The sixth episode of WandaVision featured some of the terrifying scenes within the present to date. Within the episode’s pretend “business,” what begins off as a stop-motion parody of yogurt-for-kids advertisements of the ’90s and ’00s changed into a lethal nightmare. To recap: a child, stranded on a desert island, is given a cup of yogurt by a shark, however he cannot open the lid of the yogurt and slowly starves to demise as we watch. Yeah – we’re creeped out too! The scene might have a few totally different meanings, relying in your total principle of what is going on on.
The important thing to understanding the scene is remembering that the commercials in WandaVision, as an entire, appear to be a timeline of all of the traumatic occasions Wanda has undergone. As extra episodes have come out, it is change into fairly clear that the commercials are representing these occasions in chronological order.
Episode 1: The “ToastMate 2000” business encompasses a Stark Industries product that makes the enduring repulsor sound, representing the Stark-made bomb that killed Wanda’s mother and father.
Episode 2: The Strücker Watch is called after the HYDRA villain who experimented on Wanda and Pietro, giving them superpowers.
Episode 3: The HYDRA Soak bubble tub straight references Wanda’s torment by the hands of HYDRA.
Episode 5: The Lagos Paper Towels share a reputation with town the place Wanda, as an Avenger, by chance directed a bomb blast right into a constructing, killing a number of harmless civilians.
These commercials take us up by Captain America: Civil Warfare within the Marvel timeline, which signifies that, if we’re nonetheless moving into chronological order, the occasions of Avengers: Infinity Warfare are subsequent. That film, after all, famously ends with half of life within the universe disintegrating – together with Wanda, moments after she was pressured to kill Imaginative and prescient to attempt to cease Thanos, just for Thanos to reverse time and kill Imaginative and prescient himself to get the Thoughts Stone. In that context, the nightmarish yogurt business, which depicts a personality dying (and gruesomely shriveling to bones) after an immense however failed effort, might characterize the primary failed battle in opposition to Thanos.
Given the occasions of the episode, through which Imaginative and prescient almost dies after trying to get out of the boundaries of Westview (and Wanda’s magic), it additionally appears to be an allusion to Wanda’s rising consciousness that her magic cannot defeat demise eternally. “Yo Magic,” in any case, seems like a ’90s pun on “your magic,” and regardless of having “yo magic” proper there, the kid stranded on the island dies anyway.
There are, nevertheless, nonetheless a few questions that stay unanswered. The commercials up till this level have all used the identical few “actors,” presumably folks of Westview who’re being held throughout the phantasm. This time, the shark would not have a transparent counterpart in Westview, which has us questioning who he is alleged to characterize. His creepy dialogue about “starvation” and his present of unusable “magic” offers the entire thing a “cope with the satan vibe” – which might line up with theories in regards to the comics villain Mephisto having made a cope with or manipulated Wanda into this complete scenario. It is also the primary business with a toddler as the primary character, which traces up with the notable presence of youngsters for the primary time within the episode itself. It is undoubtedly essentially the most horrifying of the pretend “commercials” to date, however with only some episodes left, we’ll hopefully have some solutions quickly!