Loki Episode 5, called Journey Into Mystery, is now out on Disney+ Hotstar. Written by Tom Kauffman, Kate Herron has directed the episode. The series stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, Wunmi Mosaku, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jack Veal, Richard E Grant and DeObia Oparei. The duration of the episode is 48 minutes. The description reads – ‘Loki tries to escape The Void, a desolate purgatory where he meets variant versions of himself.’
Loki Episode 5 Recap of Journey Into Mystery contains spoilers. In the end credits scene of episode 4, we saw Loki (Tom Hiddleston) meets his other versions after getting pruned. These variants are Classic Loki (Richard E Grant), Boastful Loki (DeObia Oparei), Kid Loki (Jack Veal) and an Alligator Loki. In today’s episode, we get to know that the place is called The Void. People who get pruned by the TVA don’t die; they’re sent to The Void.
Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) threatens Ravonna Renslayer to tell who created the TVA. Ravonna tells Sylvie that even she needs answers, and they should together dig the truth. Sylvie believes Ravonna, and they go to Miss Minutes to access the files about the beginning of the time and TVA. Sylvie asks Ravonna about the end of the time and threatens her to tell her where is Loki. Ravonna tells her about The Void and says that there aren’t really any files about the end of the time.
The next scene of Loki Episode 5 is the Loki variants telling Tom Hiddleston’s Loki to run along with them. They tell him that an angry cloud called Alioth kills the variants in The Void, and they all hide under the ‘Loki Palace’. Each Loki tells the New York Loki about the reason that created a Nexus Event. You’ll be shocked to know that Kid Loki got captured because he killed Kid Thor. Classic Loki, played by Richard E Grant, will make the MCU fans happy as his story is one of the biggest theories about Avengers: Infinity War.
Classic Loki tells Loki that he escaped his death by Thanos’ hands as he created a strong illusion of himself. Since then, he’s been alone, and one day, he was missing Thor. However, when he tried to meet Thor, TVA captured him. Loki is started to see an alligator version of himself and has a hard time accepting that kind of variant. They all tell Hiddleston’s character that Kid Loki is their King here, and there’s no way to escape The Void as Alioth will kill them if they do.
As Loki Episode 5 takes us back to the TVA, we find out that Ravonna has betrayed Sylvie. It seems like Ravonna Renslayer is not aware of who created the TVA but will do anything to protect it. To save herself from getting captured, Sylvie prunes herself and enters The Void. She meets Mobius (Owen Wilson) in The Void, who’s driving a weird pizza car. He saves her from Alioth, and they drive away to find Loki.
As the Lokis hide inside the Loki Palace, Loki tells the Variants that they should escape and find the truth about TVA. The Variants tell him that they don’t have any TemPad, and creating a Nexus Event won’t help either as the TVA doesn’t care what happens in The Void. Loki tells them about the female variant and how she is different from everyone. As Loki tries to escape from the ground, more Loki variants appear at the door. One of them looks like Tom Hiddleston, and he is called President Loki wearing a ‘Vote For Loki’ badge.
President Loki and his troops fight with these Lokis inside the Loki Palace regarding the throne. A fight breaks out between them, and the only ones to survive are Classic Loki, Kid Loki, alligator Loki and Loki. On the other hand, Sylvie tells Mobius to get back to Alioth as she believes that’s the only way to find the truth about the TVA. Loki tells the Variants that they have to kill Alioth to escape from The Void. All of them are heading towards the Alioth with different plans in their mind.
As they walk towards the Alioth, Loki meets Sylvie and Mobius. He tells them that he plans to kill the angry cloud. Sylvie laughs and says that she will enchant the cloud as when it tried to attack her, she sensed something. She believes that Alioth is guarding whoever created the TVA and The Void. They take out some time to discuss how to go about the plan. At the TVA, Renslayer questions Hunter B-15 about Sylvie’s plans. Hunter B-15 realises that Ravonna has no clue about who created the TVA. She tells the TVA judge that Sylvie will find the truth before her as Renslayer only wants it, but the Variant needs to find the truth.
An angry Ravonna Renslayer walks out and asks Miss Minutes to give all the files about the beginning of the time. Miss Minutes is startled at this request and says it’s a ‘tall order’. Ravonna tells her that it is necessary as whoever created the TVA is in danger. Loki Episode 5 ‘Journey Into Mystery’ features a heartwarming yet bizarre moment between Loki and Sylvie. They talk about betraying people, friendship and more.
At the end of Loki Episode 5, Mobius heads back to TVA with his TemPad. Loki hugs him and calls him his friend. Classic Loki, Kid Loki and Alligator Loki decide to stay in The Void. Sylvie tries to enchant Alioth, but it is too strong to be controlled. That’s when Classic Loki creates a big illusion of Asgard to divert the angry cloud. Alioth attacks Classic Loki, who dies shouting ‘Glorious Purpose’. Sylvie is shocked to see what Classic Loki does, to which Loki says, “I think we’re stronger than we realise.”
At the same time, Sylvie tells Loki that they should enchant Alioth together. Loki tells her that he doesn’t know enchanting, to which Sylvie says, “You know. Because we are the same.” Together they enchant Alioth, which clears the way and shows what was hiding beneath the end. Loki Episode 5 ends with a vast palace-like figure behind the clouds.
Loki Episode 5 Recap: Is it worth watching?
Today’s episode had some wow moments. We are getting closer to the truth as we have seen the best character development in Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. Like WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Marvel has decided to reveal the major reveal in the last episode.
Loki Episode 5 is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.