‘OK, I feel better now’ — Thoughts on Episode 3 of Loki
Once again, this is a SPOILER-free zone, but if it’s shown up in a trailer, I consider it fair game, OK? OK.
Oh, and general reminder: Queer IDs are not SPOILERS.
I think I enjoyed this episode so much because they allowed the characters to do the talking -
(metaphorically — they’re always the ones talking literally…)
- and let the time-travel f**kery deal with itself.
And despite the fact that this episode was v. much character-driven (which is in no way a bad thing,) there was still enough action and plot to keep things moving.
Basically, I want Loki and Sylvie (the name of our Lady Loki, apparently, which does make the logistics easier,) to take point in this series.
Don’t get me wrong, Owen Wilson is awesome as Mobius, but he’s kind of restricted by the whole *waves hands vaguely* set-up of the TVA.
And Tom Hiddleston singing and, well, basically feasting, is something I want more of, Marvel, just in case you were wondering.
Now, the most important part: LOKI IS CONFIRMED AS CANONICALLY QUEER!
And thank f**k for that. Because it’s about time Marvel did the bare goddamn minimum of pulling the MCU into line with the comics.
Loki in the comics? Has been Queer for years.
I also loved the casual way it was done.
Like, see, Marvel — was that so freaking hard?!
After all the Queerbaiting in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS,) put us through, the ease with which this was done should show you something.