32 Thoughts I Had While Watching the ‘Loki’ Season Finale

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Disclaimer: This story contains spoilers for the season finale of Loki.

You can’t make a show about the god of mischief unless you’re willing to get weird, and Marvel’s Disney+ series Loki is just that. A time-traveling dramedy about Norse deities who make poor life choices, Loki crams an immense amount of information and action into six episodes. While there’s plenty of phase-four exposition and references to the comics, there’s also an evil cartoon clock, romantic comedy subplots, alligators, alternate timelines, and a mustachioed Owen Wilson. If ever there was a target demographic for such absurdity, I would be it, and the season one finale more than met my expectations for mayhem. Below, a list of everything that crossed my mind while watching. 

1. The Marvel Studios logo has become so iconic that Lil Nas X teased his latest album by creating a parody of it. His version isn’t what kicks off Loki’s season finale; instead, we get the standard pre-show scroll through comic-y scenes. Still, I’m pretty sure Loki would enjoy Montero

2. Usually, when movies and television shows mark the passage of time through rapid-fire montage, they utilize the same series of cultural touchstones. As Loki and Sylvie travel through the cosmos to time’s end, some of the familiar landmarks—Nelson Mandela’s 1990 speech to the United States Congress, Neil Armstrong saying “One small step for man…”—play out via voice-over. The 2020s are represented via the words of Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai, a nice touch.  

3. After escaping the void in the previous episode, Loki and Sylvie, a.k.a. Lady Loki, are headed to destroy the series’s mysterious big bad. Given that Loki and Sylvie are essentially versions of the same person, this isn’t a two-against-one unfair fight. 

4. Speaking of which, it’s impressive how Marvel’s arguably most narcissistic character has managed to begin a tentative romance with himself. Somewhere in the hereafter, Tony Stark is exceedingly jealous. 

5. Since every villain needs a spooky residence, the Citadel at the end of time looks like a haunted Victorian mansion. Tom Hiddleston has plenty of experience with those—see Crimson Peak—so I’m assuming Loki will be just fine in the end. 

6. One of the most compelling characters in the series is Miss Minutes, a cartoon clock who is relentlessly cheerful and downright creepy. Each time she shows up, the show gets a jolt of surrealism beyond the absurdity of comic-book logic. I’m reminded of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and, to a lesser extent Mary Poppins. 

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