Moon Knight Episode 5 Asylum Review

(L-R): David Ganly as Billy Fitzgerald, Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant, and Ann Akin as Bobbi Kennedy in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gabor Kotchy. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

“The penultimate episode of Moon Knight is an emotional journey into the minds of Marc Spector and Steven Grant. Plus, Oscar Isaac delivers the best performance of his career.”

Good news, today is Wednesday. So this means we have a new episode of Moon Knight. Bad news, next week is the end of the season. Are you ready for what is about to happen?

STORY
Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant in Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

So far with the Marvel series, the penultimate episode was always an emotional journey. And Moon Knight is no exception. Indeed, this week’s episode is a journey into the minds of Marc Spector and Steven Grant. It picks up where we left off last week and from there it is a rollercoaster of emotions. There are a lot of revelations concerning both characters. It is so compelling to watch it unfold as they look back on their lives.

Moreover, this episode is so many things. It is a psychological thriller at times but also a drama with a little bit of fantasy. It is so beautifully combined to create an episode that is so deeply moving. This story is purely character-driven.

CAST
(L-R): Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Steven Grant and Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow in Marvel Studios’ MOON KNIGHT. Photo by Gabor Kotschy. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

This episode would not have been possible without Oscar Isaac. Indeed, I was floored by his performance. He is an extremely talented actor and so far I thought he delivered a mesmerizing performance in this series. But, he goes one step further episode. For me, it is the best performance of his career. And it is not an overstatement. It is his best performance. He has been able to convey the inner struggles of both Marc and Steven in a way that feels so authentic, so real. I think he deserves an Emmy Award.

Furthermore, it was also great to see Ethan Hawke’s Harrow in a different way. In this episode just like at the end of episode 4, Harrow here is a psychiatrist. And I love how Hawke plays him. There is still something incredibly creepy in this psychiatrist version of Harrow. And yet, he does feel the sanest character compared to what we see with Marc and Steven.

VERDICT

The penultimate episode of Moon Knight is an emotional journey into the minds of Marc Spector and Steven Grant. Plus, Oscar Isaac delivers the best performance of his career.

Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney Plus.

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