Why Moon Knight Post Credits Scene is Important

The sixth episode of Moon Knight didn’t have to necessarily answer each question. The game-changing MCU series broke into the mold in many ways — by showing mental illness, by completely changing reality, and by far, being the show that stands apart from the mainstream Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, it still needs to answer one: Who happens to be the third alter ego that kept taking over Steven and Marc’s body mysteriously?

Thankfully, the post-credits scene did answer that. So, here is what that means for the future of Steven, Marc, and Moon Knight.

Moon Knight Post-Credits, EXPLAINED

Arthur Harrow
Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight

The final episode came to an end with Steven and Marc trying to wager their release from Khonshu’s bargain, only to wake up exactly where they had begun, chained to Steven’s bed. However, like any good Marvel storyline, this isn’t really the story’s end.

Just like the transition in the fourth Episode where Marc finds himself in an asylum, the post-credits scene opens with Arthur Harrow placed in a similar situation, seeing nothing but sand where there isn’t really any. But how is this even possible? As we saw, Harrow gets murdered while his body gets used to imprison Ammit — or what it looked like, at least. However, in a little split-second shot, we see Harrow’s hand twitching. Just as Steven and Marc were able to make their way back from the afterlife, perhaps as it looks like, Harrow can too.

Harrow is seen confused and weak in the asylum, getting wheeled out by a mystery man, who dumps him in a white limousine where he is being awaited by Khonshu. This is when we finally get to see the face of the man.

“Meet my friend, Jake Lockley,” Khonshu says, making the limo driver glare into the rearview mirror — a new character played by no one else, but Oscar Isaac. Lockley, who speaks only Spanish, doesn’t waste much time in aiming and firing at Harrow.

Jake Lockley Has Appeared In MCU

Oscar Isaac's third alter ego
Oscar Isaac’s third alter ego has finally debuted

This seems to be a massive change to the story of Moon Knight in a lot of ways. Firstly, it finally does away with Arthur Harrow, the series’ villain, shooting him at point-blank range, similar to when he shot Marc/Steven. However, the most important reveal remains to be Jake Lockley, who happens to be the third alter ego responsible for the most brutal fights (that we didn’t see). Whenever Steven or Marc wavered, Jake was the one who took over their body.

Fans have been long-speculating about Jake Lockley’s appearance in the MCU for a long time now, with even his name trending on Twitter despite the character not appearing in the show until now. So while this might come as a surprise, it isn’t very unexpected after all.

What does Moon Knight’s Post-Credits Scene Mean For Season 2?

Moon Knight on Disney+
A still from Moon Knight

So, what does this mean for Moon Knight? Well, the story isn’t over, the only remaining mystery is how it will continue.

While we know how disconnected Moon Knight has been to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe, it doesn’t look like this story will continue in another film, like how WandaVision is set to continue in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Moon Knight is more likely to follow the lead of Loki and get confirmed for another season.

This explains the deleted tweet from the Marvel Twitter account which described the sixth Episode as the finale of the “series”, before it got replaced by the “season” finale. Unlike other MCU shows, Moon Knight doesn’t seem to be a one-and-done. Isaac’s hero contains a lot of multitudes, and his spinoff adventure looks like it’s about to be beginning. Now, we must wait to see where Marvel takes Moon Knight next.

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