When I initially finished the first two episodes of WandaVision, I thought I didn’t have anything to say about it. I lied to myself. I have some thoughts and an initial theory that may be about 45% accurate or less. I don’t know!
I want to first assert that Wanda is doing this herself. I think I said this in my trailer review of the show. The shot that backs me up on this is in episode two when Wanda sees the beekeeper come out of the ground, complete with a S.W.O.R.D logo on the back of his suit, and simply says, “No” in a very stern tone, as if she knows who his is and what he wants. Then, she just rewinds time. If someone is doing this to Wanda, why would they allow her that much power? Doesn’t add up for me that someone outside of her is doing this.
Ok, so hear me out, I think WandaVision takes place after Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and here’s why. While we don’t know the plot of the movie, I theorize that Wanda comes to Strange to get a better understanding of time and how it works. She might be looking for a Cap type of ending where she wants to pick a time where her and Vision were happiest and stay there kind of like Cap getting to go back in time and stay with Peggy. Maybe Strange needs Wanda to help him with something else. This could also be a chance for Ant-Man and Strange to come together to defeat the newest villain, Kang the Conqueror. Maybe Wanda came just in time to help and Strange tells her in exchange for what she wants, she has to help him. I don’t know. I just made this part up but it can kind of work. Anyway, what if in the mist of helping Strange, Wanda gets sucked into something and her defense mechanism is to go to a safe place in her mind which is where Vision and her old memories of watching old sitcoms lies.
I hear you. “But how does S.W.O.R.D fit into this?” Ahh, I thought about that, too. Either S.W.O.R.D had been monitoring activity and Strange, Ant-Man, Kang or someone else hit their radar while they were routinely doing something else or they had been called in specifically by someone like Fury, who we see in space with what looks like S.W.O.R.D at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Going back into Wanda’s world-in-her-head, Dottie intrigues me. They put a lot of emphasis on Dottie and the fact that she’s a huge person to impress in this community. Either Dottie is someone in government outside of Wanda’s brain or she could be Clea, as some people have theorized already. Emma Cauifield does look like the comic book version of Clea so maybe. But what would her motive be? Remember Dormammu? According to the comic books, Dormammu is her uncle. So her possible future interaction with Strange, with an unknown Wanda in tow, could be the reason why she’s trying to figure out who Wanda is in the first place? Wanda could be in the way of her plan to take out Strange.
Of course, we won’t have a solid understanding of what’s happening with Wanda until episode seven or so, according to Paul Bettany. And he would know since, you know, he’s a main character in the show who is kind of like a ghost since his character actually is dead.
So, tell me, what do you think? Do you think someone is doing this to Wanda? Here’s an even better question for y’all, what you do think Wanda knows? She is obviously someone S.W.O.R.D cares enough about to monitor…but why? What do they need from her? Does she know something they don’t? Sound off!