Moon Knight’s third episode, “The Friendly Type,” raises a harrowing question. (No pun intended) Is there another personality trying to break through about which Steven and Mark don’t know? Marc takes them to Cairo, where he believes that Arthur Harrow is on his way to resurrecting Ammit. With the scarab in hand, it won’t be long before Harrow reaches his goal.
Arthur Harrow is in Cairo, and he isn’t exactly worried that Marc Spector is right on his trail because he has found Ammit’s tomb. He instructs his followers to keep digging until they find the tomb. Meanwhile, Marc is causing quite the stir in Cairo. He is trying to get information about Harrow, but Steven keeps popping up. Steven is uncomfortable with the violence, but Marc doesn’t know how else to get his answers. The wild part is when Marc blacks out, Steven swears that he isn’t the one who took over. Plus the violence only escalated when Marc was out. Is there another personality? And if so, is this one even more violent than Marc? Does Khonshu know?
Speaking of Khonshu, Marc asks if he has any grand ideas to stop Harrow from killing millions. Khonshu only has one very bad idea. He’s going to manipulate the sky by causing an eclipse in order to get the attention of the other gods. For better or worse, his plan works. The gods are coming together to hear what Khonshu has to say. The gods don’t believe in meddling in the lives of humans like Khonshu does. Khonshu tries to tell them that they need the might of the gods to stop Harrow from raising Ammit.
The gods decide to hear from Harrow. Now we all know that he’s raising Ammit, but it’s pretty easy to act like Khonshu is the one who is unhinged. Harrow even tells the gods about Marc’s personalities. The gods warn Khonshu to stop interfering with the sky. It looks like they are once again on their own. However, Layla has just arrived in Cairo, with plenty of black market contacts who might be able to help find an alternate way to Ammit’s tomb.
Layla takes Marc to see an old friend who has Senfu’s sarcophagus, which could have a cypher helping to lead to Ammit’s tomb. Unfortunately, Marc isn’t very well versed in these sorts of things, so Layla asks for Steven’s help. When Harrow shows up, all hell breaks loose. He tells Layla that Marc isn’t being honest about her father’s murder. But there isn’t time to get into that. Marc and Steven are getting better at switching back and forth. Steven is needed to help with the clues, and Marc is needed when the fighting starts.
Layla and Marc narrowly escape but now for the tricky part. The clue points to stars in the night sky from 2,000 years ago. Since their current night sky is so different, they need a bit more help from Khonshu. Khonshu turns back the night sky, but he knows that by manipulating the sky again, the other gods will entomb him in stone. He tells Steven that Marc must free him once he’s imprisoned by the gods. Harrow of all people sees Khonshu imprisoned and says that he is going to do what Khonshu could not. Harrow says his victory is because of Khonshu; it’s because of the torment he experienced as Khonshu’s avatar that he’s seeking out Ammit.
Now that everyone is finding Ammit’s tomb, I’m curious to see how the next pieces unfold. Steven and Marc aren’t sure they’re alone in this body, so is there another personality? If so, wouldn’t Khonshu know about this other person? What isn’t Marc telling Layla about her father’s death? I’m enjoying how much is packed into each episode of Moon Knight. We’re officially halfway through, which means only 3 more episodes. I’m glad these last two episodes have had much more action since we don’t get many more.