Moon Knight

Disney Plus

Season 1 Episode 3

The Friendly Type

With Marc in the forefront and Harrow ahead, Marc and Layla navigate Cairo for intel.

Harrow has taken the scarab and his forces to Cairo to find the tomb of Ammit leaving Marc at a distinct disadvantage with time running out. At the same time, Layla is making her way to Cairo her own way. The opening scene of the episode does a great job of giving us insight into Layla as a character and does a great job of making her more interesting. A theme that will carry through the rest of the episode.

Marc is looking for answers and the influence of Steven is getting stronger leading to some uncomfortable confrontations with a group of men who have the information that he needs. The episode continues to do a great job of transitioning the character through moments and time and the jarring feeling for the audience makes it more interesting.

With options running out, Khonshu and Marc decide to call a meeting of the other gods to discuss Harrow and we see them through their avatars as they call Harrow forth to answer the charges against him. This was a visually stunning scene that was actually pretty weak story-wise because it was clunky in both its dialogue and message. It felt out of place only because it could have been better. The only thing it really does is showcase what the consequences are to Khonshu for the powers he used to summon them in the first place.

Layla arrives and we get to see more of her interactions with Marc. Those scenes are really well done and showcase the history between the characters as well as highlight the secrets that Marc is keeping when Harrow shows up again to disrupt their investigation. A disruption that leads to a return to action with the Moon Knight suit as well as a funny appearance of Steven.

In order to locate where Harrow is digging for the tomb of Ammit, Khonshu decides to do something desperate and it leads to a beautifully shot special effects moment and a great cliffhanger to the episode.

The third episode of Moon Knight is beautifully shot and filled with great action beats and character development for Layla. There are some clunky moments like the trial, but the overall episode, its pacing and writing are intriguing and entertaining enough to make me want to see more.

Moon Knight S01XE03



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