WandaVision has officially come to an end on Disney Plus and we have made it through relatively unscathed. Just a few emotional traumas, but this is a series within the MCU. But we aren’t here to talk about that. We are here to talk about the best FBI Agent, magician and best friend, Mr. Jimmy Woo (Randall Park)! He first made his debut in Ant-Man and The Wasp, but WandaVision made him a household name! Here are all the reasons why we absolutely love Jimmy Woo and why you should too!
DISCLAIMER: The following post contains possible spoilers for WandaVision and Ant-Man and The Wasp.
When Jimmy Woo first makes his appearance in episode four of WandaVision, he does a quick little magic trick by making his business card appear out of nowhere. He has been trying to learn a trick since Ant-Man and The Wasp‘s Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) introduced him to it. It seems all those hours of hard work and tutorials have really paid off! But the real magic comes in the series finale where Jimmy unknowingly pockets a cellphone while Director Hayward (Josh Stamberg) rambles on about his plans for Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen), Vision (Paul Bettany) and White Vision. After being taken away and locked up in a barn-like building, Jimmy does a quick sleight of hand trick where he pops off the handcuffs with a simple flourish and phones Quantico for some backup.
His Friendship With Darcy
While Wanda is putting on her own performance within the Hex, Jimmy Woo is forming one of my favorite friendships in MCU with Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings). The two are thoroughly invested in the sitcom playing out before them. We even get a few funny moments like Jimmy talking about wanting a son in the future when he misinterprets Darcy offering him a chip. We also get to see Darcy reprimand him for touching her equipment. But he repays her in full by supplying her with that much-needed caffeine. Watching the two work together along with Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) was always a joy. They play off of each other’s quirks really well and I am completely down for an entire series where the two fight crime or chase after superhuman beings on the run. Let’s hope these two friends cross paths in the future!
A good bulk of Jimmy Woo’s screen time in WandaVision is dedicated to uncovering the mystery behind the hex. This includes piecing together who are the people appearing in each of Wanda’s episodes, working with Darcy to find patterns to the time skips and even trying to figure out who might be behind everything. He gave me major It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia theory meme vibes. And if that isn’t funny enough, we were right there with Jimmy the entire show! You can’t lie. I know you had a board, strings and hours of theorizing exactly what was going to happen next! I know because that was me. I’m losing sleep over theory crafting about MCU tv and movies.
Stout Supporter of the Avengers
Jimmy Woo has dealt with members of the Avengers before, so he knows a thing or two about them. But it was his vast knowledge of Wanda and her brother and how he defended them to Hayward that let me know how invested he really was in them. During episode five, Hayward tried to paint Wanda as the villain and characterized her as a terrorist, but Jimmy won’t have it. Now we know our heroes aren’t perfect. Look at all the mistakes the Avengers have made in the past. But Jimmy isn’t about to throw away the good that Wanda has done because it “appears” she may have caused all of this. At this point, they aren’t even entirely sure what they are dealing with. His unwavering support leads him to help Monica make her way back into the hex and uncover what is really happening.
Kicks Some Major Tush
I can’t go an entire post talking about Jimmy Woo and not mention the best part! This super adorable, down to Earth, theory crafting, magic performing best friend can kick some major ass! In episode six, after Jimmy, Darcy and Monica are almost thrown off the base thanks to the tyrant Hayward, Jimmy helps Monica overpower the guards in a few swift moves. Who knew? Well, he is an FBI Agent with years of training and missions under his belt. It would make total sense that he would be skilled in hand-to-hand combat. But finally, getting to see it? Perfect! This makes me want an entire show for him even more! Throw in Darcy and Monica from time to time and we have the perfect non-superhero MCU tv show on Disney Plus!