A smart artist will usually let people talk about their work without interjecting–you don’t get anywhere by shutting down conversation. Sometimes you have to jump in, though, and for Loki director Kate Herron, for Loki director Kate Herron, that point came after that kiss in the show’s final episode, she revealed in an interview with Polygon. Spoilers follow for the final episode of Marvel’s Loki.
“My interpretation of it is that they’re both Lokis, but they aren’t the same person,” Herron explained. “I don’t see them as being like brother and sister. They have completely different backgrounds… and I think that’s really important to her character. They sort of have the same role in terms of the universe and destiny, but they won’t make the same decisions.”
“[The show is] looking at the self and asking ‘what makes us?'” Herron continued. “I mean, look at all the Lokis across the show, they’re all completely different. I think there’s something beautiful about his romantic relationship with Sylvie, but they’re not interchangeable.”