Following the separation of Marc and Steven in the afterlife, Harrow awakens the Egyptian alligator and becomes her avatar. Their pact ensures that the world will become pure after consuming unworthy souls. Through intense fighting scenes on the streets of Cairo, a new superhero makes her appearance.
Here’s the scoop on episode 6 of Moon Knight!
Layla’s appearance to save Marc ends up being a crucial part of the finale. Her desperate need to save him sends her on an interesting journey through the desert as she encounters the talking hippo. Layla also learns about Harrow’s attempt to take souls. She even comes across Khonshu and makes a deal to ruin Harrow’s ultimate plan after initially refusing.
It is Marc’s own will that he leaves eternal peace and joins hands with Steven in hell. Marc and Steven join together again to awaken the powerful Moon Knight.
When finding out about their unbalanced souls, Marc and Steven try to fight off the evil souls invading the boat. But their attempts are in vain when Steven is thrown overboard and turned into a sand statue. The outcome of episode 5 leads us to come to the conclusion that Steven should be destroyed to have eternal peace. But the finale turns the theory on its head.
Their emotional reunion helps to tie the finale together as Steven and Marc work together to defeat Harrow. We realize that Moon Knight is the most powerful when their personas are interwoven. The CGI effects flawlessly show the back and forth of Marc and Steven when combating Arthur Harrow. However, viewers are left to question why Moon Knight blacked out during the final blow.
Layla as a Superhero?
Layla is not actually a superhero but she comes to the rescue to save Marc Spector. Possessed by Scarlet Scarab, her falcon costume protects her against Arthur’s thunderous weapon. It is a surprising moment during the finale for many Moon Knight fans.
Her unexpected strength when handling a falling bus mirrors heroes in the Marvel Universe. However, Layla has no comic origin and was merely created by MCU. Her character is inspired by Marlene from the comics and is often the distraction that Marc Spector needs to keep his mental illness at bay.
In the previous episode of Moon Knight, Marc Spector comes face to face with a talking hippo that informs him of his fate. If he is unable to balance the scale, he will end up in eternal damnation. The balance of souls is further introduced in episode 6 when Arthur makes an alliance with the ancient God, Ammit.
He succumbs to Ammit’s orders of changing the world even if that means taking people’s souls. Despite his unbalanced soul, Harrow decides to accept his fate and join hands with evil.
Marvel loves to create alter egos and it comes as no surprise that another persona of Marc and Steven appears. Jake Lockley is the most ruthless out of all the personas so far. Based on his character introduction, we can already predict that Moon Knight will make its appearance again either in another season or a movie.
Arthur Harrow also appears in an asylum similar to Marc’s imaginative reality. However, it is concluded that Arthur in the psychiatric hospital is the true reality.
If Moon Knight comes back with season 2, it will be compelling to see how Marc’s personas will converse with one another. Marvel has hinted at Moon Knight’s return but it is still not assured that he will return for the time being.
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