The third Marvel Studios show to see the light of day, Loki, closed its first season on Wednesday with a revealing, explosive episode. The finale of the Tom Hiddleston-led series didn’t please everyone and a few fans were morose that it didn’t wrap up the plot lines neatly and instead ended on a cliffhanger.
While Loki and Sylvie managed to enter the Citadel at the end of time, they encountered Jonathan Majors’ He Who Remains, who told them that the TVA was a necessary evil that kept the multiverse from going into all-out war. He offered Loki and Sylvie his job. He claimed that he built the organization because that was the only way to keep his evil variants in check.
Loki was in favor of listening to him and discussing the matter, while Sylvie only wanted to kill He Who Remains. Finally, she sent Loki back to TVA and killed the lord of Citadel at the end of time. But Loki found that Mobius and Hunter B-15 didn’t remember him. So the multiverse uproar even affects the TVA?
The show’s director Kate Herron explained to The Hollywood Reporter: “So the way I see it in my head is that the TVA exists outside of space and time, but the reality and everything as we understood it is the last. completely changed in a few minutes. How do we know with the multiverse branch that the TVA still exists that way? We don’t know, and I think that’s a big question that will be answered as the show goes on.”
She added: “But in my head Sylvie is meant to think she’s sending him back to TVA, but because time and branches intersect outside the window, Loki has unfortunately been sent back somewhere else entirely. So the reality has shifted by the nature of what He Who Remains said, and the idea is that he’s now in this alternate TVA.”
While this clears things up a bit, we’ll have to wait and see what happens next in Loki’s second season. It’s the first show of any Marvel Studios show to get a second season, and the seniors in the studio must have a good reason for it.