Marvel’s brand new miniseries Moon Knight has been released and the latest superhero has showcased some of the most impressive performances in the technical departments, like cinematography and editing.
The Disney Plus original is six-episode-long, with each streaming every week. The much-awaited second episode arrived today, i.e., April 6, at midnight (PT) on Disney’s OTT platform and, as expected, has once again received acclaim. Readers can find out more about Moon Knight Season 1 Episode 2 as follows:
Moon Knight Season 1 Episode 2 Reveals The Protagonist
A quick catch-up on the protagonist’s character arc
The unique premise also introduced protagonist Steven Grant as an awkward yet-likable British gift-shop employee. Initially seeming like an ordinary guy, Grant uncovers several secrets about his dissociative identity disorder through frequent blackouts.
The first episode of Moon Knight, titled “The Goldfish Problem,” was quite pacey and left on a high note where the protagonist turns into the titular character. Thus, it left a mark on viewers’ minds, making them awestricken while also exciting them up for the arrival of the second episode.
What happened in Moon Knight Episode 2?
The Moon Knight Season 1 Episode 2 starts with Steven waking up in shock after what happened at the end of “The GoldFish Problem .”He again finds himself tied to his ankle restraints in his apartment. Grant then stands up and goes straight to the mirror confronting his other identity, but to no avail. He continues his day by visiting the Museum where he works, only to find out Moon Knight has done chaos. He then goes with J.B. to see what happened at night via the CCTV footage.
They see Steven at the scene doing what he did that night, but the Egyptian jackal is missing from the footage. Thus, J.B. misunderstands the chaos at the Museum happened due to Steven’s fault. The latter sees his other identity, Marc coming out of the Museum at the end but doesn’t have the words to explain to J.B. that it’s not him.
After the truth from the footage is unveiled, one of his colleagues from the Museum’s HR refuses to press any charges against Steven but instead asks him to visit a specific doctor for his own good. The HR then relieves Grant from his job in the Museum.
Steven then goes to the living statue he sat across in “The Goldfish Problem” and tells him everything that happened, which strikes him about the keys he found in his apartment, which might belong to Marc. Grant accesses Marc’s storage locker “43” and finds luggage and clothing there.
Upon inspection, one of them is revealed to have an American passport, some currency, a weapon, and the “Scarab of Ammit,” which he stole in the first episode from Arthur Harrow. Marc reappears as a reflection from the shiny surface and talks to Steven at the same time.
Marc asks Steven to sleep on the cot available in the storage unit, while the latter continues to yell at the former while confronting him. After being confronted by Steven multiple times, Marc reveals he and the former are Avatars of Khonshu (Egyptian god of the Moon) and serve him. They have to protect the vulnerable and bring evil beings to justice.
After storming off from the unit in disbelief with illegal items to get jailed, the Moon Knight protagonist is chased by the mysterious figure from the first episode, who turns out to be Khonshu himself. Grant starts running in panic and ends up meeting Layla, the caller from Moon Knight Episode 1.
Layla yells at Steven for misunderstanding him as Marc, the other identity in Moon Knight. She reveals that they (Marc and her) have been married, which shocks Steven. The latter then takes Layla to his apartment. She then observes the apartment of Moon Knight’s protagonist, and both exchange some thoughts.
Both share similar interests, but Layla shushes Steven as she still doesn’t buy his British identity. As Layla tells him about the divorce papers, Steven tries to show her the Scarab but is stopped by his other identity in Moon Knight through a nearby mirror. However, Layla discovers Scarab and starts confronting Steven, who counters her by revealing his real identity and reiterating that he is not Marc Spector.
Interestingly, two DCs from London Police visit Steven and mistake him for Marc upon investigation. The Moon Knight protagonist is then taken into custody, and the officers reveal Marc’s identity as an international fugitive. Marc Spector was a mercenary involved in an incident at an Egyptian dig site.
The second episode of Moon Knight takes a sharp turn when both officers become members of Arthur Harrow’s cult. They take the Moon Knight protagonist to their cult leader instead of the police station.
During the confrontation with Harrow, Khonshu reappears, asking Steve to kill Arthur, which the Moon Knight protagonist cannot execute. Instead, Arthur convinces Steve not to listen to Khonshu for some time and shows him around the neighborhood.
As the cult leader, Arthur keeps propagating his good deeds while Khonshu tries to confront him. It is then revealed that Arthur was an Avatar of Khonshu at once. Furthermore, Harrow continues with his propaganda on why Ammit should be resurrected.
Amid all explanations, Arthur’s men corner Steven while Arthur asks him about the Scarab. Instead of revealing Layla’s name, Steven starts confronting Arthur’s cause, and Layla appears out of nowhere with the Scarab, revealing her identity to Arthur.
She asks the Moon Knight protagonists to summon the suit as she approaches Harrow. Upon Steven’s failure, both run away from the scene, fighting off the cult members. Jackal then reappears amid Steven’s inability to turn into Moon Knight. The build-up of chaos leads Steven to turn into Mr. Knight instead of the Moon Knight. Mr. Knight’s appearance resembles whitewashed “The Mask,” who initially receives some beating from the Egyptian jackal but then lands decent punches.
However, Mr. Knight’s remaining in the fight for longer makes Moon Knight emerge. After a long chase, Moon Knight finishes off the jackal and reemerges as Marc. However, Scarab gets misplaced on the streets during the battle, where Arthur gets his hands on the same.
Now out of the mirror, Marc talks with Steven, who is on the other side. Amid confrontation and Marc’s meltdown, Khonshu appears, who berates him while telling him about Arthur’s possession of the Scarab. He then takes Marc (and Steven) with him to Egypt.
The ending of the second episode saw Marc sitting in a hotel room, with Steven sitting on the other side of the broken mirror.
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