This article, “what happened to Sloane,” contains spoilers regarding the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy season 3.
Near the end of episode 10, “Oblivion,” Allison presses the red button on the alien computer screen, and the whole timeline resets. Allison is reunited with her family, and Luther comes back from the dead. The only downside is that Sloane seems to be missing in this new, altered timeline, and poor Luther is instantly heartbroken, racing off to look for her again. But what exactly happened to Sloane, and how different is this new timeline?
The Umbrella Academy season 3 – what happened to Sloane?
The gang is reunited in this new timeline at what they believe to be the grounds of the old hotel, and everyone celebrates Luther’s return. Noticeably, Luther has lost his ape-like upper body mutations and appears completely human now. Five has his arm back, Diego has all his digits, and Ben is very much alive. The others quickly realize that their powers aren’t working when Five tries to teleport, and each member fails to summon their own unique strengths. Luther panics that Sloane is missing and rushes off to find his wife.
Luther has had one hell of a ride, first falling madly in love and then marrying Sloane, then dying at the hand of his father, and now reborn without his wife. Quite the rollercoaster of emotions for poor old Luther. But what exactly has happened to Sloane, does she even exist in this timeline? If Sloane doesn’t exist, then the other siblings shouldn’t either, surely? Sloane was very much alive at the moment Allison pressed the button, so she should be back as well. Why would Luther return and Sloane never exist? It doesn’t make sense.
This ending poses many questions, but it is Reginald’s final shots that are most revealing, helping to explain the possible alterations to this new timeline. In those final moments, Reginald can be seen standing in a tall tower amongst other skyscrapers. This appears to be his business empire, a financial district of his own creation. Reginald has clearly profited from this new timeline and is a financial behemoth. Reginald must have been aware that time was changing or have remembered his previous life. He has used his knowledge to get ahead in this altered world. Maybe he stopped the siblings from ever existing or found a way to rid them of their powers. Nevertheless, Sloane should exist in this new world, and hopefully, Luther can go and find his wife, wherever she may be in this crazy universe. What are your theories on the disappearance of Sloane and this new timeline? Please comment below.