WandaVision loses a bit of the charm in its endgame

Marvel's groundbreaking series closes on a disappointingly ordinary note

WandaVision.
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After kicking off a new era for Marvel in a delightfully bizarre fashion, WandaVision mostly stuck the landing. But the show's endgame could have benefited from more fully embracing what made this series exciting in the first place.

By Friday's good but not mind-blowing final episode, appropriately titled "The Series Finale," the show has almost completely ditched the sitcom-inspired premise of its disorienting early episodes, instead providing the kind of action-driven climactic battle that might feature in a Scarlet Witch-centered summer blockbuster. That's all well and good, but for a series that started off offering such a change of pace for Marvel, it was an ending that felt a little too in line with what we've seen before in the franchise, something WandaVision allowed to seep into its reality a bit more often than it should have as it progressed.

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