's still a part of comic book lore that could've been used for the show but the Quicksilver of WandaVision played by Peters just turned out to be an actor living in Westview named Ralph Bohner. The twist about that twist was that there was no twist. 

The outcome of what happened with White Vision after he receives memories from Westview Vision also had some fans in a tizzy. The biggest issue at hand for most fans is that we don't know where he flew off to after his final scene because he isn't heard from again the rest of the episode. For me, it was clear that he'll likely appear again in the future now that he has Vision's memories but assumptions aren't what fans wanted. They really wanted to know what became of White Vision after the scene.

Despite some of the "disappointments", most fans seem to recognize that WandaVision was a tale of how one deals with grief and how not letting go can lead to devastating consequences. The emotional payoff of WandaVision is its true victory and that seems to be appreciated by fans who didn't let various theories dictate how they felt about the show.

The director of WandaVision Matt Shakman did anticipate that some fans would be disappointed by the finale but it seems a lot of that disappointment comes from what they THOUGHT would happen. We can accuse Marvel of toying with our expectations a bit and maybe even trolling us a bit but I think this is another example of managing our expectations. Nothing was promised to us and if we have learned anything from our experience with the MCU is that more surprises are just around the corner. We have to be patient and enjoy the ride in the meantime. That being said, can we all collectively agree that Wanda's transformation into the true Scarlet Witch was one hell of a sequence? Definitely a note I want to end this story on.

What are YOUR thoughts on the WandaVision finale? Did it live up to YOUR expectations?

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