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"Entwined was a broadcast frequency. So I had your goons pick me up a sweet vintage TV. And when I plug this bad boy in, voilà, sound and picture."
"So you're saying the universe created a sitcom starring two Avengers?"
Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo

We Interrupt This Program is the fourth episode of the first season of WandaVision.

Synopsis

Monica Rambeau, tasked with a special assignment regarding sentient weapons, goes missing.

Plot

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Monica Rambeau is brought back to life in the Blip, only to find that her mother had succumbed to her cancer three years prior. Three weeks later, Rambeau returns to work at S.W.O.R.D., meeting Acting Director Tyler Hayward, who assigns her to accompany Jimmy Woo on the FBI investigation of a mass disappearance of people in the town of Westview, New Jersey. Two police officers at the scene claim that the town does not exist. With Woo unable to enter the town due to a mysterious force, Rambeau attempts to fly a drone into Westview, but it vanishes after it crosses a forcefield enveloping the town. Rambeau approaches the forcefield and attempts to examine its qualities, only to be dragged inside.

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Within 24 hours, S.W.O.R.D. assembles a base outside Westview in response to Rambeau's disappearance. Darcy Lewis, who was summoned to the site, discovers broadcast signals embedded within the CMBR emitted from the forcefield. Using an old television set, she successfully taps into the WandaVision program, where they observe Wanda Maximoff and Vision living happily inside the suburbs. Lewis comments on Vision's presence inside the show, noting he was not a victim of the Snap, but was a direct victim of Thanos.

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As the case was originally missing persons, Woo leads his group in identifying the various residents "cast" as WandaVision characters. During the second episode, Lewis discovers Rambeau inside the show, cast as "Geraldine". Getting the idea to contact Maximoff through a radio that only appears once per episode, Lewis leads Woo in an attempt to establish a communication, but the program is spliced to omit their interference. In the sewers, a S.W.O.R.D. agent crosses the forcefield, transmuting his hazmat suit into a beekeeper outfit and severing his tether outside. He encounters Maximoff and Vision before the former rewinds time.

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After Rambeau mentions Ultron to Maximoff, subsequent footage is removed from the broadcast and replaced with the credits sequence without Rambeau. In Westview, she is violently expelled from the town by Maximoff for breaking her reality. Outside, Rambeau informs the arriving S.W.O.R.D. personnel that Maximoff was the one running the show. As Maximoff greets her husband back home, she is horrified when she briefly sees him as a gray shell with the Mind Stone pried out. When Vision asks her about moving elsewhere, Maximoff assures him that she has "everything under control".

Cast

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Trivia

  • The episode title refers to a phrase that is said whenever a show was interrupted in favor of an emergency news bulletin.
  • As We Interrupt This Program is not an episode of Wanda Maximoff's in-universe sitcom, it is the first episode of the series not to contain a theme song or a commercial break.
  • This episode's events are shown to have unfolded concurrently with the first three episodes. With this, Darcy Lewis is revealed as the woman watching the sitcom in Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience, Jimmy Woo is revealed as the voice on the radio in Don't Touch That Dial, and Franklin is revealed as the mysterious beekeeper seen at the end of the same episode.
  • When Jimmy Woo introduces himself to Monica Rambeau, he uses a card trick to show her his business card. This is the same card trick that he wanted to learn from Scott Lang in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
  • Upon the episode's original release, the closed captions erroneously referred to Highland as Harley. The mistake was later rectified.

Music

Song title Artist Location(s)
Help Me, Rhonda The Beach Boys
We Got Something Cooking Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Elyse Willis, Laura Dickinson, Eric Bradley & Gerald White
  • End credits theme song for in-universe 1970s episode.
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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