Have you ever seen a character who immediately made you fall in love within seconds of being on screen? That was us when we saw Tom Hiddleston in Thor and Sophia Di Martino in Loki. The woman didn’t have an official name the first time she showed up, and we all still went “yes, we love that one.” And then, after her super cool entrance in episode two, she also proves how awesome she is in episode 3.
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Okay, what was this episode? There was so much happening! How are we halfway through this show already and still have so many more questions than answers? But one answer we did get was that Di Martino’s character is, in fact, named Sylvie. We’d just like to say that we called it! And it looks like the show is doing what we guessed, combining Lady Loki and Enchantress in a single character we now see grace our screens every week.
We still don’t know all that much about Sylvie, as she chooses to leave her past a mystery for the entire episode, but if this little video is anything to go by, we’ll be seeing more of her story very soon.
Firstly, what we are all thinking: where did mini Sylvie come from? And, because it’s the TVA we’re talking about, what are they planning on doing with her? And while we’re on the topic of the TVA, how are they even back there? We need for it to be Wednesday again so we can have our answers, please!
Hopefully, one of those answers will be about Sylvie’s past, which seems to be quite different from that of the Loki we’ve already met. So different that it made her choose a different name because she doesn’t like being seen as “a Loki.” After all, the one thing we learned so far about her past is that she knew she was adopted but didn’t have as much time with her family as Loki did, and then she had to teach herself magic, unlike Loki, who learned it from Frigga.
Let’s Appreciate The Dynamic Between Loki And Sylvie
You know what’s better than one charming trickster? Two charming tricksters together! Loki and Sylvie spent an entire episode bickering like siblings, and there is nothing we’d rather be watching. After their escape from the TVA, Loki accidentally sends them to the worst apocalypse possible (because again, that’s just his luck), from which they attempt to escape for the whole episode.
It’s so interesting to see how their dynamic goes from “I’d stab you if I didn’t need you to escape” to a sort of mutual understanding and an agreement to not murder each other. We bet it has something to do with them realizing they are fairly similar, even if they won’t admit it out loud. And that may be their greatest strength down the line.
From the get-go, it’s clear they have very different ways to approach complicated situations; Loki prefers diplomacy and wit, while Sylvie is much more upfront and not opposed to using violence when she deems necessary (i.e. when they come across that woman in Lamentis-1, Sylvie kicks down the door and Loki tries to transform into the woman’s husband). This is a direct reflection of their upbringings. Loki grew up in a palace, learned to sweet talk his way out of situations, while Thor was more physical. Meanwhile, Sylvie was fending for herself her whole life, no time for diplomatic means. But in between their arguments and eye rolls at each other, it’s possible to see how one helps open the other’s eyes to certain things, which leads us to…
Where Are We Headed Now?
Your guess is as good as ours, honestly. Considering the cliffhanger from the last episode, there is no way of guessing exactly how Loki and Sylvie will get out of Lamentis-1 and back to the TVA. That said, it’s still very possible that these two will cause enough disruption to get the attention of the TVA and get agents to bring them back. They’re chaotic enough to pull that off. Either that, or Mobius will find them on his own just to prove a point and give Loki a second chance.
And since we’re on the topic of Mobius, let’s talk about the lovely confirmation of a fan theory that was going around about the TVA agents. Sylvie tells Loki that she had to dig deep into that one agent’s mind to find a memory to manipulate. Dig deep, as in “before she worked for the TVA” deep. That confuses Loki, who thought Mobius was right about all the agents being created for the sole purpose of maintaining the sacred timeline. As it turns out … they’re all variants who had their minds wiped, according to Sylvie. Are we surprised?
This information was kind of expected by fans, but it’s also a curve ball in the sense that we don’t know where it goes from here. Although, it does come as a possible explanation as to why Mobius loves jet skis so much. Maybe he was a variant from the 90s who had a jet ski, and that stayed with him even after having his memories taken away. The one thing we know for sure is that we were right to not trust the TVA. There’s always more to organizations that seem perfect.
Other Meaningful Moments Worth Mentioning
Number one on this list has to be Loki’s confirmation as bisexual when he was talking to Sylvie. It was simple, casual, and a huge deal for the character and the audience. Yay for representation, and during Pride month, no less! Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the director, Kate Heron, for making sure this moment happened.
A few minutes after Loki and Sylvie talk, she falls asleep and he starts drinking. A lot. And that leads to some great moments, such as a very intoxicated Loki trying to explain how love is like an imaginary dagger. Sylvie doesn’t seem to like the metaphor very much, but we love it. And it hurts to know that’s how Loki views love, especially when we know his story. Pass the tissues, please!
A while before Loki breaks our hearts, though, Sylvie wakes up to him singing at the top of his lungs. The song starts and ends in English, but the middle is in a foreign language, Norwegian, to be specific. Quite fitting, wouldn’t you say? Why do we feel like this show will be filled with Tom Hiddleston showing off all the languages he speaks? And then, at the end of the song, Loki gives us an adorable parallel to Thor, with the title character smashing a glass on the floor and yelling “Another”! We’re soft now, thanks, Marvel.
Do you see now how Loki and Sylvie stole our hearts with their mischief? Tell us how you feel about them in the comments, or tweet us @TheHoneyPOP!
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