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Fans of the God of Mischief are no strangers to seeing him die in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Loki has had multiple fake-out “deaths” in the past, including in Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and Loki Season 1. He also met his end at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. With the recent cliffhanger ending of Loki Season 2, Episode 4, fans are now wondering whether Tom Hiddleston’s character has truly met his demise this time around.
Loki S2 Episode 4's Massive Cliffhanger Explained
Attention: The following article contains spoilers for Episode 4 of Season 2 of Loki.
At the end of this episode, the TVA crew was faced with a race against time to fix the Temporal Loom, which holds the Sacred Timeline together. To achieve this, they needed to use Victor Timely’s Throughput Multiplier, which required someone to wear a spacesuit and brave the timeline’s radiation.
The responsibility of repairing the Temporal Room was shouldered by the Kang Variant himself. However, the timeline radiation proved to be too much and Timely, who was assisting, was instantly disintegrated. This unfortunate event seemed to have doomed the group’s Hail Mary attempt at fixing the Temporal room. Loki, Sylvie, Mobius, Hunter B-15, O.B., and Casey were left in shock at Timely’s sudden demise. The Goddess of Mischief declared “It’s over:”
Mobius: “What happened? What… where is he?”
Sylvie: “He’s gone.”
Mobius: “What happened?”
Sylvie: “It’s over.”
Ke Huay Quan’s OB explained that “the Temporal Radiation is too high” to take, making it impossible to deploy their solution.
Hunter B-15: “Is he dead?”
O.B.: “The Temporal Radiation is just too high.”
Hunter B-15: “What did we do wrong?”
The entire group was left in a state of shock and confusion when the Temporal Loom exploded, emitting a blinding light throughout the control room. As the room shook, the episode suddenly cut to black.
This devastating event has left many fans wondering about the fate of Loki and the TVA crew, with only two episodes remaining in Season 2. Are they still alive? And what implications will this have on the Multiverse?
Is Loki Dead After S2 Episode 4?
With only two episodes left in the season, it’s safe to assume that Loki and his TVA teammates survived the explosion of the Temporal Loom. Unfortunately, Victor Timely’s death may be permanent, as it occurred before the catastrophic event.
Fans who closely analyzed the trailer footage that hasn’t been shown in the first four episodes can get some clues about what’s coming next for Loki in the finale.
It seems that the time-slipping Loki we saw in the premiere is set to return. The trailers show the God of Mischief being pulled into a car park at a Piranha Powersports dealership, wearing the same clothes as the Episode 4 cliffhanger.
Loki has worn the TVA uniform previously, so his clothing may not be significant. However, he may be taken to this location after the eruption of the Temporal Loom.
As expected, the footage confirms Sylvie’s survival standing next to a device blasting blue light into the sky while she looks upward.
Although the Loki crew seems to be in good health, they have encountered some time-slipping issues again, and it’s unclear what the destruction of the Temporal Loom will mean for the Sacred Timeline and the Multiverse as a whole.
Although reality appears to be mostly intact, the destruction of the Temporal Loom may trigger the Incursions and the destruction of universes, setting the stage for the catastrophic events of Avengers: Secret Wars.
The Temporal Loom was what held together the infinite Multiversal timelines and intertwined them into the Sacred Timeline, meaning that its destruction could lead to collisions, or Incursions, between worlds.
You can catch the first four episodes of Loki Season 2 on Disney+ now, with new episodes releasing every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.