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LOKI (2023)

Season 2.

Aired On: Disney+.

Release Date: 10/05/23.
Action. Adventure. Fantasy.

"Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Along with Mobius, Hunter B-15 and a team of new and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose. "


In the aftermath of the season-one finale, when Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) dismantled the TVA by eliminating He Who Remains/Kang (Jonathan Majors), chaos reigns supreme. Season two kicks off with Loki now navigating an alternate timeline of his own making, and things are not going well.


Omnipresent statues of Kang serve as an eerie reminder of the altered reality, and Loki realizes that no one remembers him.


In a thrilling early escape sequence, Loki steals a hover car, flees a series of TVA agents, crashes through a window, and ends up among another series of agents. Just when it seems like he's cornered, he flickers back to his old timeline, only to find that it, too, has undergone changes. The variant branches are growing, a consequence of Loki and Sylvie's actions.


Sylvie remains missing. Meanwhile, Mobius (Owen Wilson) must grapple with the daunting task of revealing the truth to his fellow TVA agents — that they are all variants of people with real lives in their respective timelines, and everything they thought they knew about the TVA was a lie. 


Tom Hiddleston, once again, shines as Loki. This iteration of the character is a far cry from the cocky God of Mischief seen in earlier MCU films. Now, he's a man out of time, facing a greater, stranger threat that endangers both reality and time itself. His chemistry with Wilson remains a highlight, providing much-needed humor even under dire circumstances.


We also get to meet Ke Huy Quan’s O.B., a veteran worker in the TVA basement. Quan is a fantastic addition – instantly a scene stealer. His comic timing is unparalleled, and his natural quirkiness is a perfect fit.


The premiere benefits from excellent editing and pacing, and the episode moves — and it really moves — back and forth through time seamlessly. Right away there are big stakes, and the tension ramps up to a boiling point, building plenty of anticipation for what’s to come. 


If the first episode is any indication, Loki season two promises to be a fun, weird, wild, and engaging ride that elevates the MCU at a … time … when it needs it the most.


And don't forget to stick around for a mid-credits scene. 


The season two premier is directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Moon Knight) and penned by Eric Martin, who returns from the first season.

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