Moon Knight Unwrapped: FINAL EPISODE!! (Ep.6) – Gods And Monsters

Yes, I 3D printed my own Ammit Statue . . . Probs gonna do Khonshu next lol

Ugh, I can’t believe it’s finally over. I’m not crying. Shut up! You’re crying.

Jk, jk but in all seriousness, WHAT AN EPISODE!! We’ll get to everything in a minute, but if you are now experiencing a little bit of a void in your life (or even just your Wednesday nights) please go ahead and check out my list of 9 Books You (En)need to Read Now that #MoonKnight is Over. You (hopefully) won’t be disappointed.

Many of the books on this list, I’ve reviewed on the blog, and most of the others I’ve at least read, so I had some idea of what I was doing when composing the list. I’ll assuredly fill in any reviews I’ve missed so if you’re interested in reading those before you try them yourself, well just hang around by clicking the subscribe link. I’ll eventually make it through them all.

Also, if you wanted to see my thoughts on any of the previous Moon Knight episodes, I’ve gathered them all under the Moon Knight unwrapped tag. And if you’re interested in any of the comics, please check out my Moon Knight comics tag as well.

Ok. that’s enough of that, let’s talk about Gods and Monsters!!

This episode was HUGE!!

So mostly I wrote that heading because there were so many things happened during the episode, but maybe also a little bit because there were GIANT GODS fighting in Cairo’s skyline which was totally awesome. Anyway, there was so much to love in this episode, but in order to keep this post an unreasonable length (as opposed to super unreasonable) I think I’ll just give my favorite part.

So here’s that:

Are you an Egyptian Super Hero? I am.

Love, love, loved this line. I loved this line, but also Layla’s (May Calamawy’s) entire performance this episode. Everyone gives credit to Oscar Isaac (and rightfully so) for switching between the roles of Steven and Marc at the drop of a hat, but the switching being done here between Tawaret and Layla was no less impressive. And also quite a good deal more hilarious.

Then of course, Layla’s super suit, complete with bullet proof scarab wings, was just incredible. Both Steven/Marc teaming up with Layla to fight Harrow was just . . . chef’s kiss . . .

Moon Knight Unwrapped Final Wrap Up (lol)

So it turns out I wasn’t terribly good and predicting much throughout this show. But it was fun to try.

Most recently, after Episode 5 – Asylum, I guessed that Harrow and Moon Knight would fight (but missed Layla completely), that Khonshu would be freed, and that Steven would return. None of these are really that impressive considering these were things that needed to happen in order to resolve the season (although I guess they could have thrown us for a loop and left Steven dead which would have made me cry).

Episode 4 – The Tomb, was also great, but I’m not sure how much I really guessed things or whether or not they were kind of inevitable. Seems like my Overvoid comment was more or less wrong, but we did learn something about death in the MCU which was cool. Jake DID make an appearance, but it’s unclear whether or not any of the other Gods besides Khonshu made it out alive. Assumedly the Ennead’s avatars were the ones who died fighting Harrow so they might still be alive (although they sucked so maybe that’s not great), but for anyone else who was entombed in Ushabti, it’s hard to say.

After Episode 3 – The Friendly Type, I said I didn’t really think the MCU was turned back 2,000 years, or if it had, it was only briefly and that Marvel didn’t just retcon itself again. Also, I didn’t feel that Steven/Marc was journeying through the Ancient Egyptian Underworld. He does this a bit towards the end of the series, but he does not start the series doing so and didn’t seem to be during episode 3.

After Episode 2 – Summon the Suit, I did not have much in the way of predictions, but I did enjoy trying to read hieroglyphs on the scarab and search for (coptic) translations to the jackal summoning ritual. The Ancient Egyptian parts of the soul seemed a relevant topic, but I’m not sure a clear connection was ever presented by the show.

All the way back after Episode 1 – The Goldfish Problem I thought that perhaps Hathor was Sekhmet, but this was never really proven, and ultimately probably does not matter much even if it was true. But we did eventually get a full translation of the scarab.

And now that it’s over? Well I’m hoping it isn’t over.

Oscar Isaac has been quoted as saying the show was a limited run, and maybe he really believes that, but I’m hoping that these six episodes will not be our only taste of Moon Knight. There are still so many questions to be answered, like WHAT HAS JAKE BEEN DOING THIS WHOLE TIME?

I think if we get a second season, I’m sure it will delve into that, but I hope that isn’t all that it is. I hope that we get to see more of Layla as the Scarlet Scarab, and Marc and Steven bro-ing out and saving the world. I still have a whole list of 9 things I wanted to see from Moon Knight, and many of them I still do (like more Ancient Egyptian Gods).

Hopefully we’ll get that chance.

The End is Only the Beginning

As oft quoted in The Mummy: “The end is only the beginning.” So it is with Moon Knight. Just because the show is over, doesn’t mean we can’t continue to speculate, and discuss what happened. I know there are new comics coming out soon, and I’m sure I’ll be rewatching at some point.

But for now, what were your favorite parts of the show? What would you like to see in a season 2? Let’s keep the discussion going. Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments.

Bye for now!

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