Something struck me as I was watching this scene where Loki looms in the reflection as if he was actually lecturing over her shoulder.  It got me thinking about those little angels and devils that would stand on either side of ones shoulders to convince a certain action to take place or a thought to take root.

And then I think… Loki’s basically saying , if you’re going to lie, lie but don’t lie to yourself.  The stains of sin won’t be wiped away, no matter what you try to do.

Don’t lie to yourself.  The game’s rigged anyway.