In Loki S1E1:

Loki S1E1 begins in 2012. Following the Battle of New York, Loki uses the Tesseract to escape from the Avengers. But the Time Variance Authority captures him immediately and puts the God of Mischief on trial for his crime. The Timekeepers created the TVA to maintain the proper flow of time. Judge Renslayer is just about to “reset” a guilty Loki when Agent Mobius saves the God of Mischief. Mobius is an investigator who hunts particularly dangerous variants. So he interrogates Loki in an effort to break through his emotional defenses, showing Loki his future and the consequences of his actions.

Loki escapes, only to realize the futility of it. In the process, he realizes his own insignificance in the universe. Then, Mobius offers Loki a proposition. He wants Loki to help the TVA hunt down a fugitive variant that has been killing teams of TVA Minutemen. In a twist of fate, the variant is Loki himself. 

Loki pleading his case in Loki S1E1

Loki is Marvel’s third Disney+ show, continuing Phase 4 of the MCU. It stars Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Sophia DiMartino, and Richard E. Grant.

For a quick primer on all of Loki’s comic powers that we could see in the series, check out our blog post.

References in our episode:

At least Indy didn’t vaporize any of the passengers:

For the gamers out there, here’s a primer on Codsworth:

Loki definitely has shades of Doctor Who:

Without a Paddle truly solved the mystery of DB Cooper:

Fredo and Loki have a lot in common:

After this ep we were nostalgic for some Hannah-Barbera content:

Those TVA Minutemen uniforms sure look familiar:

Miss Minutes and Mr. DNA would really hit it off:

For more on Ted Bundy’s role in the Green River Killer investigation, check out this podcast episode from True Crime Garage.

Mike O’Malley and the TVA cat man have a lot in common:

Spoiled brats with rich daddies deserve the melt stick:

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