The following story accommodates spoilers for Moon Knight‘s Episode 6 finale, presently titled “Episode 6.”
After six episodes establishing the identities of Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac) and Steven Grant (British Oscar Isaac), then every identification denying the opposite exists, then every realizing the opposite has mainly existed all alongside, after which, lastly, changing into BFFs with one another, Moon Knight lastly discovered its group up in its finale. Where The Falcon and the Winter Soldier had its marquee team-up of nicely, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Moon Knight had its personal marquee team-up of Marc Spector and Steven Grant. They simply occur to share the identical physique, is all.
Together, they proved stronger than aside; not blacking out and taking on their shared physique in opposition to the opposite’s will, however working collectively to defeat the highly effective villain Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) and his god confederate Ammit.
And when it was all stated and finished, the pair had been capable of undergo with a deal they’d had with the Moon God Khonshu—to be freed of his clutches and interference. Marc and Steven needed to stay their very own life, and Khonshu (voiced with such fantastic wry frustration by F. Murray Abraham) held by together with his finish of the discount. That is, with one minor hiccup—Marc and Steven aren’t the one ones occupying that one shared physique. Moon Knight comedian readers won’t be stunned to be taught that Jake Lockley—who has truly been teased earlier than, earlier within the present’s season—is one other persona enjoying a key position right here. And whereas Khonshu could have freed Marc and Steven, Jake continues to be very a lot in his service. Let’s take a better have a look at how this all performed out, and what it may imply.
So…what precisely was occurring in that Moon Knight credit scene?
At the precise finish of the present, we noticed Marc and Steven nonetheless in tune with each other. They wakened in the identical London flat the place we met Steven firstly of the present; the identical track, “A Man Without Love” by Engelbert Humperdinck, as soon as once more enjoying. The solely distinction now could be that Steven and Marc had been awake on the similar time, working in coordination. Between these two, there would seemingly be no extra blackouts. Seems like an honest association, given the circumstances!
There’s one difficulty, although—they have firm. The credit scene picks up with Arthur Harrow—the actual Arthur Harrow, not the physician model who existed in Marc/Steven’s head—in a near-catatonic state in an asylum, rambling about Khonshu and gods. No one takes him significantly.
But then a determine in darkish clothes places Arthur right into a wheelchair, wheels him by the establishment, the place we see on the bottom that somebody has been killed and changed. This determine brings Arthur exterior and tosses him right into a limo—and behind the limo, Arthur meets Khonshu. Khonshu is very leisurely sitting, and basically tells Arthur that he is nonetheless acquired his fist of vengeance. He does not have Marc or Steven anymore, certain. But he is acquired somebody simply pretty much as good: Jake Lockley, the third persona sharing their physique.
And not solely does Jake communicate Spanish, telling the beautiful delusional Arthur “Today is your turn to lose,” however he is prepared to do the one factor we most lately noticed Marc refuse to do: kill. He shoots his silenced pistol twice, presumably killing Mr. Harrow as soon as and for all. (This is a far cry from the Kingpin scenario in Hawkeye; Arthur’s time within the MCU is most definitely concluded).
We do not know whether or not Moon Knight will subsequent proceed in one other season, or as a supporting character in somebody’s film (possibly Blade?), or maybe seem in his personal film subsequent, however Marc and Steven discovering out about Jake’s existence ought to in all probability be proper close to the highest of the precedence record.
Who is Jake Lockley?
Comic followers will acknowledge the identify Jake Lockley as that of Marc’s third persona—and should have been eagerly awaiting his look. In the Marvel Comics, Jake is usually depicted as probably the most blunt and brutal of the three; he’s usually depicted as a cab driver with a fast set off for anger and a penchant for violence.
In the ’70s and ’80s comics, the Jake persona turned a taxi driver to realize intel from each street-level criminals and civilians; certainly one of his greatest mates was a girl named Gena, who owns a neighborhood diner that Jake/Marc/Steven frequent.
Prior to the massive credit scene reveal, the Jake persona had already been teased a couple of instances within the Moon Knight TV present. You could recall that firstly of Episode 3, when Marc/Steven/Jake was chasing down a few of Harrow’s thugs on the rooftops of Cairo, he had a very violent struggle and neither Marc nor Steven had any concept what was happening, each blaming the opposite. That’s as a result of this little bit of impressed violence was carried out by Jake.
During the Episode 4 asylum twist, Marc discovered Steven in a sealed sarcophagus and let him out; in the identical episode, the digital camera panned and located one other sealed sarcophagus, with the particular person inside clearly banging to be freed. This, too, was Jake. Some theorists additionally believed that one of many conversations within the asylum scenes with “Dr. Harrow” was Jake as nicely.
The most up-to-date tease was within the finale; when Marc and Steven blacked out mid-fight with Harrow, earlier than blacking again in and Harrow’s defeat had occurred off-screen, this wasn’t meant as a shoutout to No Country for Old Men, however moderately one other clue that there was a 3rd persona taking motion.
And, as that credit scene reveals, the truth that this third persona—being bought as probably the most vicious and violent—continues to be in league with Khonshu signifies that Marc/Steven/Jake continues to be Moon Knight. Even if most of them do not even realize it.
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