Loki- Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”: Review and More!

Updated On 18th June 2021

SPOILERS AHEAD FOR EPISODE 1 OF “LOKI”

The newest release Loki has already taken fans by a storm with its first episode titled “Glorious Purpose”. As the God of Mischief once again graces our screen, Loki already seems to be quite different from the other tv series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is one of the biggest ever Marvel projects. Many early-critic reactions have predicted it to be a big hit as it introduces the Multiverse in the MCU.

Tom Hiddleston as Loki
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Kevin Feige recently said that “Loki is by far the biggest Disney Plus show that’s gonna have (a) huge impact on the MCU moving forward. Loki will be crazier than WandaVision and the audience are gonna have a pure(ly) cinematic experience”. Seeing the kind of impact WandaVision had, it is already exciting to think where the story takes us in the alternate timeline of the Norse God as he falls into the hands of the TVA. The TVA is an organisation that overlooks the multiverse and its timeline. As explained in the episode, the TVA is in charge of making sure that the timeline remains the same. Anyone who decides to screw with the timeline becomes a “time variant” whose life is then based on the judgement passed by the TVA. These time variants now include Loki who was supposed to be imprisoned in Asgard but after the events of Endgame, escapes with the Tesseract yet again. Unfortunately for him, he escapes straight into the hands of the TVA who seem to know everything about his life.

Tom Hiddleston in Loki disguised as D.B.Cooper
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Loki, moving forward, might just be the biggest part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet. Loki here is not the same as the one who died in Endgame. He is the 2012 Loki who was caught by the Avengers to be transported to Asgard for imprisonment much of which is shown to him by the TVA agent Agent Mobius (played by Owen Wilson). It is safe to say that the pairing of Owen Wilson with Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is hilarious. It is also revealed that Loki was in fact, D.B. Cooper (in MCU), the infamous criminal who hijacked a commercial plane and later parachuted out with ransom money. D.B. Cooper was never identified or caught much like Loki, the Master of escapes.

Loki
Source: Marvel Studios

However, the most shocking part of the episode is the existence of the Infinity Stones in abundance. It is understandable that the existence of a multiverse indicates the existence of multiple Infinity stones. When Loki sees the Infinity Stones stashed in the drawers of the TVA office, he realises that the TVA is the most powerful entity in the Universe. This detail breaks him as his entire purpose was to collect the infinity stones and he only knew of Thanos as the one entity who could wield all the stones at once with the Infinity Gauntlet. Loki had also been the only entity in MCU to wield two infinity stones at once even if the mind stone goes on to affect him later. It is revealed soon that the Variant that Agent Mobius is looking for is an alternate version of Loki himself. As an episode, Loki is definitely very emotionally stirring. It brings up all the emotions of Endgame by showing the death of Loki, that Loki also watches on screen. His entire life unfolds in front of his eyes and in a very emotional scene, we see our beloved villain breakdown. Loki is also confirmed to be gender-fluid as seen by his identity form in the TVA. Many questions remain unanswered but one thing is for sure, Loki surpasses all expectations with the first episode itself. The second episode of Loki is set to come out on 16th June 2021.