- Warning: There are spoilers ahead for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
- There’s a line near the movie’s end between two versions of Wanda that you may have missed.
- Earth-838 Wanda tells the Scarlet Witch to know her children will be loved in the alternate world.
One of the most imperative and heartbreaking lines in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness“is also a bit tough to make out if you head to theaters to see it.
Near the film’s end, an alternate universe Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) confronts the Scarlet Witch (also Olsen).
For the movie’s entirety, the Scarlet Witch, desperate to reconnect with her lost children from “WandaVision,” has been trying to replace the other Wanda so she can raise the twin boys herself.
After scaring the children, who see her as a monster for attacking their real mother, the Scarlet Witch feels defeated, knowing she won’t be able to replace what she lost and seeing the pain she caused this alternate universe family.
In a tender moment, the alternate Wanda slowly approaches the distraught Scarlet Witch, tilts her head up, and says one brief line which allows the Scarlet Witch to be at peace and go home.
It’s an important moment, but one that may be tough to clearly hear.
Wanda tells her: “Know that they’ll be loved.”
If you could not hear the line, do not worry – it seems like others were not able to make it out either.
—Myx (@Mikkotov) May 7, 2022
—Christopher Goodwin (@ Chris31kArmy) May 7, 2022
I was not able to make out the line at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater. After a colleague told me the line, I could barely make it out at the TCL theater next door opening weekend.
The line is imperative to understanding why the Scarlet Witch is able to head back to her own universe and accept that she can not be with her own children.
It also helps lead to her decision to destroy the Darkhold fortress so that no other Wanda or person is tempted to use the dark magic again for personal gain.