Marvel’s Loki Episode 3 Promises Even More Chaotic Time Travel
Warning: This piece contains spoilers for Marvel Studios’ Loki episode 2.
Marvel’s Loki episode 2 serves mostly as a build up for the big reveal of its antagonist and explores how the Time Variance Authority (TVA) protects the Sacred Timeline. The episode also shows how the Loki series will impact the entire MCU including future projects like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Check out a brief recap of what happened in Marvel’s Loki episode 2:
Marvel’s Loki Episode 2 Recap
The second episode of Marvel’s Loki dives deep into the MCU concepts of Nexus events, resetting the timeline, and the Sacred Timeline. After spending some time with the Time Variance Authority, Loki found a loophole that can be exploited by the problematic Variant. This led to one of the funniest scenes in series so far, where Loki and Mobius visit Pompeii right before it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Using Loki’s latest discovery, the TVA track down the Loki Variant in Alabama.
Loki gets a chance to talk to the Variant. The Variant uses mysterious ways to communicate with Loki and Loki suggests they can team up to take down the TVA, but the Variant has different plans. The Variant sets up reset charges and sends them to various points in the timeline, creating multiple Nexus events simultaneously. This leads to the major reveal of the Loki Variant, who isn’t just a different version of Loki, but Lady Loki herself. As Lady Loki escapes through a portal, Loki decides to go with her.
Marvel’s Loki Episode 3 Questions and Theories
Loki episode 2’s big villain reveal has set up the stakes for the series and raised some questions that may be answered in the future episodes.
What is Lady Loki planning?
Since Lady Loki is clearly not interested in taking over the TVA, it remains to be seen what she is really up to. By causing several Nexus events across the timeline, Lady Loki has easily disrupted the Scared Timeline and undermined the TVA. But she seems to be planning something bigger and much more chaotic that will have long-lasting effects on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s also unclear why Lady Loki wants to destroy the Sacred Timeline. There seems to be some backstory which involves Lady Loki, the Time Keepers, and the TVA.
Will Loki betray Mobius and the TVA?
Loki obviously doesn’t want to be trapped with the TVA and he seems to have found an escape with Lady Loki. Considering that Mobius is pretty much protecting Loki from the rest of the TVA, it felt like a betrayal to him when Loki escaped. However, the unpredictable nature of Loki has helped in keeping his true intentions mysterious. Loki might also be planning to stop Lady Loki and the destruction of the Sacred Timeline.
What did Hunter C-20 see?
After being rescued, TVA agent Hunter C-20 was in a state of panic and she said, “It’s real.” Although she hasn’t been physically harmed, whatever happened to her had serious effects on her mentally. Hunter C-20 hasn’t exactly revealed what she experienced, but it seems to be devastating for anyone who crosses paths with Lady Loki.
Marvel’s Loki episode 3 is expected to explore Lady Loki’s story even more and reveal some details about her master plan. We might also get a glimpse at what Loki is actually planning and how the TVA will mitigate this disaster. Marvel’s Loki episode 3 will debut on Disney Plus Hotstar Premium on June 23.
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