Warning! This article may contain spoilers for Loki. Read at your own risk!
The whole season 1 of Loki has been a wild ride from the beginning and it ended on such a high note, it left everyone in awe of how much twisted the Marvel Cinematic Universe could be especially with the involvement of time, space, and the multiverse and what happened and the ending just blew the minds of those who watched the finale episode.
What Happened in Loki Episode 6 Finale?
Loki Episode 6, He Who Remains, started where the previous episode left off – with Sylvie and Loki going through the enchantment of Alioth and through what seems to be a place behind it. They also found out who is behind the creation of the Time Variance Authority and the fake Time-Keepers and much to the surprise, well, not really, of everyone, Kang the Conqueror arrives.
Complicit with Kang was Miss Minutes as she knew all this time who the man behind the curtain was and she even addresses him as "He Who Remains" pertaining to Kang as the one who gets through until the end of time in his very own place called "The Citadel At The End of Time" indicating that The Void is at some time when time reaches the end of the line.
Jonathan Majors portraying Kang the Conqueror had been speculated to make his appearance in Loki as he was cast a little too early for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, especially knowing his connection to the TVA and the Time-Keepers in the comics. His involvement changes the tone of the MCU as it becomes more and more serious having the next big bad on the show.
Kang explained that he isolated the sacred timeline from the others and he just maintained it to prevent yet another multiversal war with his very own variants being more unreasonable than him. He concluded that some were power-hungry while others are ruthless. Kang even offered Loki and Sylvie to rule the TVA.
As for Judge Renslayer, she sees Mobius once again and this time, while they were not on the same boat but on two different ends of the rope, Renslayer remains to be loyal to the TVA while Mobius is decided to let people know about the truth of becoming variants before being TVA agents. Still, Renslayer portaled to somewhere else, not to be seen again in the episode.
Mobius was not alone as Hunter B-15 was on her own mission in introducing to the other agents who Renslayer used to be before being an agent and a judge in the TVA. Apparently, she was in Ohio in 2018 where she was a principal in some schools. Hunter B-15 told the other agents that they have a lot to learn and see.
Meanwhile, Loki and Sylvie were on other ends of the line as Loki believes Kang and Sylvie are just so focused on killing the person behind the TVA. Loki tried to talk her out of it resulting in another Loki spectacle and how capable the two of them are infighting. In the end, Loki let go of the sword Kid Loki gave him and he let Sylvie put her dagger on his neck.
Loki revealed that he just wants Sylvie to be okay and that he doesn't want the throne. This led to them kissing, so, are they in love, or is it just a scheme of Sylvie he fell for as she sent him back to the TVA. Sylvie finishes Kang off who, surprisingly, didn't fight knowing that other versions of him would be there.
Later in the episode, Loki approaches Mobius and Hunter B-15 only to find out that they didn't know him at all and they just pertained to him as an analyst. The timelines were a mess and it seems it was about to branch out to chaos and it was revealed that it was a different TVA wherein Kang explicitly and openly controls the TVA.
Loki Season 1 Ending Explained
Season 1 ends on a high note and as revealed in a 5-seconder clip, a small post-credits scene, Loki will be having another season as it showed a case file with the name of Loki Laufeyson and stamped as "Loki will return in Season 2." While not much has been given and the details are still scarce, it would really need another season as it ended on such a questionable one. It doesn't give any answers, only hints of what comes next.
To name a few, it would be these: where did Renslayer go? What is the plan of Hunter B-15 in showing the other agents the previous life of Renslayer? Will Sylvie become the next who remains? What will happen to Loki with the different versions of the TVA? What comes next for Mobius? How will Kang become the next big bad of the MCU now that he is dead? Will the love of Sylvie and Loki blossom or will it be full of misunderstandings?
The grand question will be back for sure on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and on Spider-Man: No Way Home as both films will reportedly be focusing on the branched timelines and alternate realities. Looking back in the MCU, it is also possible that Wanda was just hearing versions of her children from some other timeline.
Given that Loki will be back for more, and while there is no release date fixed just yet, a lot can still happen between the time season 1 ended to when the next one starts. A lot of factors will definitely be coming into play and when the time comes that season 2 would arrive, future shows would surely make an impact.
To sum it all up, the first season of Loki has teased so much, it could potentially be in the center of Phase Four and everything will just go around what happened as various realities would now be able to co-exist with each other.
Loki finale is now streaming on Disney+.