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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

This is up. I was anticipating it. Watching now. I don’t know why I didn’t expect a Groundhog Day episode.
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Very satisfying.

I have enjoyed the new phase more than most of you.

This was a good marriage of auteurs and MCU. I hope Benson and Moorehead get a chance with some MCU films. This felt on par with Winter Soldier, where it feels like I just watched something special.
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My son and I enjoyed it.

Glad they quit fucking about and embraced the fact that he is a god.
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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

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Very satisfying.

I have enjoyed the new phase more than most of you.

This was a good marriage of auteurs and MCU. I hope Benson and Moorehead get a chance with some MCU films. This felt on par with Winter Soldier, where it feels like I just watched something special.
They were recently hired again with the Daredevil overhaul.
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Originally Posted by B.A.
My son and I enjoyed it.

Glad they quit fucking about and embraced the fact that he is a god.
I appreciate this fact. I’m very satisfied with this ending. The discussion on “burden” was well written and well acted.

I also dug Loki’s woodland-druid horns and stylish slip-ons.

Loki, the God of Stories. 😈

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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

So Loki is now, essentially He Who Remains, huh? I know he is protecting the timeline, but he serves a similar purpose as HWR.

Last two episodes made this series worthwhile.


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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

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So Loki is now, essentially He Who Remains, huh? I know he is protecting the timeline, but her serves a similar purpose as HWR.
Kind of a convenient way to get out of the Majors problem.
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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

That's unfortunate. I was really looking forward to Kang. I haven't enjoyed any of the Skrulls stuff. I haven't followed the Majors allegations.

I'm curious to see if Loki injects himself into the timelines. Or if he is literally just sitting there on a throne.
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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

So, this isn’t the end of series, correct?
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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

Loki is now Yggdrasil?


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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

I'm assuming the "dust up on a 616 adjacent time line" was Quantumania?

The answer all along was that a machine couldn't do the job and Loki had to sacrifice himself? As much as I liked it, I'm not 100% certain I'm jiving with the ending.
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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

Really enjoyed the finale. Resonated like the best of Doctor Who eps from the Tenant, Smith or Capaldi eras. I had my doubts at the start of the season but it quickly developed into something special. There should be Emmy noms for the composer, Hiddleston and many others but they'll probably get overlooked.

Doesn't sound like there will be another season, no plans according to the head writer.

I imagine Loki would show up again whenever they get around to The Avengers Kang Dynasty
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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

I’ve been pretty mixed on S2 - wayyyyy too much running around the TVA and technobabble problems to solve - but the finale really lifted my overall opinion and embraced Loki’s character and explained a bit of his passivity this season. Really loved his character arc and for once with an MCU production this felt like a legit ending. Hiddelston was fantastic in this episode.
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Finale was ok. I usually love time travel groundhog days like that, but it was overdone this season for me.

The Chicago Worlds Fair episode was probably my favorite.
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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

eh...I don't know. I loved the first season and I enjoyed aspects of the second season. I absolutely loved the cast, directing, and the set pieces were wonderful. Loved the style choices. The production crew did an incredible job on this show.

I'm just not so sure about the plot itself. I guess it's the point but it never really felt like it took off. It felt like there were a lot of unresolved threads and the ending was just kind of anticlimactic. Not sure what it means or what implications it has going forward. I guess at the beginning of the season it felt like the loom was just one problem to solve. Not the big problem to solve of the whole series. I did enjoy the ride though. I was really hoping for more Sylvie though. She was just kind of there this season after having such a show stopping appearance last season.
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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

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Not sure what it means or what implications it has going forward. I guess at the beginning of the season it felt like the loom was just one problem to solve. Not the big problem to solve of the whole series.
The problem with the implications going forward has been the problem with everything in the Multiverse Phase. No plan. How many different reasons have we gotten for the Multiverse now? That said, I think this one does the best job with explaining what . . . but still not why.

The thing I liked about solving the problem with the Loom was . . . the Loom WAS the problem. Just as Mobius often manages to find the way by doing nothing, doing nothing kind of was the solution all along. It was a matter of what question were you asking. Do we believe in one Sacred Timeline or do we believe in the "right" for all timelines to exist?

We really needed this full story before any of the rest of the Multiverse Phase. If you place the Loki storyline at the center, NONE of those other things likely happened because the TVA was pruning timelines. Now, the timelines are allowed to exist, things can start to make a little more sense. Incursions now make sense when infinite timelines are going to be allowed to exist. Pulling alternate villains from other timelines makes sense now that alternate timelines survive.

I will admit, I am wanting to revisit the Multiverse stuff to see if it makes any more sense. One of my biggest issues, as mentioned above, was that every movie we got touching on multiple timelines presented its own version of "why." Perhaps recontextualizing around Loki will pull some of it together, the same way Age of Ultron is better when viewed as one piece of a larger storyline.
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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

Am I alone in thinking that when they're introducing all of this business about timelines, sacred timelines, looms, 1980s McDonalds, alligator Lokis, and the TVA, that they're really over-complicating the MCU?

When you have all of this surreal stuff going on behind-the-scenes, it really makes you sort of not give a shit about what happens to any of the characters since they're just little pieces in an infinite multiverse. It just sort of makes me look back at the more grounded movies like Captain America: Winter Soldier and Black Widow and it makes it feel like they don't really matter. It's bad enough with all of the "cosmic" stuff they've been bringing in like all of the gods and Eternity in Love & Thunder and the Celestials in The Eternals, but now they're getting timey-wimey and multiversey, too. They've really been letting this stuff get out of hand since Endgame.
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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

Considering Black Widow came out after she died . . .

And Gamora is back . . .

Yeah.
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Ummmm…



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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

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Loki is now Yggdrasil?

Just saying . . .
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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler
Very satisfying.

I have enjoyed the new phase more than most of you.

This was a good marriage of auteurs and MCU. I hope Benson and Moorehead get a chance with some MCU films. This felt on par with Winter Soldier, where it feels like I just watched something special.

Benson and Moorehead are good when they're left alone to do their thing. They also directed two episodes of Moon Knight, so I'll try not to hold it against them.
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Re: Loki (S2E06) - Finale - “Glorious Purpose” - 11/9/23

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Ummmm…


Everyone noticed. It was brought up in every other post on the Marvel reddit, for instance.

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