The Loki finale is here already as we discover the secrets of the sacred timeline.
After last week’s episode being the best of the series so far – with all the different Loki’s being a delight, especially Croki (crocodile Loki) – my expectations were fairly high for this finale.
The episode begins with a rather fun, and a bit mad, journey through space accompanied by audio excerpts of various MCU movies before settling back where we left off last episode – Loki and Sylvie defeating Alioth to discover a creepy looking house. Upon entering the house they are met with an equally creepy and sinister Miss Minutes (surprisingly amusing to see) and find He Who Remains – the man behind the sacred timeline.
Meanwhile at the TVA, Mobius and Hunter B-15 work to stop Ravonna and reveal the truth of the TVA’s existence to the other TVA agents.
I’m going to start out with the positives. I really love the attention to detail Marvel puts into almost everything – for example, in this episode, Ravonna’s retro downloading screen – I love that. Also the performances are good – Owen Wilson’s Mobius remains my favourite but they’re all good.
I enjoyed Sylvie and Loki’s confrontation about whether to kill He Who Remains or take the reins from him. It was interesting and the fight was well choreographed.
But, onto the negatives, generally this finale was a little underwhelming and disappointing – which is seemingly becoming a trend for Disney+ MCU series. Mostly it was just a bit dull and nothing got concluded in a satisfactory way. This is presumably because they had to set up for season 2, and I guess the very end conversation between Loki and Morbius was an interesting twist, but I’m not sure I care enough.
Sylvie and Loki’s whole story arc (ending with that kiss) I found to be a mistake and something much more interesting could’ve been done there.
Also Mobius didn’t feature in this episode nearly enough.
I suppose it is quite exciting that the multiverse has finally been introduced and I am interested to see what comes next. I have enjoyed Loki it just hasn’t blown me away in the way that WandaVision did or The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for that matter. Maybe season 2 will bring it up in my estimations.
Action, Adventure | USA, 2021 | Season 1 / Ep 6 | 14th July 2021 | Disney+ | Showrunner: Michael Waldron | Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jonathan Majors, Jack Veal, Owen Wilson