Originally Posted by ctsketch
that kinda defeats the whole Loki's redemption story though
Well that depends, Loki is a manipulator, and he may not be seeking true redemption, but perhaps the appearance of redemption in the eyes of Odin. I mean he could suggest to Odin that Thor deserted Asgard in it's hour of need leaving it to defend itself against the forces of Surtur and the Sons of Muspel, while he (Loki) stayed to help defend Asgard against these forces. So a Thor deserves what he gets sort of speach, where he feels he has justified his actions.