Just as with the first-ever movie entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the first MCU series for Disney Plus ended with just as big of a proverbial bang as it started with.
WandaVision was an emotional rollercoaster for Marvel fans who've been left wanting more Marvel content for the better part of the past two years. But, as is always the case with the MCU, there were plenty of references and Easter Eggs in every episode. This was especially true in the season finale.
From nods to pop culture to callbacks, comic book references, and even hints for what's to come, here are all the Easter Eggs from the WandaVision finale.
A Not-So-Subtle Title
WandaVision has not been shy to reference previous television sitcoms, often via the episode titles. This includes using key TV phrases. However, in the series finale, the MCU series wanted to show fans that this was really it.
The last episode in the series was simply titled as such, The Series Finale, so this is most likely the end for WandaVision.
The Wizard of Oz References
Many writers often refer to and call back to the Wizard of Oz in their own works. WandaVision is no exception.
As already mentioned earlier, the series has had its fair share of nods to the children's fantasy novel. However, in the series finale, WandaVision had as many as far, starting with the movie itself playing at the local theater.
Then, at one point, Agatha refers to Wanda as a pretty redhead while using the same tone as that of the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 film adaptation of the novel.
Another nod also comes when Wanda threw her car at Agatha and we're shown Wanda peering at Agatha's shoes just as the shoes of the Wicked Witch Of The East being visible underneath Dorothy's house. Then, the final nod comes when Agatha cackles whenever she has the upper hand, reminiscent to that of the Wicked Witch of the West.
The Book of the Damned
Agatha's book had been the subject of much speculation for numerous episodes already. However, we finally were able to clarify its title when Agatha titled it as The Darkhold while simultaneously referring it to its other name in the Marvel comics, The Book of the Damned.
Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time this book has appeared in the MCU. It was shown in both Agents of SHIELD and Runaways. However, in those particular cases, the books weren't as old as Agatha's. Not to mention, in Agents of SHIELD, anyone who looked and read through the book was corrupted by it.
This wasn't necessarily the case in WandaVision. But, because we're talking about magical beings here, it is possible that they could not be corrupted by it.
Wanda’s Magical Powers
We know already that Wanda is one of the most powerful heroes in the MCU. She's proven numerous times that she is not to be messed with, even forcing Thanos himself to risk friendly-fire just to escape her crutches. But, as powerful as she is, one power that she hasn't showcased since her original appearance is her power to show people their deepest fears and nightmares.
This power was first showcased in Avengers: Age of Ultron when she used it on multiple members of the Avengers.
This power makes its return in WandaVision. Here, she uses it on Agatha Harkness, even using the same hand motions. She uses it to show Agatha's memory of her very own coven attempting to execute her many years ago.
The New Scarlet Witch
Wanda's transformation into her namesake was finally completed in the series finale.
After teasing a red crown on her head during her fight against Agatha, Wanda fully transforms right near the end. This includes her wearing a costume that resembles her comic book counterpart's ensemble the closest.
Who The Hell is Ralph?
Ralph has been referred to often throughout the entire run of WandaVision. So much so to the point that we've been led to wonder if he was real. Although we now know that he wasn't really the husband of Agnes or Agatha, Ralph did truly exist.
Apparently, fake Pietro is Ralph and is probably an actor because of a headshot found in his room.
The story goes that Agatha's home isn't actually hers. It's owned by Ralph and that he's been under her spell ever since with Agatha making her do everything including posing as Wanda's very own dead brother.
Monica’s Role in the Future
There are two credits in the series finale, one of which hints at the future of Monica Rambeau in the MCU.
During the mid-credits scene, Monica finds herself talking to an agent in a theater. The said agent then reveals that she's not interested in Monica's superpowers. Instead, she tells Monica that she is a Skrull and that she's got a message for Monica.
It's worth noting that this isn't the first time that Monica had met a Skrull. Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel, had already brought a family of Skulls to Maria Rambeau's home when Monica was a child.
Now, this doesn't confirm anything. However, it could be a tease to Monica's involvement in the MCU in the future. It is possible that it could be a reference to the Secret Invasion series that's scheduled to hit Disney Plus soon.
While it wasn't explicitly confirmed, the end-credit scene shows Wanda isolating herself inside a cabin somewhere in a mountainous area, which could be Wundagore Mountain.
For those that don't know, Wundagore Mountain is a pretty important place in the Marvel comics. It's where Cthlon wrote the Darkhold in the comics and where he was eventually imprisoned by Morgan le Fay and her followers. Not only that, but the Maximoff twins were also born in the said mountains.
Another thing worth taking note of in the post-credits scene is how Wanda has learned to astral project.
It's a skill that we first saw Stephen Strange use to learn magic faster in his first movie and a skill that could play an important role in Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness, a movie where Wanda is expected to play a prominent role in.
We also see Wanda hearing a voice that sounds just like that of Billy or Tommy as Wanda reads the Darkhold.
How and why Wanda is hearing her sons is something that we'll have to wait to find out more about.