The Heartbreaking Way Moon Knight Episode 5 Connects to its First Episode…
The latest entry in Marvel’s newest series absolutely devastated us, but there is one heartbreaking way Moon Knight episode 5 connects to its first episode that may just be too much…
This article is written with some details of the latest Moon Knight episode; with that being said, there will be SPOILERS here. If you haven’t watched Episode 5, stop reading this, go watch it, and come back here!
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Marvel’s newest series has already established itself as one of the MCU’s most tragic works; exploring mature themes like child abuse, mental illness, and more in its first season.
Oscar Isaac has given the performance of a lifetime as Marc Spector, the former mercenary who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder, and lives his life with an alternate personality named Steven Grant; a mild-mannered and studied former gist store clerk who is everything Marc isn’t.
The characters have been the perfect vehicle for audiences to explore these very mature themes, and the story is easily one of MCU’s most tragic and incredibly well-done projects in quite a long time.
The latest episode did include the backstory to Marc’s dissociative identity disorder, and the horrific trauma he endured that birthed this coping mechanism that he still struggles with.
On top of the child abuse he endured by his mother, Marc watched his younger brother Randall Spector, drown as the two were playing in caves as children; with the flashback giving fans a small detail that is incredibly heartbreaking.
When fans first meet Randall, the entire family is enjoying family time in the backyard; their mother is cooking, their father is building a treehouse, and Randall is drawing.
The heartbreaking Moon Knight episode 5 connects to its first episode is what the young boy is drawing; a fish.
This moment harkens back to Steven Grant’s seemingly unexplained obsession with his goldfish; a goldfish that is missing a fin.
It also explains why Marc tries so hard to get the same goldfish when the previous one dies; he both knows it’s connected to his brother and knows how much it means to Steven.
It is small details like this that make Moon Knight the spectacular show that it is, and why it could be Marvel’s best series to date.