Episode 4 of Moon Knight was most interesting, and its end has moreover disconcerted more than one fan. We had the chance, on our side, to discover this new episode thanks to the big projector 4K UHD Ultra Short Throw Xgimi Aura Laserrunning Android TV, with built-in 60W Harman Kardon speakers, with HDR10 image quality and very good brightness (2400 ANSI lumens), which allowed us to notice all the small details of this episode 4.
WARNING: this article contains spoilers concerning episode 4 of the series Moon Knight. Do not continue reading if you do not want to read it.
1) the statues of the gods transformed into stone
Episode 4 of Moon Knight opens with the final cliffhanger of episode 3, in which the moon god Khonshu was imprisoned in the form of a stone statue. Alongside Khonshu, there are many other sculptures that probably serve as penitentiaries. to other Marvel deities.
2) the relationship between layla and steven evolves
Steven and Layla embrace as they prepare to enter the burial chamber, and Steven confesses to Layla that Marc pushed her away to prevent Khonshu from choosing her as his next symbol.. Marc is angered by the connection between Steven and Layla, however, Marc also appreciates, to some extent, that Steven has been candid with her about of Khonshu’s envy of enlistmentr.
3) eye of horus
Ammit’s Burial Chamber is a complex maze, organized as the image of the eye of Horus. Steven then evokes the 6 paths proposed by Horus. According to the myth, Horus would have lost an eye in the fight against his uncle Seth to avenge the assassination of his father. During the fight, Seth gouged out his left eye, cut it up (into six pieces, according to one version of this legend) and threw the pieces into the Nile. Today, the eye of Horus is also considered to represent the 5 senses of human perception, plus that of thought, and it is this part of the mythology that the MCU chose to adapt.
4) alexander the great
While Steven and Layla are separated inside Ammit’s tomb, Steven discovers the tomb of Alexander the Great. As you probably know, Alexander the Great is a king of Macedon and one of the most famous figures of antiquity (in addition to having been an extraordinary conqueror). As the series shows, Alexander’s bodywhen he died, was mummified in the manner of the Pharaohs, and not cremated, as is customary according to the Macedonian funeral rite.
According to Strabo (Greek historian), whose testimony would be the most reliable since he carried out a long stay in Alexandria, the funerary monument was in a basilica in Alexandria. Unfortunately, throughout history, its exact location has been lost, and despite excavations, for the moment, the latter remains untraceable. The MCU reinvented history by placing this tomb in the desert, and not in Alexandriaas we think.
5) the death of layla’s father
In this episode of Moon Knight, Harrow reveals that Marc was among the mercenaries tasked with eliminating a group of archaeologists exploring a site in Egypt, among whom was Layla’s father. Distraught, Marc’s wife confronts him about his true involvement.not. He then admits to having been present, but claims to have played no role in the death of his father. Marc then says that it was his partner who committed the act when he got too greedy. In the comics, Marc’s partner is another mercenary named “Raoul Bushman”, and has actually been shown to be too greedy, going as far as murderunder the horrified eyes of Marc Spector.
6) a reference to comics
After being shot, Marc begins a dream sequencewhich leads him to imagine a corny adventure show in which the main characters explore the jungle and come across the statue of Coyolxauhqui. He then wakes up in a mental asylum, where the fictional show is revealed to be playing on a television screen. The sequence in question pays homage to the comic book series Moon Knight from 2011 from artist Alex Maleev and screenwriter Brian Michael Bendis.
This story sees Marc Spector heading to the West Coast, where he becomes a Hollywood actor. How he led an interesting lifehe finds a new calling as the showrunner of an action-adventure television series based on his story as a mercenary. A nice wink made here.
7) alarm clock at the asylum
Marc ends up waking up in a psychiatric ward, and everything is done so that we think, for a few moments, that Marc made it all up. In volume 8 of the comics Moon Knight by Marvel Comics, written by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Greg Smallwood, Marc is placed in a similar situation when he finds himself inside an asylum. It is then revealed that the facility’s director, Doctor Emmet, is an avatar of Ammit and plans to take Marc’s body control.
An ingenious reference, but one that doesn’t really serve the same purpose in the series, in all likelihood, as you will see.
8) tomb buster
If you hope you can watch the film Tomb Busterwe will disappoint you. Tomb Buster is not a real movie and appears to have been created specifically for Moon Knightin a sort of parody ofIndianaJones, with a plot inspired by the events of the series. SinceIndiana Jones is a Disney property, Tomb Buster is a fun nod to the iconic film, and of course the film’s title also refers to tomb Raider. Note that in the first Tom Raider dating from 1996, Egypt constitutes the tenth, eleventh and twelfth level. Lara goes there to find one of the fragments of the Scion, precisely in the city of Khamoon.
9) the third sarcophagus
Mark tries to escape from the hospital and ends up in a room with an Egyptian sarcophagus. After opening the lid of the latter, he discovers one of his alternate personalities, Steven Grant, trapped inside. Together they start walking down the next hallway, and pass a room where is another sarcophaguswhich contains another entity that desperately wants out, and in all likelihood it could be Jake Lockley. We invite you to visit our article detailing this point if you want to learn more about it. Know that in addition to that, volume 8 of the comics Moon Knight which we spoke to you above takes a close interest in Jake Lockley. Coincidence? Hard to believe.
10) the return of the taweret goddess
The goddess Taweret, the Egyptian goddess with the head of a hippopotamus, was presented to us at the end of the episode, but we have already seen it in the form of stuffed animals sold by Steven within episode 1.
Similarly, to learn more about its nature and on his hypothetical bond with Laylawe invite you to consult our previous article on the subject.
11) the evolution of the moon at the end of each credits
Did you notice that during the credits, the visible part of the moon increased from episode to episode? A very nice reference to the character of Moon Knight.
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