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Loki Season 2 Episode 6 Finale Review: Yggdrasil


In an emotional season two finale, Loki is burdened with glorious purpose for all time. Always.

Owen Wilson as Mobius, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, Eugene Cordero as Casey, Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie, Ke Huy Quan as O.B., and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel's Loki
Photo: Gareth Gatrell/Marvel

This review contains spoilers

You may recall that the first ever episode of Loki was called “Glorious Purpose”, and so is the last, coming full circle as the God of Mischief finally evolves into the God of Stories. For everyone else, the possibilities are now infinite, but for Loki there is now just one life to lead: sat upon a throne, just as he once coveted, alone forever. I am not okay.

For all the predictions we threw around about how this series would end, I doubt many saw all this coming, and it feels both refreshing and heartbreaking. The episode does, however, explore some of the other directions the story could have gone, giving Loki the opportunity to kill Sylvie or somehow succeed in fixing the loom. It also includes a rather expected reveal that He Who Remains has been playing 5D chess with Loki the entire season, but that reveal in itself leads to a really fascinating scene where Loki must choose to ascend.

Not that he gets there easily, of course. It takes centuries for Loki to realize that the only way to save the multiverse is by facing his worst fears and accepting their burden forever. Along the way, he absorbs an incredible amount of knowledge from OB, hears an upsetting tale from Mobius’ past, and has one final conversation with Sylvie, all of which helps him to understand the bigger picture.

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