Loki Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: Ending Explained

We are halfway through Loki season 2, and episode 3 has left us hanging with some serious cliffhangers. In this episode, as I predicted before in our episode 2 recap, Mobius and Loki set out to look for Renslayer and Miss Minutes in order to prevent the temporal loom from collapsing. We see Ouroborus trying his best to fix the temporal loom, but ultimately, he is unable to fix it since he cannot access it without the temporal aura of He Who Remains.

Loki and Mobius come to the conclusion that since Miss Minutes has administrative control over the TVA, she can help them fix the loom and if they can find Renslayer, they will also find Miss Minutes along with her. Thus, they both set out to find Renslayer and Miss Minutes based on their Tempad traces. However, Loki Season 2 episode 3 has a dramatic ending and many might be confused as to what happened. So let me explain.

Tara Strong’s Miss Minutes and Her Secrets

Miss Minutes
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By the end of Loki Season 2 Episode 3, we get to know a lot about Miss Minutes and it turns out, that behind that cute face and adorable appearance, there hides an almost psychotic Terminator-ish artificial intelligence. Miss Minutes was last seen in Loki Season 1 where she left along with Renslayer and now, she has reappeared as a sinister mastermind behind planting the origin of the next He Who Remains along with Renslayer.

We see her dropping a TVA handbook to a young boy in 1868 who grew up to be Victor Timely played by Jonathan Majors, one of the variants of He Who Remains. It proves the prophecy made by He Who Remains that a number of his variants will appear if Sylvie kills him, ultimately resulting in a universal war.

I like the fact that MCU is using Loki season 2 to set up the upcoming Marvel movies like Avengers Secret Wars and Kang Dynasty; well done Marvel. Coming back to Miss Minutes, we get to see how she actively manipulates Timely, who at this point in time is merely a con man, into abandoning Renslayer after he discovers his destiny to be He Who Remains.

We also find out that since Miss Minutes is a completely autonomous AI who literally has a mind of her own, she has a serious crush on He Who Remains and holds a grudge against him for not giving her an actual body. When she confesses her feelings to Victor, he is scared and shaken ultimately capturing her in a TemPad.

By the end of this episode, we see Miss Minutes back with Renslayer at the end of time in the citadel of He Who Remains about to reveal a secret to her that might make her mad. And I have a very strong theory about what is Renslayer’s big secret. Wanna know? Read on to find out what she’s hiding!

What Does Miss Minutes Know about Renslayer in Episode 3?

He Who Remains' Corpse
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The end of this episode is quite intense if you ask me. We see Loki and Sylvie in a similar situation they were in Loki Season 1 Episode 6. Sylvie has followed Loki and Mobius to 1893 and is trying to kill Victor Timely because, to her, he is just another variant of He Who Remains.

Loki tries to explain to her that they need him to save the TVA and the rest of the branched timelines from collapsing. Finally, after all attempts of Loki fail, Timely’s own plea to Sylvie saves his life and Loki and Mobius take Victor Timely to the TVA. However, Renslayer is left at the hands of Sylvie who has longed to kill her for a long time. Surprisingly, instead of killing Renslayer, she opens a time door to the end of time and pushes her in there.

After this, we see a decaying body of He Who Remains which seems to have been there for a very long time giving us an estimate of how much time has passed. Since time moves differently in this place, maybe a significant amount of time has passed. Miss Minutes appears again and tells Renslayer that she knows a secret about her saying, “I can tell you, but it’s going to make you really angry.”

Now the question for us is, what does Miss Minutes know about Renslayer? As per my predictions, Miss Minutes can reveal two things to her. First, Miss Minutes can tell Renslayer that she is actually a variant who has been plucked from her timeline and Mobius and Loki were right all along. Second, she can tell Renslayer that she played an important part in creating the TVA along with He Who Remains and they both were quite close but He Who Remains wiped her memory about it altogether.

Well, the above-given predictions are purely based on my instinct and the flow of Loki season 2. To find out if what I said stands true or not, we will have to wait for Loki Season 2 Episode 4!

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