One word comes to mind when I think of this week’s episode: whoa. Moon Knight has been a blast for the past three weeks but this episode takes the cake so far.
I had such a rush of emotions watching this episode. I was laughing, legitimately terrified, riveted, shocked, confused, bewildered, and downright strangely giddy with excitement at what is to come.
This show has taken a unique, unexpected turn that has me scratching my head, and yet I’m even more intrigued about what’s next. It’s undoubtedly my favorite MCU show since Loki and if the next two episodes stay solid in their enjoyability this might become my favorite MCU series. It’s absolutely fantastic.
And: SPOILER ALERT, Steven kissed Layla. What a development! A hilarious development at that.
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2 thoughts on “This Week’s Episode of ‘Moon Knight’ Is a Wild Ride”
“Wild ride” is certainly right. I don’t know what to think of it, to be honest. I mean, it’s obviously at least middle of the pack… I don’t know if I’d slot it ahead of WandaVision yet, and I’m definitely not ready to put it ahead of Loki. In fairness, WandaVision’s ending was enough of a let-down that it’s in range. The ending of this episode was really, really weird though.
And, to be honest, I was rather disappointed that they made Layla look that easy to manipulate. I’m like, really? You couldn’t have picked some time when you’re NOT down in a mummy’s tomb being closely pursued by genocidal cultists to spend several critical minutes to stare a guy down and ask him if he’s got six fingers on his right hand, when it’s so immediately obvious that it’s what the leader of said cult wants you to waste time doing??? I realize that this is just what Marvel does sometimes to inject random drama into their stories, and I guess people just really are that dumb sometimes… but this just made Layla look very, very foolish to me.
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Yeah, this show isn’t for everyone. I’ve recently read that the scene between Harrow and Layla wasn’t originally in the script and that the actress who plays Layla, May Calamawy, asked if she could share a scene with Ethan Hawke.
I personally thought the scene was a nice touch in the middle of the adventure. She didn’t seem foolish but instead as someone who simply wants to know the truth. Here she is, back with Marc who she was going to divorce, she’s falling for his second identity Steven, and there’s a lot going in her life. Considering that this was a moment where she clearly felt safe enough to talk to him I think it was best that she get that information at that time.
That being said, I definitely think this is better than WandaVision but I don’t think it’s nearly as good as Loki. I’ve just started watching Loki again on my Heading-To-Multiverse-of-Madness marathon and it’s undoubtedly the best MCU series so far.
Let’s hope the next two episodes manage to wrap this series up with a nice bow!