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The fourth episode of ‘Loki’ had a shocking ending. Here’s what it means

‘Loki’ ended on a surprising note that makes us question almost everything about the show

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Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) in “Loki.”

Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) in “Loki.”

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Warning: This article contains spoilers for “Loki” Episode 4“The Nexus Event.”

The fourth episode of “Loki” ended on a shocking note that left us all wondering what’s going to happen next — and that’s somewhat of an understatement.

What was the ending of ‘Loki’ this week?

In the fourth episode of “Loki” — titled “The Nexus Event” — we see Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) both captured by the Time Variance Authority. During their capture, the two try to convince Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) and Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) that the TVA is lying to them about their history.

This all culminates with Judge Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) taking charge of the TVA. She legit kills Mobius — making him evaporate like the TVA does to hostile variants — and then takes Loki and Sylvie to meet the Time Keepers.

A battle ensues as Loki and Sylvie team up to fight TVA agents and Renslayer. Sylvie takes over Renslayer and Loki defeats the TVA. The two Loki variants then attack the Time Keepers — who are revealed to be mindless androids.

And then, just as we thought answers were coming, Renslayer legit kills Loki. Yeah. That happened.

What is the post-credits scene?

If you waited through the end credits, you will find a post-credits scene waiting for you. It shows Loki waking up under gray skies. He asks, “Is this Hel? Am I dead?” 

  • But then we hear a voice speaking to Loki, saying, “Not yet ... But you will be, unless you come with us.”
  • We then see a number of Loki-like characters looking at Loki. Per Digital Spy, these characters are Kid Loki, Old Man Loki, a Loki with a hammer and a crocodile Loki.

What does the post-credits scene mean?

According to Digital Spy, this might be where vaporized variants go after they’re killed in the TVA. So maybe they don’t evaporate into nothingness? Maybe there’s more to the story.

  • “If we’re to follow this logic, it means that there’s a strong chance that Mobius (who was himself also pruned after learning the truth about the TVA and deciding to team with Loki) and any other recently captured Loki variants would be there too,” according to Digital Spy.
  • Or, the location could be “a hideout for Loki variants,” per Digital Spy.