There were lots of rumours about who Richard E. Grant would be playing in the show.
It was revealed last week in Loki Episode 4 that he was playing the Golden Age version of Loki.
After watching Episode 5, I and many other Marvel fans seem to think that it was the perfect casting decision.
Towards the end of the episode, Classic Loki really came into his own and basically became the show’s hero.
It was a really interesting character study of Loki with all the different versions of Loki all appearing in one episode.
Classic Loki being the oldest one is also the wisest and has come to realise the idiocy of Loki.
Richard E. Grant was brilliant in Loki Episode 5
#Loki Richard E Grant as #ClassicLoki was def the MVP of the episode!! 🔥🔥🔥I wish we got to see more of him in the series but he still went it with a bang and achieved his #GloriousPurpose pic.twitter.com/2OEgsuPXQE
— The Variant (@lokixsylvie69) July 7, 2021
Richard E. Grant as an older Loki was genius casting pic.twitter.com/TXvyA5yMie
— Simp 4 Daisy Ridley (@daz_outsold) July 7, 2021
Richard E. Grant killed that episode of #Loki
He turned that limited screen time into an episode MVP… but are we really surprised?
— Tanner Williams (@Twillis007) July 7, 2021
— Sam Deere (@ereedmas1) July 7, 2021
— Ren ✦ (@chanuyahs) July 7, 2021
Richard E Grant’s Loki amirite
— jess (@cowstoenails) July 7, 2021
— robert (@variant1026) July 7, 2021
Richard E. Grant was the MVP of #Loki Ep.5
Completely stole the show, especially with his last scene. Classic Loki is the most powerful version of Loki we've seen in the MCU.#LokiWednesdays
— average cbm lover (@cricketCBMfan) July 7, 2021
I really didn’t expect much from #ClassicLoki in the New Loki Episode 5 but of course Marvel gave us a interesting back story & with the great portrayal from Richard E. Grant he became one of my fav parts of today’s episode! All he wanted was to see his brother again 😢 #Loki pic.twitter.com/whWGZW3Fwk
— NeptunesForce Waiting for No Way Home Trailer (@NeptunesForce) July 7, 2021
They just keep on double-crossing one another and there are only a few Lokis who seem to be above it all.
Hiddleston’s MCU Loki, Richard E. Grant’s Classic Loki, Kid Loki (also the youngest one), Sylvie and Alligator Loki who seem to be able to get beyond Loki’s selfishness.
Loki’s constant search for ‘Glorious Purpose’ is the issue for most of them.
However, Richard E. Grant’s Loki comes to realise what the search for ‘Glorious Purpose’ is all about.
It was a truly special episode with a truly special performance from Richard E. Grant.
What did you make of Loki Episode 5?
Did you enjoy Richard E. Grant’s performance as much as I did?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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