Warning - This article contains spoilers for Episode 4 of Loki, titled "The Nexus Event."
It was already teased by head-writer Michael Waldron that Loki would have multiple love stories, even one involving both Lokis. However, director Kate Herron described the relationship between Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief and Sophia Di Martino's Sylvie as "not necessarily romantic."
In the latest episode of Loki, it was revealed by Owen Wilson's Mobius that Loki is apparently, romantically, in love with Sylvie after all.
A new set of interviews with the cast seems to further support this idea of a romantic relationship between the two Variants.
LOKI ACCEPTING HIS FLAWS
Marvel recently did its own breakdown of the latest episode of Loki, "The Nexus Event," and interviewed the cast and crew about the latest romantic revelation between Loki and Sylvie.
Tom Hiddleston himself opened up with his thoughts about the blooming relationship, saying “I don't think Loki's relationship with himself has been very healthy.”
Furthermore, he said that Loki is "trying to accept those aspects of himself" as he connects with Sylvie:
“Trying to accept those aspects of himself, which he's been on the run from, was a way of thinking about that in a really interesting way. Also, Sylvie's not Loki. Sylvie is Sylvie. That's interesting, too. I'm really excited to see what people make of it.”
The actor described that when Loki first met Sylvie, he was "inspired solely by curiosity," but he realized "that while they're the same, they're not the same:"
“He wants to talk to her and understand her and try to discern what was similar about their experiences, and what was different. He keeps asking her questions because he wants to see if his experience was also her experience. I think he realizes, and she realizes, that while they're the same, they're not the same.”
LOVING YOUR (LITERAL) SELF
It seems like Waldron and Herron are contradicting one another, but it's still a possibility that the love Loki and Sylvie share isn't romantic, as Herron stated. It could be used as a metaphor for Loki and Sylvie learning to love themselves and, as Hiddleston said, accepting aspects of themselves they hate.
It doesn't necessarily have to be literal love between the two, especially since the show itself points out how bizarre it would be if that were the case; Mobius himself declared it to be "sick" and "twisted" while also describing Loki as an "incredible seismic narcissist."
Time will tell in the next episode of Loki if this relationship between them ends up being romantic after all.
The next episode of Loki will stream on Disney+ on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.