DISCOVER THE EXPLANATION FOR THE END OF MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 5 ON DISNEY PLUS! SPOILERS!
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Following last week’s episode, in which Marc/Steven was shot and left for dead in a goo puddle inside a tomb, which resulted in a bit of a trippy streak in a unit’s all-white psychiatric/psychic workstation, things could have gone in any direction. To learn everything there is to know about episode 6, read this.
Marc found himself as a patient in a mental hospital, with Harrow as his doctor, his Steven Grant character as a distinct individual, and a giant hippopotamus dressed in Egyptian garb guarding the hospital’s entrance.
Moon Knight Episode 5 provides the necessary explanations while leaving some unanswered questions. Here is a synopsis and explanation of the conclusion to Moon Knight episode 5!
SUMMARY OF MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 5
According to Taweret, the Asylum’s reality is the “Duat,” or Egyptian kingdom of the dead, which is ruled by Osiris.
There is a great deal of mythology surrounding it, but for Moon Knight, it is the interior of Taweret’s boat, which sails through the wasteland of the underworld.
The asylum is an asylum because it is the manifestation of Marc Spector’s “inner self” that serves as an “organizing principle” for his spirit as it is transported to its final destination.
Marc and Steven are subjected to the “weighing of the heart” ritual on Taweret’s boat/in the asylum. Taweret removes Marc and Steven’s hearts and weighs them on an Anubis scale against Maat’s mythical feather. Marc’s soul, as Harrow first surmised, is wildly out of balance.
Steven is unprepared for the darkness that surrounds Marc Spector. When a child enters the room, Steven loses his temper and walks away from Marc, triggering another memory: Marc’s younger brother’s death, “Ro-Ro,” aka Randall Spector. To learn everything there is to know about Marc’s brother, read this.
Wendy, Marc’s mother, never recovered from the bereavement and never forgave Marc. Steven witnessed firsthand the emotional and physical abuse Marc endured from his mother for years – until Marc left home as a teenager and entered the world to become something darker.
EXPLANATION OF THE MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 5 ENDING
The conclusion of Moon Knight’s fifth episode depicts the apparent death of Steven Grant, the series’ central character up to this point.
Steven’s landing in the Duat’s sands turns him to stone, as his unbalanced soul prevents him from entering the afterlife or passing through the Gates of Osiris.
However, the character’s nature dictates that he is most emphatically not dead, as he exists under multiple guises.
Although Steven appears to be dead, it is more likely that he is still alive as one of Duat’s numerous other unbalanced souls, similar to those who attacked Marc and Steven on Taweret’s ship, which means that rescue is not entirely ruled out.
Marc being taken to Champ des Reeds is an unexpected development, given that he was previously revealed to be the more conflicted of the two identities.
The ending of Moon Knight Episode 5 implies that Marc forgave himself and accepted his past by sharing his memories with Steven, which was sufficient to earn him a place in the Field of Reeds.
Steven accepts that he was created by Marc shortly before he was turned to stone, which seems to be the most logical explanation for the scales balancing immediately following his sacrifice.
The song that plays at the end of Moon Knight episode 5 when Marc finds himself in a field of reeds is Manuel Bonilla’s “Más Allá Del Sol.” Más allá del Sol translates as “beyond the sun,” and the Spanish lyrics describe a tranquil journey to paradise.