In a fateful twist of events, Steven gets deeper down the rabbit hole of fiasco as he explores what other secrets lie within himself in Moon Knight and in his daily struggles, he is still having a hard time wrapping his mind around things. Here is everything you need to know to be prepared for Episode 3 with a recap of the previous run, the release date, time, and countdown, and the theories, leaks, and spoilers for it.
Warning! This article contains spoilers for Moon Knight! Read at your own risk!
What Happened in Moon Knight Episode 2?
In Moon Knight Episode 2, Summon the Suit, it starts with Steven Grant coming to work and he sees that police lines are being drawn because the pipes seemed to have burst but they felt that something isn’t right. His co-worker allowed him to see the footage on what happened the previous night and they see Steven in panic, all by himself, and what came out was Marc, but of course, none of his co-workers would believe that.
The HR calls him to inform him that the museum will got press charges, probably because he did everything in his power not to damage any artifact and it was just a pipe burst but they give him a pamphlet for a help line because for them, he seems insane. He confided all these to Crawley, the only person he felt would listen to him.
On his way home, he stumbles across the same signage as to the key he found in his apartment and when he finally found the right storage, the guy recognized him as #43. Upon reaching the storage, there’s a military cot and tons of stuff that he feels it’s “illegal.” He sees cash, guns, a passport under the name of Marc Spector, and then, the scarab.
He gets to confront Marc once more, this time, a more intense situation, calling him the “man in the mirror,” and when he asks what is happening, whether he is a secret agent, Marc says it is much complicated and Steven still gets trouble wrapping his mind around things. Steven is afraid to sleep and he would not give the control to Marc.
Marc introduces himself as the servant of Khonshu, the avatar of the Egyptian god of the moon. As he gets a panic attack, he threatened Marc that he would go to the authorities and get caught so he would not be able to hurt anyone. However, as he tries to escape, Khonshu is at the hallway. Steven gets really scared, like a little girl, and he runs to the streets that when he stumbled, he sees Layla.
As if confrontations are never ending, Layla interrogates him whether Steven is just another fake identity of his and she’s not buying the act. She tracked the phone, hence, finding him. Layla lectures him about not giving her any warning, or maybe he got kidnapped or ambushed, she has suffered so much and she says that she is still his wife. Steven’s baffled, as if the only thing that stuck to him is they were married.
Layla is confused as well, she keeps saying “stop with the act,” or “drop the accent,” but given Steven, that’s just how he is. When they arrived on Steven’s flat, he tells her that it was his mother’s and Marc intervenes that Layla should not be there. Layla found her favorite poetries, the same one as that of Steven and there, they have so much in common with their interests, and oh, the hieroglyphs, too.
Layla takes out their divorce papers, and Steven, still confused as ever, gets shocked as to why he would divorce such a wonderful woman. As Steven tries to explain himself, Marc stops him from showing her the scarab but Layla sees it and she bursts. Steven still pushes her to understand that he is not Marc Spector. Layla realizes that Steven cannot remember anything they have been through.
They are interrupted by fake police officers who turned out to be Harrow’s people. Steven learns of the past of Marc and what they did to the archaeologists. He is taken to Harrow’s neighborhood and Harrow, himself, learns that Steven is having a hard time with all the voices, and is curious why Steven becomes the new avatar of Khonshu.
After taking Steven to a little tour of his place, Harrow reveals that he used to be an avatar of Khonshu, his fist of vengeance and Steven clarifies it is the American man inside him, Marc. Harrow narrates that Khonshu punishes those who already made mistakes, retribution, and he explains that Ammit’s way is better, killing off the root before it becomes a tree.
For Steven, this idea doesn’t quite stick as he opposes the thought trusting a “weird crocodile lady” and most of all, of child murder. When Harrow asks for the scarab, Steven says he does not have it and he wouldn’t give Layla up so Harrow shows him his cane, the one from the first avatar of Ammit with a sliver of her power that later, Harrow uses to summon a jackal. Layla comes in, and they flee.
Layla pushes him to summon the suit but he could not understand what she is saying. When cornered, the jackal breaks through the door and surprisingly, only Steven could see it. As he gets pushed out of a window, he summons a dapper all white suit that Marc disapproves of but Steven was digging it, Mr. Knight. Realizing he lost the scarab; the jackal continues to follow him.
The jackal attacks Steven and Layla and while Steven looks like a fancy drunkard to regular people, he sees the jackal starting to attack civilians and for one, he lets Marc through, transforming into Moon Knight and starts a chase to eliminate it. Once Marc got control, he has no plans of giving the body back to Steven. Khonshu sees Steven as a problem and Marc continues to defend Steven from him.
Meanwhile, Layla sees that the scarab is now with Harrow. Back to Marc, he reminds Khonshu about the deal they have but Marc sticks with him because he does not want Layla to be the next avatar. Marc wakes up with the views of the pyramid, in Egypt.
Moon Knight Episode 3 Spoilers, Theories, and Leaks
Tons of Easter eggs are in this episode and it just means that the series is still in its introductory phase, setting up the bigger picture of the rest of the show. Harrow’s revelation of being the previous avatar of Khonshu makes a ton of sense why he sees something in Steven, something common as if his mind is either broken or easy to break. However, what makes it weird is he shifted into Ammit, so why?
Khonshu seems to be more of a villain than a hero in this episode. The way he would not let Marc go, treating Steven as a bump in the road, and pressing Marc to remain as his avatar so Khonshu would not take Layla, Khonshu’s actions are starting to be less of a hero and more of a villain. Could it be that the gods of Egypt are the real baddies in the series and all of the people are just pawns?
One small detail, though, but implicates when the events of Moon Knight happened is on the bus before Steven gave up the body to Marc. It is the GRC signage on the bus, in connection to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the GRC or the Global Repatriation Council was introduced in the MCU as those who brings back the people who were left after the first snap of Thanos to their original countries after Hulk snapped back the rest of the universe. This means that Moon Knight happened after Endgame.
Where to Watch Moon Knight Episode 3?
Disney+ exclusively streams Moon Knight along with all the other Marvel series released or upcoming as announced for the Phase Four of the MCU. There is no news yet as to the release of the series on DVD but what is sure is that it would be available on the service in the highest streaming quality, 4K. It is rated TV-14
When is the Release Date and Time of Moon Knight Episode 3?
Moon Knight Episode 3 arrives on Disney Plus at 3 AM EST on April 13, 2022 where there would be six episodes to be released weekly.
Moon Knight Episode 2 Countdown
Moon Knight Episode 3 Countdown
Can we stop for a while and appreciate the superb acting of Oscar Isaac? He's amazing! Everything is on point! Now that a new location has been set, what could Egypt have in store for Moon Knight? Set your countdown now and see the answers for yourself.