The fourth episode of Moon Knight titled “The Tomb” takes viewers deep into an Egyptian tomb and even deeper into Marc’s mind. What are we talking about?
As Steven Grant once said, “What you’re about to see is gonna melt your brain”. Let’s begin!
Moon Knight Season 1 Episode 4 recap – Ammit’s Tomb
The episode actually opens with the stone statue of Khonshu being placed within a wall, shared by multiple other Egyptian gods. This explains why the gods were so quick to defend Arthur Harrow during the trial.
They know what he’s doing and possibly agree to it. Layla and an unconscious Steven evade Harrow’s men but now that Khonshu has been turned to stone they cannot summon the suit.
Steven remains in control, ignoring Marc’s orders to hand control over to him, and has begun to fall in love with Layla. The feeling may be mutual as the two share a kiss.
Feeling possibly guilty about his feelings for Layla, Steven decides to tell her that the reason Marc left was to prevent her from becoming Khonshu’s next avatar. They enter the tomb and immediately something is strange.
The tomb is shaped like the Eye of Horus, and they find themselves in presence of a possible room used for human sacrifices. Layla and Steven split up, just in time for someone to be brutally murdered with their organs removed and placed in canopic jars.
Who are these people? Better question is what are they?
Layla battles one, and if you look close enough it appears to be something inhuman. Are they the sorcerers still guarding the pharaoh’s tomb?
The episode doesn’t really explain who or what they are. But the episode does reveal that Ammit’s tomb is actually a pharaoh’s tomb.
Not just any pharaoh but Alexander the Great. The Macedonian ruler who was crowned king of Egypt and founded the city of Alexandria was apparently Ammit’s avatar.
Steven discovers the tomb and upon opening the mummified jaw finds Ammit’s stone statue. You’d think the day is saved but we still have plenty of time for something else to happen.
Moon Knight Season 1 Episode 4 recap – Layla’s Father
After Layla defeats the inhuman sorcerer creature, she notices Arthur Harrow across the open pit watching her. He reveals what we already assumed about her father, but she needs to hear it from Marc himself.
She finds Steven at the tomb of Alexander the Great and demands to speak to Marc. Marc takes control and reveals that his partner had killed her father and the other archaeologists.
He couldn’t stop him and in turn his partner killed him which is how he was brought back by Khonshu. Layla is heartbroken but they don’t have time to dwell when Arthur Harrow and his men arrive.
Arthur provides Marc one last chance to save himself, but he declines and gets killed. Or does he?
Moon Knight Season 1 Episode 4 recap – Marc and Steven’s Personal Purgatory
In a very beautifully crafted plot twist fake out, Marc awakes in what appears to be a mental hospital. He’s cuffed to his wheelchair, watches a film about an explorer named Steven Grant and befriends fellow patient Layla.
Marc tries to connect with Steven through his reflection but can’t. Upon waking up from being sedated he finds himself in the office of one of the doctors, Arthur Harrow.
Familiar objects surround the room like the canopic jars and Harrow’s cane. Marc manages to escape and hides in a room with a sealed sarcophagus.
Upon opening it Steven is there as another body. The two recall the last moments of getting shot and try to escape.
While doing so they pass a room with another sarcophagus and come face to face with the Egyptian goddess Taweret. The two hilariously freak out and the episode ends on this unusual cliffhanger.
Moon Knight Season 1 Episode 4 review
So, what have we learned from the newest episode of Moon Knight? For starters the reveal of Taweret was a great way to connect the series from the first episode.
As we recall one of the items at the museum kiosk Steven worked at was full of Taweret stuffed animals. Taweret, the hippo-headed Egyptian goddess of fertility and childbirth may be an ally of Khonshu’s.
The fact of the matter is many Egyptian gods and goddesses have been turned to stone and it wouldn’t be surprising if there was a power struggle going on behind the scenes. Therefore, why else would Taweret arrive if not to help?
As for the third sarcophagus, well, expect a little something about that shortly. The fake plot twist itself was very intriguing.
For a brief moment they want audiences to believe the entire show has been a figment of Marc’s imagination. But was this all just one giant test?
Was Marc somehow transported to a type of purgatory? How does he escape?
Furthermore, how does Arthur Harrow have the power of Ammit when she has been turned to stone? There are only two episodes left and I can hardly wait to see how this limited series comes to a close!
One last note, this episode gets bonus points in my book for mentioning Queen Nefertiti. One day, her tomb will be found, and I hope I am around to read all about it!
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Moon Knight Season 1 Episode 5 airs on April 27, 2022 on Disney Plus