Loki premiered in early June and caught us up with the Trickster god after what had happened in Avengers: Endgame.
In over 6 episodes of the series which showed us Loki’s run with the TVA (Time Variance Authority) and his friend Agent Mobius (played by the excellent Owen Wilson).
Loki was charged with the crimes against the sacred timeline and faced permanent deletion from the universe and the timeline, but he agrees to help Mobius track down another variant.
The variant is revealed to be Sylvie (played by Sophia Di Martino) who turns out to be another Loki from another Timeline. The show progresses with its various twists and turns that are thrown at us as we find out more about the Time Variance Authority, what it does, and where it came from.
When the “timekeepers” turned out to be fake, and Sylvie and Loki are sent to the end of time only to meet more versions of themselves, including a Kid Loki and an Alligator Loki.
The season finale “for all of time. Always” shows us Sylvie killing “he who remains” and unleashing the multiverse.
Fans are understandably very confused as to how the whole thing works and have a lot of questions. In a recent interview with the writer, Waldron tries clearing up some of the confusion.
“The best I can explain it is our approach with time travel was the philosophy basically that time is always happening. So, there are infinite instances of time always occurring at once. So you and I are having this conversation right now. There’s another instance of us having this conversation 10 seconds ago. There is another instance of time of us having this conversation 10 seconds in the future.
Generally, those instances – you could literally say they’re all different universes in a way different timeline – are all the same. There are minute little fluctuations in each instance of time. So in you and I’s conversation, five times out of ten, I pick up and I say, “hello”. And four time out of ten, I say, “hey, nice to meet you.” And then maybe one time out of ten, I’d say, “hey man, f-you. I don’t want to do this interview.”
As we move further in the plot it is evident that things are going to get messier and more confusing as it is concerned with time travel.
With this explanation from Head writer Michael, there are still lots of things that are going to be confusing. Michael seems to have a good idea of the concept and will be using it in Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness and followed by What if..?