Season 2 Episode 6 – Loki learns the true nature of ‘glorious purpose’ as he rectifies the past in this gripping finale.
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What I Liked
1. Loki heads back to the moment Victor dies from the radiation. As he’s able to control the time slipping, he tries to make sense of why he’s dying, so he essentially heads back and forth through time. A truly creative scene, I just love the way he heads back further in time to speed things up.
2. As Loki fails over and over again to save Victor and for the plan to work, he then asks OB how long it would take for him to teach Loki the mechanics of the device. OB replies that it will take centuries. You laugh as you think it’s a joke until the screen goes black and a message pops up that reads; “centuries later”. You just have to admire Loki at this point.
3. After all of that work, Victor finally makes it. He activates the machine and even manages to make it back inside. It’s a hugely intense scene and you honestly believe it’s going to go wrong again. It doesn’t…at first. Then it does. It simply doesn’t work as there are too many branches to fit through and the loom wouldn’t be able to take in all of the new branches. I did suspect this would happen in the end. It turns out the TVA was right in the first place concerning the branches.
4. We now get Sylvie vs. Loki, multiple times over. Loki heads back to the season 1 finale with Kang there. He attempts to reason with Sylvie but it ends up resulting in multiple fights as Sylvie continues to defeat him each time as he won’t kill her. Eventually, Kang intervenes and pauses Sylvie in real-time. He then turns to Loki and asks him how long he’s been at this.
5. I LOVE how condescending Kang is. As he and Loki discuss pretty much everything that happened after Kang’s death, he’s hilarious. He does mention to Loki that everything he’s done has been useless as the loom is there to protect the ‘sacred timeline’. Something that we’re now coming to understand.
6. A touching scene as we bounce back to the beginning when Mobius is interrogating Loki and about to show him how his life plays out. They have quite the emotional scene when Loki asks several questions trying to decide on a choice he needs to make. Kang has mentioned he either kills Sylvie and protects the sacred timeline or she kills him and it ends up going this way, even if he destroys the loom, it’ll result in a war. Loki then makes his choice.
7. As the episode ends. Multiple characters get given a nice ending. Hunter B15 gets a seat on the table, Mobius decides to go back to the timeline where he had kids and OB writes a brand new TVA manual. It’s a touching end to the season and perhaps even the series. I will say though, that Renslayer got exactly what she deserved.
What I Disliked
Nothing to report.
We switch again back to the scene where Victor is about to walk out and instead, Loki does so, without the suit as well. He bravely walks out and the radiation tears his suit off and his proper Loki suit and horns slowly replace it. It looks so damn good. He then destroys the loom which I had a feeling he would do. As the branches die, he seemingly revives them using his magic. Afterwards, a door opens and he walks through it and then vanishes from the TVA. He then drags the branches to his throne, very similar to Kang. An incredible scene and an exceptional moment from Loki. I loved this entire scene.
It would be an absolute travesty if I didn’t say Loki here. He was phenomenal in the finale, Tom Hiddleston should be proud of the way he’s just smashed it as Loki over the years. This episode was the penultimate episode for him. The fact we’ve always seen Loki try to worm his way out of things, he’s gone from the God of Mischief to the God of Stories.
A perfect finale. I couldn’t have asked for anything more, maybe an after-credits scene but that’s just me being picky. They’ve ended it in such a perfect way that they could throw out another season or end it there. The doors are wide open for Loki and how they want to proceed forward. I’ll say it again, this finale was absolutely perfect in every single way.