'WandaVision' Ending Explained: What Happened at the End of the Disney+ show?

The WandaVision finale was the victim of much speculation, with viewers of the Disney+ show sharing theories it would introduce Fantastic Four into the MCU, or that the show would end with an appearance by Doctor Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch).

There were so many fan theories floating around, in fact, that director Matt Shakman had to do a little bit of expectations management. He told TVLine in the lead up to the release of WandaVision, "I know there will be a lot of disappointed people with some theories and some who will feel very smart, but you can't please everybody, obviously. But I hope folks enjoy the ride."

Those who were expecting a finale that would set up future Marvel adventures were sure to be disappointed by the finale, which just wound up the story of Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) without bringing in any new elements.

However, perhaps those fans were expecting too much. At its heart, WandaVision has been a show that has put a superhero gloss on a very human story of grief, as Wanda deals with losing her life partner Vision (Paul Bettany) by creating a world where they can live together in classic sitcoms—a world, in other words, where all problems can be laughed off and nothing ever changes.

The WandaVision finale, however, had very little in the way of jokes, and Wanda eventually decided to end the Westview 'hex' to save those trapped inside it—even if that meant destroying her children and Vision in the process.

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Wanda and family take on Agatha and SWORD in the 'WandaVision' finale. Disney+

Of course, the show also had three threats to deal with—Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), the witch who wants to absorb Wanda's powers; the new white emotionless version of Vision that SWORD had created to destroy Wanda as introduced in last episode's post-credit scene; plus the character who says he is Wanda's brother Pietro (Evan Peters), who captured Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) in the Episode 7 post-credit scene.

Fans hoping that Evan Peters' appearance in WandaVision was bringing the X-Men into the MCU will have been disappointed by the finale. In it, we learn that Peters is not playing his X-Men character Quicksilver but Ralph Bohner, an ordinary resident of Westview who Agatha is controlling with some magic beads. Monica rips those off and he loses his superspeed powers.

Vision does not defeat white Vision. Instead, he gives this new version his memories, so that he will no longer want to harm Wanda. White Vision then flies off, ready to fight another day—or, more specifically, to star in upcoming Marvel movies another day.

Wanda was able to overpower Agatha after using a lesson Agatha taught her against her. In the last episode, Agatha stopped Wanda from using her powers by putting her in a circle of magic runes, telling her that only the witch who cast the runes can use magic within them. Wanda then cast runes across the 'hex,' leaving Agatha without her magic. Wanda then absorbs her power, becoming the Scarlet Witch Marvel comic book readers will be familiar with.

After defeating Agatha, Wanda realises that she cannot let the residents of Westview suffer because of her grief, so she destroys the 'hex,' destroying her version of Vision in the process as well as their children.

The show then gives us two post-credits scenes. The first sees a Skrull visit Monica to tell her an old friend wants to meet her in space, with that old friend presumably being Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) as seen in the Spider-Man: Far From Home post-credits scene. This is likely to be setting up her appearance in the upcoming Captain Marvel 2.

The second post-credit scene, meanwhile, appeared to show us two Wandas living in a cabin. The first was ordinary Wanda, who we saw in regular clothes doing ordinary daily tasks. The second was Wanda in full Scarlet Witch garb, reading her way through the powerful book of the dead that Agatha said earlier in the episode mentions her. What this means is likely to be explored in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the upcoming Marvel movie set to feature Olsen.

WandaVision is streaming now on Disney+.