All right, Loki S02 is finally over! Another puzzle piece in MCU’s confusing “Multiverse Saga” is filled in. I think at this point this is where the series should stop. The story that began in the first season feels complete with this episode in particular. I will explain why that’s the case as it will make sense to some people. Because I don’t think we need a third season to possibly ruin things even further as far as the Multiverse shenanigans are concerned. Right, let’s use our newfound time-warping powers back to the season finale. 

Jonathan Majors as Victor Timely in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL.

Immediately after the ending of episode five, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) uses his new-found time-slipping powers to go back to the events of episode four to prevent the Temporal Loom from exploding. He continuously repeats the same event over and over again to solve the issue until he goes back to when the gang initially gets Victor Timely (Jonathan Majors) back to the TVA to assist Ouroboros (Ke Huy Quan) and Casey (Eugene Cordero) with the Throughput Multiplier. What seems like the 15th attempt at stabilizing the temporal loom, Timely managed to succeed thanks to Loki’s guidance. However, the Loom still inevitably blows up with Timely explaining that the device will never accommodate to scale of the ever-expanding Multiverse. 

(L-R): Jonathan Majors as Victor Timely and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.

After this soul-crushing defeat, he resorts to time-slipping back to the S01 finale episode to stop Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) from killing He Who Remains (also played by Jonathan Majors). ‘He’, is aware of Loki’s time-slipping and what is happening in the future telling him that the Temporal Loom is a fail-safe to ensure stability of the Multiverse. When overloaded, everything in existence in the MCU goes boom. He also tells him the responsibilities of being a keeper of time while warning him of the Kang variants coming for the universe after his death. 

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He then time-slips back to the very first episode of S01 of his interrogation by Mobius (Owen Wilson). He learns from him that to achieve a glorious purpose is to commit actions that are ugly but for the greater good. Then he goes back to Pasadena 1991 where Sylvie tells him that free will must be preserved which gives Loki enough motivation to return to the Temporal Loom. 

Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.

Upon returning to the brink of the TVA and the Multiverse’s destruction, Loki goes outside toward the Loom himself and ends up destroying it. But he gains a new crown on his head and can rejuvenate dying strands of timelines before taking his seat at the End of Time. He therefore turns everything into a tree-branch structure, effectively saving the TVA and the Multiverse.

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The TVA is back at functioning capacity with a rebooted and friendlier Miss Minutes (Tara Strong), and business is usual. Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) and Casey head up efforts to find He Who Remains’ variants after learning that a Kang variant was killed in a 616 adjacent area of time referring to the events of AntMan and the Wasp: Quantumania. Mobius stays behind in his timeline to observe his life. In the final scene, Loki is now officially ‘The God of Stories’. 

Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.

So this season has been clunky and at best, a good season. The ending with Loki now overseeing the Multiverse as the ‘God of Stories’ is a perfect evolution and stopping point for the show. And that we seriously need a break from the multiverse stuff because it’s becoming not as fun as everything else like Everything Everywhere All At Once or Star Trek. My advice to Feige and Marvel on the Jonathan Majors/Kang issue; work with what you have and replace the actor. Do not substitute a villain for another one because an actor was not on their best behavior. That’s just bad producing and makes people lose more faith in the MCU than you already have boring people with subpar to mediocre movies/TV shows. Hopefully, next year is when they need to hit the pause button to tell a narrative properly before they let it rip again in 2026. Let’s just pray that Deadpool 3 doesn’t have the superhero fatigue curse.

Overall, Loki S02 finale is a good stopping point for the series to end. It ties into the previous season all the while leaving audiences to ponder what is next for the MCU. 

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By Julian