I have what I want. And no one will ever take it from me again.
Appearing in "On a Very Special Episode..."
- Tommy Maximoff
- Billy Maximoff
- Agent Jimmy Woo (Main story and flashback)
- Dr. Darcy Lewis
- Maria "Photon" Rambeau (Photo) (Only in flashback)
- Iryna Maximoff (Mentioned) (Real name first revealed)
- Olek Maximoff (Mentioned) (Real name first revealed)
- WHiH World News (On-screen)
- Pietro Maximoff (Mentioned)
- Avengers (Mentioned)
- Hydra (Mentioned)
- Sparky (Only appearance; dies)
- "Mr. Arthur Hart" / Todd Davis (Photo)
- "Mrs. Hart" / Sharon Davis (Photo)
- "Phil Jones" / Harold Proctor (Photo)
- "Beverly" / Isabel Matsueda (Photo)
- "Herb" / John Collins (Photo)
- Major Goodner (Mentioned)
- Thanos (Mentioned)
- Captain Marvel (Mentioned)
- Computational Services, Inc.
- Stark Industries (Named only)
- "Dennis the Mailman"
- "Pietro Maximoff" (First appearance)
Races and Species:
- Vibranium (Mentioned)
- Sokovia Accords (Mentioned)
- Infinity Stones (Mentioned)
Synopsis for "On a Very Special Episode..."
Wanda addresses Vision's worries when he grows suspicious of the neighbors' strange behaviour.
|Wanda Maximoff||Elizabeth Olsen|
|Monica Rambeau||Teyonah Parris|
|Jimmy Woo||Randall Park|
|Darcy Lewis||Kat Dennings|
|"Pietro Maximoff"||Evan Peters|
|Billy (5 years old)||Baylen Bielitz|
|Tommy (5 years old)||Gavin Borders|
|Director Hayward||Josh Stamberg|
|Dennis the Mailman||Amos Glick|
|Agent Monti||Alan Heckner|
|Agent Rodriguez||Selena Anduze|
|Med Tech||Jenna Kanell|
|Commercial Woman||Victoria Blade|
|Commercial Man||Ithamar Enriquez|
|Commercial Girl||Sydney Thomas|
|Commercial Boy||Wesley Kimmel|
|SWORD Drone Pilot||Eli Everett|
|Darcy Double||Christine Renaud|
|Billy Reference||Jackson Robert Scott|
- Jimmy Woo states that Wanda was born in 1989, but the digital file on her shown, a few moments later, has 1988 listed as her birth year. 1989 seems to be the correct year, as it lines up with Jimmy saying her parents died 10 years later and the newspaper clipping of their death being dated March 1999.
- Stock footage of Wanda from Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War is used during the S.W.O.R.D. briefing on her.
- "Norm" / Abilash Tandon's breakdown in this episode was already included on his character's S.W.O.R.D. profile sheet last episode.
- Evan Peters makes a surprise guest appearance in this episode as Pietro Maximoff. He previously portrayed Peter Maximoff in the X-Men films.
- The title intro pays homage to several sitcom title intros from the 1980s:
- The font of the title and the painting of the family gimmick are from Family Ties.
- The montage of younger photos of the family is from Growing Pains.
- The old-fashioned photos of Westview in the montage could be a reference to Cheers.
- The sweeping shot of the family's park outing is from Full House.
- Monica's failed X-ray appears to be a reference to her superhero appearance in the comics, as they look similar in the partial image.
- During S.W.O.R.D.'s briefing, a "Satellite 348" is noted, which could be a reference to Avengers #348, where Vision's personality has been wiped and he tries to learn human emotions all over again.
- Also during the S.W.O.R.D. briefing is the code A113, which is a popular Easter egg from Pixar movies. A113 refers to a classroom at California Institute of the Arts where a lot of the animators and designers of Pixar came from.
- The scene of Wanda finding Vision's dismantled body being spread out in parts on a table is taken from West Coast Avengers (Vol. 2) #43 and 44.
- Darcy says Vision is playing "Father Knows Best," which is a reference to the 1950s sitcom of the same name.
- The family dog is named Sparky, just like Vision's synthetic dog in Vision (Vol. 2).
- Darcy coins the term "hex" when she nicknames the Westview anomaly "the Hex," after its hexagonal shape. In the comics, Wanda's probability manipulation ability is called "hex magic."
- The "Lagos" in-series commercial advertising a paper towel to clean up "a mess you didn't mean to" make is a reference to the Lagos incident from Captain America: Civil War, wherein Wanda accidentally blew up a building with her powers while trying to stop terrorists, which would then lead to the enacting of the Sokovia Accords.
- The set for the exterior shot of Agnes' house is the same set that features the same house from the 1960s sitcom Bewitched, which the series paid homage to in the second episode.
- The episode's title "On a Very Special Episode..." is a reference to how some sitcoms in the 1980s and 1990s would tackle serious themes or real-world issues (ex. racism, child abuse, HIV/AIDS) in what they would call a "very special episode". In this episode, the sitcom reality seems to fall apart, which leads to Wanda and Vision having a serious argument. Wanda also leaves the sitcom reality to literally address a problem in the real world.
- According to series head writer Jac Schaeffer, the addition of Pietro was intended to play on the sitcom trope of the relative who "comes to town and like, stirs things up with the family," as well as how sitcoms often got away with recasting a main character without problem.
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