Warning! This post contains SPOILERS for Loki season 2, episode 4
- The explosive ending of Loki season 2, episode 4 has caused the entire MCU timeline to explode, endangering the TVA and everyone within it.
- It is uncertain how the timeline will be fixed, but it is likely that there will be a path forward to restore it and stabilize the Temporal Loom.
- The future of the Kang variant, Victor Timely, remains unclear as well, but it is possible that he will be resurrected alongside Loki and his allies.
Loki season 2, episode 4 ends on a massive cliffhanger with massive ramifications for the rest of the show and the MCU at large. Initially, the titular God of Mischief (Tom Hiddleston) and his allies had a plan to fix the TVA’s Temporal Loom before it overloaded. However, a major plot twist has made things much more complicated going forward.
As seen in previous episodes of Loki season 2, the multiverse has been rapidly expanding ever since Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) killed He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors), the true founder of the TVA and creator of the Sacred Timeline. As a result, the influx of new branching timelines has endangered the TVA itself, forcing Loki, Sylvie, Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson), Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku), and more to seek out Victor Timely, a variant of He Who Remains who can help them stabilize the TVA’s Temporal Loom. However, things have gone horribly wrong following the explosive ending of Loki season 2, episode 4.
How The MCU Timeline Exploded Explained
Although there was a plan to expand the Temporal Loom’s rings to handle the influx of new branched realities, the entire MCU timeline shockingly exploded after the Temporal Loom was overloaded. Apparently, there wasn’t enough time to stabilize the Loom despite Victor Timely’s attempt to fix it with the newly created Throughput Multiplier.
Is Loki And Everyone Else Dead?
Now that the entire timeline has exploded with massive amounts of temporal energy and radiation, there is a major concern that the entire TVA has been decimated, along with everyone within. There very thing Loki and his allies were trying to prevent has happened.
Can The Timeline Be Fixed?
Although it’s more than likely that the MCU Timeline will be restored, the exact means of repairing it is currently unknown. The true surprise of Loki season 2, episode 4’s cliffhanger is the fact that there is no telling where the show will go next and how things will be set right going forward.
What’s Next In Loki Season 2 After The Timeline Exploded?
The best estimation is that there will still be a path to restore the timeline and Temporal Loom via some sort of time loop or paradox. With two more episodes of Loki season 2 that have yet to be released, it follows that there will be a path forward for Loki to hopefully get things back on track.
Everything The Loki Season 2 Trailers Reveal About What’s To Come
It’s worth noting that there are a bunch of shots that haven’t been seen yet like B-15 appearing to be a doctor, Casey going down a narrow corridor, as well as Loki in a TVA jumpsuit (presumably another attempt to stabilize the Loom). Likewise, there’s also a shot of Loki outside a jet ski dealership, hinting that Mobius’ beach will be revealed in the episodes to come.
Will Kang Return In Loki Season 2?
The most shocking element beyond the entirety of the TVA being seemingly destroyed was the sudden and equally shocking demise of Victor Timely. As such, it does being into question what the future for this Kang variant will be going forward in the rest of Loki season 2.
Is Victor Timely Really Dead?
One can imagine that this is not the last that’s been seen of Victor Timely, despite his vicious and quite instant death via temporal radiation. Assuming Loki, Sylvie, and their fellow allies somehow survive (which they likely will), it follows that Timely will be resurrected as well.
New episodes of Loki release every Thursday at 6pm PT / 9pm ET on Disney+.