Disney+ series Loki exploded into the multiverse, opening up new storylines and setting up the future of MCU. Season one ended last week with its Episode 6, ‘For All Time. Always.’
There was one scene in particular that might’ve scared the hell out of you, especially if you were wearing earphones.
The scene in question is the Miss Minutes jump scare at the beginning. Loki and Sylvie enchant Alioth and enter the Citadel at the End of Time only to be startled by Miss Minutes, who has a sinister look in her eyes.
Even though fan theories about Miss Minutes being the mastermind behind it all turned out to be false, they were somewhat close. The cartoon mascot basically kept an eye on the TVA for He Who Remains.
Director Kate Herron spoke with Esquire about the jump scare and what made the cheerful character creepy in that moment,
I love horror, and my executive, Kevin Wright, knew that. Me and him were talking about Episode Six, and I remember that he was like, ‘Oh, maybe you could do something creepy of Miss Minutes.’ And I immediately was like, ‘We have to do a jump scare!’Kate Herron
Because I haven’t got to do a good jump scare in anything yet and I really wanted to, because a lot of my friends are horror directors. I was like, ‘I can’t let them down.’ So I was really excited to have a shot at doing a jump scare.
Herron also explained that when they were testing for who’d fit better for the jump scare, the editors and everyone else included thought that Miss Minutes was the perfect choice.
Herron also talked to CinemaBlend about Miss Minutes’ authority over the TVA and her relationship dynamics with He Who Remains. Her character starts off as a friendly guide who gives out necessary information at the TVA.
She’s almost like the devil on their shoulder being like, ‘You can have exactly what you want.’ It’s like, oh, no, she’s actually quite powerful and knows more than anyone at the TVA. So, yeah, I think that was kind of fun, really, and that moment was really meant to be a temptation and kind of show, you know, will Loki or Sylvie go for this?Kate Herron
I, for one, knew that Miss Minutes couldn’t be trusted from the beginning. I mean, come on, even if it’s a cartoon character, no one is THAT cheerful to work at an institution like the TVA.
As clever as the jump scare was, I was ‘Loki’ expecting it (sorry, I just had to do it).
All episodes of Loki Season 1, along with the rest of MCU projects, are available to stream on Disney+.
Loki is an American TV series created by Michael Waldron for Disney+ and Marvel. It is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with events of the series taking place after Avengers: Endgame.
Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki along side new faces like Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane, Eugene Cordero and Erika Coleman.
After stealing the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame, Loki is apprehended by the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA) and their Time-Keepers. Loki is given a choice between fixing all the timelines he broke with the Tesseract and death at the hands of the TVA.