Last Friday, like the rest of the world, I watched the first two episodes of WandaVision.
I was having the best time spotting Easter eggs and hints – but all that excitement paled in comparison to what I felt when a certain character appeared on screen…
“Is that….it can’t be!” I said to myself.
But it was!!! Ladies and gents, Miss Emma Caulfield herself was on screen as Dottie, the icy housewife with an iron grip over the neighborhood.
Now, who is Emma Caulfield, you (heathens) ask? She’s been a staple on TV for decades, but her most famous role is as Anya in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the ex-demon who was Xander’s seasons-long girlfriend/fiancé and “the cutest of the Scoobies.”
Emma was absolutely hilarious and charming and PERFECTION in that role, hence my excitement. But I wasn’t the only one who was excited:
Most people were just in awe of the perfect casting:
Actor Tom Lenk (who played Andrew in Buffy) used an A+ moment from a Buffy episode to express his excitement:
But some people were a *little* disappointed that there were no interactions between Dottie and the bunny that was to be used in Vision and Wanda’s act in Episode 2:
In case you don’t know, Emma’s character Anya famously was terrified of bunnies, even singing about it in the Buffy musical episode “Once More With Feeling.”
As you can see, we briefly flash to Dottie/the rest of the audience after seeing the bunny in WandaVision, but Dottie says nothing!
Now, part of the reason why people were so excited was because seeing Emma was a surprise to many of us, as she only just announced her casting on Jan. 11.
The secrecy around her role made me wonder what Emma’s role will be moving forward. In the episode, she seems suspicious of Wanda and Vision.
She’s also present when Wanda receives a mind-boggling message from reality, breaking a glass and bleeding IN RED.
Emma appears to be in more episodes, and I have a feeling she’s not just a random character — she’s going to have something to do with what’s happening to Wanda.
In conclusion, Emma, we are so excited to see you back! Fans, I will leave you with this final BTS photo.
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