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Vibe Check: Did This WandaVision Twist Just Destroy the MCU? No, But My Marriage Is Looking Shaky


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Vibe Check is an ongoing series of guest-written reviews of Iowa City locations and venues, because we simply cannot be bothered to write them ourselves. Today’s Vibe Check comes from guest writer Austin Adrian, a UI Graduate Student and resident TV show critic for The Allergen, acclaimed for his insightful comments on season two of The Mandalorian.


The latest episode of Marvel’s WandaVision ends with a shocking twist that seems set to completely destroy the fabric of the MCU as we know it. But I could also just be projecting since my marriage is kind of on the rocks right now.


Friday night’s episode saw our heroes encountering a character that for eagle-eyed comic readers was all too familiar. Of course, I’m not including myself since all I’m looking at right now is the scattered fragments of my once cherished relationship. We both knew it wasn’t going to be easy once she got the new job and we had to move to Connecticut, but I didn’t realize how much she’d change. She’s just become a completely different person. We used to look forward to watching Marvel’s WandaVision every Friday night together, but ever since she got that promotion she’s been spending late hours at the office and is barely present when she is around me.


This week’s episode of Marvel’s WandaVision also worked as set up for the season finale, coming this Friday, which many have speculated will see the introduction of a new character into the MCU. This is similar to how my wife teased the introduction of her new assistant, Kyle, as she was getting ready for a “night out with some work friends.” I’m not really the jealous type, but it is suspicious when you say you’re meeting up for a drink with some of the girls from the office to then have Kyle drop you off at 2 am. She also keeps leaving the room to answer “work calls” from Kyle which is especially annoying because they always come in while we’re trying to watch the latest episode of Marvel’s WandaVision.


I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to seem possessive, but I can’t sit by while another man comes in and steals her away. I’m worried that I’m going to lose her unless I do something drastic. I also haven’t made any friends out here yet, and it’s hard finding work when your only job reference is reviewing Disney+ content for a college satire website. Most of all I’m worried that this could all just be in my head. God, I’m so lonely.


Anyway, I give the latest episode of Marvel’s WandaVision a B+.


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