Loki Season 2 returns with the same enthusiasm and a universe-expanding storyline that is a firmly grounded character study of Loki.
About 'Loki Season 2'
Creator: Michael Waldron
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: Tomatometer 82% , Audience Score 81%
My Rating: 4/5
The second season of Loki had a phenomenal cliffhanger from Season 1 to build upon. However, the absence of Kate Herron, the creator of the first season, made everyone worried about whether the second season would be able to maintain the momentum and the essence of the character. But the second season proved that it knew what it was working with and always had a clear vision of how they wanted Loki’s character to develop.
The plot is interesting, to say the least. Loki finds himself at the cusp of utter chaos in the multiverse because of Sylvie's monumental decision to kill He Who Remains. He is the only one who truly knows what dangers are awaiting if the TVA collapses, as it is the last line of defense against the variants of He Who Remains.
The first episode instigates a claustrophobic feeling or a sense of urgency with its camera tracking and unique shots. The viewers can feel Loki’s helplessness and growing anxiety. There is a huge immediate problem to fix that gets resolved by the end, but what else is waiting?
The second and third episodes spend time building up the world and the premise on how Loki should proceed to stop the TVA and the entire multiverse from collapsing. The first three episodes also introduce OB (Ouroboros) played by Ke Huy Quan, famed for Everything Everywhere All At Once, and Victor Timely, a variant of Kang. Some may argue that the third episode feels like a bit of a filler, but I think it was necessary to set up the epic finale.
The fourth episode definitely threw viewers completely into chaos. Everyone on social media was like ‘What just happened?’. The implication of the ending of the fourth episode was so huge for the MCU. People were completely shocked by how they ended that episode. I was no different. The first thing that came into my mind was ‘Now what?’. The episode did maintain the streak of ‘fourth episode supremacy’ of Marvel’s Disney+ shows.
However, I have mixed feelings about the fifth episode. They undid all the shock elements from the fourth episode and played it a little safe, in my opinion. I really hoped the ending of the fourth episode was as drastic as it seemed. It would have been game-changing if Marvel really went with it instead of undoing it.
But the final episode, especially the last half, really pulled the show together and gave Loki the best arc out of all the characters in the entire MCU. And yes, even better than Tony Stark, in my opinion. We spent the most time with Loki in the MCU and this finale does justice to it. It gave him an arc so strong that he is the only one capable right now to spearhead the Cosmic Saga of the MCU in my eyes. I definitely recommend this show.
The mercurial villain Loki resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”