Loki season 2 is finally here, and for those who need a refresher on what happened at the end of season 1, we’ve got you covered. The first season of Marvel Studios’ Disney Plus series ended with a mind-bending finale that left fans wanting more.
In the season 1 finale, Loki and Sylvie find themselves at the Citadel at the End of Time, where they confront He Who Remains. They learn that the Time-Keepers were just a facade and that He Who Remains is the true mastermind behind the TVA. He explains that he and his variants discovered the multiverse and created the TVA to prune dangerous timelines and maintain “cosmic harmony.”
He Who Remains presents Loki and Sylvie with a choice: either kill him and unleash an infinite number of his variants and a new Multiversal War, or take over his duties and run the TVA as its benevolent rulers. Sylvie decides to kill him, believing that Loki has ulterior motives. She stabs him through the heart, resulting in the splintering of the timeline and the imminent chaos.
Loki finds himself back at the TVA, where he realizes that things have changed. Mobius and Hunter B-15 have no recollection of him or the events that took place. As Loki looks out the windows, he sees statues of He Who Remains instead of the Time-Keeper statues, indicating that he is in a different version of the TVA.
In season 2, it’s important to remember where we left off with the TVA characters:
- Mobius M. Mobius: After being pruned and sent to the Void, Mobius returns to the TVA and confronts Ravonna Renslayer about the truth of the organization.
- Ravonna Renslayer: Renslayer escapes through a time door in search of “free will” after thwarting Mobius’ attempts to apprehend her.
- Hunter B-15: B-15, a brainwashed time variant, discovers her past life and uses that knowledge to prove to other TVA agents that they had lives on the Sacred Timeline.
- Casey: A minor character in season 1, Casey works at the TVA and had a memorable moment when Loki discovered the Infinity Stones in the TVA’s possession.
- Miss Minutes: Miss Minutes was last seen trying to protect He Who Remains and providing information to Renslayer.
In the post-credits scenes of “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” it is revealed that Jonathan Majors’ Kang is a variant of He Who Remains. Victor Timely, another variant, appears in Loki season 2. It is unclear if other important Kang variants, such as Iron Lad, Immortus, and Pharaoh Rama-Tut, will make an appearance.
And that’s where we left off at the end of Loki season 1. With the introduction of new characters and the multiverse in chaos, season 2 is sure to bring even more twists and surprises.