Friday, December 9, 2022

Moon Knight Season Finale Recap: Ending, Post-Credits Scene Explained


Moon Knight got here to a detailed on Wednesday, as episode 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe collection hit Disney Plus. The season finale picks up with Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac) after an intense emotional journey via the Egyptian realm of the useless.

It seems to be like Marc goes to recuperate after being gunned down by cult chief Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke), who has apparently launched trapped death goddess Ammit upon the world.

Nevertheless, our hero could not be capable of use his superheroic Moon Knight talents, because of the supply of his energy — the moon god Khonshu — being imprisoned by his fellow gods. He additionally has to seek out out what occurred to his spouse, Layla El-Faouly (Could Calamawy), after he bought shot.

It is time to step into the realm of SPOILERS for episode 6. This present takes place after the occasions of Avengers: Endgame.

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Khonshu rejected

A resurrected Marc and restored Steven obtain equilibrium, utilizing their mixed Moon Knight and Mr. Knight talents to battle Harrow’s hench-people on the streets of Cairo. Layla has accepted the prospect to develop into the avatar of Taweret, the goddess of childbirth and fertility, and has gained superpowers of her personal.

Marc is seemingly defeated, however he blacks out and wakes as much as discover Harrow and all his goons overwhelmed. They entice Ammit, however Marc refuses to kill them. He then calls for that Khonshu launch them.

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Layla seems to be superior as Taweret’s avatar.


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The moon god seemingly agrees. Steven and Marc get up again in the identical establishment they bought caught in after dying, and so they reject the Duat manifestation of Harrow’s prognosis. They get up in Steven’s London residence, the place they’re chained to the mattress.

“I can not consider you reside on this frickin’ mess,” says Marc, earlier than slamming onto the ground.

It looks like the second within the establishment was a step in Marc and Steven pushing again towards actuality, and the scene within the residence was actuality. Nevertheless, the subsequent scene throws all of that into query.

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There’s some extraordinarily cool motion on this episode.


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A midcredits scene and a complete new character

The additional scene finds Harrow in a London psychological establishment (perhaps Layla introduced him right here?), the place a really Oscar Isaac-sounding man in black involves take him out — in additional methods than one. Harrow will get an inkling that one thing is amiss when he sees a hospital employee mendacity in a pool of blood.

He is then bundled into a elaborate white limo and comes face-to-face with Khonshu, trying extraordinarily dapper in a white Mr. Knight-style swimsuit. Harrow is assured that the moon god cannot damage him, prompting the divine being to disclose that he never wanted Layla as his new avatar.

“Why would I want anyone else, when he has no concept how troubled he really is?” says a cocky Khonshu. “Meet my pal, Jake Lockley.”

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Jake Lockley is seemingly on board with Khonshu’s murderous mission.


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The divider comes down, revealing Oscar Isaac in a peaked cap — Marc’s third character.

“Right now is your flip to lose,” Jake says in Spanish.

He raises a silenced pistol and blasts Harrow a number of occasions, earlier than driving off into the London streets.

Within the comics, considered one of Marc’s most distinguished personalities is cab driver Jake Lockley, whose specialty is gathering data on the streets. He is bought a complete bunch of connections within the felony underworld, hinting at his morally questionable outlook.

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Oscar Isaac’s look within the present mirrors his comedian e-book counterpart.


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Apparently, Jake’s MCU counterpart is completely on board with Khonshu’s murderous methods and may very well be a manifestation of the darkish deeds Marc dedicated throughout his time as a mercenary. We beforehand bought hints of Jake’s existence when he stabbed a bunch of Harrow’s men and Marc noticed a mysterious shaking sarcophagus within the Duat psychological establishment. It is doubtless Jake tried to attack Duat-Harrow as properly.

The ultimate scene in Steven’s residence might’ve been an phantasm created by the moon god to maintain his avatar’s much less cooperative personalities in examine. Or Jake took over in Cairo, and managed their shared physique on the return to London.

It is unclear the place this story will proceed. We’ve not had a season 2 announcement for this present, however it looks like Khonshu might emerge as a serious MCU menace. 

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Scarlet Scarab battled Forties superheroes the Invaders within the comics.


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Scarlet Scarab

To defeat Ammit and Harrow, Layla accepts Taweret’s energy and turns into the MCU’s model of Scarlet Scarab — a little-known character who battled World Warfare II superhero crew the Invaders in the ’70s. Layla’s costume is not very scarlet, however it seems to be infinitely cooler.

“Are you an Egyptian superhero?” a woman asks after Layla saves her from being crushed by a van in Cairo, to which she replies within the affirmative.

We do not know what occurs to Layla after Marc rejects Khonshu, however she’ll undoubtedly present up once more. Possibly she and Sam Wilson can examine notes on deflecting bullets with their metallic wings?

Battling gods

Exterior of Jake Lockley exhibiting up and Layla gaining superpowers, the remainder of the episode seems like pretty customary Marvel fare. An enormous crocodile and creepy chook skeleton battle among the many pyramids, a bunch of gods’ avatars are killed, Moon Knight/Mr. Knight and Scarlet Scarab have an superior team-up — the same old.

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In some way, the large crocodile is among the simpler components to wrap your head round on this episode.


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Fascinatingly, Ammit chooses Harrow as her avatar regardless of his scales not balancing. She causes that her earlier avatar — Alexander the Nice — had balanced scales however that bought her trapped for two,000 years. I suppose this proves the gods’ willingness to throw their very own guidelines out the window when it fits them.

Observations, Easter eggs and WTF questions

  • Jake finds Harrow at Sienkiewicz Psychiatric Hospital, which is presumably named after iconic artist Invoice Sienkiewicz. He drew the first issue of Moon Knight’s 1980 solo series.
  • The limo — license plate SPKTR — pays homage to Mr. Knight’s comedian e-book mode of transport. He makes use of it to get to New York Metropolis’s crime scenes in style.
  • The CGI impact of Ammit’s head showing on Harrow’s cane is a bit tacky, however Ammit’s towering bodily kind is superior.
  • Why did not Harrow inform his goons to seek out Layla in Alexander’s tomb?
  • The best way Tawaret’s ears quiver is extraordinarily cute. In distinction, her talking to Layla via useless troopers is humorous in a creepy type of method.
  • It looks like Dr. Harrow’s toes began bleeding as a result of Marc and Steven reconciled his Duat manifestation along with his true self.

That is it for Moon Knight for now, however your subsequent dose of Marvel is not far-off. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters Friday, and Ms. Marvel kicks off on Disney Plus on June 8.

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