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‘Moon Knight’ Episode Three Recap: “The Friendly Type”

*Warning: This piece contains spoilers for episode three of Moon Knight*

Showing us more of a deeper look into the world of the show, episode three of Moon Knight continues its story as the heat begins to build up.

The episode begins with Marc Spector/Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) on Harrow’s (Ethan Hawke) trail in Cairo as Harrow begins to search for Ammit’s tomb. During several instances in the pursuit, both Marc and Steven experience blackouts where neither of them were in control. Marc fails to defeat Harrow, and Harrow finds the tomb of Ammit; his team begins to dig.

A desperate Khonshu (voiced by F. Murray Abraham) causes a brief solar eclipse to summon the other gods (living within their respective avatars) to a meeting to discuss punishment for Harrow’s actions. The meeting takes place in a massive hall within one of the pyramids of Giza and all the gods are present in their avatars. After Khonshu fails to produce evidence and prove the guilt of Harrow, who himself testifies to the unwellness of Marc/Steven as well as to the vindictiveness of Khonshu, Harrow is seen as innocent. The goddess Hathor, through her avatar Yatzil (Díana Bermudez), tells Marc to find the sarcophagus of a figure who might possess a clue to the location of Ammit’s tomb. Subsequently, Marc reunites with Layla (May Calamawy), who knows the owner of the needed sarcophagus, Anton (played by the late Gaspard Ulliel). They meet him, with Marc’s identity disguised, and approach the sarcophagus. 

Just as they are about to retrieve clues, however, Harrow arrives and demonstrates his powers to Anton, destroying the sarcophagus in the process. This blows Layla and Marc’s cover story, and they proceed to fight off Anton’s men. During the fight, Steven takes back over the body and tries to convince everyone to be peaceful, to no avail. Marc takes back over and completes the fight. During the fight, though, Layla manages to retrieve pieces of the map they need from the ruined sarcophagus. Only Steven can piece the map together, though, with his extensive knowledge of ancient Egypt. Layla convinces Marc to let Steven piece it together.

Steven successfully pieces together the map, but it turns out to be a star map millenia old. With the help of Steven, Khonshu returns the sky to the way it was when it was mapped. This results in Marc/Steven and Layla completing the map they need, but also results in the imprisonment of Khonshu, leaving Marc/Steven unconscious. 

In the final scene, Harrow thanks Khonshu, who’s been imprisoned into a stone figurine, and credits his own success to Khonshu’s shortcomings.

The third episode of Moon Knight brings more action to the table and gives audiences a lot more spectacle and divulges more lore, such as showing us the gods and their avatars and illustrating the repercussions taken on the gods as well. I still eagerly await to figure out the full truth about Marc’s past and how he and Steven have come to be how they are, but as we’ve now passed the halfway point of the show, I’m sure answers will come soon enough.

You can stream Moon Knight now on Disney+

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Written by Miles Foster

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