This week’s episode of WandaVision is a modern take on the family sitcom. In keeping up with more contemporary media traditions, episode 7, “Breaking the Fourth Wall” features a post-credits scene, similar to the ones you see in Marvel Studios movies. This is the first time the streaming series has done this.
While the revelation in the post-credits scene isn’t as groundbreaking or revealing as the one that appeared in the 2008 film Iron Man, it’s still worth sticking around for.
[Ed. note: This piece contains spoilers for WandaVision episode seven.]
After Wanda descends into Agnes’s basement in search for her missing boys, she discovers that her neighbor’s basement is probably not up to code and is definitely more like a witch’s den. That’s because her friendly neighbor is actually the witch Agatha Harkness, the self-proclaimed “other magic girl” living in Westview.
The episode ends with Agatha using some of her purple magic on Wanda as she takes over “the show” we’ve been watching. We are then treated to a catchy intro to another show, Agatha All Along. In the musical opening, we see that Agatha has been pulling the strings behind most of the events in Westview, including controlling Pietro.
The show we’ve been watching then cuts to its usual credits. However, unlike every other episode of WandaVision, there’s a cut to a post-credits scene. In it, Monica Rambeau is sneaking around Agnes’s house trying to reconnect with Wanda after Agnes takes her away in an earlier encounter. Monica’s snooping leads her to the entrance to the villain’s witchy basement. Before she can make sense of her discovery, she is interrupted by Pietro.
As he sneaks up behind Monica, he surprises her by telling that, “snooper’s gonna snoop.” It’s unclear if Pietro is still under Agatha’s control or not. Either way, Monica reacts with shock and the scene ends on a cliffhanger.
The rest of episode 7 has plenty of other payoffs that fans have been curious about, such as exploring what happens if Monica Rambeau enters the hex a third time, more hexagons, and plenty of Billy and Tommy.
Each new episode of WandaVision brings unexpected changes. Most of the ideas are ripped from what we’ve come to expect from each era of television the show pulls inspiration from. The show’s seventh episode is the first time the series has pulled from the modern cinematic tradition, often credited to Marvel, of the post-credits scene. Where the show gathers its ideas from next is anyone’s guess.