I'm glad for the episode a week drop because it forced me to pay attention. It's given me a chance to really think about what I've seen and what it could all mean, then come here to read what others think. Then I go back and re-watch to pick up on stuff I missed during the first viewing.
I've not watched a lot of the other Marvel movies, so this show is new to me. I've never heard of Wanda or Vision before. I've watched both Guardians of the Galaxy movies, a couple of Thor movies, Dr. Strange, and one of the Captain America movies. I watched the Avengers: Infinity War. On TV I watched both seasons of Peggy Carter.
So far none of those characters have shown up on WandaVision, so I'm flying blind. If a character I watched before on one of the other movies has made an appearance yet, I don't recognize them, maybe they didn't play a large enough role on the other movies for me to pick up on them.
Anyway, I've already decided that Wanda is trapped in a virtual world, and not really well-prepared for it as she realizes that she and Vision don't have any sort of back-story. They both seem to to want to fit in, indeed, they agree that they must fit in. They know that Vision isn't a human male and must not be found to be different. Not sure about Wanda. Her origins are from some place or country I've never heard of. But neither of them are surprised to have 'powers' and know to keep them under wraps.
Wanda is unprepared to have a dinner party for her husband and his boss, because she's been thinking that she should have been making a special anniversary evening for herself and Vision. Hilarity ensues. But Wanda can call on her new friend Agnes to come over with a four course dinner for four, complete with recipe cards and instructions on warming up and finishing the meal, no questions asked. She does not find that odd. Then she messes that up, but manages to come up with the unique of breakfast for dinner.
The question about why they didn't have children yet was odd. Back in the '50's, that sort of thing just wasn't discussed between people who didn't know each other well, and definitely not in mixed company. At most the Mrs. Hart would have asked how long they'd been married, but not inquired further. If Wanda and Vision had simply said they got married just before moving to town no one would have expected them to have children.
I think there was another hint to just make something up when Mr. Hart, obviously suspicious of why WandaVision stumbled over answering the most basic questions, Mrs. Hart suddenly started telling her husband "They're setting up their story. Give them a moment." That pretty much confirmed their NPC status to me, but whoever was controlling the boss NPC didn't dial it back and let it go.
At first, I didn't think that Wanda caused Vision's boss to choke. Maybe, in a moment of panic she could have caused his food to stick in his throat, but she could have also caused him to "throw up" the food when she realized the implications of killing the boss. Could she have been cold enough to wait long enough for the circumstances to be dire and then tell Vision to "Help him!" Vision was staring more at Wanda than his boss or the boss's wife during the choking sequence. Was he wondering if she was causing his boss to choke, or knew she was doing it and wondering how to respond, or did he believe his boss was truly choking and wondering how a human male would handle the situation?
I know that Wanda/Vision were flummoxed by the boss getting irate and demanding they answer some basic questions about themselves. Wanda at least realized that people were going to be curious when earlier in the day she met Agnes and Agnes started asking questions. I think that was a warning to Wanda to make up some sort of a past, but she missed the clue and focused on preparing for the upcoming dinner party. Whoever is controlling the environment should have given her at least one evening to talk to Vision about it. They should have realized that she needed more time and had the boss to tell Vision that they'd have to cancel the planned dinner and ask if they could do it the next evening instead.
Maybe someone was more interested in finding out how they'd handle unexpected company when Vision has been clued in about what the heart on the calendar meant (Boss man Mr. Hart and his wife are coming to dinner at the insistence of Mr. Hart so he can evaluate Vision's fitness to continue working at his firm). But Wanda has been given false hints from their next door neighbor Agnes. Either way, it caused a problem that made it obvious something was not right.
Whatever was going on, Mr. and Mrs. Hart immediately moved leave without mentioning they hadn't finished dinner, the choking, or the unbelievable act of Vision moving his hand through the mans throat to take the offending piece of food out. They just went straight to "Oh look at the time. Got to go now. Lovely dinner." Boss shakes Visions hand and calls him 'Son'. Was he talking about Vision saving his life or did the script go to the end of the evening where he was supposed to be won over by a lovely dinner and conversation to decide that Vision was management potential and can keep his job?
But why did Wanda and Vision not really discuss the evening after that? They just cuddled on the couch and decided that they now had a wedding anniversary and a special song, and Wanda created their wedding rings. Then they kissed and turned to watch the TV. Wouldn't this have been the time to have a long talk about who they were supposed to be, their ages, education, how long they'd been married, etc. They should have stayed up all night setting up a story for who they were and what they've done before they got here.