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How Miss Minutes in ‘Loki’ is setting up the ‘really cool new part’ of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Loki in “Loki.”

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in “Loki.”

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Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Episode 1 of “Loki.”

You may be wondering what is going on in “Loki.” Thankfully, there’s a talking clock to help you out.

“Loki” starts off with the character Loki getting caught by the Time Variance Authority, who is looking to keep timelines in order and eliminate variants (people from one timeline invading another). The TVA captures Loki after he escapes his traditional timeline by getting the Tesseract (as seen in “Avengers: Endgame”).

As Loki figures out the TVA and what in the world is happening, there’s a little clock character helping him out — Miss Minutes.

The little talking clock — with her Southern accent and charm — is an important character in the show. In fact, Miss Minutes is a central character who actually sets the scene for “Loki,” said Kate Herron, the director of “Loki,” in an interview with the Deseret News.

“So Miss Minutes is kind of like our ‘Jurassic Park’ Mr. DNA,” she said, a reference to the virtual DNA strand who told the “Jurassic Park” main characters about dinosaurs and the Jurassic Park workplace.

“I think in the first episode, you know, she breaks down the TVA and how they work and the rules of this new space for (Loki),” Herron told the Deseret News.

What’s more interesting — Miss Minutes helps pave the way for future Marvel Cinematic Universe films and projects, Herron said.

“I think she’s definitely very helpful because she’s kind of explaining this really cool new part of the MCU we’re setting up,” she said.

“Beyond that, I think she’s just a really fun character. You know, she’s like one of our main cast in the TVA. I’m excited for everyone to see more of her and enjoy her kind of interesting southern eccentricities.”