This article contains spoilers for “Episode 4" of WandaVision.
WandaVision is officially full-steam ahead, nearly halfway through its nine-episode debut season. The first three episodes of the MCU's first Phase 4 project gave us a close look at Westview through the lens of a 1950s, 60s, and 70s sitcom. Just enough was revealed to keep fans speculating, but in "Episode 4," we finally got our best look at the outside world.
A new angle of "The Blip" from Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau was shown, as well as the first official look at SWORD in the MCU. A part of that look was FBI Agent Jimmy Woo, previously from Ant-Man and The Wasp, displaying a "missing persons" board that clearly shows Kathryn Hahn's Agnes with no real-life counterpart. With Agnes playing such a pivotal role in WandaVision, her true identity holds a lot of weight.
SCARLETT WITCH'S ALLIES
During a recent episode of the Still Watching podcast, WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen praised the opportunity to work with Hahn and Parris, who portrays Monica Rambeau.
"It is such a joy. I mean, just as, like, aside from the characters, it is such a joy. Getting to know Kathryn and getting to know Teyonah, especially being such fans of both of theirs, is just the greatest gift.
Olsen reflected on the rarity of being able to work so closely with fellow female actors on movies or television shows.
"Female actors don't get to work with female actors that often, like a lot of men do, but women don't really get that opportunity. So, that in its own right was just so much fun, but then also for her to have, especially through the sitcom eras, for her to have her [with] girls and her alliances is really important, her trying to navigate this fitting in of this new neighborhood."
Subsequntly, Olsen drops a hint on the future of Agnes and Wanda's relationship in WandaVision.
"And I think the relationship with Kathryn's character, specifically, becomes one that's very needed for her."
AGNES' TRUE IDENTITY
Hahn's Anges has been rumored to be the classic witch Agatha Harkness. In Marvel Comics, Agatha and Scarlet Witch have a complicated relationship. Agatha is a mentor to Wanda, training her in real magic and how to use/control her powers. She also mind-wipes Wanda of the memories of her children once they were assumed to be fragments of demon Mephisto. Ultimately, a mentally-deteriorated Scarlett Witch kills Agatha.
Agatha trains Wanda for a long time in the comics and Olsen saying that "Katherine's character specifically becomes one that's like very needed for her" could point to Agnes becoming a similar mentor to Wanda. It is still unconfirmed who Agnes really is, as well as why she is in Westview. However, as shown in the first two episodes, Agnes does take Wanda under her wing and try to help her be a good wife and neighbor.
Will Agnes be revealed as Agatha Harkness? Only time will tell, but fans can expect these two characters to continue to grow a strong bond throughout the last five episodes of WandaVision.