Episode 1 recap: 2012 Loki is taken by the Time Variant Authority after taking the Tesseract, after the Avengers travel back in time in Endgame. At the TVA Loki is put on trial for going off the sacred timeline that was created by the Timekeepers. Mobius, a TVA analyst, takes Loki to investigate his past and what should be his future. After escaping Loki realizes that infinity stones are nothing more than fancy paper weights at the TVA, Loki watches Thanos snap his neck ending his life, and learns that the TVA needs his help to locate another Loki variant. The end.
In episode 2 of Loki, Loki, now working for the Time Variant Authority, puts his mischievous skills to use in hunting down another version of himself. After a TVA minuteman is taken hostage by the Loki variant at a 1985 renaissance fair, Loki and Mobius must look for the variant’s hideout.
After Loki comes across a file on Ragnarök, aka an Asgardian apocalypse that kills most of its people, the same Ragnarök in 2017 Thor: Ragnarök, he can figure out the variant is hiding in the apocalypse. With the help of a visual aid via Mobius’s lunch, they get to work in pinpointing the exact apocalypse. Bringing them to Alabama 2050.
This is where we get to officially meet the dangerous variant. There she yes, SHE vaguely explains her plans as she possesses innocent bystanders. The episode ends with Loki following this mysterious variant self into the unknown.
Episode 2 is three minutes longer than episode one but is faster than the previous episode. It wastes no time getting into the action, bringing you right into the investigation of the variant. It does a great job of leaving you for more after the credit’s role leaving the viewer with these questions. Who exactly is this Loki Variant, and what are her plans, and where is she and Loki going?
For anyone needing a Loki arc refresher I will leave this helpful guide right here.
Thor (2011) Avengers (2012) Thor: The Dark World (2013) Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Avengers: Endgame (2019) Loki (2021)
My rating 5/5
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