Moon Knight | Egyptian Mythology

Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gabor Kotschy. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

All in all, Moon Knight episode 3 was another great episode, it subverted my expectations in a big way, and I cannot wait to see what happens next.

Moon Knight brings Egyptian mythology to life in this week’s new episode.

When I was little Egyptian mythology fascinated me beyond any other mythology. There was just something so spellbinding about the gods and their stories that I couldn’t get enough of it. Despite being one of the cooler mythologies it’s never really tackled in exciting ways in media. Rick Riordan blew my mind when he created a whole other branch of his mythologically-based novels focused on Egyptian mythology but that was it…until Moon Knight.

kHONSHU in Moon Knight
Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant and Khonshu (voiced by F. Murray Abraham) in Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Csaba Aknay. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

KHONSHU

I remember when I learned that Moon Knight’s powers came from the Egyptian moon god, Khonshu. I thought that was awesome. But for some reason, I never actually believed that his story would revolve around Egyptian mythology. I just assumed he was a vigilante-type beating up bad guys in New York City with a moon-shaped cape. So when I tell you that this week’s newest episode blew my mind I have given you context as to exactly why.

The episode started brilliantly, resuming the story in Egypt while also finally giving us Marc Spector’s side. Seeing him have to deal with Steven Grant was fantastic and oh-so-funny at times. I found myself laughing quite a bit during this episode. Arthur Harrow was extra villainous in this episode. There were many times when I was agitated by his calm, calculated ways of distorting the truth. May Calamawy’s Layla is becoming more and more likable with each passing episode. There was a moment when she took what appeared to be a simple decorative piece on her clothes and turned it into a weapon that had me beaming!

Moon Knight | Egyptian Mythology
(L-R): Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant and Khonshu (voiced by F. Murray Abraham) in Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

MYTHOLOGY

But most importantly, this episode tapped into its Egyptian mythological side which utterly blew my mind. I’m not ashamed to admit I may have teared up a bit at one point because it was so shockingly awesome. I love the Egyptian gods. And honestly, I think this show could be leading to something cool in the finale. In fact, I think the show is going to get even better in the next three episodes which is mind-boggling to me because this series is already really good.

And yes, I ship Layla and Steven Grant. I know she married Marc but Spector is shady as heck. And also a little scary with all of his “secrets.” Steven is so sweet and the way Layla was looking at him in this episode… Something is happening between them and I am here for all of it.

 Marc Spector/Steven Grant in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT
Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant in Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gabor Kotschy. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

All in all, this was another great episode, it subverted my expectations in a big way, and I cannot wait to see what happens next. And if my memory serves me right, critics who saw the first four episodes have said in abundance that the fourth episode is the best of the series so far…

One word: Whoa.

 

Moon Knight is streaming on Disney Plus now!

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