This week’s WandaVision might have been the most unusual yet, if only for how relatively straightforward it was. There were no sitcom realities, no Darcy, Jimmy Woo or Monica Rambeau, and barely any S.W.O.R.D. involvement at all until the post-credits scene. Instead, the majority of “Previously On” was a two-hander between Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff and Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Harkness.
Fans wondered a few weeks back why the show went to such great lengths in scripting an entire exchange between Jimmy and acting director Tyler Hayward based entirely on making it clear that Wanda didn’t have a codename or superhero alter-ego, and we finally found out why. For the first time ever, Scarlet Witch was said out loud in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, right before the episode cut to black.
Prior to that moment, we’d seen some of the gaps in Wanda’s backstory filled in, and even in the real world it appears as though everything is far removed from how she remembers it happening. Of course, we got yet another powerhouse performance from Olsen, and as you can see from the reactions below, viewers think that an Emmy is as good as hers.
Elizabeth Olsen’s performance in the latest episode was incredible. You can feel her pain in every scene. She deserves to be recognized as the Emmy worthy actress that she is! #WandaVision
— 𝐉𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞 ✨ (@Jisy03) February 26, 2021
#WandaVision Episode 8 is one of the best pieces of MCU material in its history. A beautiful character piece on Wanda, and one HELL of a setup for the finale. Elizabeth Olsen and Kathryn Hahn deserve Emmy Nominations just for this episode alone. 10/10 pic.twitter.com/Rx2qK0yZSS
— Tom Smith (@tom_smith717) February 26, 2021
#WandaVision Episode 8 is some of the best MCU content we have seen. Elizabeth Olsen absolutely deserves a Emmy Nomination for this show. She is just incredible. Scarlet Witch, White Vision, Chaos Magic. pic.twitter.com/h0c7CBTHbK
— Ğä|@xy community and trendings (@galaxy_storesz) February 26, 2021
WANDAVISION is for the umpteenth time proof of Elizabeth Olsen’s great acting qualities. She is extraordinary, powerful in a very delicate but at the same time strong way. With a great surrounding cast that elevates her game. She deserves an Emmy for her role. #WandaVision pic.twitter.com/Mot4dyeERQ
— RuggedKingGI (@gisegurii) February 26, 2021
#WandaVision does it again, this one had a huge emotional punch and that's thanks to Elizabeth Olsen, let's take a second to appreciate her tremendous performance in this show, she's always been great but this was her Emmy episode, just sayin. Stay after the credits! pic.twitter.com/4dzWisTX9h
— Johnny Movie (@JohnnyMovie2) February 26, 2021
— Charlie Ashby (@CMWAshby) February 26, 2021
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That new WandaVision episode tho.
Honestly Elizabeth Olsen deserves to get nominated for an Emmy at this point
— Krish Bhojwani (@krish_bhojwani) February 26, 2021
— J Hon (@jiajiunnhon) February 26, 2021
I can’t wait to see Kathryn Hahn and Elizabeth Olsen accept their Emmy’s for WandaVision
— hannahvision 💥 (@moviesandcats) February 26, 2021
— DDV (@LSMav) February 26, 2021
like the power of elizabeth’s acting is just out of this world- wanda barely said anything for this episode and she told the WHOLE story with just her expression and pure talent.All of the emmy nominations better be for elizabeth olsen ❤️ #wandavision pic.twitter.com/zgG3FvK6fx
— jacqueline 🌼 |WANDAVISION SPOILERS!!!! (@gemini_jac) February 26, 2021
It would be a major shock if Olsen and Hahn didn’t at least make the shortlist when the Emmy nominations are announced, given the consistently high quality of work the two stars have put in over the last seven weeks. The WandaVision finale has built up quite the head of steam, but there are still so many moving parts and subplots in play that we’ve got no idea how things are going to pan out. And you can bet that if the ‘Please Stand By’ screen flashes up next Friday without a clear resolution, there’s going to be a riot.