LOKI S2 Episode 3 graced Disney+ screens this Friday. In episode 3, the TVA is in turmoil, O.B [Ke Huy Quan] is desperately seeking a solution to the impending destruction of the TVA. We find ourselves thrust back to 1893, where Loki and Mobius are on the hunt for He Who Remains. Whilst at the same time working to locate Ravonna Renslayer [Gugu Mbatha-Raw] and Miss Minutes; who themselves are working against the clock to locate Kang’s variant to rebuild the TVA in his image.
1893 does not contain as many action sequences as previous episodes, however what it lacks in this area, it makes up for with substance; offering a multitude of story building sequences. Setting the scene for what will be a thrilling sequence of episodes as we jostle with the Kang variant being portrayed as a deceitful yet brilliant swindler. Does he have the answers to the TVA’s plight?
In Season 2, viewers will meet a new Loki—a Loki defined now by self-sacrifice and altruism. Having always struggled with the notion that he is inherently bad and that he is doomed always to make things worse, Season 2 is about redemption and showing up to protect the people whom you love. He comes to the realization that, as much as he wants to save the TVA, recognizing that it is the key to protecting the Multiverse, that it is his friends that he wants to protect.
“One of the things we talked about is how Loki always struggled with family in the MCU, but he’s found a new family in the TVA, and he’s found, in its breakdown, an understanding of himself,” explains Hiddleston. “Having his sense of self opened up, broken down, and rebuilt by Mobius and his colleagues at the TVA, and also his connection with Sylvie, there’s a new capacity, a new awareness to make connections with other people, and, actually, he realizes that those connections are all that matter in the end, and they’re connections that he wants to preserve. But now the stakes are higher.