Disney’s Marvel series ‘Loki’ follows the God of Mischief, played by Tom Hiddleston, after he escapes during the events of Avengers: Endgame, causing a separate timeline.
The show was acclaimed by fans and critics, until the final episode, which ended up dividing opinion due to its cliffhanger ending.
Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) stabs and kills ‘He Who Remains’ (Jonathan Majors), the person responsible for keeping all timelines in check and ensuring only the original timeline is preserved to prevent his variants from wreaking havoc and causing a multiverse war.
When Loki attempts to inform Mobius (Owen Wilson) and B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) of the variants that are coming. But to his shock, Mobius doesn’t recognise him and thinks he’s an analyst at TVA.
There’s also a statue of He Who Remains (probably his variant) out of nowhere, signifying that their actions have completely changed his timeline as well and nothing is what it was before.
But what’s exactly happening?
Loki director Kate Herron explains
Herron gave her view of what’s happening:
“So the way I see it in my head is that the TVA exists outside of space and time, but reality and everything as we understood it has completely changed in the last few minutes. With the multiverse branching, how do we know the TVA still exists in that way? We don’t know, and I suppose that’s a big question that will be answered as the show goes on.”
She added that Loki and Sylvie didn’t quite realise the extent of what would happen after killing He Who Remains:
“But in my head, the intention is that Sylvie thinks she’s sending him back to the TVA, but because of the way time and branches are crossing each other outside the window, Loki has unfortunately been sent back somewhere very different. So reality has shifted just by the nature of what He Who Remains said, and the idea is that he’s in this alternate TVA now.”
So, Loki is in an alternate universe now, with nobody remembering him and ruthless variants of He Who Remains coming in at any moment. Yikes.
More questions will be answered with season 2 but Herron won’t be returning to direct. Loki is the first of all the Marvel shows on Disney+ to be renewed for a second season.