Time to speculate wildly about that Loki post-credits scene
The first post-credits of the show sent the story off in some brand new directions...
To quote real-life Owen Wilson, but not (so far) Loki's Owen Wilson: "Wow".
Episode Four of the show, titled The Nexus Event, that was ... a lot.
After the mostly two-hander of the previous episode, we finally get Mobius (Wilson), Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), and Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) back in the mix. No sign of Miss Minutes this week though, sadly.
We won't get too spoiler-y here (but we will get quite spoiler-y below), but suffice it say, things in the show are in a very different predicament by the end credits arrive. Especially considering what happens halfway through those end credits...
On the fourth episode of TBR Spotlight: Loki [LISTEN from 41:15 below], Eoghan and Rory discuss how the Loki is setting this up:
So, as we mentioned, there is a post-credits sequence in this episode, making for the first post-credits sequence in the Loki series so far.
It arrives just after the apparent "death" of Loki at the hands of Renslayer, having sort of dissolved away into nothingness. But he wakes up, apparently merely transported somewhere.
"Is this hell? Am I dead?" he asks himself.
"Not yet," an off-screen voice answers, "but you will be unless you come with us."
And we cut to...
According to the end credits, from left to right, we've got Boastful Loki (Deobia Oparei), who appears to be holding a Thor-like hammer; then we've got Kid Loki (Jack Veal), who appears to be holding a... crocodile Loki? Is that right?... and finally, Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant), in what looks like a store-bought Halloween costume.
Behind them, it looks like a ruined New York, with the building on the top right looking like a destroyed Avengers Tower.
So chances are there is a group of Variant Lokis, all hiding out in the moments before apocalypses throughout the timeline, hiding from the TVA. Are they amassing their numbers to bring the fight back to whoever is pulling the strings in the TVA, in the hopes of breaking free of the Sacred Timeline and no longer considered to be Variants?
Loki (as in Tom Hiddleston's Loki) was already having enough trouble interacting with one other variation of himself (at least until he and Sophie Di Martino's Sylvie started making kissy faces at each other, gross), so we can only imagine how he's react to a full group of himselves to deal with.
We'll know more when the fifth and penultimate episode of Loki arrives on Disney+ on Wednesday, 7 July.