The race to Ammit continues in Moon Knight’s fourth episode, “The Tomb.” Now that both parties have found the location of the tomb, it’s anyone’s game. But, let’s not forget that Khonshu is encased in stone; therefore, Steven and Marc are without any powers or protection.
Layla and Steven are on their way to the tomb when Steven drops a fairly large bomb on her, figuratively of course. Steven and Marc decided that once he wasn’t Khonshu’s avatar anymore, then Marc would leave for good. Layla is frustrated that she had no say in the matter. Marc is her husband after all, but this would mean that he would be gone from her life for good as well.
When they arrive at the tomb, Harrow’s men are already inside. Steven is not entirely focused on the mission because he’s becoming infatuated with Layla. That’s weird, right? Marc sure thinks so. Steven kisses her, and Marc is definitely feeling the betrayal. Let’s also not forget how weird this must be for Layla. Two different personalities but one body makes things a whole lot more complicated.
It’s a good thing that Steven is currently in control because there are more puzzles to decipher in the maze to Ammit’s final resting place. There are six paths to choose from, one for each of the senses. Since the avatar would be Ammit’s voice, they go down the path of the tongue. There’s fresh blood and definitely human remains along this path. When they hear a very odd clicking, it’s clear that something else is down here and doesn’t want them to continue on to find Ammit.
The clicking belongs to a Heka priest. These priests are guarding Ammit’s tomb, and they are not about to let Layla and Steven pass. They have to separate in order to survive the Heka priest, and Layla runs into another one on her own. She kills it using a flare, and Harrow sees the whole thing go down across a deep and scary crevice. Harrow uses this opportunity to further taunt Layla.
He calls her “Little Scarab,” a title only her dad used. Why does Harrow know so much about her father? Harrow tells her that her father would be proud that she’s one of the first to confirm what he always believed, that ancient Egyptian gods walk amongst humans. He clearly gets under Layla’s skin, but she hides it well, realizing that they have to keep moving forward.
Steven and Layla get to the tomb. Steven thinks they are looking at the final resting place for Alexander the Great, Ammit’s final avatar. Steven doesn’t immediately see the ushabti (what Ammit is trapped in). Since Alexander the Great was Ammit’s voice, Steven starts to reach inside of the now skeleton. He eventually finds the ushabti, but Layla has some questions for Marc about her father’s death. He tells her that mercenaries did kill her father; it just so happened to be his partner who got greedy. Marc’s partner shot him too, and he was supposed to die that day. I’m not sure this settles well with Layla, but there’s no time to dwell on the matter because Harrow and his men catch up to them.
This is when the episode takes a very strange turn. Instead of droning on with a super villain monologue, Harrow shoots Marc, twice. Marc falls into water and wakes up… in a mental institution? Marc goes to see a doctor, who happens to be Harrow. Harrow tells him it’s hard for him to differentiate what’s real and what’s in his head. He was supposedly watching a film called Tomb Buster. Eventually Marc breaks away and finds Steven, both in separate bodies. They eventually run into a hippo goddess, and that’s all she wrote.
This episode had a ton of action, which really pulled all of the stories forward. With only two episodes left, we have a bunch of questions that need to be answered. How will Steven and Marc get out of this nightmare? Will they be able to save Khonshu? Who will survive the end of this limited series? Oh and where is Ammit? I have a feeling that she’s going to be resurrected before the end of the show. I love that this is a limited series because we should get a very conclusive finish.