Loki Episode 6 (Finale) Review: Multiverse, Next Major Villain

The sixth and final episode of the first season of the Loki series is out and it has left us asking for more. One of the main reasons would be the confirmation of a second season to the season during the mid-credits. Another one would be the ending scene, which we will look into shortly. The episode starts off with lines from a bunch of MCU characters we've known while we have the usual Marvel Studios animated logo appearing. Coming back to the present scenario, we see the landscape in the void running through the cosmos before zooming out to reveal something like a literal flow of time that is running around the old castle-like building seen at the end of episode 5 after Loki and Sylvie enchanted Alioth and cleared the clouds. Loki and Sylvie approach the building, while Sylvie is still dazed from the previous altercation. They are greeted by Miss Minutes , who welcomes them to the Citadel at the End of Time. She further states that He Who Remains is impressed, and then adds that they both get what they have always desired. However, the two Lokis refuse this proposal, and Miss Minutes disappears.

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HE WHO REMAINS

We are then taken to Renslayer's office, where she is waiting on the files about the founding of the Time Variance Authority. Miss Minutes appears , but it is not to give Ravonna what she asked for. She says she has something that “He” believes will be more useful. Back at the Citadel at the End of Time, where Loki and Sylvie wonder if the person Miss Minutes was referring to was even alive. They then encounter He Who Remains, who invites them to talk. In the elevator up to his office, Sylvie tries to kill him, but is unsuccessful.

Back at the TVA, Mobius walks into Renslayer's office, who is not very surprised to see him. He says he is here to change things at the TVA. The scene then cuts to Fremont, Ohio in 2018 where Hunter B-15 has lured other Hunters to show them Renslayer’s true identity. 

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THE MULTIVERSAL WAR

At the Citadel at the end of time, we see Majors telling Loki and Sylvie that he's able to avoid being killed because he has seen it all, primarily because His TemPad is pre-programmed because he knows it all. At the TVA, Renslayer and Mobius are seen arguing about the TVA. The conversation ends with Renslayer opening up a time portal and setting off. Meanwhile, Loki and Sylvie are being explained the reason as to why He Who Remains why he did everything that caused the events that took place until that point. He tells them a story about how a 31st-century Earth variant of him discovered other universes, that after years of peace and collaboration, led to an all-out war because not every version of him had noble intentions.

One variant ( the one that was talking to them) however, encountered Alioth and began experimenting on its abilities to consume time and space. Thanks to Alioth's help, the Multiversal War ended and HeWho Remains then established the TVA. Thus leading to ages of peace. He then comes up with a proposal for the Lokis: they can either kill him and unleash infinite devils, all the other versions of him. Or they can take over from him. They then hear noises, and He Who Remains is surprised, turns out he had only predicted things until that point. To be precise, the Sacred Timeline is branching. He then reiterates his offer. As expected, the two have an argument: Sylvie thinks that He Who Remains is lying, while Loki believes him. This, however, ends with a passionate embrace. But, being a Loki herself, Sylvie pushes Loki through a time portal and into the TVA. She then stabs He Who Remains, killing him.

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A NEW PROBLEM

At the TVA, complete chaos ensues, as we see the sacred timeline branching rapidly. Loki decides to take up on He Who Remains’ offer, and sets off to take over the TVA. He runs into Mobius and Hunter B-15, and proceeds to tell them about everything that took place back at the Citadel at the end of time. However, they don’t seem to believe him, rather they are unable to even understand what he means. Mobius asks Loki who he is, indicating that neither of them recognize him; which then as it turns out is because this is a completely different timeline than the one that Loki was in. This is then confirmed as we see a statue of He Who Remains, instead of the Timekeepers; and with that the episode ends. 

Article is contributed by Pranav

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