Nice title. “Journey into Mystery” was Thor’s original comic; that’s especially nice with Richard E. Grant playing Classic Loki.
Ravonna is a skilled liar.
I love that the Alligator with the horns is also a Loki. I approve of making things just a little more surreal.
Also, I had been hoping that the guy with the hammer was a Thor but he’s a Loki too. I’m now convinced that Sylvie really is a Loki herself.
I guess that the Thanos Copter is the big Easter egg that everybody was excited about. Yawn. But we do get a glimpse of Mjolnir and Frog Thor. Better.
Sylvie’s self-pruning is a gutsy move; trusting Ravonna even in that was risky.
Classic Loki’s story involves being captured by the TVA and “pruned” after ending a self-imposed exile. God of Outcasts. But he inspires Main Loki to confront Alioth.
We get Sylvie in the void. And a better look at Alioth. I hope it’s Mobius in that car. And it is. Nice.
I’m pretty sure Alligator Loki is the best character. Classic Loki’s reflections are interesting. “We’re broken. Every version of us.”
Sylvie and Loki have some synergy themselves. They both independently decide to confront Alioth.
I had to look this up but the Eldridge is the ship from the Philadelphia Experiment. Real ship, probably fake experiment though.
Sylvie keeps getting better as a character.
Nice exchange between Classic Loki, Kid Loki, and Mobius. “It’s never too late to change.” That’s a nice setup for the Loki and Sylvie conversation.
The battle with Alioth is a good action sequence and Classic Loki gets his moment in the sun turning the tide. Recreating Asgard is a big distraction and visually stunning. And the music, strongly evocative of Wagner’s The Ride of the Valkyries is a nice touch. “I think we’re stronger than we realize.”
Classic Loki brings himself full circle, ending another exile by sacrificing himself. A pivotal character.
Everything is tinged green befitting the Lokis’ victory over Alioth and we see the episode title wasn’t just a nice nostalgic reference. Loki and Sylvie get to travel beyond the void to confront whoever is behind the TVA. The Journey into Mystery continues.
We’re perfectly set up for the finale.