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The big Moon Knight plot twist in episode 4 might have leaked

Updated Apr 14th, 2022 9:39AM EDT
Moon Knight poster
Image: Marvel Studios

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Marvel’s Moon Knight is the most mysterious MCU hero we’ve seen on Disney Plus so far, and that’s because Oscar Isaac’s character is making his debut in the TV show. That means we have no idea what to expect from Moon Knight, especially since plot leaks have been largely absent.

We saw a few teasers from the Moon Knight team. Some claimed episode 4 would deliver some sort of special development. Others teased the weirdness of episodes 5 and 6. And Isaac himself said we might have to watch the show several times to figure out what’s real and what’s not.

But we might finally be on to something, as the first massive Moon Knight plot leak has arrived. It details events from the upcoming episodes, including the plot twist in episode 4. Before we look at it, I’ll tell you that massive spoilers might follow. You’d be better off checking out our Moon Knight review if you want to avoid any spoilers.

What mental illness does Moon Knight have?

Even without the plot leak, Oscar Isaac’s teaser that we can’t know for certain what’s real and what isn’t in what we see on the screen is something to remember. Like WandaVision, Moon Knight deals with mental illness. Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) created an imaginary world devoid of suffering to cope with her own grief in that show. Dissociative identity disorder is the issue at the heart of Moon Knight.

Steven Grant lives a similar life in the real world in Moon Knight. But he has blackouts when one of the other personalities takes over. We’ve met two of them, including Marc Spector and Moon Knight. And we saw how Marvel handles the illness.

We’ve experienced the fractured life that Steven has to deal with. And we’ve learned how dangerous and incredibly skilled Marc must be. Then, of course, there’s Moon Knight, the Avatar of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu (F. Murray Abraham).

All these characters have to inhabit the same mind, and this gives Marvel the freedom to do whatever it wants with the Moon Knight plot. The leak you’re about to see is further indication that Marvel might dive even deeper into Steven’s brain.

Moon Knight Super Bowl Trailer
Oscar Isaac playing various characters in Moon Knight. Image source: Marvel Studios

The big Moon Knight plot leak

Redditors found the Moon Knight plot spoilers for episodes 2-4 on some Discord. From the looks of it, the user who leaked the episode 4 plot twist could verify they had access to the first four episodes. It so happens that Disney made available four episodes to reviewers, keeping the final two episodes secret.

The leaker says that episode 2 will give us a fourth persona. That’s Mr. Knight, which seems to be Steven’s version of Moon Knight rather than Marc’s. If Marc is in the suit that we saw at the end of episode 1, then Steven will get the suit-like version of the suit that appeared in Empire.

Episode 3, meanwhile, should give us a look at various other Egyptian gods who have their own avatars. If real, it means the Egyptian gods have been roaming the planet for thousands of years. Like the Eternals. But that’s not Moon Knight’s big plot twist.

Moon Knight Super Bowl Trailer
Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) and Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac). Image source: Marvel Studios

The episode 4 plot twist

Apparently, Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) will appear in front of this council, where he’ll be able to convince the gods that Moon Knight and Khonshu are lying. That is, he isn’t trying to bring Ammit back to life. This turn of events will lead to Khonshu being imprisoned into a statue, leaving Marc and Steven without powers. The leaker also claimed that Harrow was once Khonshu’s Moon Knight avatar.

The leak then jumps right to episode 4’s ending, telling us that “Marc is shot and ‘killed,’ then wakes up in a mental asylum.” That reads like the kind of plot twist one can expect from movies and TV shows dealing with mental illness.

Things get even weirder if this Moon Knight plot leak is accurate. Ethan Hawke is the doctor trying to cure Marc and Steven. And yes, both of them are inside the mental institution. Also, Steven Grant appears to be the name of an archeologist from a movie playing on TV.

Moon Knight is coming to Disney Plus in March.
Moon Knight is coming to Disney Plus in March. Image source: MARZ VFX/Marvel

The strange animal in the Moon Knight leak

As always with Marvel plot spoilers, we have no way of verifying these Moon Knight claims. Episode 2, which premieres on Wednesday, should provide additional clues about the veracity of this report.

But what’s interesting in this Moon Knight episode 4 plot account is the presence of a certain animal. Apparently, the mental institution has sarcophaguses in it, with Steven being locked into one. That’s to say the Egypt theme is still present.

Marc and Steven try to escape, and they meet a CGI version of the Egyptian god Taweret. That name shouldn’t mean anything, but we did hear it early in episode 1. Goddess Taweret is a hippo, and Steven sells those at the museum.

Why is this animal detail important for the Moon Knight plot? It’s not. But the Moon Knight directors who teased episode 4 recently happened to have mentioned an animal that appears in episodes 2 and 4. Is it Tawaret? Will we see Tawaret appear in episode 2? Again, we’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out more Moon Knight details.

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Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.