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After checking out the ‘MCU’ film ‘Black Widow’ last Friday, I continued to check out the ‘Loki’ series starring Tom Hiddleston on Disney+ the following day. I might get into the habit of watching most ‘MCU’-related productions on Disney+ rather than watching some at the cinemas in the near future.
In the fifth and penultimate episode of ‘Loki’, Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie continues to confront Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer. Renslayer tells Sylvie that Loki was teleported to the Void, following the end of the previous episode. The Void happens to be a dimension at the end of time.
I was expecting the Void to be the space between dimensions where nothing existed according to ‘Doctor Who’, but what do I know? It’s where everything that the Time Variance Agency (TVA) prunes is dumped into and from which nothing has returned. Loki may not return to our universe. 😐
It’s also deduced that the TVA’s creator is hiding in the timeline beyond the Void. There is a point where Renslayer might be helping Sylvie, but it turns out to be a trap since TVA mascot Miss Minutes (voiced by Tara Strong) stalls for time and TVA troops summoned by Renslayer herself surround Sylvie.
In the end, Sylvie prunes herself in order to find Loki in the Void. Renslayer attempts to reach the TVA’s creator herself after interrogating Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15. I’m still not sure what Renslayer’s angle in all of this is and why she seems to dead-set against Loki and his many variants. 😐
Meanwhile, Loki gets to know the other Loki variants he meets in the episode, including Jack Veal as Kid Loki, DeObia Oparei as Boastful Loki and special guest star Richard E. Grant as Classic Loki. It was a delight to see Richard E. Grant in ‘Loki’. It’s a shame it seems like he won’t be in the last episode. 😦
There’s also an Alligator Loki in the episode. I find that rather bizarre to watch and wonder how an Alligator Loki could possibly be. I’m surprised it’s not one of the giant alligators from the ‘Thunderbirds’ episode ‘Attack of the Alligators!’ who is a Loki. Maybe there’s a Pig Loki in the series.
Tom Hiddleston also plays a President Loki variant that commands an army and is at odds with the Kid Loki who rules the Asgard in his dimension. I’m disappointed our hero Loki didn’t return in his Loki outfit as he seems stuck in that TVA shirt he’s been wearing for most of the ‘Loki’ series so far. 😦
Eventually, Sylvie gets to meet up with our hero Loki in this dimension. Owen Wilson also returns as Mobius M. Mobius in the episode. Aha! I knew he wasn’t dead! I knew he would come back in the series. I wonder what will happen to Mobius once he returns to the TVA using a TemPad from Sylvie.
It turns out that a massive cloud-like creature called Alioth is hunting down and killing any form of life within the Void. Sylvie believes that the key to who created the TVA is inside the Alioth creature. Loki insists on accompanying Sylvie when they decide to venture going into the Alioth creature itself.
There does seem to be more suggestions of romantic interest between Loki and Sylvie as they interact in the episode. I don’t know if that’s going to come to anything by the series’ end. I’m not sure if it would work though since Loki and Sylvie are more the same person from other dimensions.
Sylvie attempts to enchant Alioth when they confront the creatures but fails to do so in the process. That is until Classic Loki distracts Alioth with an illusion of Asgard, sacrificing himself in the end. After successfully enchanting Alioth, Loki and Sylvie see a citadel beyond the Void and walk on towards it.
The fifth episode of the ‘Loki’ series has been very entertaining and enjoyable to watch. I don’t know what Loki and Sylvie are going to find when they reach the citadel. Will they meet whoever is responsible for creating the TVA? How will Loki’s story continue or end after this ‘MCU’ series is over?
Thanks for reading!
Bye for now!