Loki Season 2 Review

(L-R): Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Ke Huy Quan as O.B. and Owen Wilson as Mobius in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL.

Time-slipping, body morphing, new characters, and more Miss. Minutes screen time is a quick summary of the first 4 episodes of Loki season 2 but there is much more than that. Loki Season 2 starts off on the ground running (literally) and pulls you into the continuation from last season’s cliffhanger finale. The Fandads were lucky to watch the first 4 episodes of the new season and will highlight some of the key moments without giving away any spoilers.

The first episode starts off from where the last one ended. We have Loki running through the TVA after finding out that he is in an alternate dimension after the meeting with He Who Remains. While the TVA is crumbling around him we notice that he teleports to a different timeline and some of his actions from previous times are noticeable in the time he is in. (Yeah, I understand that the last sentence sounds confusing but it will make sense when you see it.)

In Episode 1 we are introduced to O.B. played by Ke Huy Quan, who is a great addition to the cast. He is the person who wrote the TVA’s handbook and can assist with Loki’s time-slipping issue. During this scene, we see Loki slip into the past and meet O.B. again and what happens during their conversation leaks into the present conversation between O.B. and Mobius. The chemistry between the 3 of them is great and some scenes will require multiple watches due to the one-liners and the delivery of their dialogue.

(L-R): Ke Huy Quan as O.B., Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Owen Wilson as Mobius in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL.

Just like in the first season, the dialogue is fantastic. We get the dry humor of Owen Wilson’s Mobius, mixed with the innocence and curiosity of Quan’s O.B. and the normal man attitude of Hiddleston’s Loki. When Mobius and Loki are together the scenes are great but put all three of them together and the scenes are just hilarious. Also, when you add the star-struck Casey, played by Eugene Cordero, the scene goes to another level. I am glad we get to see more of Casey this time around.

While the show feels fresh and a little different from the first season, there is a good deal of Back to the Future 2 homages throughout the episodes. Certain plot points and even dialogue from Back to the Future 2 are present in the show and it helps to understand what the main threat is by using this movie as a reference.

Other than Casey getting more screen time, Miss. Minutes also gets more time to shine with her helping Judge Renslayer, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, in her secret mission. Miss Minutes is not as friendly as you may have remembered her from last season and takes on more of a leadership role this time around. I will say this, it is unsettling seeing an animated clock take joy in seeing people being harmed. This moment, made me see Miss Minutes in a whole different light.

Not to give away too much but we do get to meet Victor Timely, played by Jonathan Majors, and see his humble beginnings. The use of Timely in how the plot plays out is fun to see because he is not the same person that we met in the finale episode of Season 1. Timely plays a big part and I am curious to see what will happen to their character in the final 2 episodes.

Final Thoughts: Loki Season 2 starts off with a quick pace and does not stop. The first episode may be a little confusing if you do not remember Season 1’s finale but it slowly refreshes your memory on what happened. The action really starts hearing up towards the end of episode 2 and climates in a cliffhanger ending on episode 4. Be sure to wait for the mid-credit scene at the end of the first episode!

Kid-Friendly: If your kids stuck around for the finale of the first season, they will enjoy season 2. The talk about time slipping and fixing the timelines might confuse some younger fans. Miss. Minutes does get more time but her animated joy when people are being killed might be scary for younger viewers. Also, the look of Loki’s time slips may be unsettling to younger viewers.

Violence: This show shows some violence regarding the death of TVA agents.

“Loki” 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.

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