‘Loki’ Director Kate Herron Teases Episode 3’s Exploration of Sophia Di Martino’s Variant
The latest episode of Loki finally unveiled the Variant that was killing the various groups of TVA Minutemen. It turns out the Variant was, in fact, the mysterious character played by Sophia Di Martino. Now, the episode didn’t give us any details on her motivations and why she would go out of her way to destroy the Sacred Timeline. We’ve had our theories, but it looks like we might get some definite answers earlier than we think. It was especially noteworthy that she plays a character named Sylvie rather than Loki, which was a name she openly despised. Director Kate Herron discussed some aspects of the show’s development and even teased that the third episode might have the answers we are looking for.
I would say that next week’s episode we dig more into that. I don’t want to spoil anything for people tuning in next week.
It makes sense that the third episode might have some bigger revelations, as the early press screeners only included the first two. The episode did tease that she and Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki will meet sooner rather than later, as he ran after her through the Time Gate. We also know that they will sit down for a conversation going by some of the early trailers. It gave us a glimpse at another destroyed world, which fits her pattern from the last episode, but something about it seems different. Perhaps we will also see the timeline she stems from and uncover why she unleashed the multiverse.
Source: Entertainment Weekly