Moon Knight’s second episode, “Summon the Suit,” gave us a lot more context for Steven and the other voices in his head. Plus, Steven has another encounter with Arthur Harrow, and he knows a lot more about Moon Knight than he initially let on.
Steven woke up in his own bed and can’t seem to bring out the other voices and versions of himself. He goes to work at the museum, but only bad news awaits him. They offer to help Steven see some doctors, right before they promptly fire him. Steven sees on the video footage that no one else could see the monster that was attacking him. Of course, this makes him appear even more confused.
Now that Steven basically has nothing left to lose, he finds a storage locker that is in Marc Spector’s name. Thankfully, Marc shows up in the reflections inside the storage unit. He tries to explain to Steven that he is Khonshu’s avatar. Khonshu is the Egyptian god of the moon. Steven tries to run away from this new truth, but he runs straight into Layla. Little does he know that Layla is Marc Spector’s wife.
Marc tries to warn Steven not to let Layla get involved, but that doesn’t exactly work out. Layla takes Steven to his apartment, where he realizes that he and Layla are more similar than they appear. They both can speak French and read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. They also have the same favorite French poet. Is Steven’s personality in part because of Layla?
Arthur Harrow catches back up with Steven, and he reveals that he knows all about Khonshu. Harrow says that he can no longer see Khonshu, but Steven can. As Khonshu’s former avatar, Harrow knows everything that Khonshu is saying, which only makes Steven trust him more. Khonshu tells Steven that he is real justice, and he only ever hurts people who have already done harm. On the other hand, Harrow wants to bring back Ammit, who tears up evil from the root. Ammit casts judgment before a person even has a chance to commit evil. Ammit could punish a person who has the potential for evil without even letting them make their own decisions. It’s at this point that Steven sees Harrow and Ammit for who they really are.
When Steven decides he’s ready to leave, Layla brings the scarab right to Harrow. The scarab is said to lead to Ammit’s tomb, and she’s there waiting to be freed. She tells Steven to summon the suit, but he has no idea how to do that. My favorite part is when he does summon the suit, it looks very different than it does when Marc summons it. Steven’s suit is a bit clunky and looks rather ridiculous. Steven also has no training and is in way over his head. He doesn’t really want to give up his control, but Marc knows that he can save them both if he can just use his skills.
Before other people get hurt, Steven relents control. The suit changes, and we see Marc Spector as Khonshu’s avatar clearly for the first time. Layla recognizes what the suit looks like now that Marc is in charge. While Marc is able to protect innocent bystanders, Harrow still ends up with the scarab. Steven is ready for his body back, but Marc isn’t about to give up control that easily. Without the scarab, they will have to find another way to stop Harrow from raising Ammit.
There are still many questions to uncover after only two episodes. Khonshu wants Layla as his replacement after Marc, but it isn’t clear yet as to why. What happened on the archaeological dig where Marc was the only survivor? How long have Steven and Marc been living these separate lives, and is there a way to fix the situation? Khonshu is a very eerie and unforgiving god, but Ammit is clearly the worst case scenario. With only four episodes left, I’m curious to see where this story goes now that the scarab has led everyone to Egypt.