There’s plenty to unpack here, so let’s start toward the top. before expected, Loki and Sylvie (Tom Hiddleston and Sophia Di Martino, respectively), prisoners of the TVA’s Ravonna (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), aroused before the lizard Timekeepers’ thrones, the apparent puppetmasters of this whole timeline cop authority, and policemen of these who veer from the timeline. A fight ensues with Loki and Sylvie squaring off between Ravonna and her troops. Sylvie succeeds in throwing a sword at one among the Timekeepers and cutting its leave. It rolls to her, and she or he learns that it’s indeed a Wizard of Oz situation. In fact, it’s worse: the Timekeepers are androids. WTF goes on? It’s during this climax that Ravonna “prunes” or zaps Loki thereupon cattle-prod weapon her TVA troops are carrying. He disappears.
Sylvie has the whip hand at the top of the episode and is left with Ravonna. In Episode 5, we’ll see what Ravonna confesses on what the hell goes on within the universe. Loki isn’t the sole one who got “pruned” today. Earlier in the episode, he finally convinced TVA agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) that everybody at the TVA may be a variant, and had prior lives that were stolen from them once they were captured. Throughout the episode, Mobius refused to simply accept this truth as he returned Loki to interrogation; the Thor trickster and fellow femme Loki Sylvie were saved by the TVA toward the onset of the episode and whisked off to the apocalyptic planet Lamentis via a while doors. Upon the duo’s return to the TVA, they were promptly shackled at the neck.
actually what finally convinces Mobius that Loki isn’t lying about the TVA is that he discovers, on Ravonna’s TemPad, a video confession from Hunter C-20 (Sasha Lane) during which she says, “I had an entire life on the sacred timeline…so is every single person during this place (a variant).” Ravonna steps into the video shot and say “I’m ending this.” So what now? What happens when you’re “pruned”? does one die forever? Thank God for that epilogue because we actually get to ascertain some light at the top of the tunnel. Loki awakes and says, “Is this Hell? Am I dead?” He looks up to ascertain three Lokis: Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant); Kid Loki (Jack Veal), who holds a Komodo dragon; and Boastful Loki (DeObia Oparei).
“Not yet,” answers Classic Loki. “But you’ll be if you don’t accompany us.” Loki wakes up in what looks to be a dystopian future in NYC, wrecked by war, with the remnants of what appears to be The Avengers HQ within the background. All of this tees off where the ultimate two episodes will go. Will Loki, who clearly features a soft spot for Sylvie, reunite with her? Did Mobius make it to jet-ski heaven? We’ll see. Sylvie was abducted as a toddler by the TVA and Ravonna (when she was a Hunter C-troop). She tells Loki early within the episode before they’re returned to the TVA that she’s spent her life fleeing from them, deciding the way to hide and growing up at the ends of thousand worlds.
Before Loki and Sylvie’s showdown with the Timekeepers, Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) has an epiphany that her early memories are real, and this whole TVA organization she’s been working for is a sham. She takes Sylvie back to the Hurricane outside the Roxxcart store in Haven Hills, Alabama 2050, where the femme Loki features a mind-meld together with her. It’s here that B-15 realizes that she wont to be somebody. Now, B-15 a is needed person, and Ravonna put out an alert for her that she’s been compromised by the variant. There are tons of assumptions out there on who the large villain is, from Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) to The Beyonder to even Mephisto. Knowing Marvel, don’t back anything. They don’t abide by any faithful comic adaptation, which is usually a part of the surprise.