This review contains spoilers so please tread lightly or watch the show first.
Well after watching the Loki Finale, I can finally say that this show was my favorite so far of all the Disney+ MCU shows! I’m really happy that these shows has the same caliber and quality with the movies! It just makes me more excited for the upcoming ones, especially What If…?
Before we dive in, check out my recaps for Episodes 1 and 2 here; 3 and 4 here.
Loki Episode Five: Journey Into Mystery
In which Loki meets a whole bunch of Lokis
Quick Recap 📝
As Loki gets pruned into The Void, a wasteland where all things pruned end up on, he meets Classic Loki, Boastful Loki, Kid Loki, and Alligator Loki. The Variants lead Loki into a bunker to escape from Alioth, a temporal beast that consumes everything in The Void.
Meanwhile at the TVA, Sylvie demands the TVA files from Ravonna and Miss Minutes. But Ravonna was able to stall for time and dispatch a group of Minutemen. Out of options, Sylvie steals Ravonna’s tempad and self-prunes herself.
Loki, still determined to escape The Void, tells the group about Sylvie, whom he claims different from the other Loki variants. In his attempt to escape, Loki opens the bunker hatch only to be greeted by Loki bandits, headed by President Loki himself.
All hell breaks loose as Alligator Loki chews off President Loki’s hand. Classic Loki conjures a projection of himself, Loki, Kid Loki, and Alligator Loki as they escape the bunker. Classic Loki and Kid Loki agree to take Loki near Alioth.
Sylvie wakes up in an abandoned bus in The Void. Alioth attempts to consume her but she escapes with the help of Mobius in a car. During her escape, Sylvie was able to enchant Alioth for a moment, revealing a castle beyond Alioth. The Citadel at the End of Time.
Mobius and Sylvie meet up with the Lokis and discuss their plans. Loki plans to kill Alioth, but Sylvie argued to enchant the beast instead. As Alioth draws near, Kid Loki gives his dagger to Loki. Meanwhile, Mobius heads back to the TVA thanks to the tempad Sylvie stole.
Loki tries to cause a distraction as Sylvie enchants Alioth but the beast was too strong for them. Classic Loki attempts to distract Alioth by projecting Asgard, as Sylvie joins hands with Loki and encourages him so they can enchant Alioth together. The two were able to enchant him, but wasn’t able to save Classic Loki in time.
Episode Thoughts 🧠
This penultimate episode was truly wacky! I was wondering when President Loki will show up but after the mid-credits scene of Episode 4, I knew he was going to be in this one! What I didn’t expect was the bandit Lokis along with him.
I enjoyed the variant Lokis especially Classic Loki! Richard E. Grant being Classic Loki still astounds me. And his sacrifice to a glorious purpose at the end was magnificent and heartbreaking. I loved how different each of the Loki’s nexus events were. Classic Loki just missing Thor, while Kid Loki’s was straight up killing Thor. Speaking of Thor, Frog Thor (or Throg) appears in this episode as an easter egg! 😂
There’s a lot of easter eggs in this episode found in The Void, like the Thanos Copter, Sanctum Santorum, and Avengers Tower, except it’s named as Qeng as in Qeng Enterprises. In the comics, Stark Industries sold the Avengers Tower to Qeng. Another reference to Kang? Check!
I really loved seeing Loki’s journey in this series. It’s the most human I’ve seen him and it helps that him and Sylvie are fleshing out each other as the story progresses. Their romance is growing on me, especially now that more context has been given towards the two. Not fully sold by it, not fully bothered by it either.
I’m really excited to see how things will go into the Loki Finale!
Loki Episode Six (Finale): For All Time. Always.
Quick Recap 📝
Hand in hand, Loki and Sylvie approach the Citadel at the End of Time. Once inside, Miss Minutes congratulates the pair for impressing He Who Remains, who offers to reinsert them back to the Timeline together without disrupting the flow of time. But the pair refuse and push further inside the Citadel.
They meet with He Who Remains, who invites them to his office and offers his proposal, but before that he explains himself, his variants and how he ended the Multiversal War.
Back in the TVA, Mobius confronts an agitated Ravonna, telling her that the TVA was a lie. But Ravonna refuses to believe that it was all for nothing, and leaves the TVA in search of “free will”. Meanwhile to prove her point about the TVA, Hunter B-15 coaxed the other Minutemen to a high school in Ohio, where they met a variant of Ravonna named Rebecca Tourminet, the high school vice principal.
He Who Remains offers two options: for Loki and Sylvie to run the TVA or to kill him and start another Multiversal War. They cross the threshold in which the timeline starts to branch out. Loki and Sylvie reach a stalemate, as Loki considered their first option but Sylvie was adamant to kill He Who Remains. Sylvie steals He Who Remains’ tempad and transports Loki back to the TVA.
Sylvie advances to He Who Remains and stabs him, to which he says that he will see them later, referring to his more dangerous variant. Outside the citadel, the sacred timeline splits and branches out further creating a multiverse.
In the TVA’s Chronomonitoring Wing, Mobius and Hunter B-15 watch as the sacred timeline branches out and with every Minutemen on alert. Loki rushes out to look for Mobius and finds him and Hunter B-15 in the TVA Archives. He explains what happened in the Citadel, but reaches to the conclusion that he wasn’t in the same TVA he was before as Mobius didn’t recognize him and replacing the statue of the Timekeepers was Kang, the dangerous variant He Who Remains warned about.
Episode Thoughts 🧠
Y‘ALL I’M TELLING YOU I SCREAMED WHEN JONATHAN MAJORS APPEARED ON SCREEN! 🤣
I didn’t expect he’d appear especially after the Mephisto mess from WandaVision! I mean sure, technically Majors wasn’t Kang in this and I know that the easter eggs point to Kang as the big baddie, but the way they executed it really surpassed my expectations!
This Loki Finale was bonkers! I actually liked the pacing of this episode as they took their time establishing the multiverse! The tension and build-up with He Who Remains explaining the Multiversal War up to the splitting of the sacred timeline coupled with the wonderful musical scoring really was a religious experience!
Overall Thoughts 💡
I didn’t think I’d fall in love with Loki. I found him charming in the movies and Hiddleston played the hell out of this character but I didn’t expect to be this invested with him. I’m really glad the MCU are giving more depth and layers to the minor/supporting characters from the movies by bringing them to the small screen.
So far, Loki had the best Pilot and Finale episodes for me. If I were to rank the shows it would be: Loki, then WandaVision and TFATWS tied at the second place. I really had a great time watching every episode of Loki!
I loved the buddy-cop vibe of Loki and Mobius, and Loki’s character arc! Their reiteration of Lady Loki and Enchantress was pretty cool, I loved Sylvie. I know people are calling him another Peter Quill after what happened in the finale, but I understand where she came from.
I’m so glad this show will have a second season because I’m ready for this ride! This show just made me more excited to see what the MCU has to offer in the future, and of course the whole Multiverse stuff! Doctor Strange wasn’t even my most anticipated when they first announced it, but after the events of WandaVision and this Loki finale, it’s now on top of my list!
Let’s Chat! 💬
Did you also enjoy Loki? What MCU projects are you excited to see next?
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to but I really enjoyed Loki when I finally caved in and watched it! The romance didn’t sit well with me (no romance does so no wonder). But I’ve come to the conclusion that I can watch Tom Hiddleston play Loki for all of eternity and not get tired!
Same! Tom Hiddleston really is the perfect Loki!