Note: Welcome back to our episode-by-episode exploration of WandaVision. There are spoilers ahead; this article assumes you’ve seen the show up through the second episode.
It occurred to me more than once, watching this episode, that to this point WandaVision encourages a kind of active conspiracy theorizing. You’re presented with events and information that not only don’t feel quite right; you question whether or not they’re tethered to objective reality at all. What, if anything, here can be taken as ‘fact’? So you begin this elaborate game of connecting the dots, searching for meaning and connotation where it’s possible none exist. Mind you, like any committed conspiracy theorist, I think in this case meaning and connotation do exist…but can I prove it? Gentle reader, I cannot. Not at this juncture, at any rate. This must be what those Q-Anon adherents feel like, minus the lunacy, sedition, and racism.