Moon Knight episode 1 ending explained: What [SPOILER] really means

Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.
Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /

Moon Knight has arrived with an explosive premiere, but what does it all mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe series?

The time has finally come for Marvel fans: Moon Knight has arrived on Disney Plus.

Without question, one of the most anticipated TV shows of the year, the Marvel Studios series looks to open a new chapter in the pages of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it plans on doing that by introducing viewers to one of the most popular comic book characters not yet to feature in the expansive MCU.

*** Contains spoilers from Moon Knight season 1, episode 1 ***

And what an introduction it was, as Moon Knight‘s debut episode wasted little time in throwing us into the mystery of Steven Grant and his multiple personalities. But what does it all mean for him and the MCU going forward?

Moon Knight season 1, episode 1 explained

After a 40-minute adventure for Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac), the poor man did not know what was happening to him anymore. However, before he could get the chance to fully grasp that, he was confronted by Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) at his place of work as the villain wanted the scarab that Steven had seemingly stolen from him. In order to retrieve that scarab, Harrow sent some kind of demonic creature to frighten and kill him.

That didn’t get the chance to happen, though, as Steven gave into another of his personalities, allowing Moon Knight to come to life and successfully rescue him from the creature, defeating it in convincing fashion.

How Moon Knight is born

If you’re familiar with the source material, you’ll know that Moon Knight knows a thing or two about multiple personalities, and we see that here as Steven Grant is haunted by them.

It appears that the dominant personality is that of Marc Spector, the mysterious mercenary who many people around him seem to be referring to – the very one who asked Steven for permission to overtake his body in the closing moments.

As for the voice in his head, well, that belongs to the Egyptian moon god known as Khonshu. An ancient god unable to exist on the earthly plane, he picks a champion that can work as his avatar and help carry out his will. That avatar is, of course, Moon Knight.

And now that Moon Knight is born, look for things to get even more complicated for poor Steven Grant in episode 2.

Moon Knight unveils new episodes on Disney Plus on each Wednesday for the next five weeks.

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