The following post contains spoilers for episode 2 of WandaVision. If you haven’t watched, please avert your eyes!
Everything in the old sitcom world of WandaVision is a bit strange – apparently including the speed with which Women develop baby bumps.
At the end of Episode 2, a decidedly non-pregnant Wanda gets up from her and Vision’s couch and walks into the kitchen to find, as she stands, that she is suddenly pregnant and her bump indicates that she has been together for a few months.
Despite the strange and rapid circumstances in which Wanda’s re-creation takes place, star Elizabeth Olsen claims, “I think we shouldn’t worry” about how the pregnancy will play out, even if Wanda and Vision exist in a bizarre sitcom universe with threatening undertones.
“It’s as pure as we’d like it to be,” Olsen told TVLine. “It’s a really nice thing that happened.”
Part of the riddle is of course exactly what kind of baby Wanda could give birth to since she is married to a powerful synthetoid. Per Olsen, the show will acknowledge this question in episode 3 (on Friday January 22nd), though Wanda and Vision will be more intrigued than concerned about their potential offspring.
“There’s a line on episode three where we comment on how we don’t really know what it will be,” the actress teases. “It’s like an adorable mystery to her at Brady Bunch [world]. It’s that lovely, adorable thing. For example: “We don’t really know what we’re going to have!”
Aside from Wanda’s accelerated pregnancy, the Marvel series contains many other puzzles, including the question of the existence of vision (which star Paul Bettany explains; the character who previously died in Avengers: Infinity War) and a number of retro Commercials that nod to other staples for the MCU (and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige acknowledges that you should pay attention). The premiere of the series with two episodes, which was released on Friday (see summary), received an average rating of “A-” from TVLine readers. 95 percent said they will stay for episode 3.