Loki Season 2 episode 1 review
Loki picks up after the end of season 1 with Loki returning to a slightly changed TVA. At the end we see that the TVA is adorned with all sorts of things that reference He Who Remains, the apparently benevolent head of the the Time Variance Authority. Not only does Loki seem confused about what just happened, his friends in the TVA also have no clue who he is which ups the stakes. But then it turns out he’s got this time slipping affliction that forces him to go through different time periods (but within the same space).
Everybody’s back from Owen Wilson’s Mobius M Mobius to Sylvie to Hunter B15. We also get introduced to new characters like General Dox and our favorite Ke Huy Quan. Quan who plays OB or Oroboros is by far the quirkiest and most adorable character that’s been introduced by Marvel Studios in a while
The interplay between him and Wilson’s Mobius and Hiddleston’s Loki is quite refreshing and may just one of the major reasons I recommend catching this series.
More Sci-Fi and less Action
Loki season 2 plays off as the MCU’s version of Doctor Who and I am all for that. But a rewatch for Loki S2E1 will make you realize that there’s a deeper sci-fi element to the series and to this episode. I appreciate Marvel’s way of writing the episode where they get this perfect balance of talking sexy about science while dumbing it down for the casual audience. Like there’s this scene
I loved entering this series knowing a lot more thanks to Season 1 and Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania and it’s ending. But its starting to get difficult to explain various things to casual viewers especially since that last season dropped in 2021. Plus in between that there’s been the Quantumania movie where Jonathan Majors really appears as the villain Kang the Conqueror while neatly introducing the bigger threat for the Avengers in 2025 and 2026.
If you’re watching Loki season 2 just be ready to explain a few things and there.