Variants, it is time for another review of Loki; this season has been absolutely incredible, and this week’s episode is full of great moments. It’s important to note that we only have two more episodes left of Loki; afterwards, we will do a final recap podcast episode with a special guest (more info to be announced). Last week, we left off with Loki and Sylvie staring as the world was about collapse around them. It’s time to check in with our favorite variants.
This week’s episode of Loki starts with Loki and Sylvie sitting together on a rock as they watch the apocalypse destroy the planet they are trapped in; as they sit, it almost looks like they are about to kiss. The TVA (Mobius has been trying to find where Loki and Sylvie are) are alerted to a nexus event caused by the almost kiss of Loki and Sylvie, and it alerts them to capture the variants. Once captured, Loki is questioned by Mobius about where he and Sylvie went and if they are working together. Loki tries to convince Mobius that the Time Keepers didn’t create him, but rather that he himself is a variant who lived a life before he was taken, hostage. Loki and Sylvie are both taken as prisoners and thrown in jail; Ravonna celebrates with Mobius on a job well done; but as they are talking, Mobius steals Ravonna’s phone and discovers that she has been wiping variants’ minds and turning them into TVA agents. Mobius helps Loki and Sylvie escape, and they try to fight off TVA agents; however, Ravonna stops them with several TVA agents and escorts Loki and Sylvie to an audience with the Time Keepers where they will be punished. As the Time Keepers talk with Loki and Sylvie, they are interrupted by Hunter B-52 who helps free Sylvie, and she fights against several TVA agents. Sylvie and Loki manage to dismantle all the TVA agents and then throw a spear at the head of a Time Keeper: the head rolls off revealing that the Time Keeper are android robots. The episode ends with Ravonna regaining consciousness and killing Loki.
WHAT. AN. EPISODE; this episode has a great pace to it, and I love the interactions with Mobius and Loki. Mobius continues to evolve as a character, and when he realizes that he may have had a former life before the TVA it really opens this story up. I think the twist with the Time Keeper’s being android robots is really intriguing, and I can’t wait to see where this story goes from here.
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