Moon Knight Episode 4 Ending Explained – Marvel Comics Connection

A close-up of Marc, confused.

You’re about to have a weird day, Marc.
Screenshot: Marvel Studios/Disney+

Yes, moon knight Fans. It happened. You didn’t dream the last 10 minutes from the last episode, “The fall.” They were real and you’ll be glad to know it wasn’t just a random creation. The twist is strongly rooted in one of moon knightthe most surprising and fascinating comic book stories of all time, a run by Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood and Jordie Bellaire from 2016, and we’re here to break it down.

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In the show, Marc and Layla raid graves in hopes of finding Ammit before Harrow and his team do. You can read the full recap here, but finally, Harrow shoots Marc, Marc falls into a pit and wakes up… somewhere else. After almost four episodes dominated by the natural look of the UK and Egypt, directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead smacks us with the cold, white interior of a mental health facility. There are patients who play Bingo and watch television-aand one of these patients, Marc Spector, stares at a whiteboard. Another patent, who looks like Layla, takes her winning bingo card as Marc begins to regain consciousness. He tries to get up but falls out of his wheelchair, dropping a Moon Knight toy in the process. But what is going on here?

The storyline is almost exactly how Moon Knight #1released in 2016, begin. Created by Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood and Jordie Bellaire, this comic begins as this episode ends, with Marc waking up in a mental institution. Yet there, it’s a bit simpler from the start. Marc said he was never a Moon Knight. There is a Moon Knight, but he just imagined it was him in his head for years.

Moon Knight sitting in a mental institution.

A page from Moon Knight #1 which clearly is an influence here.
Picture: Marvel Comics/Greg Smallwood and Jordie Bellaire

Is this the truth about the show though? It’s unclear. After Marc falls out of his chair, he is sedated and brought to see the head of the facility who is, of course, Ethan Hawke’s Harrow. Alt-Harrow explains that a movie Marc watches on repeat called Tomb Buster “makes a meal” of a Moon God, much like his stories. This idea is also taken from the comics, where Marc similarly watches great adventures on television. Could Marc just steal his ideas from the film?

The show then becomes a bit The usual suspects moment, seemingly reinforcing Alt-Harrow’s claims. There are some familiar-looking statues. The painting on the wall looks like the town from the first episode. Even Harrow’s shoes are the same style. All of these visual indicators give the impression that nothing that happened is real. Marc made it all up because he is mentally ill.

We wouldn’t want to spoil what ultimately unfolds in the 2016 race, but suffice it to say that nothing can be taken at face value…aWell, Marvel Studios made a moon knight show with Marc Spector, don’t they? Chances are, what we’ve been watching for nearly four episodes has indeed happened.

Marc and Steven shouting.

Have you seen a talking hippo or something?
Screenshot: Marvel Studios/Disney+

But then you have to ask yourself, what does the end of the episode mean? Marc escapes Alt-Harrow’s office and runs off. Along the way, he sees a sarcophagus with someone screaming and screaming inside. He opens it to find… Steven. The two kiss, confirm their confusion, and walk out. They briefly look at a third sarcophagus which they don’t open (which we can only assume means another personality is coming), and eventually come across ahippo-shaped deity. She says “Hi”, they shout and the episode ends.

As mentioned in our recap it is probably Taweret, the goddess of fertility and childbirth, who is possibly another member of the Ennead. But if so, who trapped her there? And will it be the same general explanation that happened in the comics? (Again, no spoilers, but there is a brief recap here.) We would imagine moon knightThe series will end in the same, but not exactly, aligned way to the comics, but we’ll find out very soon. Only two weeks of moon knight are stay on Disney+.

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Lisa M. Horner