X-Geeks

Loki – Season 1, Episode 3: Lamentis

By Robert Ernest (@thatRobster | www.xgeeks.co.uk)

This review contains spoilers.

A slower paced episode sees Loki bond with and confide in the variant as they end up on Lamentis in 2077, a moon which is about to experience an apocalyptic event.

In the best possible sense of the word, I felt like this was a filler episode. That’s not always a bad thing and this really was useful to the story to allow Loki some time to build a relationship with the variant, who has assumed the name, Sylvie. Elements of it were quite sweet as Loki seemingly let’s down his guard a little with her. She doesn’t identify as a ‘Loki’ and as they get to know each other we discover that their pasts are quite different. We also find out that Loki identifies as bisexual in response to questioning from Sylvie.

The setting of Lamentis was beautiful. Striking purple skies made for an incredible back drop to the episode and enhanced an action sequence towards the end of it. The most memorable element of the episode though comes from the enchantment Sylvie put on Hunter C-20, who unintentionally reveals that the TVA employees are all variants themselves. Interesting plot twist!!!

In terms of pushing the plot forward, there wasn’t much of that this week. However, we got to enjoy an intoxicated Loki, had a proper introduction to our new (at least for now) friend and made a few intriguing discoveries.

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