Here are the biggest moments from Moon Knight’s epic finale
We have unfortunately come to an end to the amazing ride that was season one of Moon Knight. I was expecting to see a spectacle, but boy did we see one. We got a god vs god kaiju fight, a new superhero debuted in the episode, and a long-awaited character finally showed made its live-action debut. We also got to see Khonshu dressed up all fancy like he’s ready to go to The Met Gala (I think that he would have fit in well with the crazy fashion that’s sometimes seen at the party). With all of the amazing and crazy things that happened in the finale here’s to hoping that there will be a season two.
Marc Spector’s Selfless Act:
After the heartbreaking finale of last week’s episode, titled “Asylum”, some viewers thought that we would never see Steven Grant again. A quick fight to save Marc from the doomed souls ended in Steven Grant falling off the boat and into the sands of The Duat leading to him becoming a statue just like all of the other doomed souls in the Egyptian afterlife.
Having gotten his scales balanced and ascending to The Field of Reeds Marc Spector decided that any life without his alter (and brother of sorts) Steven was no life worth living (here on Earth or in the afterlife), so he decided to head back to The Duat and spend eternity with his bud. This selfless act filled Marc/Steven’s hearts thus bringing them both back from the void and giving them another chance at life up top. With some help from good ol’ Tawaret, the pair quickly trek back to the land of the living to stop Harrow and Ammit from damning all of humanity to the fate that nearly got them in the end. Now I want a bumper sticker that says, “Hippo!!”
Ammit is Freed and Things Go Nuts:
Arthur Harrow is a simple man; all he wants to do is free a ten-foot-tall crocodile-hippo-lion goddess that will judge all of humanity thus destroying the natural cycle of life and the afterlife. No biggie. After a lot of effort and planning, Harrow finally gets this wish and the enormous deity is freed and is hungry for some judgment. Seeing this huge hybrid creature surely was a sight to behold and props are definitely given to Marvel’s CGI department for creating the wonderous croc goddess.
Unfortunately, the wonder didn’t last that long as once she was freed Ammit started criticizing Harrow for not having a balanced scale and began her tirade on Cairo. Dozens and dozens of souls are judged and sent to The Duat which helps Ammit to grow taller and taller now towering over the pyramids. Can you imagine being on a nice vacation in Egypt with your family and seeing a 200-foot-tall crocodile-hippo-lion creature walking around? Kids, next time we go to Mount Rushmore.
A New Avatar, Say Hello to the Scarlet Scarab:
With her bubbly personality and wholesome way of talking Tawaret has become one of my favorite MCU characters, so seeing her ask Layla to be her avatar was definitely interesting. Don’t get me wrong, I like Layla as much as the next Moon Knight fan, but her personality doesn’t exactly go too well with the hippo goddess’, so I was curious to see how the two would work together.
At first, Layla was hesitant to become Tawaret’s avatar, but after some convincing, the two finally joined forces. In a blaze of glory, Layla appears in a shiny new suit ready to kick some butt. I especially liked the golden wings to block bullets and energy blasts. If we get a second season hopefully we’ll see more of super-Layla.
The Boys Are Back!
Things seemed grim towards the end of episode 5 with Steven stuck as a statue in The Duat, Marc having been taken to The Field of Reeds, and Harrow finally in possession of Ammit’s ushabti. We weren’t sure how our boys would stop Team Eternal Judgment since they were dead and stuck in the afterlife, but with some help from our hippo goddess, Marc and Steven finally got back into their bodies. Once back topside, Khonshu sought out his avatar to figure out how to stop Harrow and Ammit, but of course, Khonshu was starting to become exponentially more annoyed at Steven for butting in on Marc and his conversation.
With Steven being the charmer that he is, a bargain was made and Khonshu decided to let Steven join in on the fun. I think my favorite part of the fight between Moon Knight/Mr. Knight and Harrow and his goons were the flawless switchings back and forth between the Moon Knight and Mr. Knight suits while they engaged in battle with the baddies. Thank you to the graphics department for that amazing sequence.
A Good ol’ Kaiju Fight:
Once Ammit was freed and consumed dozens of souls she grew to about as big as a medium-sized building. Seeing her rampage toward Cairo Khonshu decided that it was finally time to kick things up a notch. The moon deity then increased in size to take on the giant gator-goddess and the two duked it out.
Punches were thrown, the tops of a couple of pyramids were wrecked, and things had never been more awesome. Seeing the battle of the giants going on behind Harrow and Moon Knight really put the skirmish into the perspective of how grand the skirmish was. I especially liked seeing Khonshu pinning Ammit down with his staff. I think every show needs at least one massive kaiju battle each season.
With the combined efforts of Marc, Steven, Khonshu, and Layla (with assistance from Tawaret), Team Moon Knight finally sealed Ammit inside Harrow’s body, and the world was saved yet again. As per his agreement, Khonshu freed Marc and Steven from their contract with the moon god and the duo is now free to live their lives (life?) without any interference from the pesky turkey. The next day the duo wakes up in their apartment to no Khonshu, two fish in the tank, and a life full of options. Who knows how long Marc had been bound to Khonshu, but I do know that he wasn’t very fond of being his avatar, which means that he was definitely happy to be free of him.
Jake Lockley Has Entered The Chat:
After everything was said and done Harrow surprisingly woke up in a mental hospital drugged up and seemingly unaware of his surroundings. We then see an unidentified man wheel Arthur through some hallways and out to a car where a spiffy-looking Khonshu is sitting waiting for him. Harrow seems unimpressed by his former master’s actions, but then the moon god introduces his former avatar to one Jake Lockley (who proceeds to shoot him dead).
I love Marc and Steven to death, but I’m glad that they finally introduced us to Jake and his brutal ways. With Lockley finally showing up in the mid-credits scenes who knows what any potential future seasons could hold for Team Moon Knight, but I know that it will be fun and full of adventure. I’m just curious to see how Marc and Steven will react when they meet their new alter and the implications that come with him.
‘Moon Knight’ is now streaming exclusively on Disney Plus.
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