The weight of Just Us

Warning: this story contains spoilers for Wednesday’s “Asylum” episode of Moon Knight. Marc Spector / Steven Grants (Oscar Isaac)’s soul hangs in balance – literally – in the penultimate episode of Marvel Studios’ Knights of the Moon. In episode 5, “Asylum”, the hippopotamus goddess Taweret (Antonia Salib) weighs the hearts of Marc / Stevens. The Scales of Justice and the Feather of Truth by Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) shoot and kill Marc in the long-gone tomb of the Egyptian deity Ammit. A journey through Duat, the Egyptian underworld, will determine the fate of Marc and his altar Steven, who share a body as the avatar of the vengeful moon god Khonshu (F. Murray Abraham).

If the weight is balanced, Marc / Steven will spend eternity in paradise in The Field of Reeds. But let the Weight judge their souls unbalancedwarns the Taweret, the travelers will be thrown overboard, where the unbalanced souls of the dead will drag them down into the Duat to be frozen in sand forever.

After a journey through Marc’s traumatic memories, revealing that Steven is something Marc “invented” in response to his mother’s abuse stemming from his younger brother’s death, Taweret tells Marc / Steven that their weights never balanced. The gates of Osiris will not open to the world above, and the unbalanced souls of the duat will claim theirs.

While Marc and his altar fight against the unbalanced souls climbing aboard the Taweret’s boat, he is almost thrown overboard. But Steven, who summons his Marc-ness, saves his other half – and is then thrown from the boat into the sand on the Duat. Marc watches helplessly as Steven is frozen in sand, balancing their hearts on the scales. Episode 5 ends with Steven, alone, facing the warming sun in The Field of Reeds.

See new photos from Knights of the Moon Section 5 “Asylum” in the gallery below. That Knights of the Moon finals will be streamed on May 4 at Disney +.

Welcome, gentle travelers

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The afterlife

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We’re dead

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The organizing principle

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The point with you

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The fighting mind

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Something you’ve come up with

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A real doctor

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Between reason and nonsense

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Not your enemy

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Pendulum

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Shiva

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