Moon Knight Episode 2 is the second instalment of a six-part American television miniseries created by Jeremy Slater for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Moon Knight is ostensibly a superhero that with psychological horror elements, as the character is suffering from dissociative identity disorder (DID). There is also a supernatural aspect to Moon Knight as he is the avatar of the Egyptian god Khonshu.
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Entitled “Summon the Suit”, Moon Knight Episode 2 continues to give us a fresh take on superheroes, at least from the perspective of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The twist being that the protagonist of the first two chapters in the main, has been Steven Grant, a mousey loser who discovers that he might actually possess superhuman abilities as Moon Knight.
Moon Knight Episode 2 very much continues in the vein of the first chapter save for the introduction of Layla, the estranged wife of Grant’s alter ego Marc Spector. Layla thinks that Grant is simply Spector pretending to be somebody else but slowly she realises that Grant is really a separate personality from Spector as the reality of his DID sinks in with Layla.
The primary conflict in Episode 2 is between Grant and Spector, as the former is aghast at Spector’s lifestyle. However, at the same time, Grant is also not quite on board with Arthur Harrow’s justification for Ammit’s judgement on the sins of man – past, present AND future! Thus, there is a hilarious sequence when Grant ‘summons the suit’ (hence the title) but not in the manner expected, thereby bringing forth the character known as Mr. Knight (see above).
At the end of Moon Knight Episode 2, it seems that our time with Steven Grant is at an end and perhaps a more traditional superhero plot line with Marc Spector looms. About time too!
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