Last week’s episode of Moon Knight was a lot to unpack. The penultimate episode dealt with two important origins: Marc Spector’s official rebirth as Moon Knight and the origin of Marc’s DID. In less than fifty minutes Marvel Studios embraced the darkness of Spector’s past and brought it to life in a way that was as emotional as it gets in this franchise. If there was an episode that revealed why this show would be much heavier and more mature than any other MCU outing it was this one.
Everyone thought the series’ borderline R-rating would come from its violence but instead, it is the show’s themes that have pushed the boundaries of what we’re used to seeing under the House of the Mouse. This is only right considering that Moon Knight’s story has never been tame and for Marvel Studios to stay faithful to the comic they were going to have to go very dark at some point.
I could rattle on and on about the fact that Oscar Isaac deserves an Emmy for his incredible performance in this series or how good that episode was but today I’m looking ahead to what we can expect from this finale. And I think it’s kind of obvious.
It’s Going to Be an Action-Packed Conclusion
I know fans and critics alike are tired of the action-packed climaxes to these MCU stories but it’s going to happen again and it’s obvious.
Since the first episode, they have been setting up Ammit’s return at the hands of Arthur Harrow, her Avatar. Now, apparently, it’s happening with souls plunging to the Duat like rain in the latest episode. Who’s going to stop the creepy crocodile lady from her reign of terror? Moon Knight, of course.
This means that for Marc Spector to leave the Field of Reeds where he was left at the end of last week’s episode he’s going to have to truly embrace his alters (yes, even you creepy Jake.) That means he’s going to save Steven Grant in some kind of way (he better) and maybe, just maybe, we’ll get the official introduction of Jake Lockley. Even though I’m almost 100% certain that we met Jake for the first time at the beginning of Episode 5 (he was the alter with the bloody nose and the extra-violent disposition.)
Then, there’s going to be the ultimate showdown (which the series has been heading toward since the first episode!) and that’s where we get all of that really cool Moon Knight action that they’ve been saving for now. And hopefully, the series will end with a nod to a second season.
Now, I know there are going to be people who will be upset that the finale is going to be a CGI-heavy showdown between the protagonist and Arthur Harrow but honestly, I’m excited about this climactic ending.
This show has been phenomenal in so many fun and unexpected ways and I absolutely cannot wait to see what happens this Wednesday.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.