Is she successful? Not quite. Arthur does indeed awaken the giant alligatress, who in turn accepts him as her new avatar. But thanks to a message from Taweret, Layla is able to free Khonshu, who immediately tries to convince her to take Marc’s place. She wisely rejects the god’s offer and tells him: “We will work together” without I enslave myself.” Yes, borders!
Meanwhile, Marc isn’t living his best afterlife. He can’t possibly calm down in the Field of Reeds knowing Steven is still in the desert, so Marc ignores Taweret’s warnings and tells Sayonara to Paradise. The two Oscar Isaacs are eventually reunited in the sand, and it really is a beautiful thing. “I survived because I knew I was not alone. You were always there, full of hope,” Marc tells Steven, thanking him for being there when life got too dark to handle. “You have not failed me, and there is no way I will ever forsake you.”
Marc then seems to suffer the same fate as Steven, but when the heart begins to glow between them, they are both restored. Let the cuddling begin!
Back in the land of the living, Moon Knight joins the fight against Amit, occasionally shifting to Mr. Knight because, as they explain, “We’re coming as a package deal now.” And speaking of package deals, Khonshu agrees to release them both if they help him defeat Amit.
And they aren’t the only ones making moves. Layla also agrees to become Taweret’s avatar, following heart-to-heart how she guided Layla’s father to the Field of Reeds. (Aww!) With their official pact, Layla gets an awesome new costume, complete with – wait for it – wings! And I’m not the only one raving about her new look. “Are you an Egyptian superhero?” asks a young girl, to which Layla proudly replies, “I am.”
Thus begins the coolest battle sequence yet, with Layla and Moon Knight (and Mr. Knight, who also kicks a fair amount of ass) mowing down Arthur’s minions as the gods battle behind them. And just when it looks like Arthur has the upper hand, Marc has another classic blackout and suddenly finds himself holding Arthur’s limp body. No questions asked.
Marc and Layla drag Arthur back to the temple, where they cast a spell to trap Amit in her avatar’s mortal form. But when Khonshu tells Marc to kill them both, Layla reminds him that he has a choice. ‘You want him dead? Do it yourself,” Marc tells Khonshu. “Let us go now.”
This brings Marc back to “reality” (aka the hospital where Arthur is his doctor), only feeling something different this time. “Don’t you believe that Khonshu and Amit are real?” asks Marc. When Arthur rejects the existence of the gods, Marc coolly replies, “What if we disagree, Doctor? What if we believe in something else?”
Arthur says their work will have to go on, but when he suddenly starts bleeding and doesn’t understand why, everyone’s perception of reality is questioned. “As tempting as it is to accept your diagnosis, doctor, we’d rather save the world,” Marc says. “Later, alligators!”
Marc then wakes up in Steven’s apartment, chained to the bed, and condemns his British alter ego for maintaining such a crappy living space.
New! Moon Knight finally gives us a mid-credits scene, and it’s a doozy: Arthur finds himself in a mental hospital, muttering about sand. He is escorted out by a mysterious stranger, one who appears to have killed several guards in his efforts to free Arthur. He is escorted to a limousine (signed “SPKTR”) where he is greeted by none other than Khonshu.
“Marc Spector really believed that after he and I broke up, I wanted his wife to be my avatar,” Khonshu tells Arthur. “Why would I ever need someone else? … But he has no idea how troubled he really is. Meet my friend, Jake Lockley.”
The limousine driver then turns and reveals that he is Isaac as a… third personality, one that fans of the comics have been hoping to see for a while. Jake shoots Arthur, presumably killing him, then drives off.
The end? Yes, this time I’m sure.
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