Season 2 of Ragnarok arrived on Netflix on May 27th but the ending of episode 6 has left fans with questions and needs to be explained.
When it first released in January 2020, Ragnarok became a surprise hit as the Norwegian series earned fans around the world.
Now, in May 2021, the Nordic is back on Netflix for its long-awaited second season, continuing the story of Magne and his quest against the seemingly untouchable Jutul family and their corporate empire.
However, the ending of Ragnarok season 2 has left fans with plenty of questions and needs to be explained.
*WARNING: Spoilers ahead*
Ragnarok season 2 on Netflix
Season 2 of Ragnarok thundered its way onto Netflix on May 27th, 2021.
After the events of season 1, which saw Magne emerge as the embodiment of the Norse god Thor, season 2 sees Magne continue the fight against Jutul Industries and the family of giants that run the corporation.
However, Magne’s ongoing quest will not be an easy one as he’ll need to enlist the help of several followers to take on the Jutul behemoths.
Season 2 recap
Compared with Ragnarok’s first instalment, season 2 of the Netflix series is a much bigger challenge for Magne as he’s coming to grip with what it means to take on the mantle of Thor.
After clashing with Vidar in the season 1 finale, the two lock horns once again in episode 3 and Magne is able to come out on top, killing Vidar in the process.
The experience causes doubt to set in for Magne as he believes killing is evil and prays for his powers to be removed, which they are at the end of episode 4.
This proves to be a problem for Magne when Fjor takes over as Jutul Industries’ figurehead and he takes on a new and aggressive approach, claiming his father’s deadly axe as well.
Magne is left without answers when Fjor is easily able to defeat him in a fight and returns to Wotan for help, learning that he will have to betray his brother Laurits if he wants his powers back.
That’s because Laurits, who was the secret son of Vidar Jutul, is given a key by Saxa, a key that will be crucial to Magne regaining his powers.
Episode 6 of Ragnarok season 2 sees Magne and a team assembled by Wotan taking the fight to Jutul as they break into the corporation’s factory using the key Laurits was given, searching for the eternal flame that will help them to forge Mjolnir, Thor’s legendary hammer.
They are able to succeed in their task but only Magne is able to get away without being injured or arrested.
However, despite Magne now possessing Mjolnir, his lack of powers means that he is unable to wield the weapon properly.
That is until Magne learns of a new betrayal by Jutul Industries as the corporation has been cooking its books and has not been paying as much tax as it should have been.
With the company facing strict repercussions, Jutul threatens to cease its business in Norway, meaning many people in Edda would lose their jobs which prompts the government to look the other way and forgive them.
At this moment, Laurits comes to confront Magne about using the key he was given by Saxa to break into Jutul Industries.
The news of Jutul’s dominance and the conversation with Laurits ignites a rage inside Magne which proves to be the spark that sees his powers return.
The final scenes explained
The episode 6 finale begins with a confrontation between the Jutuls with Fjor and Ran turning on Saxa for giving Laurits the aforementioned key.
With his newly returned powers, Magne goes to confront the Jutuls but only finds Saxa when he arrives at their house.
That’s because Fjor and Ran have gone to find Laurits and attack him for allowing Magne to have the key but before they kill him, Laurits appears to make a deal with the Jutuls, saying that he has the only thing that could kill Magne – a Jörmungandr (Midgard Serpent or World Serpent) which we see in his possession earlier in the season.
Magne manages to find Laurits but is confronted by the Jutuls and Fjor even appears to consider running Magne over with his car.
However, Magne fully channels Thor’s power and throws Mjolnir through the car, setting it ablaze before going to his brother’s aid.
Ragnarok season 2 ends with Laurits, who is being watched over by Fjor and Ran Jutul, setting his Jörmungandr snake loose into the Norwegian fjords so that it can grow to a gigantic size (fans of God of War on the PS4 will know what we mean), ready for a fight with Magne in a potential future season.
Season 2 of Ragnarok is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on May 27th, 2021.