Review Loki (Episode 4: The Nexus Event)

Review | Loki (Episode 4: The Nexus Event)

I just can’t wait for the next episode. Loki has taken an expected turn and now anything is possible. That’s exciting!

It’s Wednesday so it’s time for our new episode of Loki! This one is entitled ‘The Nexus Event.’

REVELATIONS

Today’s episode picks up right where we left off last week with an upcoming apocalypse on Lamentis-1. Obviously, Loki and Sylvie are saved and brought back to the TVA. The most interesting plot points come after that. And this episode is a game-changer for the series. Indeed, a lot happens in just 48 minutes. Make sure, to stay during the end credits because there is a mid-credits scene. It adds another layer to the shocking events that already happened.

VARIANTS

Last week, we got a big revelation about the TVA. Its workers are actually all variants but their memories were erased. So this week, it’s time for some of our TVA workers to find out the truth. That includes Mobius and Hunter B-15. Mobius questioning his reality is an intriguing part of the episode. You see him doubting little by little until he finally learns the truth. That reveal for Mobius leads to a shockingly emotional scene and I wasn’t prepared for it! Ravonna Renslayer as a villain works perfectly. Especially with the incredible performance Gugu Mbatha-Raw is delivering.

Loki Episode 4 - Judge Renslayer
(L): Judge Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
THE TIME KEEPERS

And if that wasn’t enough, we get to meet the Time Keepers. There again, it comes with a big plot twist. They are merely androids, thus they are not the big bad guys. So the big question now is who really created the TVA? An answer that comes to mind right now is Loki. Not our Loki but a Loki from the multiverse. It would explain a lot of things. But another possibility would be Kang the Conqueror especially that he is coming to the MCU with Ant-Man And The Wasp Quantumania. I guess we will see with the final two episodes.

THE LOKI-VERSE

It was already a little Loki-Verse with Sylvie and Loki. But, the mid-credits scene brings it to a whole new level. We get 4 new Loki – Kid Loki, Crocodile Loki, and two other Lokis including one played by Richard E. Grant. Just like WandaVision, they went with a classic old comics outfit for Grant’s Loki. It’s so ridiculous but it just fits him and it’s a nice nod to the 80s comics. Now, we do have a Loki-verse so to speak. It opens a lot of doors for the multiverse and what’s coming with Spider-Man No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. After that mid-credits scene, I just can’t wait for the next episode. Loki has taken an expected turn and now anything is possible. That’s exciting!

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Mobius (Owen Wilson) in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
A SURPRISE RETURN

This episode brings back an important character – Lady Sif. She had been completely absent from Thor Ragnarok for no reason at all. But thankfully, we get to see Jaimie Alexander reprising her role once again. I had missed this character, I loved her in the first two Thor movies. So I’m so happy we see her again. Sure, it’s a small cameo but it opens the door to bring her back in Thor Love and Thunder!

Lady Sif - Thor

VISUALS

This is another visually beautiful episode! The VFX team has done incredible work for the opening scene on Lamentis-1. It’s so colorful, it almost feels like a painting! I also want to mention the cinematography in the Time Keepers scene. It reminds me of the blue teal aesthetic from The Rise of Skywalker. It sets an ominous mood and the smoke adds another layer to that aesthetic. I have to say it’s the perfect place for the reveals that come at the end.

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VERDICT

Loki delivers its best episode yet with a lot of surprises.

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