Loki ’s season finale as it turns out was just the beginning of a greater storyline that will unfold in phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The climactic ending of the Disney+ plus show left us almost as vexing as the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
The show follows up with Loki’s escape from the avengers using the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame. Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Owen Wilson (Mobius) stole the show with their charismatic personality with Sophia Di Martino (Sylvie) holding her own amongst the all-star cast.
Loki touches on several intriguing and contemplating themes such as parallel worlds and the idea of free will in a predestined world. While these aren’t explored much, they still open up new areas to explore in the future.
Episode six didn’t have the explosive action or final battle we were expecting, but it still managed to keep us hooked through the intriguing exposition. The finale introduced Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror/He Who Remains. The time-travelling villain who was spotted on the sets of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) will likely play a major role in the MCU.
Jonathan spent 90 percent of his screentime in a monologue with Loki and Sylvie stating that killing him would lead to cataclysmic chaos and start another multiversal war. While Loki believed him, Sylvie didn’t and killed the conqueror which leads to the creation of multiple versions of Kang.
The mid-credit scene for the finale also confirmed that Loki will return for season two. This is surprising and relieving at the same time since it will tie up hopefully all the loose ends in season one. The show has left several unresolved plot threads and mysteries that will likely be explored in phase four movies of the MCU such as Spiderman: No Way Home and Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness.
The show started with Loki on the run for committing a full-on attack on Manhattan and ended with a man who evolved past his title of ‘God of Mischief’. The character arc and his story of redemption is so far the pinnacle of storytelling in Marvel’s Disney+ shows. Credit goes to Director Kate Herron, head writer Michael Waldron and the rest of the team for putting out such a spectacular masterpiece to keep us hooked, even after the end.
Final Verdict: 4.5 stars (out of 5)