‘Moon Knight’ Episode 3 REVIEW: Marvel’s Mythical Lore Explored in Globe-Trotting Adventure
The latest installment of Marvel’s newest series offered fans a brand new look into the history of this unknown supernatural realm as Moon Knight episode 3 expanded on the mythical lore of the series in a fantastic globe-trotting installment.
Following a near-perfect episode 2, Marvel’s latest series has pushed the universe’s penchant for the supernatural forward as a tale of mythical entities and mystic forces has brought to life a brand new world of the MCU.
A focus on the central character to the story, Moon Knight episode 3 has put Marc Spector front and center as the primary personality, with Arthur Harrow firmly en route to release the dangerous judgment of Ammit from her resting place.
The most intriguing aspect of the episode, and what perhaps makes it important to the grand scheme of the series, is the exploration into the mythical lore of these Egyptian deities that have come to represent the past of Khonshu, Ammit, and various deities.
We find out that Marc’s situation is both incredibly unique, and no different from various Egyptian deities’ use of human avatars; with Khonshu requiring a fist of vengeance where other gods only desire observatory vessels.
A gathering of these various avatars for the purpose of placing Arthur Harrow on trial was both incredibly intriguing, and perhaps rather telling; as it expands the lore of the Marvel Universe to now include deistic beings from supernatural realms.
There is no surprise that certain gods exist in the MCU- after all, Thor is the embodiment of this fact- what is interesting, however, is how differently they seemingly operate.
The episode, outside of the incredible building of the mythology, also firmly established a third personality present in Marc and Steven; this one being incredibly more violent than the other two.
Moon Knight episode 3 brought to life a globe-trotting adventure aspect to the story that has definitely increased scope, while the events of this third installment helped to set up Harrow as an incredibly capable villain; deceiving even the gods in Khonshu’s plight against him.
Steven’s evolution is still the best part of the series, and his developing understanding of cohabitation with Marc is the underpinning narrative that has kept many engaged in the plight of the less interesting and stoic Spector.
There is also the undeniable presence of Layla, whose trip to Cairo opens up a plethora of questions about who she is, and what life was like with Marc before Khonshu.
Overall, the latest installment of the Moon Knight series was a pleasant change of pace, as the story expanded in nearly every way, building a ton of anticipation for the continued development of these characters, and this saga.