Loki season 2 episode 6 review: Glorious Purpose

(L-R): Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios' LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL.
(L-R): Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios' LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL. /

The Loki season 2 finale made us feel all of the feels, and we’re not sure we’ll feel the same again. Here’s what went down in “Glorious Purpose”.

I kid you not, I have been staring at this page for over 15 minutes trying to figure out how to start this review.

So, because there’s obviously a lot to unpack from the Loki season 2 finale, I’ll start by saying STOP READING THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE SECOND SEASON FINALE FOR LOKI. Even if you’re the kind of person who likes to spoil things for themselves – stop. You want to experience this fantastic season finale for yourself.

With that out of the way… Let’s first get ourselves back together, wipe the mascara running down your face, blow our noses, and try to digest what we just watched.

What we did just watch was the best character arc ever written.

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(L-R): Owen Wilson as Mobius, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, Eugene Cordero as Casey, Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie, Ke Huy Quan as O.B., and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL. /

The Loki season 2 finale is an emotional rollercoaster

Our God of Chaos. Our God of Mischief. The one who is always behind every little prank, every major betrayal, and the one you really can’t trust is the one who saves us all.

Loki starts out as a rebellious and very morally grey character. He only does things if he benefits from them and always double-crosses anyone he’s ever met. The Loki we see in this finale is a polar opposite one. Selfless, relentless, caring. The man time slipped for centuries trying to figure out a way to get the Temporal Loom to properly expand and be able to hold all branches of the Sacred Timeline instead of taking everyone’s free will. It was a lose-lose situation. There was no winning.

Loki learns what being a God means. Powers are fun and it’s exciting to be a little chaotic child, I get that to a deep level, but there’s so much that falls on your shoulders simply because you can handle them. He realized his what his glorious purpose was, where he should be. His journey of self-discovery and transformation is nothing short of a metamorphosis. His gorgeous and expressive eyes had always been so light-hearted and mischievous. At the end of the episode, his eyes reflect nothing but pain, sacrifice, sadness, and a little bit of relief – he saved his friends. He’s sacrificed all he could be and do for the greater good: everyone else’s lives.

Loki does get a throne as he so wanted in his younger days, but not the throne he expected. Speaking of this, huge props to whoever thought to tie this in. This ending was one I can almost guarantee nobody was expecting, but it’s exactly the ending Loki, as a character, deserved. His maturing, his complete flip-flop when it came to caring about humans and mortals in general, his desire for more power bit him on the ass and he was granted one of the most powerful things one can guard.

Where do we go from here? Well, it depends.

They could very well leave Loki sitting on his throne and keeping the timeline branches alive until we reach Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, which had been expected to be set up during the second season of Loki. Though we did see a lot of Kang and Victor Timely, his variant, an actual path to his other, more murderous variants wasn’t really forged. Why? While we’re not sure, there have been a few rumors tying to Jonathan Major’s Kang, which is a hot topic right now. Waiting until Kang Dynasty could also be a way of reuniting him with Thor and the rest of his remaining friends.

There may not be a third season of Loki, not in my opinion at least. They’ve closed this chapter so beautifully, so heavily, that it’s better left alone until Loki’s presence is needed.

Regardless of what lies ahead, Loki‘s second season finale was one of the best finales I’ve ever watched, It was touching, heavy, and answered mostly all the questions it had us ask in the first place. Emotional damage and the fact I’m sobbing myself to sleep tonight, I will probably be watching this episode at least one more time.

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What did you think of the Loki season 2 finale? Were you ready for that?