The following story contains spoilers for Moon KnightEpisode 6 finale, currently titled “Episode 6.”
After six episodes of establishing the identities of Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac) and Steven Grant (British Oscar Isaac), each denies that the other exists, only to realize the other has actually always existed, and end up becoming BFFs with each other. other, Moon Knight eventually found his team in the final. True The Falcon and the Winter Soldier had his marquee of good, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Moon Knight had its own marquee of Marc Spector and Steven Grant. They happen to share the same body, that’s all.
Together they proved stronger than separately; Don’t pass out and take over their shared bodies against the other’s will, but team up to defeat the mighty villain Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) and his divine henchman Ammit.
And when all was said and done, the couple was able to move forward with a deal they had struck with the moon god Khonshu – to be freed from his grasp and interference. Marc and Steven wanted to live their own lives, and Khonshu (with such wonderfully wry frustration expressed by F. Murray Abraham) stuck to his end of the bargain. That is, with a minor hiccup – Marc and Steven aren’t the only ones occupying that one shared body. Moon Knight Comic readers won’t be surprised to learn that Jake Lockley — who was bullied earlier in the show’s season — is another persona who plays a key role here. And while Khonshu may have freed Marc and Steven, Jake is still very much at his service. Let’s take a closer look at how this all turned out and what it could mean.
So… what exactly happened in there? Moon Knight credit scene?
At the actual end of the show, we saw Marc and Steven still attuned to each other. They woke up in the same London flat where we met Steven at the start of the show; the same song, “A Man Without Love” by Engelbert Humperdinck, played again. The only difference now is that Steven and Marc were awake and co-ordinated at the same time. There would seem to be no more blackouts between these two. Sounds like a neat arrangement given the circumstances!
There is one problem, however: they have company. The credits scene continues with Arthur Harrow – the real Arthur Harrow, not the doctor version that existed in Marc/Steven’s head – in an almost catatonic state in an asylum, roaming about Khonshu and gods. Nobody takes him seriously.
But then a figure in dark clothes puts Arthur in a wheelchair, drives him through the institution, where we see on the floor that someone has been murdered and replaced. This figure brings Arthur out and throws him into a limousine – and in the back of the limo Arthur meets Khonshu. Khonshu is all sitting relaxed, and essentially telling Arthur he still has his fist of revenge. He doesn’t have Marc or Steven anymore, for sure. But he has someone just as good: Jake Lockley, the third persona who shares their body.
And not only does Jake speak Spanish, telling the rather delusional Arthur, “Today it’s your turn to lose,” but he’s willing to do the one thing we saw Marc refuse to do recently: kill. He shoots twice with his silenced pistol, presumably killing Mr. Harrow once and for all. (This is a far cry from the Kingpin situation in hawk eye; Arthur’s time in the MCU is definitely over).
We don’t know if Moon Knight will then continue in another season, or as a supporting character in someone’s movie (maybe Sheet?), or maybe appear in his own movie afterward, but Marc and Steven finding out about Jake’s existence should probably be at the top of the priority list.
Who is Jake Lockley?
Comic book fans will recognize Jake Lockley’s name as Marc’s third persona — and may have been eagerly awaiting his appearance. In the Marvel Comics, Jake is usually portrayed as the most blunt and brutal of the three; he is usually depicted as a taxi driver with a quick trigger for anger and a penchant for violence.
In the comics of the 1970s and 1980s, the Jake persona became a taxi driver to obtain information from both street criminals and civilians; one of his best friends was a woman named Gena, who owns a local restaurant that Jake/Marc/Steven frequents.
Prior to the big credits reveal, the Jake persona had already been bullied a few times in the Moon Knight TV program. You may recall that at the beginning of episode 3, when Marc/Steven/Jake was on the rooftops of Cairo chasing some of Harrow’s crooks, he had a particularly violent fight and neither Marc nor Steven had any idea what was going on, both blame the other. That’s because this inspired violence was performed by Jake.
During Episode 4’s asylum run, Marc found Steven in a sealed sarcophagus and let him out; in the same episode, the camera turned and found another sealed sarcophagus, with the person in it clearly banging to be freed. This too was Jake. Some theorists also believed that one of the conversations in the asylum scenes with “Dr. Harrow” was also Jake.
The most recent tease was in the finals; when Marc and Steven blacked out halfway through a fight with Harrow, before turning black again and Harrow’s defeat occurred off screen, this was not intended as a shoutout to No land for old men, but rather another indication that a third person was taking action.
And, as that credit scene shows, the fact that this third persona – marketed as the most vicious and violent – is still in competition with Khonshu means Marc/Steven/Jake is still Moon Knight. Even if most don’t even know it.
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