Loki Episode 3 Recap and Ending, Explained

The titular character (Tom Hiddleston) of ‘Loki’ has always been an enigmatic figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, living up to his moniker, the “God of Mischief.” As was expected, the show humanizes and adds such layers to his personality that haven’t been seen before. In episode 3, titled ‘Lamentis,’ Loki faces another apocalyptic event on an alien satellite. This time, he has the Variant (Sophia Di Martino) as company, who seems to be the MCU’s rendition of Sylvie or Enchantress. Here is everything you need to know about ‘Loki’ episode 3 ending. SPOILERS AHEAD.

Loki Episode 3 Recap

Disregarding Mobius’ (Owen Wilson) calls for him to stop, Loki follows Sylvie as she teleports away and finds himself back at the TVA headquarters. Meanwhile, Sylvie quickly defeats several Minutemen and locates one of the golden elevators which connect the TVA employees to their bosses. Loki shows up right then, and they start fighting. When Ravonna (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) arrives, Sylvie tries to take Loki hostage to prevent the TVA employees from attacking her. But evidently, Ravonna has minimal regard for Loki’s life. As she steps forward to attack them, Loki steals Sylvie’s TemPad and inadvertently teleports himself and Sylvie to Lamentis-1 in 2077.

Loki and Sylvie soon discover that the TemPad doesn’t have any more power. But their real problem is that Lamentis-1 is a moon that will soon be destroyed by colliding with a planet. As Loki now has the TemPad, Sylvie reluctantly agrees to work with him so that they both can escape before the moon meets its doom. Hiddleston and Di Martino’s chemistry may not be as natural and instantaneous as the one between Hiddleston and Wilson, but it is believable enough to keep the story progressing. Their characters find a modicum of mutual understanding when Loki speaks about Frigga (Rene Russo). Also, this episode heavily implies that Loki is bisexual.

Loki and Sylvie learn that an ark is supposed to leave the moon with some survivors and deduce that it might have a power source strong enough to recharge the TemPad. They maneuver through falling chunks of the planet and a disintegrating society to reach a train station and trick their way onto the train traveling to the location from where the ark will take off.

During the journey, Loki gets drunk, revealing that neither he nor Sylvie is who they are pretending to be. He gets thrown out of the train. As he still has the TemPad, Sylvie has no choice but to follow him out the window. However, they soon discover that the TemPad has been destroyed due to the fall. They subsequently conclude that their only choice is to take the ark and leave the planet on it.

Loki Episode 3 Ending: Do Loki and Sylvie Leave Lamentis-1?

No, they don’t leave Lamentis-1. After arriving at the launch site, they discover it to be in utter chaos. Loki correctly observes that the guards will let the desperate and fearful people who have gathered there die. Earlier in the episode, it is shown that there is a rich-and-poor division on that moon, and the rich have gotten easier access to the ark, while the poor are mostly left behind. As Loki and Sylvie try to get to the ark to hijack it and leave the doomed moon on it, they encounter several of these people, terrified beyond measure of what seems like their inevitable fate.

Loki probably comes up with the plan of using the ark to leave the moon because of the test he conducted with Mobius in Pompeii, Italy, in 79 AD. However, it seems that he has forgotten that timelines don’t branch out from apocalyptic events. He and Sylvie taking the ark and leaving the planet with it would have cost just that, a branch in the sacred timeline. Instead, they witness what was always meant to happen: the arc’s destruction by a falling piece of the planet. Now, they have only a few options left before they die, along with the other people on that satellite.

They might get the TemPad fixed with the help of a local engineer and discover that the power source of the ark has somehow miraculously survived. They then might use it to recharge the machine and teleport away. Another possibility is that Mobius or some other TVA agent might come and take them away before the planet crashes on the satellite.

Are the Time-Keepers Evil? Who Are the TVA Agents?

The MCU has this fascinating tendency of fleshing out its villains’ motives, which sometimes can appear as noble or, at least, understandable. ‘Captain America: Civil War’s Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) and ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman) are good examples of this. It seems that ‘Loki’ is heading in the same direction with both Sylvie and the Time-Keepers, the likely candidates for the antagonist(s) of the inaugural season of ‘Loki.’ In this episode, we get some ideas about why Sylvie has resolved to bring down the Time-Keepers.

Unlike Loki, Sylvie has no intention to fill the void after the Time-Keepers are gone. It seems that she really wants to free the timeline from their control. She even downright calls them and the TVA fascists. And if her allegations against the Time-Keepers are proven to be true, then the three alien leaders of the TVA do fit that definition.

In this episode, Sylvie tells Loki that the TVA employees are Variants like them, making the God of Mischief observe that Mobius and the others are not seemingly aware of it. The TVA employees think that the Time-Keepers created them when the truth is likely that the three aliens just erased their memories. This also explains why the Time-Keepers themselves have taken an active interest in Sylvie’s case. If she achieves even a fraction of what she intends to do, she can dismantle all of their work.

Does Loki Have Telekinetic Powers?

Yes, he has telekinetic powers. Loki first demonstrated them after learning about Frigga’s death, which is depicted in ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ Although those powers have been part of the character’s comic book rendition for a long while, they didn’t make another appearance until episode 2 of ‘Loki,’ when he uses them in his fight against Sylvie. In episode 3, he uses them again to protect Sylvie and himself from falling pieces of debris.

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