Saturday, July 3, 2021

What I’m Watching: Loki

Loki: Season 1, Episode 4 “The Nexus Event” (A-)

This was quite an episode, and, like always, I’m tempted to do some serious Googling and Wikipediaing to figure out just exactly what was happening in the end credits, but I know that’s not a good idea since it’s likelier to spoil things and I’d rather be mesmerized and confused than know too much of what’s going on. Obviously the title character of this show wasn’t going to be pruned out of existence with two episodes left – let alone when his would-be killer attacked him from behind – and maybe it’s that there’s an Asgardian thing about reincarnation that’s somehow tied in to this whole Time Keepers business. It was startling to see Mobius so quickly pruned, so I do hope that he’s not gone forever either. He had some choices lines in this episode, like “You’re not the god of mischief, you’re just an asshole and a bad friend,” “One last desperate trick from the desperate trickster,” and “What an incredible narcissist, you fell for yourself.” Leave it to Hunter B-15 to save the day by freeing Loki and Sylvie after she learned the truth, and it now seems that Ravonna, who previously was Mobius’ closest ally and friend, may be the mastermind behind this whole thing and the animatronic Time Keepers who aren’t actually thinking for themselves. I’m enthralled on all fronts, and eager to see what role Richard E. Grant is going to play in Loki’s new life – again, something that can very easily be explained by Google searches that I’m trying not to do.

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