It felt like a cheap framing device. I'm fine with Loki and Sylvie bonding, but I wish it hadn't been implied that they could possibly save Lamentis, even if they were only trying to save themselves.
The Pompeii scene worked because it was brief and while Loki was practically giddy with excitement, Mobius reminded him that they were there for a reason, and that it was poor taste to be openly celebrating.
But they spent a whole episode on Lamentis, showing the citizens who were struggling to survive. I knew Loki and Sylvie would make it, but it happens so fast, no muss, no fuss a