Ah, Loki, you sneaky trickster! If you thought you could skip all the way to season 2, episode 1, you're in for a bellyful of spoilers. However, don't thread softly; this recap comes with a hilarious octane.
We rejoined everyone's favorite God of Mischief, begrudgingly confined to the time correction metaphorical boondocks (read: TVA), wondering if he unknowingly signed for a correspondence course with Doctor Who. After being pushed around by Sylvie quite literally through Time Doors, Loki's more tangled up than a cat in a yarn shop.
The emotional rollercoaster doesn't stop at the episode marathon, though. Like those pesky nuggets at the bottom of a fast-food bag, there's a delectable surprise lurking in the form of a post-credits scene. Feeling on edge? Grab a snack and stay put.
The scene opens with Sylvie channeling her inner portal-bending champ, crash landing on a branched timeline in Broxton, Oklahoma, 1982. A bit rattled, she mooches into a McDonald's, as one does. What follows is an exchange with a clueless cashier that echoes all of us during our first-ever fast food rendezvous. One checklist for dead, faceless food later, Sylvie ends her order with the most relatable line ever, "I want to try everything".
The scene successfully plants us into Sylvie's new whereabouts and a glimpse into her upcoming shift at a fast-food outlet. But for our cosmic Jester, the hunt for his lady friend is still on.
Hidden within Sylvie's excursion to Oklahoma is a playful salute to Thor fans; concealing a fun Easter egg within this unlikely destination. In the Thor comic realm, Broxton serves as small-town U.S.A., chosen by Thor for a little bit of celestial city building. So, if Asgard gave rural America a last-minute makeover, this would be it. As 'Little Asgard' to comic book fans since 2007, Loki’s detour to an Oklahoma McDonald's feels like a comfortable pit stop on his chaotic journey.
Though the reference might seem like the sprig of parsley on your favorite Big Mac, it's a fun nod to Thor fans. And who knows, this might be the perfect place for our special Loki variant to indulge in his penchant for whacky adventures.
Looking for more Loki madness in season 2? You won't have to pull a Heimdall to find what you're looking for. Stay tuned for a Marvel-ful of content including reviews, release schedules, Loki-inspired cackle-inducing trivia, and much, much more!
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