Moon Knight comes to a close in “Gods and Monsters.” With Marc dead, Harrow is able to take Ammit from him. Now, he has to bring her out and present himself as her avatar. With Marc and Steven out of the way, how is anyone going to stop Harrow once he brings out Ammit?
After Layla sees Marc’s dead body, she goes with Harrow and Ammit’s followers, hoping to blend in enough before she makes her move. Thankfully, she waits because Taweret is able to get a message through. She tells Layla that Marc needs her to free Khonshu. It’s a good thing Harrow plans to take her right to Khonshu and all of the other gods. The gods who, by the way, are finally realizing that they were wrong about Harrow, and he’s about to release Ammit. Harrow smashes the stone version of Ammit and out she emerges. Wow she is very imposing, with the head of a crocodile. Honestly, it was a bit weird at first, but they did a great job with all of the effects and CGI on Moon Knight.
Once Ammit is free, she needs an avatar. Harrow offers himself up, but right away, she notices that his scales are not balanced. He says that he will accept the scales no matter what they say. Ammit says she once relied on a servant whose scales balanced perfectly, and look where that got her. It seems Harrow’s loyalty is worth more to her than his scales. She agrees to take him as her avatar. Thankfully, Layla was close enough to also free Khonshu. He asks her to be his avatar, but she isn’t going to give in. Marc didn’t trust Khonshu, so why should she? Khonshu argues that they won’t defeat Ammit without working together, but she refuses to enslave herself.
Marc is in the field of reeds, but he isn’t happy. He should be at peace here, no more pain, loneliness, or suffering. If only Marc could enjoy it, but he can’t stop thinking about Steven in the Duat. Taweret tells Marc that there’s nothing he can do, but he doesn’t care. Marc decides to go back for Steven. He makes a whole speech to Steven, who is encased in sand. Marc tells Steven that he’s the only superpower Marc ever needed, and Steven is the only reason he survived. It looks like this tips the scales in their favor because Steven thaws and the doors open. Taweret helps them escape back to the land of the living.
Meanwhile, Layla is trying to figure out how to take on Harrow, Ammit, and their followers on her own. It’s time she asked for some help. She agrees to be Taweret’s temporary avatar. Dare I say her outfit and powers might be cooler than Moon Knight? As Taweret’s avatar, Layla gains a badass outfit and gold wings, which are also great at deflecting bullets. Once Marc is back, he agrees once again to be Khonshu’s avatar, as long as he and Steven are free once Ammit is defeated.
The fight scenes were really well done, as most are in the Marvel universe. Ammit and Khonshu battle while Harrow takes on Layla and Marc/Steven. Just as it looks like Harrow has the upper hand, Marc blacks out. He wakes up to a lot of destruction and Harrow knocked out at his feet. Layla asked what that was, but Marc can’t answer because he doesn’t know. It looks like that third personality came through again. So who is this mystery personality?
With Harrow down, Layla and Marc are able to bind Ammit to him and stop her from continuing her judgment. Khonshu wants Marc to kill Harrow, eliminating them both, but Marc isn’t that mercenary anymore. They eventually let Harrow go. He wakes up in the psych ward. It’s very interesting how we come back to that reality once again. But, that’s not the end. That third personality is about to finally get a bit of explanation. Oh and with Marvel, never forget that end credit scene, okay? In this scene, we see someone breaking Harrow out of the psych ward. Khonshu was never concerned about letting Marc and Steven go because he always had Jake Lockley, the third personality, in his back pocket. Khonshu has Jake kill Harrow (supposedly), and the show is officially done.
With this being a limited series, they definitely wrapped it up well. But there is always a possibility for more, and that third personality still ties Marc and Steven to Khonshu. So how did that personality come about? Could he have been born out of the violence that Khonshu asked of Marc? Six episodes was just enough to get a great story, a taste of Moon Knight, and maybe even leave you wanting more. Disney and Marvel have yet to announce sequels for their latest streaming content, but at this point, never say never.