Warning, Superfans reader, there are spoilers galore in this review so please stop reading if you haven’t watched episodes 3 and 4 of Loki on Disney+.
Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has fallen in love with himself. One could argue that the God of Mischief has always been enamored with his divine self throughout the MCU timeline but this time, it’s physical and with a beautiful, female version of himself!
Yep, Lady Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) has captured the heart and eye of the handsome original and their burgeoning romance is literally causing the sacred timeline and presumably the multiverse, to implode. Viewers knew that all of that hate on first sight, flirtatious banter about love eluding them both while fighting the bad guys and trying to get off a doomed planet in Episode 3 was bound to lead somewhere but no one expected this.
Loki has been experiencing some pretty big personal growth over the past couple of episodes. Between revealing his bisexuality and being genuinely devastated by what seems like his new found friend Mobius (Owen Wilson)’s untimely pruning, after he (Mobius) confronted evil about being a brainwashed, kidnapped Variant, to finally apologizing to Lady Sif (special guest star Jaimie Alexander reprising her legendary Thor character in a fun Lucifer reminiscent hell loop scene) for being a godly jerk, our boy is making us proud!
Whether Sylvie feels the same way about Loki remains to be seen in the final two episodes,but his surprise murder by her immortal enemy during their “final” battle with the android front men for the Time Keepers is sure to influence her feelings.
In a very weird and totally Marvel way, there’s a beautiful message of how you can do great things when you learn to love yourself with Loki falling in love with Sylvie. Slightly incestous but we’ll roll with it.
The return of the MCU’s tried and tested mid-credits bonus scene in Episode 4 was most welcomed, even if it did leave us going WTF?! Could our favourite bad boy with more lives than a cat team up with other Loki Variants to save the sacred timeline? You know what they say: if you want something done right, do it with yourselves …