Character development takes over season

By Cameron Maldonado-Olea

“Loki” season two, is a talk fest with amazing character development ending it on a high note. 

Throughout the season, the show comparatively had the least amount of action than the first season. Season two’s plot is about trying to fix what the show called “temporal loom.” 

This season presents us with six episodes, roughly 50 minutes each. 

Throughout the season, the majority of the show  has a lot of talking and story development. 

The first season had more action that lead to a major ending. 

The show’s dialogue-heavy plot takes up the majority of the episodes just trying to talk about the issues of the temporal loom remains, which caused the problems at the center of season two.

The first episode revolves around the time slipping Loki, played by Tom Hiddleson,has done, bouncing from past to present. 

Throughout the show, dialogue between characters does take up an unnecessary amount of time, which is tiring after the third episode. 

The show bounces back to the temporal time loom, the issues it’s having and how to fix it way too often. 

The only major action scene that was a shock was the time branches being pruned by a rogue faction lead by Dox, played by Kate Dixie.

 They fear that the spread of the time branches from the sacred timeline can cause issues. 

The dialogue creates character development not just for Loki, but also for Mobius, played by Owen Wilson. 

As Mobius finds out that he was practically kidnapped and his memory wiped multiple times for an unknown amount of years, he could have lived a different life. His life would have been different than what he has at the Time Variance Authority. 

Mobius and Loki interrogate agent X-5, played by Rafael Casal, as they try to break X-5 down for answers. 

Mobius tries to take his turn on X-5, instead is bombarded with the question of being a free person than  being stuck in the TVA. 

Mobius show throughout the season that he isn’t in learning what type of life he could have had if not for the TVA. 

At the end of the show, Mobious in-deep thought looks at how nicely his life could have been. 

In the last episode Loki is talking to “He Who Remains” played by Jonathon Majors. Loki is presented with the concept of making hard choices to keep the timeline and people he cares about safe. 

The last episode in this season has the best dialogue where an interesting and twisted discovery happened. It’s revealed that the time loom is a failsafe that automatically clears branches. 

The TVA was to prunes outliers that passed the process. 

Loki’s  perspective and ideology has changed, making for interesting character development. As his options become smaller and smaller ,even with the power to control time, he can’t control the actions of others. 

Loki, through great effort to stop  Slyvie, played by Sophia Di Martino, from killing “He Who Remains,” cause the problems at the center of season two. Old Loki would have killed Slyvie, but his character development makes his options smaller. 

“Loki” season two is unlike many Marvel TV series that have released.  It relies heavily on character dialogue and development.

Despite that, the series has planted seed that deepen main character stories and further deepen the actions, motivations and ideologies of characters that hardcore fans like. 

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