Loki (2021) s02e03 Episode Script


- O.B.: We're all gonna die.
- HUNTER B-15: What do you mean?
The blast doors won't open.
O.B.: The containment doors are locked.
And only the person who designed it
can open it with a live scan
of his temporal aura.
He Who Remains.
O.B.: And he's dead.
The Temporal Loom is not constructed
to weave together so many new branches,
so it's overloading.
The more those branches grow,
the closer this thing comes
to melting down.
SYLVIE: The TVA is the problem.
It's broken.
Sylvie, without the TVA, all of this,
everything is gone.
We found him. He's terrifying.
- MOBIUS: Who?
- LOKI: He Who Remains.
We thought it was about
freeing the timeline,
but that brings only more war,
more of him.
They're coming. They're all coming.
He shows up again, his Variants,
what are you gonna do?
Kill 'em.
CASEY: Miss Minutes
is helping Renslayer.
Whoever created this place is in danger.
I need to find them.
This is where you dragged me
after you stole my life.
What was my nexus event?
I don't remember.
CASEY: I got a hit
on Renslayer's TemPad.
- BOY: Tim, come on!
- BOY: Come on!
This can't be the right place.
Where is she?
What took you so long?
What am I doing here?
Oh, don't get your britches in a stir.
You told me I was going
somewhere important.
That I was gonna meet someone important.
- Did you bring what I asked?
- Answer me!
First things first. Do you have it?
Oh, bless your heart. Now,
do you see that window there?
- Uh-huh.
- The important person you're gonna meet?
The one at the End of Time?
He told me that we need to
put this package in that window.
That's it?
What do you mean, "That's it?"
It was his plan, meant
to protect all of time.
Then why didn't he do it?
- He's dead.
- What?
This was the plan he made
when he knew the end was near for him.
Get back! Someone will see you.
You don't exactly blend in.
This package. That window.
At this exact moment in time, yes.
And what do I get in return?
When he's back where he belongs,
atop the TVA,
you and I will be right by his side.
- AUTOMATED VOICE: Loom status elevated.
So, how do we get in?
Loom status elevated.
Without He Who Remains' temporal aura,
I don't know.
HUNTER B-15: Well,
how much time do we have?
It's stable right now,
but the branches
Dox pruned are growing back.
So if we can't get in there and
increase the diameter
of the Loom's intake ring
enough to boost throughput and
clear that knot of unrefined time
LOKI: Wait a second,
wait a second. Simpler.
We need to scale the Loom's capacity
to manage all those new branches,
otherwise it will fail.
And the TVA will be destroyed.
And we're all gonna die.
There has to be another way.
We can hack into the system.
Really? Oh, that is such a relief.
- No, no, no. I'm wondering.
- O.B.: What?
- I think he meant it as an idea.
- Can we?
- No. We're all gonna die still.
HUNTER B-15: No one's gonna die.
There has to be a viable option.
CASEY: What about Miss Minutes?
Can she open up access to the Loom?
Miss Minutes. What about her?
Conceivably. She has administrator
access to the entire TVA.
She can have access
to the whole universe.
Doesn't really matter if she's gone,
and she's AWOL.
And how are we gonna find a little rogue
cartoon clock that
doesn't wanna be found?
I'd say the sooner we find her,
the better.
CASEY: We know Miss Minutes
sent information to Renslayer
and then we never saw her again.
The two hits we had on the TemPad trace.
We find Renslayer, we find Miss Minutes.
That's gonna be an awkward reunion.
Face-to-face with the woman
who tried to kill us both.
Well, maybe she got it
out of her system.
Let's focus on that cartoon clock.
Okay, we got a hit on the TemPad
going from right here,
Chicago 1868 to the same spot, 1893.
Why would you go
to the same place twice?
I don't know, I'm trying
to connect the dots.
This isn't a pivot point in history.
Any major figure arises from here?
No. I mean, you had the Chicago fire,
but that's 1871.
Let's go to 1893.
Ravonna, what are you up to?
LOKI: This can't be the same place.
MOBIUS: Yes. Yes. How
could I have forgotten?
Chicago World's Fair, 1893.
The White City, Edison, H.H. Holmes.
Yes! Hot air balloons.
- This makes more sense as a destination.
- Yes.
You're saying they went to 1868
by mistake, then went 25 years ahead
- because this is where they wanted to be?
- No, no.
I wouldn't describe Renslayer
as accident-prone.
Plus, if she has
Miss Minutes here to help her,
there's definitely a purpose
to them going here earlier.
We just gotta figure it out.
I mean, if they're here, we'll find 'em.
If they're here.
Only one way to find out.
How do you propose we do that?
Well, you start by looking.
A little good old-fashioned legwork.
Clues, bread crumbs, that sort of thing.
Liberty Bell Day to debut
on the fourth of July.
Ghost Clock continues
to haunt the Midway.
Hey. Let me see that.
What do you call that?
Bread crumb.
We've been to Chinese Pavilions,
Bulgarian Curiosities.
A not-so-brief detour
for refreshments, yes.
Yeah. The Cracker Jack concession
stand is a high-traffic area.
- It was necessary and logical to go there.
- Sure.
The fact that it's tasty
is just a bonus.
- You wouldn't know. You haven't tried yours.
- Okay.
- It tastes like ash.
- No, it doesn't.
Can we get a move on?
We aren't sightseeing.
I'm not sightseeing. Listen,
we have different styles.
You're a man of action, which is fine.
I take a more slow, deliberate,
cerebral approach
because I see everything.
I notice everything.
You haven't seen you got some
Cracker Jack on your chin.
So damn sticky.
This has to be a joke.
Does it make you a little homesick?
LOKI: No. It's completely
inaccurate, first of all.
What, you don't think
that looks like Odin?
It's embarrassing. It's
a crass generalization.
I mean, you can't reduce an entire
culture down to a simple diorama.
Such poverty of imagination.
MOBIUS: Is somebody
feeling a little left out
that they're not up there?
LOKI: No. And why'd they include Balder?
No one's even heard of him.
Sure they have. Balder the Brave.
You know, sometimes I forget
that you're one of them.
You are one of them. Blows my mind.
Thor's not that tall.
So we haven't been to
the Ottoman Hippodrome,
where the Ghost Clock was spotted.
And the balloon park.
That sounds like it could be fun.
- Maybe we
- Mobius, look.
MOBIUS: "Temporal".
That can't be a coincidence.
That's where we'll find Renslayer.
MISS MINUTES: Would you kindly
open the bag?
Unless you want everyone freaking out,
you stay in that bag
until I tell you otherwise.
MAN 1: You two, enjoy the beer.
MAN 2: That's right, bring it!
This is it.
I think she's here.
You think?
Well, I don't know.
She does like a good drink.
And so do I.
There she is.
Don't let her see you.
- Is that the Loom?
- I think so.
TIMELY: Time is everything.
It moves
through each and every one of us.
It shapes our lives.
Our futures.
But perhaps we can shape
It's him.
He Who Remains.
Ladies and gentlemen.
What? You made him sound
like this terrifying figure. He
TIMELY: Don't be shocked
He is.
when I tell you that
time is the future of
And just what would you know
about the future, boy?
TIMELY: Great question. Great question.
And the answer is
more than you might think.
LOKI: We can't just stand here.
It's one of the Variants that
He Who Remains warned me about.
It's coming. It's beginning.
Loki, look where we are. I mean,
does he really look like he's about to
- conquer all of time?
- TIMELY: Why should we toil in the dirt
for coal and petroleum
when the energy
of the past, present,
and future flows
all around us?
My Temporal Loom
inverts the Temporal Decay of
the electricity flowing through it,
lowering its entropy,
and gathering it into fine threads of
Which it then weaves
into elegant ropes of
A chaos.
A chaos of particles
is transformed into (SNAPS FINGERS)
With my device, the wattage
Edison uses to light
a single bulb
can light
the whole of
So you can light a few bulbs. Big deal.
You'll need a lot more than that
to light a whole city.
Don't misunderstand me, sir.
I do not want to light a city.
I aim
to light,
to power
the entire planet.
So, call it a dream.
- Fine. Sneer.
Laugh it off as pure science fiction.
But if it can be dreamed,
it can be achieved.
Because all science is fiction
until it's fact!
Welcome to the future,
my friends.
I've got to have that machine.
We need to bring him back to the TVA.
Are you out of your mind?
You can't trust a Variant of
He Who Remains in the TVA.
That's a later problem. We have
a very serious now problem.
(SIGHS) The Loom.
Yes, and his aura is the only thing
that can get us access to the Loom.
And who knows what else he can do.
Thank you. Thank you.
Sir, thank you. Thank you, sir.
Were we ever gonna get Renslayer
or Miss Minutes to help us?
I mean Where is she?
Mr. Timely. A moment, please.
(STAMMERS) Of course.
We need to talk about your future.
There she is. She's talking to our guy.
- This way. This way.
Well, certainly.
Take as many moments as you like.
- MAN: Step aside.
- As I was saying
- Sir?
- Where can we talk?
ROBBER BARON: That's quite a device
you've got there, Timely.
But I still have some doubts.
(STUTTERING) Oh, it's still a prototype.
Albeit, one that many wealthy investors
are competing to acquire.
No. No. I was thinking more
along the lines of a partnership.
You give me the patent rights,
and I'll facilitate production.
No. I don't do partners.
- Excuse me. Thank you for coming.
MAN: Good man. Good, good.
WOMAN: There he is.
- Loved the presentation.
- Thank you.
Pardon me. Mr. Timely, a word perhaps?
Forgive my bluntness, sir, but I
must have your Temporal Loom.
Look, it appears my presentation
has piqued much interest.
Ladies and gentlemen,
I will be taking all formal bids.
Perhaps $500 would conclude the bidding?
I'll give you six.
- Eight.
- Eight-fifty.
Step aside, hornswaggler.
I was here first.
One thousand dollars.
- That's my final offer.
I suggest you take it.
- I believe we have a deal.
Pleasure doing business with you.
Hey, clown. You stepped on my foot.
I do apologize.
I assure you, any physical contact
was purely incidental.
That is the man who's destined
to become He Who Remains?
You sure your plan is gonna work?
MISS MINUTES: I told you,
it's not my plan.
It's his plan.
And quit your worrying.
With our help, he'll be
all he's meant to become.
Come on, he's getting away.
Will you handle this, please?
How about we settle this outside?
Excellent suggestion. I agree.
- Come on.
The amazing Loki, everyone!
He'll be here all week!
Mr. Timely, I need to talk
with you about something.
- Um, yes, my future!
- Do you mind if we walk and talk?
- MOBIUS: Mr. Timely!
- ROBBER BARON: Find him!
- Excuse me.
- Mr. Timely. My associate and I
- Excuse me! Gentlemen.
- would love to tell you about a business venture.
- It's thrilling.
I beg your pardon, fellas,
but Mr. Timely and I are in the
middle of discussing business.
Renslayer, this is only
gonna take a minute.
Do you all know each other?
- Well
- Unfortunately. Yeah, old friend.
- Colleagues.
- It was a long time ago.
- A reunion.
- I can hardly remember.
I want my money back, Timely.
These trousers don't work.
Councilman, what are you talking about?
You look taller to me.
I told you these were a prototype.
Perhaps I could come by next week,
maybe adjust the settings.
- Next week?
- TIMELY: Next week. Fine.
- TIMELY: Fine.
- RENSLAYER: Mr. Timely
- Mechanical trousers?
You're a confidence trickster.
- Luminary is the word you're looking for.
- Of course. Forgive me.
My ideas are just ahead of their time.
Why wouldn't they be?
The concepts are bona fide.
I just need the crude technology
of this era
to catch up with my visionary mind.
Do you know? I never
doubted it for a second.
- Enlightened fellows never do.
- Of course.
- Your inventions are fake, Timely.
- Speaking of your visionary mind
Excuse me.
that smile off your face.
Hey! Thief!
Stop that man! He's a thief!
I'm gonna get you, Timely!
No one swindles me!
- There he is! Get him!
- Hugo!
- WOMAN: Watch out!
- I need to skip the line.
- Go!
- ROBBER BARON: We just wanna talk!
- Excuse me. Beg your pardon.
Thank you. Sorry.
Get out of the way!
We got you now, Timely!
There's no escape from this carriage.
Folks, folks, there's a thief in here!
- There's a thief. Where is he? What
He's over there! He's over there!
Open the door! Do you know
who I am, boy?
Not a great time.
HUNTER B-15: Sorry,
we've got a development.
We have a development here, too.
Turns out we have something
even better than Miss Minutes.
We have a He Who Remains Variant.
We can use his temporal aura.
Okay. Uh
Heads up, Casey has had
a really weird TemPad reading.
MOBIUS: What, weird
like dangerous? Where?
About ten feet from
where you're standing.
Victor. All right.
You're clearly really good
at getting away.
- We have that in common.
- What the
- Sylvie! Sylvie, no!
You stay out of this.
Just wait. Just wait for a second.
You've done enough.
Get out of my face
and let me finish the job.
You let Sylvie track you here?
Did it ever occur to you maybe
she tracked you here?
Why don't you tell me what's going on?
Come on. Just between us.
- What are you up to?
We don't work together anymore, Mobius.
I don't have to tell you anything.
Yeah, and look where not
working together has got ya.
You're a fugitive.
When you showed up
out of nowhere to ruin my life,
you asked me what I would do
if one of his Variants turned up.
And I told you then, I'd kill him.
What is going on?
We need him. Without his help,
the TVA will be destroyed.
Good. Let it burn. Do you care
about anything but the TVA?
The Time Variance Authority.
I know you just want to be left alone
to live a life on your branch.
I understand that.
But if the Loom fails
and the TVA is destroyed,
there won't be a life to go back to.
Not for you, not for anyone.
And we can't fix it without him.
Mobius, you're the one
who sided with Loki over me.
Don't play the teamwork card on me now.
Can I play
the "you-tried-to-kill-me" card?
Does that get me anywhere?
Because the TVA is melting down,
and he is the key to fixing the Loom.
We're running out of time.
We need your help.
No, Mobius. There is no "we".
Not anymore.
Oh, no!
Stopping that place from
being destroyed and fixing it
are two very, very different things.
And working with one of his Variants
is not gonna get you either.
Your machete hasn't solved
any problems thus far.
Do you think I want to be here?
Do you think I'm gonna get any joy
out of killing that man?
Then don't.
Where do you think he got that book?
If you and the TVA
hadn't messed with him,
he'd have remained harmless.
But instead, you weaponized him.
What are you talking about?
Renslayer set him on a path
that he wasn't meant for.
And now you are waltzing him
straight back into the TVA.
The thief of all free will.
The most dangerous man who ever lived.
Sylvie, I have never
met this man in my life.
I didn't give him this book.
I never heard the name
Victor Timely until today.
I was shocked when I saw his
face too. Maybe you're right.
Maybe we should throw him off
this Ferris wheel.
But we need him. The TVA needs him.
- The lives they protect need him.
You haven't got a clue, have you?
Those lives, your home, are in danger.
And right now, he may be
our best hope of saving them.
This is all very familiar, isn't it?
I can't let him live.
RENSLAYER: Mr. Timely.
Mr. Timely, are you okay?
- MOBIUS: You all right?
- I'm all right.
- ROBBER BARON: Get out of my way!
- Wait, hold on, hold on!
- Where is he?
- ROBBER BARON: You got nowhere to run.
- Miss Minutes?
- This is your moment.
- ROBBER BARON: Get him!
- MAN: Ghost Clock!
- Boo!
You better run!
- RENSLAYER: This way.
- TIMELY: So many questions.
This is on you.
Loki! Come on!
Absolutely not.
TIMELY: You'll love this.
Make yourself comfortable.
RENSLAYER: One of your inventions?
- Um
This button here controls
the temperature through the cushion.
It can go down to 40 degrees.
Oh! And
A refrigerator chair.
Touch it.
Very practical.
So did you like my performance
back there? Ooh!
Bravo. (CHUCKLES) It was marvelous.
- A bit creepy.
- Thank you.
TIMELY: But, our hero.
Is this apparition your helper?
Uh, no. I am a fully conscious
and sentient artificial
intelligence entity.
And I have a name. Miss Minutes.
Excusez-moi, Mademoiselle Minutes.
You are absolutely singular.
Why, thank you. You're
pretty singular yourself.
At least, you will be.
What do you mean?
It's complicated.
Ladies, it's high time someone
tells me exactly
what is going on.
A long time ago
far from now
a different time,
a version of you created an entity
called the Time Variance Authority.
But two Variants of the same
Norse god murdered him,
which resulted in the creation
of new timelines,
which would each see the rebirth
of countless different versions of you.
Are you saying
I created the TVA?
Something like that.
this must be overwhelming.
If it's too much for you
It's like the story of myself that I
always imagined
is true.
Did you hear the murder part?
That is why you need me by your side.
- I'll keep you safe.
And the two of you work for the TVA?
Well, even before the TVA
or her, you created me.
And we worked together
at the End of Time.
I'm here because I know what
a great man you can become.
and you, Mrs
Ms. Ravonna.
Ms. Ravonna.
I'm just looking
to restore stability to the TVA.
Our Loom, a device not unlike
your prototype you had on stage,
it's in trouble. And it needs you.
That is not dissimilar to what
the wizard gentleman said to me
on the Ferris wheel.
Why aren't the two of you
in cahoots with him and his butler?
- They can't be trusted.
- Why not?
Loki helped murder your Variant.
It's true.
But he was protecting me.
Mmm He switches sides.
It's a well-documented behavioral trait.
- Time to go.
Don't you want to see who it is?
ROBBER BARON: Timely, open this door!
just take a time door.
Are you crazy? They'll track us.
RENSLAYER: It won't matter
if we go straight to the TVA.
TIMELY: I'm not going anywhere
- until I have my latest prototype.
- ROBBER BARON: Timely, come out here!
Okay. Pack it up. Let's go.
- It's at my lab across the lake.
- The lake?
You'll love it. It's like the
Caribbean of the Midwest.
RENSLAYER: You don't live here?
No, this is just a pied-à-terre.
I do all my sales in Chicago,
but my lab is in Wisconsin.
Go, go, go.
Lower taxes.
ROBBER BARON: Break it! Go!
- They've tracked us! Run!
- MAN: There!
Where are they?
He's mine, rat bags.
- Go ahead.
- I beg your pardon?
ROBBER BARON: Take him! He's all yours.
- Anything?
- Nothing.
Okay, I'll have B-15 run a trace.
This way.
TIMELY: Excuse me! Sir Excuse me.
Yeah, thank you. Thank
you. Clear the way.
Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me.
Just Yes. Just one moment, thank you.
Sir, use your legs. Yeah.
Excuse me! Excuse me. Thank you.
Pardon me. Thank you.
We need the usual accommodations.
RENSLAYER: So, what's this latest work
of yours that's so important?
The key to
understanding and manipulating time.
This is where I keep everything
I've ever imagined.
All my designs.
That looks impressive.
It's a TVA guidebook.
Perhaps you recognize it?
It was delivered to me
when I was a child.
Dropped into my life by some
divine hand.
I've never found out who.
- Yes.
I brought it to you.
You brought it to him the way
the postman brings the post.
We both know whose plan it was.
Well, whoever it was, I thank you.
This book has
defined the course of my life.
I like to think of it
as a correspondence
between myself and the
visionary author, Ouroboros.
Here. This is the most important
discovery I've made yet.
It's a Throughput Multiplier.
It could help you with your Loom.
I always knew my ideas were good,
I just didn't have the technology
to make them
really work.
Oh, happy day.
RENSLAYER: It's beautiful.
Thank you.
You know, Victor, I'm
I'm starting to see the man
you'll become.
Appreciate that
I have high hopes for this partnership.
You heard her, Victor. "Partnership".
You had to do it. (CHUCKLES)
Have a seat, a float.
I'll just be a minute.
Oh, take your time.
Don't worry about me.
(SIGHS) You're so much like him.
Look at all your amazing work.
I'm so happy to be here.
Is that
This is it.
The culmination of my life's
- Just wonderful.
- Yes.
You have always been so smart, Victor.
(CHUCKLES) Okay. I'm ready.
- Let's go.
- Now, what's the rush?
Don't we have to get to
the TVA?
I was thinking
It might be smart
to lay low for a while.
We made quite the ruckus back there.
- Okay.
- Okay.
You know, for a moment,
I was worried that you
wouldn't come with me.
That you liked Ravonna better than me.
Is there a sketch of me
in that journal of yours?
Not yet, but I
I'm sure there will be.
When you first created me,
long before the TVA
or a Multiversal War,
I was just a simple AI. Just
something to play chess with.
But you knew I could be more for you,
so you gave me autonomy
to write my own programming.
I was allowed to have wants,
and follow whims and become who I am.
And still, each night
we played chess and talked.
A loyal friend.
More than friends.
The war, the TVA, the eons after.
I, alone, was by your side.
But there was one whim
you never allowed me.
Why didn't you allow me a real body?
(STUTTERING) Well, that wasn't me.
If I had a body, we could
truly lead together.
Yes, that's something
I don't know how to do.
You never even tried.
With all your powers
and all your abilities,
you just kept me as your thing.
Your computer, your toy.
Instead of what I could have been.
Your girl.
Victor, what are you doing?
Put that down. Don't do this!
We're a team. You need me! I love you!
- Oh, dear.
- RENSLAYER: Lovers' tiff?
TIMELY: Thank God you're here.
Things were getting
quite strange. (SHRIEKS)
That's that's very dangerous.
Still a prototype.
Quite unstable.
Clearly, I made a mistake
- leaving you behind.
- Save it.
I was entrusted with this mission
by He Who Remains, not his Variant.
So, from now on,
- I'm the one in charge.
Are we clear?
As a bell, Ravonna.
Ms. Renslayer.
- No, no!
- Step away from him. We need him.
Move any closer, and he's done.
Stop. Von, what are you doing?
Is this the free will that
you were looking for?
Look at me. You have lost your way.
Mobius, you really are unbelievable.
How dare you lecture me?
MOBIUS: I'm not lecturing, I'm pleading.
After all those years
of doing your dirty work,
cleaning up your messes,
making the hard decisions
you never had the nerve to make.
After all the times
I put the TVA above myself,
even at the cost of my own happiness,
my humanity.
Who are you to lecture me
about losing my way?
Look. We've all lost our way,
but someone has to keep track
of the big picture here.
- You have no idea what it takes to lead,
to act, to keep order.
Did you happen to notice
the second I left,
everything crumbled?
I am the only one who can
bring stability to the TVA
because that's what I've been
doing, thanklessly, for eons.
When will you learn that none
of your words mean a thing?
All that matters is order versus chaos.
- I'm order.
I haven't done anything.
Oh, you will.
You'll do terrible things.
That isn't me.
That You don't know me.
You don't know the heart
the heart I have beating in my chest.
I can make my own choices.
I'm not the man you think I am.
Get him out of here.
MOBIUS: Walk through.
Don't make me regret this.
And leave her to me.
Here we are.
I suppose I've been a box you've been
wanting to tick for a long time.
If you're gonna kill me, just do it.
Oh, no. I've killed you
a thousand times in my mind,
each time more brutal than the last.
It's crippling, that kind of obsession.
I'm starting to realize that.
It's power for you, isn't it?
That's what you want.
A seat at the End of Time.
Well, be careful what you wish for.
Love you.
I should've known.
I had him under control until you
sabotaged me and made fools of us.
Well, it was foolish of him
to make an enemy
out of someone who
knows all his secrets.
I know a really big one about you.
I can tell you, but
But what?
It's gonna make you real angry.
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