You don’t want the TVA after you. So, make sure you watch Loki episode six before you read this review!

Holy Planet of the Apes hell. What an ending, what a series, what an episode.

Jonathan Majors was an absolute revelation as Kang, Immortus, the man at the end of time, whatever you want to call him. This isn’t a WandaVision situation where people’s fan theories were proven wrong. It was Kang, all along. The course of the whole show led up to this and now we know the big bad villain. After an entire season one, we are getting a season two. So if this felt like an incomplete story, that’s why.

For the people who are going to whine and moan that this wasn’t the complete reboot of the Marvel timeline that we wanted, be patient. Sylvie, Loki, Mobius, and Co. will all be back. In classic Marvel fashion, we got a cliffhanger ending with a promise of more to come. Majors’s “Kang”, wasn’t officially named, but that’s who he is everyone.

Where are we going from here? Who knows? We know that Majors is coming back for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. We also know that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness deals with the ramifications of this series. Finally, from what we can assume, Spider-Man: No Way Home also deals with a multiverse of characters returning. So that’s the blueprint going forward.

Loki As A Series Overall

We got the payoffs we wanted in this episode. The first two Marvel series didn’t have promises of a second season at the end. This does. So we’re in uncharted territory for what to expect and how to properly review the show. We got Loki and Sylvie’s relationship payoff after so many teases. Mobius sort of got his payoff with Renslayer, and she’ll surely have something to do with Kang’s rise.

This series showed us the potential of Disney+ as an avenue for Marvel. WandaVision tapped into it. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier also tapped into that, but this one perfected that formula. We get a character study into the mind of multiple variants of Loki and how it affects the world around him. At it’s core, that’s what Loki is.

It took us on a space, time, cosmic ride that I’m surely grateful for. We got some of the best performances that the medium (Disney+) has seen with Owen Wilson, Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Jonathan Majors, and Richard E. Grant. All should get the accolades deserved from the Emmy Awards and anywhere else. Kate Herron and Michael Waldron crafted a world that we had never seen before and brought it to life. Everyone from the top down at Marvel should be proud of this effort.

Some Are Going To Be Pissed About This Ending Though

Did something substantial happen in this finale? Yes and no. For level headed, cool people, they’re going to appreciate what happened in this episode. For the other dregs of the internet, they’re going to scream, shout, and lambast this episode for “nothing happening”. They’re going to be confused as to who Jonathan Majors character is, and the grand-scheme ramifications of his character.

But if you can see this finale for more than just an action set piece designed to end the show, you’ll get more out of it. This was not supposed to be the ending, it’s a beginning to a new world of Marvel. If you thought Guardians of the Galaxy was the weirdest Marvel film, the next Doctor Strange is going to blow that out of the water.

I loved this ending, the last moments made my heart sink. Everything we spent learning and loving, might be washed away with a new timeline or branch that Loki is on led by an even more villainous version of Kang. We’ll have to see where season two goes, but I for one, cannot wait.

This doesn’t reach the heights of episode three, four, or five for me, but it stands up and ends the series of a good, albeit, dark note.

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