Updated: Jul 27, 2021
Well, it’s finally here! The finale to Loki is here, and not only will it change how you see Loki, but some fan theories may come true and the future of the M.C.U. will be changed forever! There are some SPOILERS AHEAD, so continue at your own risk! So, let’s go!
This episode begins right after the last episode, where we saw Loki and Sylvie enter the Citadel at the end of The Void, we see Ms. Minutes (who gave us the best M.C.U jump scare since The Incredible Hulk in The Avengers), and she comes with a deal for the two. Everything that Loki and Sylvie could ever want, they can have, so long as they obey the creator of the TVA! Ms. Minutes only calls him “He Who Remains”. As it turns out, “He Who Remains” is actually Kang the Conqueror (or at least a variant of Kang) played by Jonathan Majors! “He Who Remains” gives us his backstory about his life, including going to war with his other variants across the multiverse. As he is tired of controlling time and warring with other versions of himself, Kang presents an offer to the Loki’s; take over the TVA or kill him and unleash multiversal war! Loki believes him, but Sylvie doesn’t, letting her rage and thirst for vengeance drive her. Loki tries to reason with her, but she’s beyond listening, as a swordfight ensues.
Meanwhile at the TVA, Renslayer, and Mobius share a tense moment, with Mobius calling her out on all her b.s. Renslayer, while not apologizing for her actions, somewhat agrees with him, and opens a portal “in search of free will”. Hunter-B15 convinces all the other Hunters that they’re all variants, stopping them from ambushing Mobius back at the TVA. Back at the Citadel, Loki pleads with Sylvie, begging her to trust him, but Sylvie can’t or won’t allow herself to trust him. While Loki and Sylvie are fighting, Kang is just sitting, enjoying the show (and I LOVE it!) As they fight, the Sacred Timeline is being split into multiple parts (just like The Ancient One warned Hulk about, in Endgame!). As the fight continues, Loki begs one final time for Sylvie not to kill Kang, and the two share a kiss (aww…). Sylvie, while moved by Loki’s attempts, sends him through a portal back to the TVA, and Kills Kang! He only stares awestruck, saying “See you soon…” to her, insinuating that other Variants of Kang are coming!! Dang, Sylvie! You pulled a Star-Lord on us!
As the Sacred Timeline is split into multiple directions, Mobius and Hunter B-15 watch it happen on their screens back at the TVA. Loki is in disbelief about what just happened, and this is one of the few moments where I actually felt sorry for him. For once, he didn’t want to rule, but to save people. Loki noticed the multiple branches in the Timeline and meets with Mobius and B-15. He warns that they can’t stop what’s to come, but Mobius doesn’t even recognize Loki! As Loki sees a statue of Kang in the background, he realized that it may be too late to stop Kang from coming!
So, that happened! While there was quite a lot of exposition in this episode, it was warranted, due to the direction the MCU is about to partake. Throughout this series, Loki has shown us that everything we’ve seen so far is nothing compared to what’s coming. Thanos? Please, he’s becoming more of a punchline. The Infinity Stones? Paperweights. Loki as a villain, well, as he said in a previous episode, “No one is ever truly bad. And no one is ever truly good.” This series made me excited for the future of the MCU! All in all, I give season one of Loki, a 9 out of 10. What did you think? Post your comments below and till next time, fellow blerds!
I thought last week's episode was the and the show couldn't get better. but then this episode dropped! This week's Loki episode dropped more information about the TimeKeepers, the backstory of the different Loki's, and the various easter eggs! As always, Spoilers Ahead!!! Continue at your own risk!