Now in Color (2021)

Posted on January 22, 2021 in 3 Oogies, Idiot Box Reviews, Series: WandaVision

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Now in Color (2021)
Now in Color (2021)

Main cast: Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff), Paul Bettany (Vision), Kathryn Hahn (Agnes), Teyonah Parris (Geraldine), Emma Caulfield Ford (Dottie), David Payton (Herb), David Lengel (Phil Jones), Randy Oglesby (Doctor Nielsen), and Rose Bianco (Mrs Nielsen)
Director: Matt Shakman

Forget I asked about whether Vision has a pee-pee in my review of the previous episode. It doesn’t matter, because Wanda can magically place a fetus inside her womb with a snap of her fingers where this show is concerned. That’s right, after seeing a disturbing sight while playing one half of a Bewitched-wannabe couple in her personal sitcom, Wanda reshapes her life by the end of that episode into a sitcom now set in the 1970s. Yes, the show is now in color, and most disturbingly, Wanda is pregnant with Vision’s babies. Yes, babies—they are having twins.

I mean… under normal circumstances, what would such a baby even look like? What is its species, even?

It doesn’t matter, though. Nothing is what is seems on this show, so “normal” doesn’t apply here.

Well, in Now in Color, the “first” episode in the re-imagined WandaVision, the things in Wanda’s womb are growing at a very fast rate. Hence, while they are choosing baby names and fretting over what it will be like to be parents, there is a genuine concern about what will happen when the things decide to burst their way out of the womb way ahead of schedule.

By the way, there is a not-so-discreet Easter egg of sorts to fans of the comics as Wanda wants to name one of the things inside her Tommy, while Vision wants the name Billy. Tommy and Billy will of course grow up as twin brats of Wanda and Vision in the comics to become superheroes in their own right. This leads the usual places to write long articles and videos that say nothing really substantial for clickbait purposes, to speculate as to whether these two brats will be in the next phase of the MCU, blah blah blah. The babies did grow at rapid speed in the womb after all. They are likely to grow up just in time to be pushed into any future movies, therefore. So far, the lineup for the next phase is underwhelming to me, so excuse me if I were not at the edge of my seat at this possibility.

Are the babies even real?

Anyway, this episode is similar to the previous one, as whatever happens in this episode is secondary to the clues and hints inserted as to what exactly is happening. Hence, I am starting to regret reviewing this show episode per episode. We actually get a big piece of the jigsaw puzzle handed to us by the end of the episode, so yes, my initial theory in the review of the first episode is now likely proven wrong. Damn it, I really should have watched the whole season in one go and pretend that I haven’t when I begin reviewing the first episode, heh, so that I will appear so smart at having spotted all the clues and made all the correct deductions.

At any rate, this is another episode is exists simply to be another piece of the jigsaw puzzle. Hence, it’s hard to evaluate this episode on its own, as it simply cannot exist in its own standalone context. It does keep me intrigued enough to keep watching, however, so I guess three oogies it is for this episode. I’d likely be able to give a fair assessment of the whole show only after the final episode of the season, so hang in there and join me as we get to that point first.

You know, I have this urge to go watch The Truman Show again…