After the devastating events of last week’s episode, which saw the Time Loom explode and destroy the Time Variance Authority, Loki is slipping back through time just like he returned to TVA in the Season 2 premiere. However, this is where the similarities stop.
In the premiere, Loki’s friends were still working at TVA. Now, they are scattered across different branches of reality with no memory of their lives working for the Time Control Agency. With the help of OB (Ke Huy Quan), Loki is able to gain some control over the time wasting while he works to get the team back together. However, what Loki doesn’t know is that Miss Minutes has activated TVA’s Fail-Safe Protocol, which dismantles the branches and everything inside them.
Just as the Trickster God gathers Mobius, B-15, Casey, and Sylvie (whose memory remains remarkably intact) in the OB lab, Loki watches in horror as everyone he cares about begins to crumble into spaghetti right before his eyes. The whole thing gave hardcore Avengers: Infinity War The sentiment, and Marvel fans have definitely picked up on it.
You can see some reactions below:
I feel like I just watched Infinity War again
– bd (@brandondavisbd) November 3, 2023
Episode 5 is giving us all Infinity War PTSD, it’s unforgivable, it gave me actual chills
Seeing time slipping away was very disturbing and I’ve never been this excited for an MCU series finale in a long time while I can’t wait to see how it all turns out #LokiS2 pic.twitter.com/VM6mpG1tJD
– Mushroomcloud (@Mushroomcloud16) November 3, 2023
#LokiS2 It felt like the height of science fiction over time. Big win for Marvel. I loved seeing the origins of the TVA members, and cared more about their timelines. The ending gave me the same poignant and depressing feeling as Infinity War! Loki just wants his friends back, and now he’s stronger than ever! pic.twitter.com/EzUntVlsWp
— Bluray Angel 🦇 (@BlurayAngel) November 3, 2023
Although it was terrifying, watching his friends being exposed gave Loki the push to fully control the lapse of time, bringing him back to the moment before they all disintegrated. He reaches basic level at the end of season 2.
Most importantly, the tension is toned down so Marvel fans can fully enjoy the romantic comedy vibe of Episode 5. Not Loki and Sylvie. Well, the emotions were off the chart for Loki and Mobius as their reunion had all the hallmarks of a rom-com, right down to Loki looking sadly at Mobius through the window.
You can see some reactions below:
LOKI never asked if MOBIUS was single or not, but MOBIUS made sure to constantly remind LOKI that he was single every chance he got. Loki was literally blushing and stuttering when he asked Mobius if he was following him home? These are literally romantic tropes, hey
– Lokius (@DailyLokius) November 3, 2023
Actions of a man in love.
He nervously prepares to try to force his way into gaining the trust of the love of his life, whom he doesn’t remember.
Hopefully, if he looked really good – more *attractive* – it would help his case.
This is a real TV show pic.twitter.com/R3jKUfjqgS
– Char 🌈✨ (@CharCubed) November 3, 2023
Mobius, a single father, asks Loki, “Are you still in the market?” Twice as loving as ever #Loki
-Ella the Hiddlestoner (@Laufeyson4eva) November 3, 2023
the Loki The Season 2 finale will air on November 9 on Disney+.
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