Marvel fans, the season two Loki premiere finally happened, and we have to talk about it. SO…SPOILERS.
First of all, it feels like absolute ages since season one left us hanging with Loki and his oddly romantic relationship with a female variant of himself, Sylvie. Either way, we (I) are here for their love.
Not only that, but we left off with the crazy death of ‘He Who Remains,’ which Marvel fans will recognize as Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors. Remember the actor who is still in hot water for domestic abuse charges in New York? Fans spent the interim time wondering if Majors would be replaced in the Disney Plus series or not, but from the looks of it, he and his character are still a major (lol) plot arch this season.
So, of course, I won’t spoil the whole debut episode of season two for you, but here are some things you absolutely have to look out for and enjoy.
First of all, even though the concept of all the branching timelines and grotesque time slipping (which is the term for Loki’s painful disappearing and reappearing), the writing really helps you understand what’s going on, and there are some pretty hilarious moments. Who knew Owen Wilson and Tom Hiddleston would be such great comedic duo??
If you are one of the fans who loves the relationship between Wilson’s Mobius and Hiddleston’s Loki, then this episode will not disappoint you. There’s a whole moment when Loki is trying to rapidly explain what happened in the season one finale to Mobius when he embellishes the fact that his fight with Sylvie ended in a draw. Mobius responds with something incredulous like, “Oh, you both kicked each other through a time door simultaneously?” Who knows if it was written in the script or improv between these two great actors, but the hilarious moment was really enjoyable to watch.
Also, Ke Huy Quan as O.B. was absolutely adorable. In my professional opinion, his acting wasn’t completely stellar, but he’s just so likable that I couldn’t help but love every minute he was on screen. It was pretty interesting how writers created one scene between O.B., Mobius, and Loki while it was technically taking place in the past and the present at the same time. I know, right? Marvel, man.
There’s a moment with a random phone ringing that was totally ominous and completely unexplained so somebody tell me if they have a theory about this because it’s definitely haunting me. However, I was immediately distracted when Loki and Sylvie finally meet eyes for the first time this season, and she says, “There you are.” Ugh! This was cute, right?
Lastly, you need to make sure that you watch until the end of the episode! That’s right, I mean all the way through the credits, because there is an end credit scene! Obviously, you can just fast-forward through the credits because you’re streaming it at home. It’s a pretty interesting cliffhanger as to what the rest of the season will behold. Also, it finally answers some questions about how McDonald’s and Marvel Studios partnered for Loki’s second season.
The kid behind the cash register at the Oklahoma McDonald’s in the 80s won over fans as well. Not to mention the poor girl in the elevator with Mobius and Loki as they discuss the horrifically terrible visual that is Loki’s time slipping. Just two simple side characters minding their own business who got roped into the Marvel madness.
Other highlights include Mobius’ “skin” predicament and Tom Hiddleston’s commitment to the war room scene.
Also, did anyone else realize how tall Tom Hiddleston is? In some scenes, I was like, “Wow, that is a lanky tall dude!”
Have you watched the season two Loki premiere yet? What are your thoughts on it?? How about the hair flips?
The hairflip game is already going hard af pic.twitter.com/lkmTJKrk7h
— Rose ✪ ४ Loki era (@RoseBarnes94) October 6, 2023