Moon Knight Episode 3 is the third 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 “The Friendly Type”, Moon Knight Episode 3 maintains the impressive quality of the miniseries thus far. This episodes finds the Marc Spector persona in control with the Steven Grant character in the background. However, as was also hinted to previously, there may be a third persona lurking about, which at present it seems both Marc and Steven are unaware of.
Moon Knight Episode 3 also introduces the Ennead – the Egyptian pantheon of gods – to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in perhaps the only scene that seemed to question logic. The issue is this — why is the Ennead utterly oblivious to Arthur Harrow’s plans to revive Ammit? Perhaps the Ennead is so out of touch that they are blinded to this possibility? Believable and indicates how weak the Ennead actually is, at this point in time.
Good to see Layla play an integral part of the narrative as well and to experience the portrayal of Egypt in this episode. In pop cultural terms, echoes of Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Mummy films were felt quite strongly throughout. Once more, the MCU is only slightly linked to with the mention of Madripoor (introduced in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) – the standalone nature of the miniseries is working well thus far.
Moon Knight Episode 3 is an excellent mid-point instalment as Marc/Steven reach a low point in the storytelling. Looking forward to the second half of the series. Highly recommended!
Now streaming on Disney+
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