'Loki' Episode 5: Richard E Grant steals show as Classic Loki, fans call it Emmy worthy
Episode 5 of ‘Loki’ was a roller coaster ride, and we can’t wait for the finale to arrive next week. There were many moments that took the show to a whole new level. Whether it was Loki mixing up with other variants or the fight between the variants, the entire episode was focused on how Loki and different variants try to leave a deserted planet about to get destroyed by an evil force.
However, the greatest addition to the series has been none other than Richard E Grant. The iconic actor plays the role of Classic Loki and confirmed that he indeed survived Thanos during the war by creating a projection of himself. But his life purpose was just not to tell that story, it was much more than that.
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In the final few moments of the episode, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) fight the evil on the deserted planet. However, it was really tough to beat him. So, Classic Loki helps them by creating a dummy version of Asgard. The evil force gets attracted toward the structure and follows it. This gives them the time to do what they want to.
Classic Loki continues to lure the evil force and as soon as it reaches the place, he starts decimating it through his magical powers. The creature was unable to destroy the structure as Classic Loki uses all his power to evade the dangerous villain. After an intense battle, Classic Loki finally dies, but it gives ample time to Sylvie and Loki to construct something that will kill it. As soon as he reaches the duo, the magical spell ultimately kills the creature and they finally get off the planet. The ending of the show made everyone emotional and fans thanked Richard E Grant for playing such an iconic character.
Fans say give him an ‘Emmy’ nomination already
Fans did not hold back in appreciating Grant’s acting in the particular episode and said that he never disappoints his fans. One of the fans said, “Mr Richard E Grant deserves an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Just Glorious.” Another one simply stated, “Richard E Grant stole the episode.”
Meanwhile, another user wrote, “Holy shit @RichardEGrant the laughing while crying as he finally achieves glorious purpose it’s so good thanks for making this role.”
“I think @RichardEGrant was the greatest bit of Marvel casting. Just glorious in today's episode of #Loki,” another user shared. “Richard E Grant u absolute legend, you always serve us! Thank you for your service,” one user wrote. “RICHARD E GRANT WHAT A MASTERCLASS PERFORMANCE MY GOD,” said another one. Another one noted, “I feel nuts saying this but right now, honestly, Richard E Grant as Classic Loki is my favorite combination of actor/costume/character in the entire MCU. It's beautiful. This is comics come to life. This is what superheroes and villains should look like on screen.”
Mr. Richard E. Grant deserves an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Just Glorious 👏 #Loki 💚 pic.twitter.com/HeABaV5mYC— The Marvel Bulletin (@marvel_tw) July 7, 2021
Richard E Grant stole the episode. #Loki— Marshall Brigham (@BrighamMarshall) July 7, 2021
Holy shit @RichardEGrant the laughing while crying as he finally achieves glorious purpose its so good thanks for making this role— Lennox Johnston (@dooditslennox) July 7, 2021
I think @RichardEGrant was the greatest bit of Marvel casting. Just glorious in today's episode of #loki— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) July 7, 2021
// #loki spoilers— aditi ⎊ loki spoilers! (@tomsoscars) July 7, 2021
Richard e grant u absolute legend, you always serve us! thank you for your service 😌
SPOILER #Loki— Ren ✦ (@chanuyahs) July 7, 2021
RICHARD E. GRANT WHAT A MASTERCLASS PERFORMANCE MY GOD #Loki pic.twitter.com/bgWGMdLEKP
I feel nuts saying this but right now, honestly, Richard E. Grant as Classic Loki is my favorite combination of actor/costume/character in the entire MCU. It's beautiful. This is comics come to life. This is what superheroes and villains should look like on screen. #loki #mcu— Trashcan Max Headroom (@JGrevilleJG) July 7, 2021
The season finale of ‘Loki’ will be making its way to Disney+ on Wednesday, July 14.