Loki season 2 episode 6 recap and ending explained: What does [SPOILER] mean?

Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios' LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL.
Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios' LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL. /

Loki season 2 reached a mind-blowing conclusion, but what does it all mean for the show and the MCU going forward? Is there scope for more from the God of Mischief?

Somehow, we have found ourselves at the end of Loki season 2. The Disney Plus show has been entertaining all of us over the past five weeks, reminding us all why we fell in love with the first season in 2021, and now it has bowed with what can only be referred to as a mind-blowing season finale.

The God of Mischief has spent all of this season trying to help Mobius, O.B., Casey, Hunter B-15, and even Sylvie save the Time Variance Authority from imminent destruction. The sacred Temporal Loom has been struggling to maintain itself amid all of the branched timelines and even exploded just a few episodes ago, wiping out everything. But Loki’s time-slipping abilities allowed him to make things right. And with that, the Marvel Cinematic Universe show has arrived at its season 2 finale.

*** This article contains major SPOILERS from Loki season 2 episode 6. Don’t read on if you don’t want it spoiled for you. ***

Loki season 2 episode 6 (finale) recap

The Loki season 2 finale picked right up from where the previous episode left off, as the God of Mischief found himself back in the TVA with his time besties. With the knowledge of how the radiation destroys Victor Timely and ultimately the TVA itself, Loki hatches a new plan with the help of his friends. However, it is never enough and thus he must continue to go back and back in time until something eventually clicks.

“Centuries” pass as he learns everything there is to know about the Loom and how to fix it from OB and Victor Timely and they hatch the perfect plan. It works, as Timely successfully increases the capacity of the Loom. The only problem is that Timely’s prototype device isn’t enough as there are infinite possibilities in the multiverse, which is something that no device can account for.

As a result, Loki figures out that the only way undo what has happened is to save He Who Remains, and thus he travels back to the season 1 finale to stop Sylvie from killing him. It doesn’t work as she’s relentless, and after a lengthy conversation with He Who Remains about it all, he realizes that the one thing he can do to change everything is destroy the Loom. It’s a failsafe to protect the Sacred Timeline and doesn’t care about the brances.

Loki ultimately decides to do that as he finally figures out that he wants his friends to live. Thus, in his full Loki suit, he heads out into the radiation and destroys it, killing all of the branches. But before they can fully die, he enchants them and returns to the end of time, sitting on the throne as he enchants all of the branches, creating a new timeline that he is destined to spend the rest of time overseeing.

What does the Loki season 2 finale ending mean?

Loki has found his Glorious Purpose. He spent all season trying to figure out what it was that he wanted, and now he has. Giving his friends the chance at life, he realized that there was no way of stopping Sylvie from killing He Who Remains without killing her – something that he didn’t want to do. The fact that he sought council from both Mobius and Sylvie highlights just how close he had gotten to both of them, and how much he trusted their words.

The God of Mischief has spent his life losing as a villain, but in the season 2 finale, he found his true Glorious Purpose as that of a hero. The only way that the timelines could remain in peaceful harmony was if someone oversaw them, and thus Loki took on that burden, opting to replace He Who Remains at the end of time as its new God, if you will.

Meanwhile, Mobius has finally looked in on his true life. Whether or not he chooses that life may not need to be disclosed, as the most important thing is that he has the free will to make that choice. And that is something that Sylvie also highlighted when she said she’s not sure what she’s going to do next. She has the choice, too. They all do, and it’s all thanks to Loki.

What a ride it’s been for the God of Mischief and his friends at the TVA. We’ll have to wait and see what’s next for them, but one thing is clear: The MCU is not ready for the adventure that awaits – and neither are the fans!

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