This is a timeline of events that occurred during 2023.
- 1 2023
- 1.1 June
- 1.2 July
- 1.3 October
- 1.4 November
- 2 References
- On Zephyr One in Theta Serpentis, the 35-year-old versions of Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons look out at the stars with their daughter Alya.
- The 35-year-old Jemma Simmons argues with Leo Fitz, saying D.I.A.N.A. was only supposed to make her forget his location, not this as well. Fitz says she has to forget so she can be strong to do what is necessary, and that she will not be upset because she will not know what she has forgotten, but Simmons says she will nonetheless feel the guilt inside for leaving a part of herself behind, torn away. She cries that she does not want to forget, and Fitz embraces and comforts her.
- Having been comforted to accept what she has to do, Simmons puts pillows and a duvet into the Containment Module for the final stages of the plan.
- Enoch puts up a sheet, and the "Phil Coulson" Life-Model Decoy with Chronicom hardware is completed.
- Fitz loads the piece of the Time Di'Alla into the Time Drive, and he, Enoch, and Simmons make the jump to loop back to 2019.
- Steve Rogers attends a therapy group with other Snap survivors. One of the members, Bobby, talks about how he has tackled the tough step of going on a date for the first time in 5 years. Rogers congratulates him and talks about the fact that they need to take baby steps to move on, something he himself struggled with after losing the love of his life in 1945, and states that they need to do something with their lives, otherwise Thanos might as well have killed them all.
- In a San Francisco storage unit, a rat inside Luis' van walks onto the panel's buttons, which activates the Quantum Tunnel, causing Ant-Man to finally return from the Quantum Realm. He is disoriented and confused.
- The security guard at the facility is surprised to see Lang on the security feed, and lets him out.
- After his release, Lang finds the city is mostly abandoned. He asks a passer-by what happened, but the boy does not respond.
- Lang finds the Wall of the Vanished, a monument in San Francisco listing the local victims of the Snap 5 years earlier. Fearful for his daughter, he scans the monument for the Lang surname, only to instead find his own name, presumed dead due to his disappearance the same day as the event.
- Visiting his ex-wife's house, Scott Lang desperately rings the doorbell. Cassie, now 16 years old, comes to the door. Scott is stunned by her age, and Cassie is overwhelmed to find out her father is actually alive. They embrace.
- Carol Danvers pings Rocket Raccoon and Nebula about a suspect warship that they are closer to than her, asking her to investigate. The duo, however, find it to just be an infectious garbage scowl.
- Tremors in Africa are caused by a mild subduction under the African plate. Okoye goes to get readings on the tremors.
- Massacre in Mexico: Ronin massacres the Mexican Cartel as he continues to travel and channel his anger into killing criminals who survived the Snap.
- At the New Avengers Facility, Natasha Romanoff conducts a meeting via hologram with Nebula, Rocket Raccoon, Okoye, Captain Marvel, and War Machine, getting updates about the status of the galaxy and Wakanda and its surrounding area. Okoye explains the tremors were just tremors, and there is nothing to be done about them. Danvers then explains that the kind of trouble Earth is going through is also occurring across many planets, so she is having to cover a lot of territory and may not be around for a while.
- The group all shut down their holograms save for Rhodes, who tells Romanoff that he is in Mexico that there has been a cartel massacre, and that the perpetrator was definitely Clint Barton - the latest in a series of attacks by him over the preceding few years. She sadly asks him to still keep looking for where he might be heading next.
- Steve Rogers arrives at the facility to check in on his friend. He admits that while he tells people they should move on, he cannot himself, and that he knows Romanoff cannot either. Romanoff tells her friend that the Avengers gave her a job and family that she did not have beforehand, and she was better for it, still trying now even though the group is gone to be better. Rogers notes they should probably both "get a life", but Romanoff sadly smiles, joking, "You first." They are interrupted by a call at the front gate, and when Romanoff answers, they find Scott Lang, announcing himself and saying he really needs to talk to them.
- Once Lang has been welcomed inside, he tells the duo that while he was gone for 5 years, he only experienced 5 hours in the Quantum Realm. He explains to them that the realm operates on its own, unpredictable rules of time, suggesting that if there were a way to navigate it temporally, it could potentially be exploited to effectively time travel to before Thanos' attack, opening a possibility of finding a way to reverse the Snap. Romanoff is willing to entertain the idea, and Lang asks who they need to talk to.
- Tony Stark goes to get his 4-year-old daughter, Morgan, from her tent outside his and Pepper Potts' home. He discovers Morgan has gone into the garage and taken a helmet from something he had made for her mother, and picks her up to take her inside for lunch. As he heads back, Steve Rogers, Scott Lang, and Natasha Romanoff arrive at the house.
- The group explain their proposal to Stark, but he explains that time travel is not navigable. Rogers points out the Infinity Stones are still around in the past, so they could get them, with Romanoff saying they could click their fingers themselves to bring the lost people back, Lang nicknaming the plan a "Time Heist". Stark worries they could just make things even worse, but when Rogers suggests they might not, Stark points out that there is still no logical, tangible way to safely execute the Time Heist. Lang thinks he can convince him so long as they follow the "rules of time travel", but Stark points out his idea is naively based on Back to the Future, which is not how quantum physics works. Lang angrily points out that many people, himself included, lost people who they care about, but Stark simply states that he cannot agree to help. Morgan comes back out and Tony tells the team that she already is his second chance.
- Hulk, now a merged version of himself retaining the green muscular form but Banner's intelligence and personality, saves a group of civilians from a burning building. He receives a call from Steve Rogers about experimenting with time travel.
- Rogers, Lang, and Romanoff visit Hulk, meeting with him in a diner. Some children come over and take a photo with him, and Lang is disappointed when they are not interested in a photo with Ant-Man. When Rogers brings up the time travel possibility, Hulk is initially skeptical, but with Romanoff's encouragement, agrees to help them experiment with the idea.
- Tony Stark is washing dishes when he accidentally sprays a photo on his shelf. Wiping it clean, he finds it's a picture of himself with Peter Parker. The photo reminds him of what he lost, and he decides to give time travel theory a try.
- Tony Stark uses F.R.I.D.A.Y. to run different configurations for navigating time. He is shocked when one, revolving around an inverted Möbius strip, turns out to be feasible. Morgan interrupts him, and he takes her up to bed.
- As Morgan Stark is put to bed, she tells her father she loves him "three thousand".
- Talking to his wife, Tony Stark tells Potts that he figured out time travel, and does not know what to do. He suggests that he could just stop now, but Potts points out that stopping is not in his nature, and he would not be able to rest knowing he did not help.
- Hulk, Romanoff, and Rogers set up their first time travel test, using the Quantum Tunnel in Luis' van. Hulk tries to send Scott Lang back in time, but instead pushes backwards time through Lang, ageing him backwards to a 12-year-old. In trying to fix it, he instead ages him to a 93-year-old, then back to a baby, before finally managing to return him to normal.
- Tony Stark returns to the New Avengers Facility, coming across Steve Rogers. He explains that he anticipated what happened to Lang, being the EPR paradox. He says that he wants to help now, but they must also keep what they have found for themselves in the years since the Snap. Tony takes the Captain America shield from his car boot, hand it back to Rogers the way his father once had, reminding him that Howard made it for him, and as a sign of their reconciliation. Rogers graciously accepts it, and says they are working on assembling the team.
- Scott Lang attempts to eat a taco, but is disrupted when Rocket Raccoon and Nebula arrive at the New Avengers Facility on the Benatar, followed by War Machine.
- Hulk and Rocket fly the Benatar to Tønsberg, Norway, where they visit the "New Asgard" establishment the remainder of the Asgardians have set up to build their new lives. On arrival, Valkyrie greets them, but warns Thor will not be welcoming to them and only leaves his hut to get more beer for himself.
- The duo go to recruit Thor, finding him an obese, unkempt alcoholic, reduced in his depression to simply playing video games with Korg and Miek. They tell him they are working to fix what happened with Thanos, but the reminder upsets Thor, after having failed in 2018. Hulk reminds him that he helped him out of a bad place before and says they need him, eventually convincing him to come with them.
- Massacre in Tokyo:
- Ronin has found a Japanese Yakuza leader, Akihiko, and has tracked him down to his stronghold in Tokyo. On arrival, the now merciless Barton kills every member of the Yakuza present.
- Barton comes face-to-face with Akihiko and engages him in a sword duel. He slices his gut, then his throat. As Akihiko kneels and begs for his life, Barton runs him through.
- Barton realizes Natasha Romanoff is behind him and turns to see his friend for the first time in 5 years. She informs him that the Avengers have a plan, and while he is reluctant to let himself have any hope, she takes his hand and convinces him to return with them.
- Scott Lang dons a newly-developed Advanced Tech Suit to trial time travel again, explaining that with Hank Pym dead, they only have enough Pym Particles for a round trip each and two test runs. He fumbles using one vial, and decides he is not ready. Barton volunteers to go instead.
- Barton dons the machine, and James Rhodes and Scott Lang ask Hulk why they cannot simply change time by killing a baby Thanos or stealing the Infinity Stones before Thanos can get them. Hulk explains, however, that you cannot just change your own past, and if you travel to the past, that simply puts your former present in your past, helping them to understand why it cannot simply be edited.
- Barton tests out the Quantum Tunnel for the group and enters the Quantum Realm, with the goal of exiting at his homestead in 2018, before his family was wiped out.
- Barton arrives back through the tunnel after his visit to 2018, still carrying a baseball mitt he picked up from his homestead in 2018. He informs the team that it worked.
- Steve Rogers and Tony Stark lead a meeting of the Avengers to discuss planning when and where to time travel to so as to retrieve the six Infinity Stones from history. They point out that the Infinity Stones are entwined with their history, so there are not many convenient places. They ask Thor for help regarding information on the Aether, but he has fallen asleep.
- Thor, now awake, starts to explain the Aether, but gets sidetracked, talking about how Jane Foster ended up picking up the liquid and taking her to Asgard, where she met Frigga. He becomes upset thinking about Frigga's death and breaking up with Foster, before Stark stops him.
- Rocket Raccoon tells the group about Peter Quill having found the Power Stone on Morag.
- Nebula warns the Avengers that Thanos retrieved the Soul Stone from Vormir, a "dominion of death", and notes that she knows it is where Thanos murdered her sister.
- As Tony Stark and Hulk discuss Doctor Strange having had the Time Stone, Natasha Romanoff realizes that if they pick the right year, there are three stones simultaneously in New York.
- Steve Rogers announces to the Avengers that they now have a plan for their Time Heist, with three teams: New York for the Space, Mind, and Time Stones, Asgard for the Reality Stone, and Morag/Vormir for Power and Soul Stones. The team all take a look at the final plan.
- Tony Stark records a message for his family ahead of the Time Heist, in case something goes wrong. He also prepares a note for Peter Parker, gifting him his E.D.I.T.H. artificial intelligence if he dies.
- Time Heist:
- All wearing Advanced Tech Suits, the Avengers stride to the new Quantum Tunnel. Steve Rogers gives them a pep talk and tells them to be careful and look each other, with the assurance that they will win, whatever it takes.
- Hulk prepares the Quantum Tunnel, and Clint Barton is given the shrunken-down Benatar to take with him on the mission, with Rocket making him promise to return it safely.
- They are split into three groups: Rogers, Stark, Lang, and Hulk for 2012, Thor and Rocket for 2013, and Barton, Romanoff, Rhodes, and Nebula for 2014. Hulk sets off the Quantum Tunnel, and Romanoff jokes, "See you in a minute." The Avengers' helmets go up, and they enter the Quantum Realm.
- Moments after leaving, the Avengers return, with one exception: Natasha Romanoff, having sacrificed herself for Clint Barton to retrieve the Soul Stone in 2014. Unbeknownst to the others, Nebula is actually the 2014 version still with intense loyalty to Thanos, who intercepted the 2023 Nebula in the past.
- Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, Thor, and Hulk grieve Romanoff on a float just outside of the New Avengers Facility, as they come to terms with her death. Thor wants to use the Infinity Stones to bring Romanoff back, but Barton explains the everlasting nature the guardian of the stone told them about.
- A custom-made Infinity Gauntlet, the Nano Gauntlet, is completed by Tony Stark, Rocket Raccoon, and Hulk.
- Thor asks to be the one to snap his fingers with the Nano Gauntlet, desperate to do something right to make up for his mistakes. Stark tells him he is not in the right state, and Hulk explains that the radiation from the stones is mostly gamma, so given his gamma-based nature and strength, he is the most likely to survive.
- While the Avengers prepare, the 2014 Nebula, assumed by the others to be the 2023 Nebula they know, goes to execute her plan.
- Stark reminds Hulk that the only change to be made is to bring everyone who died in the Snap back in present day, without altering anything else about the last 5 years or the present. Banner dons the gauntlet, struggling with the power it surges into him, but coping.
- Nebula opens the gateway to the 2014 that the Time Heist left behind, allowing Thanos' flagship, the Sanctuary II, to be transported through.
- Despite significant damage to his right arm, Hulk manages to snap his fingers for the return of all life lost in the Snap in 2018. Stark cools his burned and wizened arm. Meanwhile, Scott Lang walks outside and notices the birds tweeting once again outside, just as Clint Barton's phone rings. Clint is overwhelmed when he finds out that the caller is his wife, and he takes the call from her, overjoyed to hear she is indeed alive once again. Lang tells the others he thinks it really worked.
- At Midtown School of Science and Technology, the students turned to dust by the Snap in 2018 return, causing a disturbance as they are caught in the middle of an ongoing basketball game.
- In Louisiana, Monica Rambeau returns in a hospital room, asking for her mother. A doctor informs her she died three years prior. She also informs Rambeau of her disappearance in the Snap.
- Unbeknownst to those in New York, Doctor Strange, returned by Hulk and knowing what will be happening at the facility, uses Inter-Dimensional Portals to contact Wong and the Masters of the Mystic Arts and, with them, assemble a massive Avengers allied army from across space. Their assembly includes the heroes returned from death, the Asgardians, Ravagers, and the united Wakandan armies.
- Attack on the New Avengers Facility:
- Before the Avengers can appreciate their success, the Sanctuary II suddenly bears down on the facility and fires a barrage of missiles. Lang shrinks down for safety and the facility begins to crumble, the other Avengers falling to the rubble of the foundations below. The facility is destroyed, along with the Quantum Tunnel.
- Hulk holds up rubble to protect War Machine and Rocket. Rhodes ejects out of his armor and crawls, without the support his mechanical legs provide for his paralysis, to help free Rocket as he struggles to breathe. The area starts to flood.
- Ant-Man hears Rhodes' calls on comms for help with the flood.
- Hawkeye struggles through the rubble, before finding the fallen Nano Gauntlet. He hears a noise from behind him and fires a flashlight arrow down the tunnel, illuminating Outriders crawling toward him. He picks up the gauntlet and runs.
- 2014 Nebula reunites with 2014 Thanos, who thanks her. He asks her to find the stones for him, while he waits.
- 2014 Gamora watches from the Sanctuary II, concerned. She turns to 2023 Nebula and asks what happened between them after 2014, and 2023 Nebula explains that despite their fights, they go on to be sisters. Gamora offers to help 2023 Nebula stop Thanos.
- Iron Man finds Captain America, unconscious in the rubble. He wakes him and gives him back his shield, saying that their messing with time has led to time retaliating.
- Iron Man and Captain America join Thor, who has been watching Thanos, and tells them the Titan has not moved. They accept that they are walking into a trap, but decide to attack nonetheless. Thor summons lightning, which changes him into armor and braided hair, as he brings both the 2013 Mjølnir and Stormbreaker to his hands.
- The trio walk to confront Thanos. Thanos thinks over his 2018 self's victory and the fact that people are not grateful for his actions, deciding he must wipe away the universe to be the creator of a new one that does not know loss or what it cost to come into existence. Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America charge him, each attacking together as Thanos fends them off.
- Rhodes and Rocket panic as the water fills up their underground area. Ant-Man, meanwhile, makes his way to them to help.
- Hawkeye runs from the Outrider horde through several towers, detonating an explosive arrow behind him to take out some of the aliens. He shoots a wire up a vertical tunnel, using his katana to cut away any aliens that jump after him, and getting to safety.
- At the top of the tunnel, Hawkeye is greeted by Nebula. Exhausted, he hands her the gauntlet, not knowing she is the 2014 Nebula, who contacts Thanos to say she has acquired the stones. Hawkeye panics, just as Gamora and the 2023 Nebula enter. Gamora holds a blaster to 2014 Nebula as she and 2023 Nebula try to convince her to change, having seen the potential she has to be better. 2014 Nebula forlornly says that Thanos would not let her and goes to blast Gamora, but 2023 Nebula shoots her first, killing her. Hawkeye retrieves the gauntlet.
- Battle of Earth:
- Iron Man has Thor charge him with lightning, like their first encounter in 2012, for a stronger attack on Thanos, but Thanos deflects the blast with his sword. Thor uses Stormbreaker to hit Mjølnir at the Titan, but Thanos uses Iron Man as a shield, the hammer instead knocking Stark out.
- Captain America attacks Thanos, only to be knocked aside. Thor dives and swings Stormbreaker at him, but Thanos disarms him, before kicking and pummeling him. When Thor tries to summon Stormbreaker, Thanos catches the weapon and starts to push it through Thor's breastplate.
- Captain America picks up Mjølnir, deemed worthy of wielding the enchanted weapon, and hurls it to knock Thanos off of his friend, before summoning it back to him. Thanos kicks Thor's head into a rock as Rogers attacks him, using the hammer and shield in tandem to knock him down, before summoning lightning with Mjølnir to strike the Titan.
- As Captain America attacks again, Thanos dodges, before slamming Rogers into the ground and stabbing his leg and punching the hammer from his grip. He proceeds to use his sword to cut pieces from the shield, otherwise indestructible to any Earth-based material. Rogers falls to the ground.
- Thanos mentions that while his previous conquests have been detached of emotion, he will enjoy annihilating Earth, as he calls forth the full force of his armies, who beam down to the ground. Despite being the only hero left in the way of Thanos and his army, Rogers, still resolute, straps what remains of his shield and walks to confront Thanos, the Black Order, and the hordes of aliens, in defiance.
- Just as all seems lost, Rogers hears a voice on radio: Sam Wilson, returned to life by Hulk, alerting Rogers once again, "On your left." Rogers turns to find a golden portal being opened, and Black Panther, Shuri, and Okoye stepping through. Falcon flies through over them as numerous portals open around Rogers. From Titan, out steps Doctor Strange, Mantis, Drax the Destroyer, Star-Lord, and Spider-Man. From Wakanda, the restored might of the Wakandan Army marches forth, led by their king, and accompanied by the Winter Soldier, Groot, and Scarlet Witch. From New Asgard, Valkyrie and her flying steed Aragorn), Korg, Miek, and the Asgardians. Wong leads the Masters of the Mystic Arts, Wasp arrives from San Francisco, and the Ravagers and Howard the Duck come through from Contraxia. Thor summons Stormbreaker, Iron Man wakes, Pepper Potts flies in wearing the armor Stark made her, and Ant-Man grows to giant size from under the New Avengers Facility, safely getting Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, and War Machine out to join the fray. Captain America summons Mjølnir back to him and rallies the armies with the cry, "Avengers... assemble," and the Avengers' allied forces charge forth.
- Thanos unleashes his army in response, and the clash of the Battle of Earth begins. Ant-Man punches a Leviathan to the ground, Black Panther fights Outriders, Drax stabs Cull Obsidian, and Stark and Potts fight back-to-back in their respective armors. Thor and Captain America accidentally switch weapons as they fight, and Thor has Rogers give back Stormbreaker, wanting the bigger weapon. Barnes and Rocket shoot their opponents.
- Cull Obsidian goes to stab Iron Man, but Spider-Man uses webs to restrain him, then Ant-Man steps on him. Parker and Stark reunite, and Stark hugs him, delighted to have him back.
- Star-Lord fights Sakaarans from Thanos' army. He is almost killed by one, but his attacker is shot in the back. Quill gets up to find the shooter to be Gamora. He is confused, not knowing she is not the Gamora he knew, so when he touches her, she knees and kicks him. She turns to Nebula, incredulous that the man before her is the one her other self fell in love with.
- Falcon kills a Chitauri Gorilla. Hawkeye runs with the Nano Gauntlet, and Hulk notes that they need to return them to where they came from to get them out of Thanos' reach forever. Stark points out the Quantum Tunnel has been destroyed, but Lang remembers Luis' Van has one. Valkyrie spots the van from above, and Lang and van Dyne go to get the van started.
- Iron Man goes to see Strange, saying this better be the 1 in 14 million eventuality where things turn out well, though Strange says he cannot confirm it or else it will not be.
- Lang and van Dyne find the van dead and realize they have to hot-wire it.
- Corvus Glaive informs Thanos that their Nebula is not responding. Ebony Maw spots Hawkeye running with the Nano Gauntlet and points him out.
- As Barton struggles transporting the gauntlet, T'Challa asks him to hand it over, remembering Barton's name from the Clash of the Avengers despite claiming not to care at the time. He takes it and runs, weathering the onslaught of attacks with the Panther Habit's kinetic energy absorption, but being knocked over when Thanos throws his sword at him.
- Before Thanos can go for the gauntlet, Scarlet Witch lands in front of him. She says that he took everything from her. The 2014 Thanos notes he does not know her, but she attacks, telekinetically throwing boulders at him.
- As Black Panther attempts to retrieve the gauntlet, Ebony Maw magically lifts a rock that it is positioned upon up out of the ground, trying to get it out of his reach. He retrieves it, but struggles, so Spider-Man swings over and takes it, then activating "Instant Kill Mode" to fend off oncoming Outriders.
- Thanos attempts to push his sword toward Maximoff, but she telekinetically blocks him, then raises him up in the air as she tears his armor from his body. Thanos panics and orders an air strike, despite the risk to his own troops.
- Wong leads the sorcerers in casting magical shields from the missiles. Meanwhile, missile strikes at the river border cause the start of a flood, and Doctor Strange goes to magically keep it at bay.
- Parker is overrun by Outriders and calls for help. Captain America throws Mjølnir over his fellow New Yorker, allowing him to web onto it and be carried away. Potts then catches him and throws him up onto Aragorn to fly with Valkyrie. However, Aragorn is struck by a missile and Parker falls to the ground, then struggling for shelter as the missile fire becomes too intense.
- The Avengers all dive for cover as the missiles rain down. Rocket Raccoon clutches to Groot protectively. However, the firing suddenly stops as the ship's blasters turn upward. F.R.I.D.A.Y. informs Stark that something has entered the upper atmosphere, as Captain Marvel comes down from the sky, having arrived to help, barreling through the Sanctuary II and destroying it, to Thanos' dismay.
- Lang manages to start up the van Quantum Tunnel.
- Danvers flies down to Parker so she can protect the gauntlet. He notes that Thanos has a whole army in the way of the van, but with Valkyrie and Aragorn overhead, Maximoff and Okoye catch up with them and note Danvers has help. Potts flies over, Mantis and Shuri walk to join them, Wasp flies over to assist, and Gamora and Nebula get to the group. The women advance as a unit, their joined forces weakening the path for Danvers. Maximoff telekinetically takes down a Leviathan, while Valkyrie flies and cuts through another.
- Danvers flies through toward the van. Thanos goes to stop her, but Potts, Shuri, and Wasp blast him together to clear her way. Danvers gets past him, but just before reaching the van, Thanos throws his sword into the vehicle, destroying it, with the blast knocking Danvers back and making her drop the gauntlet.
- The Avengers do all they can to stop Thanos from getting the Nano Gauntlet, but Thanos swats Iron Man aside and manages to headbutt Thor and slam Captain America into the ground. Captain Marvel flies back in, but he swings her off him and dons the gauntlet. Before he can let the power of it sink in, Danvers returns and grabs his hand to keep it open, and when he tries to headbutt her, she is impervious. However, as she starts to overpower him, Thanos removes the Power Stone and uses its raw energy to punch her with a concussive blast.
- Doctor Strange gestures to Stark that they are in the deciding moments for the one winning outcome, and Stark has a realization. As the Titan replaces the Power Stone and embraces the gauntlet's power again, Stark grabs the gauntlet to try to stop him. Thanos bats him aside and announces himself as inevitable as he goes to finally snap his fingers, but when he does so, he finds the gauntlet ineffective. He is stunned to discover it is empty, and turns to see Stark revealing he has used his nanotech to steal the Infinity Stones. Stark takes on the power of the stones and retorts, "I am Iron Man," before snapping his fingers.
- As Stark's will dictated when snapping his fingers, Thanos' forces begin to crumble to dust, the way half the population had 5 years prior. Thanos looks upon his defeat in dismay, before sitting down to embrace his end, as he, too, crumbles away, blowing into the wind.
- His body burned and wrecked, Stark falls to the ground, struggling to breathe. James Rhodes lands by him and caresses his dying friend's face. Peter Parker swings over, trying to talk to Stark and tell him they have won. Stark is unresponsive, and Parker starts to cry. Finally, Pepper Potts arrives, crouching to talk to him. Stark manages to mutter a recognition to her, and after F.R.I.D.A.Y. confirms to Potts that her husband is dying, she assures him that he has saved them, and he can finally rest peacefully. Potts cries herself, holding her hand on Stark's heart as the arc reactor fades, and Tony Stark dies. Captain America and Thor look on mournfully as Potts kisses him one last time.
- Accommodating the students resurrected by Hulk, the Midtown School of Science and Technology restarts its academic year, making their credits from 2018 invalid.
- Returning to school, Peter Parker reunites with Ned Leeds.
- Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne, and the now teenage Cassie Lang, watch the night sky as fireworks explode in celebration of the lives that have returned.
- Following the Avengers' victory, Wakanda holds a celebration for the return of many victims of Thanos' Snap, including their royal family. The capital city is aglow with lights, festival music, and people filling the streets with cheer.
- Before Tony Stark's funeral, Happy Hogan, Pepper Potts, Morgan, and James Rhodes watch a hologram message left by Tony from the day before the Time Heist, recorded in the event that something might go wrong. In it, Tony talks about his hope that the world can be restored to some sense of normality. He ruminates on the incredible expanse of the universe he has come to discover over the years, and says that he feels things will work out as they are supposed to, finishing by reminding Morgan, "I love you 3000."
- The funeral is held for Tony Stark at his home, where he is mourned by his family, friends and fellow heroes. Potts and Morgan put a wreath out onto the lake, with Stark's first arc reactor, still adorned by Potts' gift engraving of "Proof that Tony Stark has a heart". Potts, Morgan, Hogan, Rhodes, Steve Rogers, Peter and May Parker, Thor, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Wong, Scott Lang, Hope and Janet van Dyne, Hank Pym, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Mantis, Nebula, Peter Quill, Drax, Okoye, T'Challa, Shuri, Clint, Laura, Cooper, Lila, and Nathaniel Barton, Wanda Maximoff, Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, Harley Keener, Maria Hill, Thaddeus Ross, Carol Danvers, and Nick Fury all mourn the fallen hero together.
- After people begin to disband, Clint Barton stands with Wanda Maximoff by the lake. He tells her he wishes he could let Natasha Romanoff know that they won. Maximoff says she is certain that both Romanoff and her beloved Vision know, wherever they are. The friends embrace to support each other.
- Happy Hogan sits with Morgan Stark, who tells him she wants cheeseburgers. This moves Hogan, who recalls how much her father had loved them, promising to buy her some.
- Thor, in search of his calling, tells Valkyrie he is leaving New Asgard in her care, dubbing her New Asgard's new king, before going to join the Guardians of the Galaxy aboard the Benatar.
- Inside the ship, Thor starts swiping for destination choices, which aggravates Quill, who insists he is still very much the captain. Thor claims to agree, but continues to take charge. Drax recommends they fight, and the pair start tensely laughing at the situation. Thor assures Quill he is in charge, but gives him a threatening look.
- Hulk reminds Captain America to return all the Infinity Stones to the moment they were taken so as to clip all their branches. He forlornly tells Rogers he tried with the Infinity Gauntlet to bring back Romanoff, and that he misses her, which Rogers says he does as well.
- Sam Wilson offers to join Rogers, but Rogers tells him this is up to him. He embraces Barnes, who says he will miss him, knowing what Rogers plans to do. Rogers steps onto the newly built Quantum Tunnel with the stones and Mjølnir. However, he does not return to the tunnel when Hulk tries to bring him back, having traveled back to the 1949 after his mission and decided to stay there to finally come home from war and spend the rest of his life with Peggy Carter.
- Barnes and Wilson notice an old man sitting ahead by the lake. Encouraged by Barnes, Wilson approaches him, realizing that he is an elderly Steve Rogers, now biologically 112, having lived a full life. Rogers says his life was beautiful, and Wilson says he is happy, but will miss Captain America. Rogers reveals a now intact shield, removing it from its casing and passing it to Wilson. When Wilson notes that it feels like someone else's, Rogers says that it is not. Honored, Wilson thanks his friend and assures him he will do his best, which Rogers tells him is why he chose him. When Wilson notices Rogers has a wedding ring, he enquires about Rogers' wife, but Rogers decides to keep the special life he lived private.
- Wanda Maximoff visits S.W.O.R.D. Headquarters to retrieve Vision's corpse with the intent of giving him a proper burial. She sees one of the receptionists in the facility and tells him that she wants to see Vision since he was gone when she was brought back. With the approval from Tyler Hayward himself, Maximoff proceeds forward and meets the Director in his office. Hayward presents her Vision, who is being broken down and torn apart by engineers, saying that it is S.W.O.R.D.'s legal obligation to do so and that Vision did not belong to her. Enraged, Maximoff destroys the observatory glass and goes to examine Vision's corpse itself, but says that she cannot feel him anymore. She leaves the headquarters, alone and depressed. Hayward would later use the security footage to falsely claim that Wanda stole Vision's body and resurrected him in order to keep the restoration of Vision's body a secret.
- Wanda Maximoff goes to Westview, New Jersey, observing the citizens of the town as she drives by. She reaches her and Vision's planned estate, which had been demolished. Looking at her property deed, written "to grow old in", Maximoff breaks down and releases her Chaos Magic, restoring her estate and affecting Westview entirely, transforming the town into a 1950s TV show aesthetic. Maximoff then fully creates her own version of Vision, who greets her and shares a chaste kiss with her.
- Immediately after Maximoff creates the Hex, Agatha Harkness senses the afterglow of multiple spells in play all at once. This fascinates her so she decides to go undercover to try to find out Wanda's true self.
- A man placed in Witness Protection at Westview suddenly goes missing as people forget the town exists. FBI agent Jimmy Woo is tasked with investigating the case. Woo tries contacting known associates and relatives, but to his surprise, none of them have even heard of this person. So Woo takes the first flight out of Oakland to try to interface with local law enforcement until he encounters a new wrinkle.
- Monica Rambeau returns to work at S.W.O.R.D. around 3 weeks after being resurrected in the Blip to meet with Tyler Hayward. She tries to use her outdated employee ID card to enter a door, but it fails her. When a security guard begins to question her, he is interrupted by Hayward himself who Monica refers to as "Director Hayward", but he corrects her as he is technically the Acting Director for now.
- Hayward subsequently catches Rambeau up on everything she’s missed in the past five years and Monica asks about the "Astronaut Training Program" to which Hayward explains that they’ve mostly moved to unmanned missions and shows Rambeau an arsenal of robotics, nanotech and other types of “Sentient Weapons”. Nevertheless, Rambeau passively objects, pointing out that the O and R in S.W.O.R.D. stand for observation and response, not creation. Hayward explains that space is now full of “unexpected threats” to which Rambeau assures him that it “always was full of threats and allies”.
- As they arrive at Hayward's office, Hayward points out how Rambeau’s mother helped build S.W.O.R.D. from the ground up and that she should have been here to name Maria’s replacement after she died. Rambeau tells Hayward he was the obvious choice and they move on to getting Rambeau her next assignment. Rambeau is then tasked to help the FBI with a missing persons case at Westview and to chaperone a S.W.O.R.D. Drone. Rambeau objects, letting Hayward know she’s ready to get back to work. Hayward admits she’s being “grounded” and limited to terrestrial missions per her mother’s protocols. Reluctantly, Rambeau accepts the mission.
- Upon arriving at Westview, Rambeau meets Woo, who explains the peculiar circumstance of this case and that the past associates of the missing person in the witness protection program have no memory of him existing. Not only that, but no one remembers that the town even exists. He also introduces Rambeau to the local sheriff, who claims the town of Westview doesn’t actually exist. Woo explains to Rambeau that he’s tried contacting all of the residents of Westview but has had no luck. He says they are no longer dealing with a case of a missing person, but rather a missing town. When she asks why he has not gone into town to investigate, he explains that the town doesn't want to be investigated.
- Rambeau takes out the drone from her truck and starts flying it toward the town as she questions Woo as to why they appear to be aware of Westview while anyone with a personal connection to it is not. She then notices some interference on the feed from the drone and looks up to see that it has disappeared. As she gets closer to investigate, she notices an energy field around the town. She reaches out to touch it and gets pulled into the town, disappearing in front of Woo’s eyes.
- The S.W.O.R.D. Response Base is set up outside of Westview.
- 24 hours after Rambeau's disappearance, Darcy Lewis, along with other scientists, arrives at the response base with the realization that S.W.O.R.D. clearly has no idea what kind of threat they’re dealing with. The agents, upon arrival, lead Lewis to a lab as she watches a drone get sent into the town and disappears. She asks agent Monti what kind of data were they getting but is told that is highly classified. After pointing out that she saw the Army, the FBI, and others while looking forward to the commemorative T-shirt, Lewis asks if she can get a cup of coffee.
- Inside the Hex, Wanda and Vision puzzle over the significance of a mysterious heart on their kitchen calendar. Neither of them can remember the occasion, so they decide they are celebrating something special together. As Vision leaves the house for work, Maximoff points out he has forgotten to transform himself into his human appearance, which he does before heading out. Not long after, Maximoff meets next-door neighbor "Agnes" and gets caught off guard when she cannot answer how long she and Vision have been together or where their wedding rings are. She then proclaims she and Vision are celebrating their anniversary, to which Agnes promptly offers to help plan the special night.
- Lewis quickly finds a colossal amount of Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation readings, as well as some other findings. She plugs her equipment into an old Physio-Scope and gets an image from inside Westview. This prompts her to request an old television set.
- At Computational Services Inc. Headquarters, Vision's coworker Norm marvels at how fast he works and jokes that he is like a walking computer, which Vision denies. His inability to understand the significance of what today is resolved when he remembers that he is hosting his boss, Mr. Hart, and his wife, Mrs. Hart for dinner. Mr. Hart, who is looking forward to the evening, explains the importance of the dinner, pointing to former employee Phil Jones, who is leaving because the dinner he hosted was not to Mr. Hart's liking. Vision then calls Maximoff, and the two talk about their plans for the night without ever specifying the occasion they think they are celebrating.
- Later, Maximoff sneaks up behind Mr. Hart, mistaking him for Vision, and gives him the old “guess who.” Vision scrambles to explain that Maximoff is from Sokovia and lies that this is the customary Sokovia way of greeting guests. The Harts without much hassle accept the explanation. Vision and Wanda retreat into the kitchen to talk about what was going on. Vision explains that the heart on the calendar represents his boss’ visit. Wanda snaps herself into a new dress and begins going to work on cooking a home-cooked meal.
- In the evening, Hayward sends agent Franklin, who is already in a hazmat suit, into the sewers to find anything on Rambeau and explains to him that the sewer system will lead him into the town. Hayward then tells the other agents, who are in charge of the tether tied around him, to keep him posted if anything happens to him. Woo tells Hayward he's not confident in this mission.
- Back inside the base, Woo warns Hayward that he is worried the energy perimeter will extend into the sewers and that they do not know enough about this threat to send in a second agent when Rambeau has not yet returned. As Hayward demands a visual of the town from his agents, he hears laughter in the distance. As he looks for the source of the sound, he discovers Lewis is watching a sitcom on an old TV. Woo questions who is on the screen and Darcy points out that “it looks like her”. Darcy then questions whether or not Vision is supposed to be dead. Hayward subsequently asks where the signal is coming from and Lewis tells him it is coming from inside the town.
- As the broadcast shows "Agnes" arriving at the Vision Residence with a pineapple, Hayward asks Lewis if the broadcast was authentic, live, recorded, and if it was fabricated. Lewis says that she doesn't know and explains her discovery from earlier and that the broadcast frequency was entwined with the CMBR readings. Just as Wanda serves dinner to Vision's boss, Woo questions if the universe created a sitcom starring two Avengers but all that Lewis can tell him is that it is a working theory. Hayward orders his team to start analyzing the footage.
- Mrs. Hart asks Maximoff about their story, which neither she nor Vision can come up with. Mr. Hart begins to demand answers until he starts choking on his food. Maximoff looks panicked for a bit before finally telling Vision to save Mr. Hart. Vision removes the food from his boss’ airway and saves his life in the process, which prompts an end to their visit. Surprisingly, the Harts are pleased and Mr. Hart promises to talk with Vision about a promotion on "Monday morning".
- Wanda and Vision, after conjuring wedding rings for both of them, share a kiss. The broadcast ends and Lewis finishes writing her notes.
- Later, Woo sets up a board for all the information they can gather on the citizens inside Westview. He points out that they have identified Wanda Maximoff and Vision and puts their photos on the board. Woo mentions in his writing on the white board questions the recurring presence of hexagons in the sitcom, along with asking other questions added by him later, which include: “Why sitcoms?” and “Is Vision alive?”
- Later on, as they continue analyzing the footage, Lewis notices Rambeau sitting on a bench during a scene within the sitcom and is surprised by this. She asks Woo if Rambeau seemed 'okay' to him, which he replies she doesn't appear to be harmed in any way and that she wasn't the boss lady he met yesterday. Lewis assumes that Rambeau has to play along with the sitcom while Woo asks if the sitcom was an alternate reality, if it was involved with time travel, or if it was "some cockamamie social experiment". Lewis reminds him that it's a 1950s sitcom to which he replies with "But why?" Lewis tells Woo that she has an idea.
- In a 1960s setting, Vision can be seen practicing a magic routine for a talent show fundraiser and Wanda Maximoff serves as his assistant. As Vision worries about their routine, Maximoff explains that she just wants this to serve as a way to fit in with their neighbors at Westview and that she is heading to a planning committee meeting while Vision is off to a meeting of the town watch. However, Maximoff doesn’t make it far because she hears a crash in her front yard and goes to investigate. She finds a toy helicopter that has crashed into one of her bushes, but unlike the rest of the world, the toy is bright red and yellow when its surroundings are in black and white. Soon after, she is distracted by "Agnes".
- Outside, Lewis explains to Woo that she might be able to shoot a signal to the radio on Wanda’s kitchen counter and speak with her, considering that this only happens once per episode. Shortly After, an agent brings Woo an image of the now transformed drone, which is a red toy helicopter that had landed in Maximoff's bush from the episode that aired "two minutes ago". Lewis and Woo question why the design was changed and why did the agent colorized it, to which the agent says she didn't. Lewis decides to move on with her theory.
- Lewis and Woo begin trying to reach Maximoff on the radio when Lewis notices Rambeau is talking to Maximoff. During the scene, Lewis tells Woo that Maximoff is at "some sort of swim club" and that they've never been there before. She then sees a radio at Dottie's meeting and tells Woo to start talking.
- As Maximoff cleans up after the meeting for Jones, she tries to get on the good side of the head of the committee. Jones explains that she has heard some things about Maximoff and Vision. But before she can explain anything, a garbled voice comes over the radio. As Woo keeps trying to ask Maximoff who was doing this to her, the radio short circuits and a glass in Jones’ hand shatters, cutting her hand which becomes covered in red blood. Jones is seemingly not phased by the incident and makes a joke about getting blood stains out of white linen before heading away.
- As Woo tries to continue to reach out to Maximoff, the broadcast suddenly jump-cuts ahead, which confuses Lewis. Lewis tells Woo that it didn't work and that this was a mission failure. Woo says it was worth a try and tells her it was good effort. As Lewis tells Woo to come back inside, Woo looks at the Hex barrier one more time before going in.
- In the sewers, agent Franklin successfully crosses through the barrier and into Westview. However, his hazmat suit transforms into a beekeeper’s outfit and the tether he was attached to breaks and turns into a jump rope. The agents in charge of carefully guiding Franklin through the sewers, pull back the tether that was once attached to him. Agent Monti holds the jump-rope in confusion.
- Back home, Wanda and Vision celebrates their performance and their day of fitting in. As Maximoff starts to head to the kitchen, Vision calls her back. As she turns around, it is revealed that she is pregnant. Maximoff asks if this is really happening and they are quickly interrupted by a sound outside. They head out to find Franklin climbing out of the sewers. As Vision says Wanda's name, Franklin turns his head towards them, startled.
- As Franklin faces them, Maximoff simply utters "no," and things begin to rewind, bringing things back to the point of Maximoff asking if her pregnancy is really happening. This time, instead of hearing the sound, Vision assures her it's really happening and the two kiss. Maximoff notices Vision's face is now in color, and marvels as she and the environment around her becomes colorized.
- In a 1970s setting inside of the Hex, Wanda and Vision are inside their home with Dr. Stan Nielson, the town's obstetrician, paying the couple a visit. A panicked Vision asks questions about the pregnancy, which confuses Dr. Nielson a bit. Maximoff continuously covers for him as Dr. Nielson points out that she looks to be about four months pregnant, despite the fact that in reality it's only been "twelve hours". As Vision walks Dr. Nielson out, he asks him to keep Maximoff's pregnancy a secret. Dr. Nielson agrees and takes his leave, while Vision greets his neighbor Herb. Vision looks back at his neighbor perplexed as Herb is using a hedge trimmer to cut into the cinderblock wall lining their driveway. As Vision points out his mistake, Herb thanks him but in spite of this, continues to cut into the wall with a smile.
- Vision heads back inside to inform Maximoff of the strange occurrence but quickly becomes distracted when he notices that Maximoff's pregnant stomach is even bigger now. Later that day, Maximoff is preparing the baby’s nursery with Vision by her side. She begins to feel kicking, which causes her to inadvertently use her powers to bring some paper butterflies to life. Surprised, she even goes as far to explain that she didn’t do any of this on purpose. During their conversation, Vision proposes the name Billy for a boy. Maximoff counters that suggestion with Tommy and the two playfully and briefly argue over what to name their future child. Maximoff then uses her powers to paint a stork on the wall while Vision does the math to figure out that at this rate. Vision then tells Maximoff that their baby should be due in just three days time.
- Wanda and Vision continue to prepare for the arrival of their child; with Vision practicing changing a doll's diaper while Maximoff times him. Their preparations are subsequently interrupted when Maximoff experiences false labor. Unfortunately, the experience causes her to lose control of her powers again as all of the appliances start to go crazy. Eventually, they lose power altogether and Vision learns that the same has happened on the whole block. Maximoff points out that if this is what happens during false labor, she is afraid to know what will happen during the real thing. She shares her worry of her neighbors discovering their secret and Vision begins to point out that something is very wrong. However, Wanda alters reality again. This time, all Vision simply does is comfort his wife.
- As they begin to relax, Maximoff is once again overcome with labor pains, only this time it is the real thing. The couple try out some breathing exercises to calm her but it more accurately helps Vision to calm down. Everything is fine for a second before water begins to rain from their ceiling and Maximoff tells her husband that her water just broke. Due to the indoor downpour, Maximoff and Vision hide under the table from the indoor rain. After a few seconds, it stops and Maximoff uses her powers to blow dry their home. She once again feels the labor pains and Vision runs off to find Dr. Nielson using his super speed.
- Lewis and Woo continues to observe the sitcom and both begin questioning why each episode is jumping to another decade. Lewis states that it can't be purely for her enjoyment and Woo can't believe that Wanda and Vision are having a baby. Lewis asks if he wants any (referring to the potato chip bag in her hands) and Woo misinterprets the question and says he has thought about having a child at one point. He eventually accepts Lewis' chip offer.
- Maximoff tries to push through another contraction when she hears a strange sound coming from the nursery. As she goes to investigate, she is startled by her doorbell. Trying to keep her pregnancy a secret, she grabs a large coat to throw on herself before answering the door. She opens the door to find Geraldine, who has come to borrow a bucket because all of the pipes in her ceiling burst. As she goes to grab a bucket, Maximoff feels several more contractions, each one changing the jacket she’s wearing. Though seemingly unaware of the craziness that is currently going on in Maximoff’s home, Geraldine begins to tell a story about work when Maximoff notices a live stork walking around her living room. Maximoff tries to keep her neighbor from noticing the bird walking around her home but she can’t seem to use her powers to get rid of it. Geraldine eventually heads into the nursery and the bird hides perfectly matched up with the painting on the wall. Geraldine notices the crib and discovers that Maximoff is pregnant as she starts going into labor. Meanwhile, Vision arrives at the doctor’s home, throws him on his back, and speeds away.
- Geraldine tries to get Maximoff ready to give birth and notices things around their home going haywire once again, but says to herself that she is sure there is a perfectly logical explanation for all of this. Eventually, Geraldine delivers Maximoff’s baby boy and hands him over to the happy new mother. Vision and Dr. Nielson come in a moment later, and Vision meets his son. With Geraldine and the doctor in the other room, Vision transforms into his natural synthezoid state and holds the baby, calling him Tommy. As the couple share a smile, Maximoff begins to go into labor again and Vision realizes that another baby, Billy, is coming.
- Later, all four adults are in the living room with Vision and Dr. Nielson holding Tommy and Billy. Vision walks Dr. Nielson out, who mentions his planned vacation to Bermuda will not be happening after all. Dr. Nielson explains that he thinks he will not be taking his trip because small towns can be hard to escape. A puzzled Vision then finds Agnes and Herb gossiping in the yard. Intrigued, he approaches them to find out what they're discussing. Agnes asks if Geraldine is inside with Maximoff.
- Herb and Agnes explain to Vision that Geraldine is new to town and has no family, husband or even a home. Vision clearly finds that strange.
- Back inside, Maximoff reveals to Geraldine that she herself is a twin. She appears overcome with emotion as she brings up Pietro Maximoff before singing to her newborn babies a Sokovian lullaby. Geraldine is visibly confused and reminds Maximoff that Pietro was killed by Ultron during the Battle of Sokovia. The remark sets Maximoff back and she quickly grows angry and confrontational.
- As soon as Geraldine mentioned Ultron, Woo questions if that is the first reference to their reality, which Lewis does indeed confirm. They then watch as Wanda realizes “Geraldine” is not who she thought she was.
- Maximoff asks Geraldine to repeat what she said which leads to Geraldine to offer to take a shift rocking the babies. Maximoff instead asks her to leave as she notices a strange S.W.O.R.D. necklace she is wearing.
- Just as they were about to see what was going to happen next, the broadcast simply jumps-cuts to the end credits, leaving Lewis and Woo confused and concerned as they don't know what has happened to Rambeau. Lewis tries to check on the recorded footage to see if it also had the same effect. To Lewis' frustration, it does indeed have the same effect. She then comes to the realization that someone is censoring the broadcast and Woo asks what happened to Rambeau.
- As Maximoff continues to ask Geraldine who she is, the neighbor in question becomes visibly flustered and can not answer any of Maximoff's questions. "Geraldine" continues to say that she's just her neighbor but Maximoff refutes by asking her about how she knows about Ultron. Maximoff comes to the conclusion that "Geraldine" was not her neighbor and definitely not her friend. She then tells her that she is trespassing and that she wants her to leave. Maximoff uses her powers to launch her through several walls of her house and out of Westview.
- Vision then tries to get more information from his neighbors and Herb begins to explain why Geraldine came to their town but Agnes cuts off Herb, telling him to stop while looking scared. The mood suddenly changes as Agnes runs off with a smile, leaving Herb to say goodbye to Vision, without answering his question.
- Outside the Hex, an alarm alerts the entire base of a breach. Lewis, Woo, and a bunch of other agents hurried outside to see what had happened. A bunch of S.W.O.R.D. vehicles surround Rambeau and a bunch of agents jumped out of the vehicle to see if she's okay. As Lewis and Woo arrive at the scene, Woo asks Rambeau if she was okay. Rambeau replies that the entire Hex, and everything happening inside it, is all because of Maximoff.
- Afterwards, Wanda subsequently uses her powers to simply fix the walls and returns to her newborn babies with a sad look on her face just as Vision heads back inside. He asks where Geraldine is and an eerily stoic Maximoff explains that she had to rush home. Wanda picks up one of the twins and asks Vision what should they watch. Vision carries the other twin as they both sit down on the couch and Vision turns on the TV.
- Tyler Hayward debriefs Monica Rambeau about her experiences as Geraldine in Westview and has her undergo medical examination.
- Now in a 1980s setting, Maximoff and Vision struggle to get their twin boys to sleep. Maximoff even tries to use magic on them, but they appear to be immune to her abilities. Both Maximoff and Vision try to placate their crying babies, but see the pacifiers shot back up into their faces after the babies reject them. Right as Maximoff says they need some help with the babies, the doorbell rings and Agnes enters, nearly catching Vision in his true form. She explains that she heard the twins were on a sleep strike and came to help. Vision becomes suspicious of their neighbor, and asks who told her that and she jokingly explains that she could hear them crying from outside. Vision then laughs it off but still appears to remain suspicious.
- Agnes then offers to help but Vision declines her offers, which visibly confuses her. Agnes turns to Maximoff and asks if she wants her to “take that from the top again.” Vision and Maximoff share a look of confusion and Agnes asks again if they should take it from the top, as if they are actors on a television show. Maximoff quickly puts a stop to the break in character and encourages her to help with the babies. Vision is disturbed by what he saw and tries to question Maximoff about it, but she assures him that everything is fine. The crying then stops and the couple goes to check on their babies, who are now missing from their cribs. As Maximoff and Vision question what is happening, a child’s voice calls out from behind them and they turn to see the twins, now five years old. Agnes simply remarks that children grow up fast.
- Rambeau is questioned about her experience inside the Maximoff Anomaly. She goes on to describe it as “pain” and how she felt Wanda's voice in her head. She continues by saying that there was a hopeless feeling keeping her down, which she later described as “grief". Woo and Lewis enters the room where Rambeau is undergoing some sort of brain scan. They tell Rambeau that there is a briefing in ten minutes before the doctor tells them they need to run another scan. Lewis points out that the scans are blank. When the doctor says they need to draw more blood, Rambeau tells her they are done here and begins to get dressed for the briefing.
- Hayward leads a briefing for the entire base, updating them on the investigation's progress and now classifying Maximoff as the “principal victimizer.” Woo then provides history on Maximoff and defends her when Hayward, on multiple occasions, decides to only point out her destructive tendencies. He also notably asks if Wanda has an alias, but the agents present say does not have one. Rambeau defends Maximoff after Hayward refers to her as a terrorist. He counters her by saying how Rambeau described her experience inside Westview as both “excruciating” and “terrifying.” Monica explains that she only survived her experience because Maximoff protected her.
- In order to further convince his team of Maximoff’s dangerous intentions, he shares previously classified footage of Maximoff infiltrating a S.W.O.R.D. facility where Vision’s corpse was stored in. He explains that, nine days prior to the briefing, Maximoff had stormed the facility, "stole" Vision's body and resurrected him. Woo points out that her actions violate the Sokovia Accords and Hayward further adds that it also violates Vision’s living will. Woo points out that Vision “didn't want to be anybody’s weapon". Hayward adds that in her grief, Maximoff disregarded Vision’s wishes. Woo then asks how she managed to bring Vision back to life and Lewis wonders what would happen when Vision learns the truth regarding Westview.
- Inside the Vision Residence, the twins are hiding something in the kitchen sink. Maximoff discovers that the boys have found a dog before asking their mom to keep him. Vision enters their home shortly thereafter in his human form. When Maximoff asks him about his disguise, he explains he had a hunch that someone might pop over. Right on queue, Agnes comes in the back door with a dog house, which Vision finds rather odd. Agnes then asks the boys if they have named the dog yet and, after the dog somehow short circuits an outlet, she suggests they go with Sparky. Maximoff then uses her powers, while Agnes is still in the room, to create a collar and name tag for the dog. Vision freaks out and points out that she made no effort to conceal her abilities. Maximoff explains that she is tired of hiding and tells him he does not have to either. That prompts Vision to question Maximoff regarding what she might be keeping from him. They are interrupted by Billy, who asks again if they can keep Sparky. The couple tells their children they will not be ready for a dog until they are at least ten years old. The boys look at each other and then age themselves up to the age of 10, despite objections from their parents.
- Back in the base, Rambeau, Woo and Lewis try to come up with solutions on how to re-enter Westview. Rambeau then claims to know an "aerospace engineer" who she also claims would be excited to help them on their mission, before sending a message on her phone. Lewis tells Rambeau that she refers to the sitcom world as “The Hex,” due to the recurring presence of hexagons that they previously made note of on the whiteboard. Woo then questions if they have identified the twins but Rambeau then tells him the twins are Wanda’s children and that everything that's been happening inside the Hex is real. Lewis and Woo point out that Maximoff usually makes people see illusions and that creating real matter would be a far greater power they have yet to see from her. Rambeau points out though that Maximoff showed some great power when she almost took out Thanos on her own. Woo responds that Captain Marvel almost did the same, which causes Rambeau to pause for a few seconds. Lewis then asks Rambeau if Captain Marvel had received her powers from an Infinity Stone. Rambeau dismisses the conversation, saying that they weren't talking about her.
- Rambeau notices an image of the drone they sent into the Hex earlier and asks to be shown to the lab. Once there, she finds her 70’s-style wardrobe she wore inside the Hex. Lewis and Woo question if they are being mind controlled to see the clothing and Rambeau assures them it is real. She grabs Woo’s gun and shoots the outfit. The bullets bounce off the clothes, leaving them unscathed. Rambeau concludes that the clothes are 87% Kevlar because she was wearing a bulletproof vest when she entered the Hex. That leads her to the conclusion that Maximoff is not creating an illusion, but instead, she is rewriting reality. She then questions what would happen if they sent something into the Hex that did not require any change to fit with the current theme inside.
- At CSI HQ, Vision tries to teach Norm how to use the internet when the entire office receives an email from S.W.O.R.D. and begins reading it out loud while everyone else reads in unison. Vision, once again suspicious of what is going on, uses his power to turn off the computer and turns to Norm. He uses his power to awaken the real Westview resident, who immediately begins to panic. The person playing Norm pleads for help and tells Vision he has to stop “her.” As he yells for Vision to make “her” stop, Vision uses his power again to return Norm back to his normal sitcom self.
- Maximoff and the boys play with Sparky in their house and the boys begin to question Wanda about where their father is. When she tells them he is now at work, they tell her they thought it was Saturday. The three of them then begin to debate over what day it is. Maximoff subsequently abandons her initial explanation that it is Monday and instead explains that there was an emergency at the office, also stating that Vision needed to take a break. The boys ask if that means that Vision needed to take a break from them. Maximoff comforts them, assuring them that that is not the case. Subsequently, the boys ask her if she has a brother. With a distant look, she explains that she does but that he’s “far away from here” and that that makes her sad sometimes.
- Their discussion is interrupted when Sparky begins to bark at the door. Wanda goes outside to investigate, letting Sparky run outside. A 90's era drone is seen flying over Westview and Hayward and his team gets a visual of Maximoff. Woo points out that the drone is out of frame on the broadcast and Lewis explains that Maximoff is controlling the shot. Rambeau attempts to communicate with Maximoff, but instead triggers her anger. Rambeau then says her controls are not working and Hayward orders another agent to fire a missile towards Wanda. The drone feed is lost and Rambeau stands up to question Hayward.
- Shortly thereafter, an alarm begins to sound and an agent explains that there has been another breach. Everyone rushes to the border of the Hex where they see Maximoff emerge from the forcefield, dragging their destroyed drone. Maximoff gives S.W.O.R.D. a final warning to stay out of her home. She tells them that she will not bother them if they do so but Hayward explains she has taken an entire town hostage. When Rambeau approaches, Maximoff prepares to use her powers. Rambeau pleads with Wanda to trust her while explaining that she knows she is an ally of hers. Maximoff questions how Rambeau can help her now that she has what she wanted. Rambeau pauses before Maximoff claimed that she had what she wanted, and that nobody can take it from her again. She then uses her powers to have the soldiers turn their guns on Hayward and retreats back into the Hex. She turns the Hex's barrier from transparent to glitching red and re-enters the Hex.
- Inside the Hex, Agatha kills Sparky and wraps him up in a blanket.
- Wanda and the twins search for Sparky before coming across Agnes, holding what appears to be Sparky wrapped up in a blanket. She explains that she found the dog in her azalea bushes and was unable to stop him before it was too late. The boys share a look and Maximoff stops them before they can age themselves up again. They argue over whether or not Maximoff should use her abilities to “fix the dead.” Agnes, seemingly shocked, questions Maximoff's ability to revive the dead. Instead, Maximoff tries to teach her boys a lesson about the rules in life, explaining that they can not reverse death, no matter how sad it makes them, despite the fact that she had revived Vision out of grief. The boys continue to plead with her as Vision arrives. He comforts his children as Maximoff shows a troubled look.
- Back at home, Vision confronts Maximoff about what he saw with Norm. He tells her he was in pain and shrugs off her attempted distractions. However, he then tells her she can not simply control him. She responds with a "Can't I?" and tries to leave Vision. She then tries to put an end to the argument by having the ending credits of her sitcom life to roll. However, Vision refuses to let the argument end. He confronts her again, eventually using his powers to take a fighting stance. Maximoff takes a stance of her own and explains that all the action she took was for Vision and the twins. When Vision questions what’s outside of Westview, she tells him he does not want to know. Vision snaps and the argument becomes more heated. Maximoff explains that she does not know how any of this started in the first place and Vision tells her what she is doing is wrong.
- Agatha, with Ralph Bohner under her control, brings him to the Vision Residence, poses him as "Pietro Maximoff", and leaves him at the front door.
- As the argument is interrupted by the doorbell, Lewis is watching the broadcast live as Vision asks who's at the door. Maximoff answers the door and is surprised at Pietro's sudden appearance. As this is happening, Lewis is surprised by this and exclaims that Wanda had recast Pietro.
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- Hayward attempts another attack on Wanda but Monica, Lewis, and Woo rebel and illegally break into Hayward's computer, realizing that Monica DNA have changed as a result of going into the Hex.
- Lewis is arrested but during the Expansion of the Hex, Lewis and multiple S.W.O.R.D. agents get pulled into the Hex.
- Due to expanding the Hex perimeter, Wanda begins to lose control of her reality, as various objects and decor in her house begins to shift through the different time periods exhibited in the WandaVision sitcom.
- Vision re-awakens in a Westview carnival, where he reunites with Darcy Lewis. While riding home in a food truck they hijacked at the carnival, Vision would learn about his previous life from Darcy, from his creation as J.A.R.V.I.S. to his death at the hands of Thanos.
- After barely escaping the Hex expansion, Hayward assembles another S.W.O.R.D. base eight miles outside of Westview.
- Monica Rambeau and Jimmy Woo retrieve Darcy's email regarding Project Cataract: a plan to bring the deceased Vision back online. They meet up with Major Aly Goodner, who had delivered a heavily-armored S.W.O.R.D. rover to the Westview outskirts as a means to penetrate the barrier without issue.
- The S.W.O.R.D. rover fails to penetrate through the barrier and, in a final attempt to reach Wanda again, Monica uses her own body to breach into Westview. The third wave of exposure to radiation ends up giving Rambeau an altered physique, allowing her to detect energy on a level no other human can see.
- Monica arrives at Wanda's house to warn her about Hayward's agenda, but quickly finds herself unwelcome at the mention of Hayward's name. Their confrontation spills into the streets, as an angry Maximoff accuses the S.W.O.R.D. agent of lying about the armed drones and "Pietro". Agnes intervenes and carries Wanda away to her house.
- In search of her children over at Agnes' house, Wanda is referred to the basement, where she discovers a gothic lair. "Agnes" walks in and introduces herself as Agatha Harkness, before infiltrating Wanda's consciousness to reveal her meddling during their time in Westview.
- Agatha taunts Wanda for being so easily deceived by the presence of fake Pietro, while she reveals her fascination with the magic involved in the Westview Anomaly. Determined to know where it came from, she subjects her to multiple flashback scenes showcasing key moments in her life: the Novi Grad Bombings, HYDRA's experimentation on her, the sprouting of her relationship with Vision at the New Avengers Facility, and concluding with her visit to S.W.O.R.D. Headquarters and the beginning of the Westview Anomaly.
- Agatha holds Wanda's children hostage, finally deducing the truth behind such power: they originate from chaos magic, leading Harkness to identify Maximoff as the mythical "Scarlet Witch", and kickstarts her desire to absorb her chaos power.
- Project Cataract: Following attempts to murder Maximoff, Vision is reactivated by Hayward and is sent into Westview.
- At the S.W.O.R.D. Retreat, Jimmy Woo is captured and brought to Hayward in handcuffs. Hayward boasts that without video evidence from inside the Anomaly proving the existence of two Visions, he will be able to maintain his narrative of Wanda Maximoff and cover-up her murder. While stealthily grabbing a phone from a table, Jimmy threatens FBI intervention, which Hayward calls a bluff. Woo is thrown out, but manages to free himself from the handcuffs and call his FBI allies at Quantico.
- Battle of Westview:
- Wanda Maximoff attacks Agatha Harkness to free her children, before ordering them inside the house to shield themselves. Wanda then uses a car to attack Agatha.
- White Vision arrives into Westview, whom Wanda mistakes for her lover. The sentient weapon attempts to crush Wanda's skull, but is stopped by Wanda's Vision, who throws him into an RV that explodes. Wanda apologizes to her Vision about her lack of transparency regarding the Anomaly, but he forgives her, knowing the reason why she crafted the reality in the first place. White Vision emerges from the fire, prompting Wanda's Vision to duel with him in the skies. Wanda flies away to confront Agatha.
- At the town square, Agatha approaches Wanda with the Darkhold, explaining to her the myth of the Scarlet Witch: she is forged into existence, possessing magic that trumps the power of the Sorcerer Supreme, is not bound to a coven or incantation, and is destined to destroy the world. Wanda attempts to reject any correlation to legend.
- To emotionally manipulate Wanda, Agatha frees the residents of Westview from Wanda's influence. They immediately bombard her with pleas and questions about their loved ones. Overwhelmed with guilt, Wanda bursts into anguish, accidentally releasing a wave of energy that forms magic bands around their necks, causing them to suffocate. She quickly reverses the effect. Billy senses his mother's outburst, prompting him and Tommy to rush over.
- Beginning to realize the damage she has inflicted upon Westview due to her influence, Wanda begins to destroy the Anomaly. As the barrier separates, Tyler Hayward leads S.W.O.R.D. into town to confront Maximoff. In the skies, the Visions' duel is interrupted when Wanda's Vision begins to disintegrate, causing him to fall to the ground. Wanda sees him and her children collapsing into particles, leading her to stop the process and reseal the barrier.
- While the Maximoff family reunites, Agatha, White Vision, and Hayward descend into the town square, the family separates to fight their enemies.
- Billy and Tommy disarm and neutralize S.W.O.R.D., prompting Hayward to emerge from his vehicle and shoot at the kids. Monica Rambeau rushes in and blocks the bullets with her body; she fails to stop one, but Billy's telekinesis stops it. Hayward boards a humvee and attempts to ram the three over, but is stopped by a food truck piloted by Darcy Lewis.
- Wanda's Vision resumes his duel with White Vision, which leads them into the public library. They halt fighting when Wanda's Vision brings up the Ship of Theseus thought experiment to the Spectral; using the experiment, the two synthezoids are able to understand their existence. White Vision allows Wanda's Vision into his systems to eradicate S.W.O.R.D.'s programming and restore his memories. Reaffirming himself as Vision, White Vision flies away from Westview.
- Wanda ambushes Agatha and subjects her to a hallucination, bringing them back to her 1693 trial and attempted execution. The bodies of the deceased witches begin to reanimate, and recognize Wanda as the Scarlet Witch, Harbringer of Chaos. Wanda herself is tied to the stake in place of Agatha, who attempts to strike a bargain with her: give up the chaos magic, and her false reality can persist.
- As Wanda's Vision reunites with his boys, Wanda begins to transfer her chaos energy and life force to Agatha, seemingly accepting the bargain. In actuality, the action was merely a distraction for Wanda to cast protection runes on the walls of the Hex, nullifying Agatha's magic. Wanda proceeds to absorb the magical essence out of Harkness, the surge of energy morphs her into the Scarlet Witch as depicted in legend.
- In the aftermath of the Battle of Westview, Wanda places a spell on Harkness, reverting her to the character "Agnes" and trapping her inside Westview. Wanda and Vision come to accept that their dream home is no longer for them and, as the family returns home, the Hex begins to retract. Across town, its reality overwrites were reversed as Westview slowly returns to normal.
- Knowing that her newfound family will not be able to exist in the real world, Wanda bids farewell to Billy and Tommy as they are tucked into bed, thanking them for choosing her to be their mother. Anticipating his deletion, Vision approaches Wanda about his mere existence, learning that he is bound to her as the Mind Stone that resides within her. As normality approaches their house, both tearfully embrace each other and confess their undying love, vowing to see each other again someday.
- The Westview Anomaly fully dissipates, causing Vision, Billy and Tommy Maximoff to cease to exist. Wanda returns to the town square where amidst the scowls of her former thralls, she finds Monica Rambeau, who does not share the sentiment. Instead, she expresses empathy toward Maximoff and admits that if given the power, she would've resurrected her mother. Wanda apologizes for her actions and admits that there is still a lot for her to learn about her power.
- As the FBI and local police arrive, Wanda bids farewell to Monica before flying away from Westview. She takes one final look at the welcome sign before departing. Jimmy Woo emerges and reunites with Monica, now in charge of the Westview Investigation as Tyler Hayward is escorted away in handcuffs. Monica is summoned into the local theatre by an FBI agent, who reveals herself to be a Skrull sent by an old friend of her mother in regards to an intergalactic mission.
- In What We're Fighting For, flashbacks are shown of Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons' life following their move to Theta Serpentis on July 4, 2019 (see 2019 references). They spent 4 years together, suggesting they jumped back in time around July 2023. It can be taken as a specific 4 years, so roughly July 4, 2023, or a more general "2023 - 2019 = 4", so any time in 2023 (approximating with mid-year). Putting more weight on the more specific, it can be approximated to July 3, 2023. This is suitable, given Leo and Simmons have been celebrating Alya's birthday, and if they have traveled a near exact number of years, this means Alya's birthday aligns closely with the date on which she becomes a year older, simplifying her birthday.
Harlow Happy Hexum was 4 years and 10 months old during filming, suggesting Alya is around 4 in the 2023 and returned-to-2019 scenes, and 5 in the following 2020 epilogue scene. However, Alya was conceived no earlier than July 2019, meaning she was born no earlier than early 2020, thus maximum 3. So, for her to be as close as realistically possible to 4, she should indeed be born in early/mid-2020. On average, a pregnant woman finds out they are pregnant about 245 days days before birth. In Brand New Day, a flashback is shown to just after Simmons has found out she is pregnant, and is implied to have been a while after they began their work. Assuming it is at least 3 months, but taking it as no more than 3 months due to wanting to maximize Alya's age, that scene may be approximated to October 4, 2019, and thus Simmons finding out her pregnancy around October 1, 2019, finally therefore meaning Alya was born around early June 2020 (roughly June 2nd). This is suitable, as in What We're Fighting For it is seemingly implied in July that her birthday has been in recent month.
It can be assumed that Fitz starting to study the Time Stream is July 5, 2019, and then the scenes of the montage shown between then and the scene approximated to October 4, 2019 can be evenly distributed to July 23rd, August 10th, August 29th, and September 16th. At some point between July 5, 2019 and July 3, 2023 during the studying of the Time Stream, Fitz finds out about Kora's importance and the team being together for the final time in the speakeasy. This may be approximated to the midpoint, July 2021.
Simmons appears to be about a month from birth when Leo makes her the tea, so roughly May 2, 2020. Alya appears to be about 4 months old as the family watch a film, suggesting it is around October 2-November 1, 2020, so October 17, 2020. She is about the same age when they look at the stars together as when they time travel back to 2019, so this can be taken to be shortly before in 2023 - around a week prior, so June 26, 2023.
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 7.13: What We're Fighting For
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 7.11: Brand New Day
- In Avengers: Endgame, events begin in mid-2018 (see 2018 references), then the film jumps to "five years later", making it 2023. This is supported later when, in "2014", Ebony Maw says that Nebula has come from "9 years in the future".
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Betty Brant says on the "last day of school" before "summer", in late June, that the snapped people were brought back "8 months ago". This would place Hulk's snap in October, so October 2023.
Approximately 11 days after Hulk's snap there is a full moon over Wakanda, which would be the night of October 28, 2023, making Hulk's snap October 17, 2023. Given the amount of time Avengers: Endgame spans, it can therefore be taken that it takes place ultimately from October 3, 2023 to October 30, 2023.
- Avengers: Endgame
- Spider-Man: Far From Home
- WandaVision: 1.04: We Interrupt This Program
- According to Avengers Endgame screenplay
- WandaVision: 1.08: Previously On
- WandaVision: 1.05: On a Very Special Episode...
- WandaVision: 1.07: Breaking the Fourth Wall
- WandaVision: 1.01: Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience
- WandaVision: 1.02: Don't Touch That Dial
- WandaVision: 1.03: Now in Color
- WandaVision: 1.09: The Series Finale
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