So folks, Loki Season 2 Episode 5 is here, and within those 40 minutes, there was so much to unpack that for a moment my brain, well, stopped brain-ing. However, this episode gave us certain elements we really didn’t see coming. For example, Casey, who was just a timid and funny character on the TVA turns out to be the infamous man, Frank Morris, who escaped Alcatraz. Episode 5 picks up exactly from the cliffhanger we were left at in episode 4. The Temporal Loom explodes and all TVA workers get sent back to their original timelines. Loki is time slipping again but this time, he can control it, giving him a brand new set of powers. Now he can go back in time and change everything that has happened and he did go back in time but at what point in time? Find the answer to this question and some other interesting ones in this article!
Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for Loki Season 2 Episode 5. If you haven’t watched the latest episode, this might spoil the fun for you.
How can Loki Control his Time-Slipping?
The majority of screen time in this episode revolves around Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, himself and him pondering upon questions that define him. Loki’s time slipping is also something that is connected to his truth of “Why?” why is he doing what his doing, the true purpose of his quest? Initially, he is not being true to himself and tells everyone that he just wants to save the TVA, but when Sylvie forces him to tell the truth, he finally admits the real “Why?” behind his quest. He tells her that he just doesn’t want to save it because it’s important to him, he wants to do that because he wants to save his friends and not be alone again.
This revelation plays a very crucial role in eventually unlocking Loki’s ability to control his timeslipping. However, when the fabric of reality starts collapsing altogether and Loki witnesses his loved ones perish in front of him he realizes that the key to controlling his powers is not “Why?” it’s “Who?”. It implies that Loki wants to change who he is and the course of his destiny. The “Who?” also implies the people he cares about the most and his will to save them from impending doom allows Loki to control his timeslipping turning it into a superpower.
To What Time Loki Travelled To At The End Of Episode 5?
By the end of the episode 5, everything and everyone around him starts to be spaghetti-fied. Under all that emotional turmoil, he figures out how to control his time slipping and goes a few moments back in time at first and then travels a significant amount of time and goes back to the TVA. It seems that he traveled back to the TVA before Victor Timely went through the blast doors and got killed. In the trailers, we have seen Loki in that big spacewalking suit but we haven’t seen him in the episodes released yet. Maybe in the next episode, he goes out to fix the temporal loom himself with his new powers and actually succeeds. Who knows?
The possibilities are endless and I would not mind seeing something mind-boggling once again. However, the upcoming episode of Loki season 2 is going to be the finale for this season and will determine the possibility of a Loki season 3 in the future. So, let’s just wait for the final episode to come out and see what Marvel has to offer us!