Episode 2 recap: Loki and Mobius begin their search for the Loki Variant. Loki discovers that the Variant is hiding out in an apocalypse because that timeline cannot become infected due to that timeline being destroyed so nothing matters. Leading them to Alabama 2055, where we meet this mysterious Variant. Loki confronts his other self as she bombs the oh so sacred timeline. Loki ultimately follows Lady Loki as Mobius chases him down.
Episode 3 takes away from the TVA to give us even more Loki character development. Did not think we could get into the mind of Loki even more after the very emotional first episode. Not only does Loki open himself up even more, we learn about Lady Loki or Sylvie, played by Sophia Di Martino, as she prefers to be called.
Episode 3 finds Loki and Sylvie stuck on a planet about to get its very own Ragnarök, they try to escape via a train heading for a ship. This is when we get a heartwarming talk between Loki and Sylvie. Humanizing Loki even more and proving why this Loki is the superior Loki. We learn about Sylvie and her similar but quite different upbringing than her male counterpart. Add a couple quick team up fight scenes for some action.
From the start of the series, it plays out to make you believe that Sylvie aka the Loki Variant will be the villain of the series, but this episode proves otherwise. Revealing something about the Time Variant Authority that will have you questioning them and the Timekeepers.
One thing that stands out is the obvious sexual tension between Loki and Sylvie, like you can cut the tension with a knife. Is it weird that I kind of ship it? I mean all these years of Tom Hiddleston playing Loki he has never had a love interest, and what better love interest then himself. If Loki is going to fuck anyone it would be himself let’s face it. He is so in love with himself I can see it. We also got confirmation that like Loki in the comic books and in Norse Mythology that Loki is indeed bisexual.
Episode 3 is the shortest episode at only 42 minutes and 23 seconds, about 9 minutes shorter than episode 1 and 12 minutes shorter than episode 2, but that is all it needed. It proved to be the most action-packed episode so far, leaving me excited for next week.
And always leaving me with more questions as old ones get answered. How and or will Loki and Sylvie get off Lamentis? Is the TVA not what it seems?
Again, for anyone needing a Loki arc refresher here is as with my previous reviews his story arc.
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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