Before the new show launches, I thought it would be helpful to take a moment and reflect on the Disney+ era of the MCU so far. In the spirit of the recently ended Olympics, let's rank each of the three shows based on indefinable qualities that NBC commentators would struggle to explain to laypeople watching at home. And since this ranking is based entirely on my own opinions, you can rest assured that it is 100% objectively correct and no I will not be taking questions.
At last we get some answers! The primary question driving the plot of "Loki" has been who, exactly, is in charge of the TVA. The first answer, that the Timekeepers were a race of benevolent overlords keeping all of time safe and writing the end of all things, was unsatisfactory from the start. Now that the Timekeepers have been exposed as frauds, it's time to get to the true source behind all this power:
I have said before that the multiverse is a nearly infinite well for comic books to return to for interesting storylines with few consequences to their sacred canonical timelines. In this episode of Loki, we really explore the implications of that multiverse, and what it means for different versions of a character whose defining characteristic seems to be losing to work together.
First thing first, sorry for the delay, I was delayed by the holiday weekend, hope you had a good 4th. Now, back to the article. We get off Lamentis-1 in this episode, and not a moment too soon. This is the fourth of six episodes in the series and this one, much more so than the last one, feels like a turning point. A couple questions are answered and a few more get raised!
Now that we have met Sylvie, the Variant, we finally get to spend some time with her. Last week it seemed like "Loki" was on its way to becoming a procedural buddy-cop show, but in this episode Mobius took a back seat and it was all about pairing the god of mischief with... the other god of mischief, all to try to escape a world that is about to suffer total destruction.