Loki S2 Episode 5 Includes Post-Credits Surprise You Probably Missed

By Nora Ambrose Updated:
Loki logo, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Loki cast

Loki Season 2 Episode 5 contained its fair share of surprises, but there's one that many, if not most, fans likely missed.

Loki is no stranger to Easter eggs, with perhaps the most notable examples coming from Season One, Episode Five which included a litany of comic references from Throg to the Thanos Copter.

The most recent episode's surprise is even harder to notice for most fans, as it was snuck in at the very end of the English credits.

Loki Season 2 Episode 5 Contains Post-Credits Surprise

The Marvel Studios Logo
Marvel Studios

At the very tail end of the credits for the penultimate episode of Loki Season 2 - after Disney+ automatically minimizes the credits screen and just before the red Marvel Studios logo appears - a distinct audio line can be heard.

A robotic version of Bradley Wolfe's voice cuts in at the tail end of the credits and says "You died! Insert your coin, loser!"

Close-Up of the Zaniac! arcade game cabinet from Loki S2E5
Marvel Studios

In-universe, the sound bite would most certainly come from the Zaniac arcade game, seen when Loki and Sylvie visit a bar on her branched timeline.

Rafael Casal's Brad Wolfe as seen in Loki S2E2
Marvel Studios

Zaniac is of course the movie in which TVA Agent-turned-actor Brad Wolfe stars, with Loki and Mobius crashing the movie's premiere in Episode 2.

A Fun Nod to Loki's Second Life

While there's certainly a lot that could be read into the sound clip, it's likely included as a treat for eagle-eyed (or eared) fans that references the events of the episode.

The turning point of Episode 5 came when Loki gained control over his timeslipping abilities and announced that he intended to "rewrite the story." 

Loki then slipped back to just before Victor Timely's obliteration in Episode 4, giving him the chance to change the flow of events.

The post-credits audio was a fun way for Marvel Studios to concisely summarize the events of the episode. Like a player in an arcade game making a mistake and losing, Loki and the gang failed, but his new mastery of time slipping allowed him to "insert a coin" so to speak and get another chance.

Exactly what he'll do with that chance and what struggles he'll face along the way remain to be seen when the final episode of Loki Season 2 debuts at 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 9.

- In This Article: Loki Season 2
Release Date
October 05, 2023
- About The Author: Nora Ambrose
Nora Ambrose has been a Writer at The Direct since 2021. She specializes in all things Star Wars and Marvel, with a particular eye towards representation in media.