This review contains spoilers.
Isn’t it great when you get to the end of a season and you can say a show didn’t let you down! Even just the opening credits alone are joyous due to all the nostalgia they offer.
Loki and Sylvie finally get to meet the man behind the shadows in the season finale and we’re introduced to a fantastic new addition to the MCU with Johnathon Majors as He Who Remains. We all know who this guy really is and Majors graces the screen with so much charisma it’s hard to take your eyes away from him. His smile and calmness cleverly masks an obvious and more sinister side, and when he eventually offers Loki and Sylvie some explanation for what’s going on, confirms that things are about to get a whole lot worse.
Between He Who Remains and Miss Minutes (who shows off a much darker side in this episode), Loki and Sylvie are both offered their heart’s desires. Of all the choices Sylvie has though she makes a pretty terrible one and after her and Loki fight, kiss and make up and fight again, she makes a huge decision which has already has a massive impact on the timeline. He Who Remains has led them down a path just like a puppeteer and I’m almost certain this was the outcome he wanted.
There are snippets of Ravonna and Mobius which perhaps aren’t as satisfying as we had hoped for but with confirmation of a second season in the mid-credits scene, it leaves their characters open for more exploration in the future.
The other Marvel shows haven’t needed another outing as their stories were perfectly wrapped up neatly within a single season. Loki is left on such a great cliffhanger and has so many more possibilities with its direction that a second season just seems essential. And let’s face it, if this is our way of keeping Tom Hiddleston on our screens within the MCU, who in their right mind is complaining!!?