Loki Episode 2 Holds Out for a Hero and a Villain. “Up where the mountains meet the heavens above. Except where lightning separates the sea. I can swear someone is watching me somewhere. ”
While Marvel’s Kevin Feige discussed Loki’s recent evolution, he noted that “incorporating Loki into his series of processes has been Eureka’s moment in the show.” This has become a forum for discussion among fans because Loki was once dismissed as another “six-hour movie” and the two concepts seem to be slightly contradictory. Can Loki’s big story fit in with the criminal justice system?
The first episode of Marvel’s latest small screen project gave us a good cop / bad cop, and some of the investigation room plans were put in when Owen Wilson of Mobius M. Mobius went down the street “into the killer’s mind”, and Loki’s second episode continues to embrace the vibe of the process.
The traditional traditional teaser ranks episode 2 as C-20 (Sasha Lane from American Honey) and her TVA Hunters team arrived in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the mid-80s to investigate the reported free variety at the revival show. The team is attacked by the Loki Variant of Minutemen mentioned by Mobius at the end of the last episode, and Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding for a Hero” accompanies the whole scene to what may or may not be the deepest depth of internet cutting I’ve ever seen.
Back at TVA, Loki reads – or half – reads – what happened when the Nexus event crossed the red line and they can’t redefine it: the destruction of the Holy timeline. During the lesson Miss Minute works as a Gal Friday and Loki doesn’t like her very much despite her enthusiasm, and ends up calling her a cheater. Exactly what. Still, the situation is exciting. Should there be any Roger Rabbit? remake in the future, put Tom Hiddleston in there like Eddie Valiant and you can make a solid bridge with my suspension of disbelief.
Some temporary powers have informed TVA that the Loki Variant actually was responsible for ambush in the C-20 group. Hunters often target the Loki Variants – apparently calling the Lokis “almost more than any other alternative.” A small slippery bugger though possible, this seems like a very important information. Is this variety like raptors unknowingly testing the fence? Also, can we guess who is leading the pack when it comes to various numbers when Loki is in second place? Keep an eye on the domain on TVA! We’ve already seen Skrull and Peggy Carter.
Our Loki is ridiculed for possibly catching the audience with Time-Keepers if they are useful enough, relying on a tried and true police show “you can get a defense or a reduced sentence if you cooperate” trope. Loki buys it, but it seems surprisingly impossible that this is anything but deception on Mobius’ side.
We also spent a little time alone with Mobius and Judge Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) in this episode. The two have known each other for a long time but Renslayer now has the unfortunate task of climbing the line between the manager and the pal. He’s stable and calm, but you can still see him as Loki’s police chief: he sets the law with Mobius, calls him an “open gun” to allow Loki into the barn, and asks him to turn his badge and gun – or anything similar to TVA.
His interactions with Renslayer may be interesting but actually disturbing, though I can’t put my finger on why for now.
Mobius exits the meeting with great anticipation to see Loki speed up. He tries to deceive the impostor with his firm but soft-spoken mind by telling him that the troublesome murderer Variant is a “high version” of Loki. Our Loki is a “scared little boy”. I mean, why are you teasing her? You’re right.
Loki is placed in the guise of a TVA in the research staff, examining case files and having fun.