Yesterday’s episode of Loki was fantastic. A bit slow at times, yes, but ultimately so much fun. When it ended I found myself reeling and now I’m going to share with you my entire thoughts about that episode and all of its bright points. So, with no further delay, here we go.
First things first, I’ve got to commend Marvel Studios once again on their use of iconic. Their incorporation of “Holding Out For a Hero” at the beginning of the episode was a nice touch and perfectly counterbalanced that sequence where we, as the audience, are trying to figure out what the heck is going on. It was nice.
Secondly, I loved seeing the different variations of Loki, particularly the one where it looks like he won The Olympics or something. Hilarious!
I loved Loki’s attitude in this episode. This is a different side of Loki we really haven’t seen before because, for the first time in his life, he has met a force so powerful it makes Infinity Stones look like giant pieces of rock candy. It was interesting seeing him trying to prove himself to Mobius…almost like a kid, but at the end of the day, it’s all to get what he wants; an audience with the Time Keepers who he wants to overthrow. Oh snap!
Before I get to my feelings on the end of that episode I have to acknowledge the moments that made me laugh; Loki’s demonstration of Variant Loki’s plan in Mobius’ salad, Loki going completely hilarious at Pompeii (ha-ha-ha), and of course Loki using magic to dry himself off. Oh my gosh, I love this guy. He’s so much fun.
Okay, now, let’s talk about that ending.
For a few months now I knew that Sophia di Martino was going to be playing Lady Loki so, that was a no-brainer. What I didn’t expect was for Loki (and the audience) to see her in the second episode!
For WandaVision it took seven episodes, and consequently seven weeks! to discover that it was Agatha All Along. For five weeks we were waiting for John Walker to finally get his *** kicked and for Sam Wilson to accept the mantle as Captain America. But with Loki, they didn’t decide to play with our emotions because at the end of the day, this show isn’t about the hooded figure. There’s something bigger going on and that’s very exciting.
Plus, after going to Twitter to see what everyone was saying about the episode, I learned that no, this isn’t Lady Loki. In the credits she’s billed as Sylvie. Sylvie Lushton is the Enchantress; a blond Asgardian sorceress whose powers look similar to Loki’s except for one thing, she can control people. So cool! I was hoping the Enchantress would appear in the MCU!
And then of course there’s the fact that she bombed the Sacred Timeline. Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is coming!!
I don’t know where this show is going because of that shocking cliffhanger but it is so, so very fascinating. (And so far, this is way better than WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Just putting that out there.)
What did you think of the episode? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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