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WandaVision: Who Is Monica’s Engineer And What’s Going On With Pietro?

This article contains spoilers for WandaVision.

Another episode of WandaVision brings yet more secrets to unravel and mysteries to solve, especially as we are now building towards the big finale.

Episode six, brilliantly titled All-New Halloween Spooktacular!, saw our characters don their traditional comic book outfits, Pietro played uncle, Vision attempted to discover what was beyond the barrier, and Wanda expanded ‘The Hex’, seemingly taking in Darcy Lewis with it.

All of which left us with many burgeoning questions we are eager for the show to answer. For now though, let’s attempt to unpick some of them looking at clues which may point to the truth.

Who Is Monica’s Engineer?

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In episode five we saw Monica Rambeau contact an aerospace engineer friend who she believes can help them with what is going on in Westview.

Following on from this, today’s episode six saw Monica arrange a meeting with the mysterious contact who is still yet to be revealed.

Which of course has got us wondering who it could be – especially since the show is teasing their arrival and currently keeping their identity a secret.

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The mystery surrounding the character suggests that it could perhaps be the most famous aerospace engineer in the comics – none other than Reed Richards who is better known as Mr. Fantastic, the leader of the Fantastic Four.

Last year Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige revealed that a Fantastic Four Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film is in the works, so maybe they will introduce the character in WandaVision, building to this movie.

It may be too early to introduce Richards though given that the Fantastic Four movie is still a long way off, so there’s also the possibility the contact could be another engineer from the comics – Blue Marvel.

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Real name Adam Brashear, Blue Marvel is not only an engineer but also a superhero too whose powers include superhuman strength, flight, molecular manipulation, energy generation and much more. All of which could be useful given the situation!

The introduction of Evan Peters as Pietro in the last episode opened the door for the arrival of other X-Men, so maybe brilliant scientist Hank McCoy (a.k.a. Beast) is Monica’s contact?

Or it could simply be none of the above and perhaps a Skrull buddy of Monica’s, maybe even the daughter of Talos who will also be grown-up now much like Rambeau herself.

Monica did refer to the Skrulls as “allies” earlier on in the show hinting that she has stayed in touch, so this could be very likely.

What’s Going On With Pietro?

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Naturally the appearance of Peters as Pietro in the last episode left us wondering as to whether he’s been pulled into Wanda’s world from another universe, or is someone else in disguise.

And whilst episode six started out as all fun and games with Pietro enjoying spending time with Wanda’s children, things soon took a turn.

Questioning Pietro about their childhood, Wanda was most certainly checking to see if he is actually her long-lost brother, reemphasising the idea that she wasn’t responsible for his appearance in Westview which was suggested in the previous episode.

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It also became clear that Pietro is fully aware that the world Wanda has created is fake, and his explanation of his different appearance as being because Wanda “wouldn’t want to be reminded of the past” doesn’t seem genuine.

All of which raises some eyebrows and heavily implies that this Pietro isn’t the one Peters played in the X-Men movies as we expected.

But he also doesn’t seem to be the Quicksilver we saw die in Age Of Ultron just with a different face either, thanks to his suspicious behaviour and the fact Wanda can’t really resurrect the dead,

She can’t puppet a dead Pietro like she seems to be doing with Vision which leaves us wondering then who is he really?

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There have already been hints that Mephisto is the villain of the show, so maybe he has conjured this Pietro? If that was the case though and Mephisto wanted Wanda to trust Pietro, why would he choose for him to have a different face?

In fact, Pietro could be a different villain in disguise, with a word uttered by the character being a big, big clue.

When talking to Wanda, Pietro comments on her powers saying “this is so much better than giving people nightmares” with that word “nightmare” being crucial.

Of course it might be a coincidence the word is mentioned here, but it’s also important to note that S.W.O.R.D. Director Hayward also used it earlier on in the show.

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Nightmare is a powerful villain in the comics who is able to draw power from people as they dream. Lots of people in Westview are currently dreaming seemingly under Wanda’s spell, so it could be entirely possible Nightmare is harnessing this.

Or maybe he is responsible for all of it, being the person who is really drawing the strings instead of Wanda?

The use of the word “nightmare” does indeed tease his involvement and maybe he is appearing as Pietro to continue with his meddling, or Wanda is under his spell and Nightmare has introduced Pietro to further play with her?

It has long been rumoured that Nightmare will be the villain in the upcoming Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness given the character’s ties with the Sorcerer Supreme in the comics, and since this film has been said to tie in with WandaVision that just makes his presence even more likely.

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There’s also the case of the aforementioned S.W.O.R.D Director Hayward who Darcy revealed in today’s episode is hiding something big behind a firewall she’s trying to crack.

An untrustworthy figure since the start, something is definitely up with the director who is fixated on Wanda being a huge threat and clearly has a hidden agenda.

It became clear in this episode he knows more about The Hex than he was initially letting on, so maybe Pietro is an agent in disguise he has sent in to gain more intel on Wanda? It would explain his different appearance.

To be honest we think this theory is a bit too far-fetched, but what seems certain is that both Pietro and Hayward can’t be trusted.

WandaVision airs every Friday exclusively on Disney+.

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Emily Murray

Emily Murray

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Emily is a journalist and film critic who unashamedly cries at most movies having got too emotionally attached. When not at the cinema, she is at home cuddling her cat Holmes, whilst binge watching New Girl.