Friday, October 6, 2023

Loki - Ouroboros

The First Season of Loki was at its best when it was wild and chaotic and kept Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and the audience off guard. Things got a bit problematic at the end when events had to be explained. Unfortunately still locked into a Kang (Jonathan Majors) storyline, the show does get back to basics with Loki time-slipping through different eras inside the TVA. The episode introduces Ke Huy Quan as Ouroboros who is incredulous at Loki's predicament but still helpful in offering a quite dangerous way he could be saved by removing himself from the timeline with the help of Mobius (Owen Wilson) who manages to not get his skin ripped off.

Ke Huy Quan is a fun addition here and offers some wacky dynamics with both Loki and Mobius in both present and past. All of this works quite well recapturing the crazy energy of the show's First Season. The rest of the episode involving internal strife at the TVA, which unfortunately feels like a major plot point to be further developed, and what may or may not be a coup d'état turns out to be less interesting. Also, left for her single appearance in the epilogue, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) is still puttering around the universe enjoying her newfound freedom (which is a bit confusing as the way to save Loki in the episode was to remove Loki from all of time... and isn't Sylvia a Loki?).

  • Title: Loki - Ouroboros
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