Loki Season 2 Episode 4 Ending Explained: Did the MCU Just Reset Its Own Timeline?

With the fate of the timeline (and potentially the entire MCU) on the line, Loki episode 4 is a race against the clock to save the Temporal Loom.

Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie in Marvel Studios' LOKI,
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One of the largest looming threats in Loki season 2, aside from the potential return of Kang variants, has been the impending explosion of the Temporal Loom and the potential destruction of the TVA. The loom has become overloaded with branching timelines since the TVA stopped pruning variants beyond the “sacred” one. In the aftermath of He Who Remains’ (Jonathan Majors) death, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Mobius (Owen Wilson) have enlisted Ouroboros (Ke Huy Quan), Casey (Eugene Cordero), and B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) to help repair the timeline without sacrificing the billions of variants that live on these multiplying branches.

In episode 4 “Heart of the TVA,” Loki and Mobius have finally gathered the missing ingredient needed to repair the Temporal Loom – the temporal aura of Kang variant Victor Timely. However, Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Miss Minutes (Tara Strong) show up at the last minute ready to put a wrench in their plans and take control of the TVA for themselves.

A lot happens in this episode as these two groups fight for the future of the TVA and the sacred timeline, including the apparent destruction of the TVA and time itself.

What Did Miss Minutes Tell Ravonna?

At the end of episode 3, Miss Minutes and Ravonna are sent to He Who Remains’ now abandoned palace at the end of time. While there, Miss Minutes convinces Ravonna that they are on the same side and promises to tell her a secret that He Who Remains kept from her. At the beginning of “Heart of the TVA,” we find out that this secret has to do with Ravonna and He Who Remains’ relationship. It turns out that Ravonna led He Who Remains’ army before the establishment of the TVA and helped him gain the power he held for so long. He had promised her that they would rule together, but instead sent her back to the TVA and erased her and everyone else’s memories of him and how the TVA came to be.


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