It has been a long wait for Loki but the series premiere was certainly worth it. Glorious Purpose made sure fans were able to learn everything they needed to know about the God of Mischief after his daring escape in Avengers: Endgame. However, people are also in tears after seeing a truly emotional scene in the Marvel Cinematic Universe show.
WATCH OUT! The following contains SPOILERS from Loki Episode 1! PROCEED WITH CAUTION!
In Glorious Purpose, the alternate version of Loki who escaped with the Tesseract is captured by Time Variance Authority (TVA). He is then presented at TVA court to face judge Ravenna Renslayer for his crimes. Loki also meets Agent Mobius M. Morbius who brings him to a room for questioning.
Interestingly, Loki is confronted with things that happen in the Sacred Timeline. This is how he learns about the deaths of his parents Frigga and Odin. The realization that his actions led directly to his mother's death is obviously too painful for Loki.
However, it doesn't stop there. Loki also discovers that he eventually bonds with Thor. Moreover, he gets to see how he ultimately sacrificed himself and was killed by Thanos.
Tom Hiddleston's subtle yet powerful performance in this scene alone was enough to leave fans in tears.
#LOKI spoilers ‼— reese loki spoilers (@mcutooru) June 9, 2021
Loki contemplating his actions after realizing there's nothing he could do with TVA's inevitable power and knowing his timeline is fucked.
both of his parents died, his mom died bec of his actions pic.twitter.com/CpEOR1Iolc
The way that we got to see Loki watch his mom and Odin die but also how he dies at the hands of Thanos. the fact is that they chose to focus the scene when loki's neck snaps and you can see the devastation on his face. #Loki— ᴴ '' (@hiddlouistan) June 9, 2021
*do not touch me* pic.twitter.com/y38sHeeqTe
It may have been torture for Loki to see all these things happen to the ones he holds dear (although he would never admit it) but it was also enough to make him agree to work with TVA. With that in mind, we can expect to see him in action next week.
Loki Episode 1 is now streaming on Disney+.