Loki Episode 4 left us on a cliffhanger. Where and when did Loki get pruned to? We get those answers and more. Tom wasn’t kidding when he said 4 and 5 were game-changers. With how this one ended, we cannot wait to see what happens in episode 6. Are you ready for this Loki episode 5 breakdown?
“Journey Into Mystery” is titled after the comic series of the same name. In fact, it is where Loki made his more modern comic debut. Loki awakes finding himself trapped in the Void, the cosmic dumping ground for the TVA. He also learns quickly that the other Lokis’ plan is simply to survive, nothing more, nothing less. Specifically, he needs to survive being annihilated by Alioth.
Comic fans were excited to see Alioth in this form, as sort of a guard dog to whoever and whatever lies beyond the void. While Loki works on not dying, Sylvie interrogates Renslayer about what happened to Loki and what is going on at the TVA. She ends up pruning herself to get to Loki and figure out who is pulling the strings of the TVA.
In the Void, there are a ton of Easter eggs to spot, including the infamous Thanos-Copter. The Lokis have a bunker where they hide from Alioth and the rest of Void, including the marauding President Loki and his army.
Sylvie wakes up and is almost eaten, but she is saved by Lightning McQueen. Okay, fine, it was Mobius who pulls up in a variant Pizza Planet truck. We won’t accept any other theories on why Mobius was driving a pizza car.
The Lokis and Mobius make a plan to enchant Alioth and discover what he is hiding. Mobius went back to the TVA while Classic Loki takes an impressive stand. The episode ends with a portal to the Quantum Realm? What’s going to happen next week? We can’t wait to find out. But also why does it have to be the last episode?
Loki Episode 3 was incredible, but it seems like Marvel pulled out all the stops with this episode. Our minds are officially blown. Once again, this is another episode of “I told you so,” with several confirmations of theories we had early on. However, we’re still, “WOW,” to use one of Owen Wilson’s favorite phrases. Are you ready for this Loki episode 4 breakdown?
Back on Lamentis-1, the world is ending. Sylvie tells Loki, “The universe wants to break free, so it manifests chaos. Like me being born the Goddess of Mischief.”
She tells him how the TVA took her as a child prisoner but she escaped. Everywhere she went, she created a Nexus Event that signaled the TVA.
Loki and Sylvie are comforting each other in the last moments before Lamentis is completely destroyed, and it creates a timeline branch so strong it not only shows up on the TVA monitor, but it practically shoots straight up. Mobius arrives on Lamentis and takes the duo into custody.
Just as Mobius is about to send Loki through a Time Cell, Loki tells him the TVA is lying.
The Time Cell sends Loki to Asgard, where he sees Lady Sif, and he’s stuck in a time loop at a moment where he has apparently cut part of Sif’s hair in a prank. Because it’s a time loop, when Loki tries to reason with Sif and get her to help him, she just kicks his butt…repeatedly.
This moment is based on a story in Norse Mythology, not based on a scene we have seen in the MCU. Lady Sif, the wife of Thor, has her hair cut off by Loki. Thor threatens him until he can fix it. However, in the MCU, Sif needs no help from Thor.
Mobius retrieves Loki out of the Time Cell to determine the cause of the Nexus Event on Lamentis. Loki denies everything before deciding to tell him an elaborate made-up story. Mobius casually mentions Sylvie is dead to see Loki’s reaction; he seems taken aback before he dons his uncaring Loki mask he wears so well.
That brief look was all it took for Mobius to figure out it was two variants falling for one another that caused the spike in the timeline. Sylvie and Loki have feelings for each other and that kind of thing can cause pure chaos that breaks reality.
Loki tries again to implore Mobius that the Time-Keepers kidnapped all the TVA peeps from the timeline, the entire TVA is comprised of Variants, and their memories have been erased–memories which Sylvie can access through enchantment.
In Renslayer’s office, she signs off on Mobius’ paperwork and he asks why she wouldn’t let him interrogate Sylvie. She claims to be protecting him. She then asks him if he could go anywhere and anytime where would it be? He never answers. He continues to ask about Hunter C-20 and you can tell he doesn’t believe a word out of her mouth.
Hunter B-15 took Sylvie back to Roxxcart to find out more about the memories she has after being enchanted. She’s ready to take down the TVA, too.
Mobius swapped TemPads with Renslayer when she wasn’t looking at knows C-20 remembers her whole life previous to the TVA–and Renslayer does, too.
Mobius tells Loki that he knows he was telling the truth about the TVA, and he wants to help Loki and Sylvie bring it down.
WOW moment 1: Renslayer stops Mobius in the hallway and PRUNES MOBIUS. She takes the variants up the elevator to stand before the Time-Keepers.
Hunter B-15 releases both variants from their collars.
Mother forking shirtballs.
A cosmic fight ensues. Sylvie vs Renslayer, Loki vs the Hunters. Sylvie throws her sword, lobs off the head of a Time-Keeper to find it’s a robot. So very Wizard of Oz-like.
Loki attempts to tells Sylvie about his feelings for her…it’s Loki, this is new territory.
WOW moment 2: Renslayer PRUNES LOKI from behind while he’s professing his love to Sylvie.
Sylvie isn’t playing and wants to know ALL ABOUT THE TVA from Renslayer.
Bruh, That Loki Post Credit Scene in Loki Episode 4
Loki Episode 2 was amazing and all but Marvel keeps blowing our minds with this series. The Loki variants spend some quality time on Lamentis and we learn exactly what Sylvie is up to. She also confirms one of our theories and that always feels great. Are you ready for this Loki episode 3 breakdown?
Episode 3 of Loki starts off with Sylvie using her enchantment powers to get C-20 to reveal the location of the Time Keepers. Sylvie opened a door to the TVA using the stolen TemPad and attempts to locate the Time Keepers.
Renslayer finds both Sylvie (Lady Loki) and Loki by the golden elevators and before she can do anything, Loki opens another door and he and Sylvie escape. Sorta. They end up on Lamentis-1, which is about to be destroyed. Either they can work together to survive or they will both die.
It wouldn’t be Loki vs Loki if they didn’t try to trick each other. They get into some mischief with a widow before using their powers to get on board a train to safety. After a heart to heart which revealed Loki’s sexual orientation, Sylvie rests, and Loki drinks. A lot.
We didn’t know we needed to hear Tom Hiddleston singing a song in this episode but it was exactly what we needed. This is the kind of content that can heal the world.
Unfortunately, his performance draws too many eyes. A fight breaks out and despite their impressive fighting skills, they lose. Loki and Sylvie make their way to the Ark, a ship that will take them off-planet to safety. Unfortunately, it is destroyed.
They are now stuck on Lamentis. We have some theories on how they will make it off. What are yours?
Loki Episode 1 was amazing but we told you episode 2 was going to be even better. And now you know we weren’t kidding. From Pompeii and Ragnarok to a variant reveal, there was a lot going on. Are you ready for this Loki episode 2 breakdown?
The episode starts with the TVA tracking the bad Loki to 1985. Hunter C-20 and her team are killed quickly. Bad Loki takes C-20 hostage, which is a new move for the variant.
It is clear the TVA has no idea which Loki they are after. Hoping that Loki will be able to help, Mobius takes him to the scene. Loki stalls for time however allowing the variant to escape. Renslayer is doubtful Loki will prove useful but Mobius once again gets her to relent. We think she is still suspicious, don’t you?
After botching the earlier plan, Loki gets a job. He studies the files the TVA has on the variant, looking for anything they missed. Naturally, he decides he wants to know more about the TVA, and time itself. Classified. He does, however, get to read up on himself.
This leads him to a theory that the bad Loki is hiding in apocalypses. To test this Mobius and Loki head to Pompeii moments before Mount Vesuvius erupts. Even though Loki causes chaos his theory is proven correct.
With this new info, Loki and the TVA track down the variant hiding in a Roxxcart store in 2050. But when Loki corners the variant he learns just exactly who he is dealing with. Lady Loki. She opens a doorway and Loki follows.
We have theories on where they are headed. What about you? And if you are unsure who Lady Loki is don’t worry we have that info for you too.
The moment we have all been waiting for, Loki is finally here and he has a GLORIOUS purpose. Episode 1 included the TVA, Mobius, and the reason Loki isn’t reset for his crimes. Oh and just a revelation that a few someones may have died for nothing. Are you ready for this Loki episode 1 breakdown?
This is your spoiler warning if you have not watched Episode 1 of Loki “Glorious Purpose.”
The episode started off right where we left Loki, escaping the Avengers in 2012 using the Tesseract. He leaves NYC and lands in the Gobi Desert, Unfortunately, the people living there don’t seem to care who he is but the TVA does.
Hunter B 15 and her Minute Men appear and arrest Loki for crimes against the sacred timeline. They use an interesting weapon against him, the Time Twister, which has some comic book origins. At the TVA Loki watches an instructional video featuring Miss Minutes that catches us all up on who the TVA is and what they do.
Long story short the Time Keepers created the TVA to guard the timeline after they saved it from a multiverse war. Throw in a few comic book Easter eggs and even a Disney Parks one and it was a very interesting video.
The Avengers botched Time Heist and their time traveling, which Loki figured out by the way, is dismissed by Judge Renslayer as something that was suppose to happen. Easy way out on that one Marvel but we aren’t mad about it. Time Travel is hard. For comic fans if Renslayer’s name sounds familiar it’s because Ravonna Renslayer just happened to be Kang The Conqueror’s lady love. Kang is the villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania. Is Renslayer sus? We have some thoughts.
In order to show Loki the TVA is real, he sees events in his life that haven’t happened yet. We are forced to live through his saddest moments (rude) and cry as he cries. Loki escapes, naturally, and discovers a drawer full of… wait for it… INFINITY STONES. Excuse me TVA. We have some questions. Why didn’t you help the Avengers? Black Widow and Gamora died for nothing? And Vision? Wanda is going to want to have a chat with you.
It ends with confirmation that our original theory about the Variant was true. They need Loki’s help because the dangerous Variant IS Loki. We can’t share about Episode 2 yet but trust us, it just gets even wilder from here.
Welcome back to the Geek Girls’ Universe for The Weekly Bugle Vol 27. This week we finally get to share our interview takeaways from the Bad Batch press junket and Marvel dropped a pretty sweet surprise.
The Bad Batch debuts tomorrow and we had the chance to interview the star, the man behind the Clones – Dee Bradley Baker. We also heard from Jennifer Corbett and Brad Rau who write and produce for the show. They shared some fun facts about the show as well as a look into what it took to bring the Batch to life.
Want to know who Dee’s favorite clone is? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Marvel Phase 4 Announcements
Marvel Studios dropped a new sizzle reel and after we got through our emotions hearing Stan Lee narrate we got super excited. Not only did we get a glimpse into the long awaiting Eternals, but Marvel also confirmed some titles for future MCU films.
Captain Marvel 2 will be The Marvels. With the emphasis on the S, we have some theories on what that means. Black Panther 2 is Wakanda Forever. Fitting, especially since we lost Chadwick Boseman last year. And finally, Fantastic 4 is confirmed.
And speaking of Marvel. Set photos revealed a first look at Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, and Echo. We are loving how the Phase 4 suits are on point! Comic book fans rejoice.
If you are unfamiliar with Echo, she is a superheroine who is skilled in martial arts, acrobatics, and has photographic reflexes. She is also one of the few Marvel characters who is deaf. In the comics, she has ties to Moon Knight, Daredevil, Secret Invasion, and more. She at one time used the mantle of Ronin (which Hawkeye was using in Avengers Endgame). She eventually passed that to Hawkeye.
What do you think of all the announcements? Let us know!
The Falcon and Winter Soldier may have come to an end but Marvel released Assembled: The Making of the Falcon and Winter Soldier on Disney+ and it gave us an epic look at what it took to bring the latest Marvel Studios show to life. After talking Assembled we wanted to share some of our favorite Falcon and Winter Soldier moments.
Assembled: The Making Of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
One of the things we all really enjoy about the Assembled show on Disney+ is that it shows how much care and detail it takes to showcase the latest Marvel show. Falcon and Winter Soldier was especially intriguing as it really dove into the struggles and triumphs of filming during the pandemic.
The show also highlights each character and we got a chance to see Zemo’s cut commercial. Also, can we seriously get that jacket? Marvel, Her Universe, someone? Moving on from Zemo’s coat, we all loved hearing about Sam and Bucky’s arc and what it meant to the actors as well as the crew. The care for this show and the powerful storylines is evident when watching Assembled.
It was definitely hard to pick these Falcon and Winter Soldier moments but we attempted to narrow it down to three each. Or rather three-ish each. Fortunately, we had some overlapping choices, which meant we got to pick more. See how that works?
Do ours match yours? Let us know!
Oh, and we are still campaigning hard for a Dora Milaje series, workout program, the #DoraMilajeCut something.
It’s here the moment we have waited and dreaded, the finale of Falcon and Winter Soldier. Episode 6, “One World, One People” gave us a ton of action, Sam in his new suit, and a few surprises. That one reveal though left us going really? This is what you went with Marvel? Are you ready for this Falcon and Winter Soldier finale breakdown?
If you haven’t watched Episode 6 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier this is your spoiler warning.
Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Breakdown
The finale begins with Karli making moves to stop the GRC vote. Sam and Bucky arrive on the scene where Bucky meets up with Sharon who snuck in using a little trick Black Widow loves. Karli planned to make the GRC flee the building so they could be kidnapped by the Flag Smashers. Sam figures it out and tries to keep it from happening. Unfortunately, he was stopped by Batroc’s interference. However, that gave us a chance to see his new suit and watch him kick some Leaper butt.
Episode 6 felt like the third act of any Marvel film, packed with enough action to satisfy every hardcore fan. Sam not only got a new suit but he has fully accepted his new role as Captain America. When he saves a truck full of GRC members even the crowd is finally putting respect on his name.
Bucky was finally thanked after he saved a group from burning up in a truck. It’s about time these two guys get the love they deserve. And I guess we do have to mention Walker decided to do the right thing…eventually. Of course, he is still a giant toddler and the proof of that is how he acts during his later meeting with Contessa Valentina. Speaking of our friend Val, we have some thoughts about her and Zemo.
In one of the most powerful scenes to date, Sam gives a speech while the world watches. In it he talks about how the governments need to change, they need to do better by the people they govern. And he knows what it’s like to struggle. He is aware of how people will hate him simply for being a Black man wearing the Stars and Stripes.
We cannot say enough about this scene. Seriously, just go back and watch it again.
Falcon and Winter Soldier Finale Post Credit Scene
Sharon revealed herself to be the Power Broker earlier in the episode. In the post-credit scene, she gets her pardon and decides to use her newly gained power for evil. What are your thoughts? We have a lot.
Welcome back to the Geek Girls’ Universe for The Weekly Bugle Vol 25. This week we are talking about Alfred Molina confirming the worst kept secret in the MCU, the Shang-Chi teaser trailer, Bad Batch, and more!
We joke about Spider-Man 3 news constantly. Oh look someone else is confirmed. Isn’t everyone in this movie at this point? Welcome back Happy! In Spider-Man news this week Alfred Molina spills the tea on Doc Ock’s return in No Way Home.
He even calls himself the worst kept secret on the internet, and he isn’t wrong. Maybe that is why Marvel decided it was okay to let him do this interview with Variety. His character’s story will pick up where it left off, you know with his death. But like Molina says, it’s Marvel, no one is ever really dead.
Happy Birthday to Simu (and a belated one to Ashley)! Marvel Studios not only dropped the new poster for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings but also a trailer. In it, we see the real Mandarin, the Ten Rings, Death Dealer, Shang-Chi in action, and more.
Filming has been underway for Lord of the Rings season one on Amazon but what is shocking is the price tag. We hope you are sitting down for this. The cost for season one ALONE is $465 million. MILLION.
Game of Thrones didn’t even cost that much. Did they buy Middle Earth?
Disneyland in California isn’t the only park to get the Avengers treatment. Disneyland Paris just revealed a look at their Avengers Campus. This will complement the Hotel New York, which already features Marvel artwork but is being upgraded for the Avengers Campus reveal.
Last week, we broke down episode 4 of Falcon and Winter Soldier, and episode 5, “Truth,” is now streaming on Disney+. This is an episode of WOW. Walker gets what’s coming to him, we continue to stan Sam and Bucky, and let’s talk about that cameo.
This is your spoiler warning if you haven’t watched Episode 5 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 5 Breakdown
The show begins with Walker fleeing the scene after he’s slain one of the Flag Smashers and leads to an altercation with Sam, and Bucky. Walker tries to convince Sam and Bucky that he murdered that Flag Smasher because he killed Lemar. Bruh, we all saw what happened, but keep telling yourself that. Sam tells Walker he needs to turn over the shield. I think we all know what’s coming next.
Unfortunately, Bucky and Sam don’t walk away completely unscathed. Bucky suffers some damage to his vibranium arm and Sam’s wings get completely ripped off. Sam takes the shield after Bucky drops it and walks away, much like Steve did in Captain America: Civil War.
We learn that Karli has friends in high places. Just how high? We have some thoughts especially when a leader of LAF sends Batroc with some goodies to help her out in the end. All of this seems to point to the fact that Sharon is not the Power Broker. But her dealings with Batroc? We have some thoughts.
Back in D.C., we get one of the most rewarding scenes of the show yet: Walker is stripped of his Captain America title, his rankings, receives an other-than-honorable discharge, is stripped of his benefits, and essentially only misses getting a court-martial because of his previous service.
Then it’s time for the cameo. Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (portrayed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) comes in with the same knowing swagger as Agatha Harkness. She knows Walker took the serum, she knows that his taking it makes him very valuable to certain people, and she knows he doesn’t have the shield, which doesn’t matter because the government doesn’t own it anyway (legal gray area and all).
So why is Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine important? She has been around in the comic world for a long time. Contessa has also played for both the good guys and the bad guys. We get into her potential, how she relates to current characters, and where we might see her again. Hint: it’s likely soon.
Bucky catches up to Zemo, or rather Zemo was waiting for Bucky in Sokovia. After an exchange that includes Zemo sharing he crossed his own name off of Bucky’s list the Wakandans show up to take him to The Raft. You remember the Raft from Civil War. You should also remember it’s definitely not escape proof.
Despite Ayo’s warning to be scare in Wakanda she does a favor for Bucky that we see him deliver to Sam later on.
Sam heads to MD to visit Isaiah Bradley hoping to understand more about the shield’s complicated legacy. Isaiah recounts memories of his past in more detail than during the last visit. To say it’s a complicated legacy is an understatement.
After some quality bonding time fixing up the family boat, Sam and Bucky go their separate ways. One to give some much needed closure to a friend and the other to train to wield the shield. That Rocky training montage was awesome.
Falcon and Winter Soldier Post Credit Scene
After Sam teases us with the new suit, thanks for not showing us Sam, we get our first post credit scene. In it Walker is up to something and fans have missed reactions.
What did you think of the post credit scene?
Don’t forget about the end credit scene with this episode!