Honestly, I think this was if anything the most focused episode yet. It had a clear story arc of its own with beginning, middle and end, and it spent its time developing the two main characters. I won't say its the "best episode" because that's kind of an overly quick reach when its only three episodes yet, and its a show full of lies and deceptions. Also, the idea that Loki's sexuality was "forced in" is laughable. It was two characters trying to feel each other out for angles and weaknesses, it makes perfect sense that one angle they would both investigate is "love and romance". And frankly, I'd find it a lot less believable that Loki *weren't* bisexual, given his mythological source material. I mean, we are talking about the god who is father *and mother* to numerous other mythological figures. Oh, and put me in the "At least a chunk of this episode was an illusion" group. I'd agree that its a coin flip whether its Loki messing with Sylvie's head, or Sylvie messing with Loki's head. . . or possibly both, in the "One god initiated the mental illusion while the other god is manipulating it from within" sense.