[S1E2] Summon The Suit ((FREE))
After being fired for damaging the bathroom of the National Gallery, Steven Grant uses the keycard he found in his apartment to access his storage locker containing the scarab. Grant's "reflection" reveals that he is Marc Spector, another identity living in Grant's body, an American mercenary, and the current avatar of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Spector tries to convince Grant to let him resume control of their body, but Grant refuses and flees. He is confronted by Layla, Spector's wife who was unaware of Grant's existence, before being arrested by police officers working for Arthur Harrow. Harrow reveals that he was Khonshu's previous avatar until he chose to follow Ammit instead, and that he seeks the scarab to find her tomb and resurrect her so that she can purge humanity of evil. Layla rescues Grant, but Harrow summons an invisible jackal-like monster to pursue them. Grant summons a suit similar to Spector's and fights the jackal, but is overpowered and allows Spector to take control. Spector kills the jackal but loses the scarab to Harrow. Khonshu angrily confronts Spector, who promises to find Ammit's tomb before Harrow does. Khonshu threatens to claim Layla as his next avatar should Spector fail before sending him to Egypt.
[S1E2] Summon the Suit
Moorhead wanted to establish the relationship between Grant and Spector as a "kind of brotherly relationship where they bicker because they want different things, but they also care for each other in strange ways". He felt that their conversation in the storage locker is when they directly talk to each other "at length for the first time", and that they "bear each other's souls" in their conversation with the broken pyramid mirror. Moorhead also stated that Mr. Knight was Grant's "vision of a cool guy, a svelte man", and his scenes were based on making "everything around making losing the fight frightening and scary". Both Moorhead and Benson decided to make Grant fall down comedically as they felt that Grant realized being an actual hero is more difficult than summoning the suit.
Matt Fowler at IGN gave the episode a 7 out of 10, saying that Isaac continued to dazzle, but felt that by the time Grant and Harrow had their conversation, Grant's bewilderment element had run thin. Fowler felt that Grant's delirium worked well in the previous episode, but now that the puzzle pieces were starting to fall in place, that part of Grant felt like an anchor holding the show back. He said that questions were starting to feel like they were building up at an alarming rate and the episode "only let a little air out of the balloon, answer-wise". Fowler pondered if the Egyptian gods were truly gods, or if they were aliens based on what we have learned about Thor and Asgard, as well as with what Eternals (2021) told us about gods and myths in various ancient cultures. Fowler also felt that when Spector took over for Grant and became Moon Knight, it was rewarding because it was a better showing of Moon Knight after the off screen antics in the previous episode. In conclusion, he said the episode "felt like the second half of a two-parter, setting us up for a different dynamic going forward on a path that hopefully provides more context and backstory". Kirsten Howard writing for Den of Geek gave the episode 4 out of 5 stars, saying that it was heartbreaking how it appeared that many of Grant's interests were unwittingly Layla's passions, maybe in an effort to stay close to her. Howard commended the series on how it used reflective surfaces to underscore the conflict between Spector and Grant, calling it sublime. They praised Hawke, saying he was so good that they almost bought into Harrow's beliefs about judging people before they do anything wrong. Howard noted that comic purists may be upset that Grant was the one in the Mr. Knight suit, but thought that he may grow into it over time.
The suits are granted to the avatars through the power of their respective gods. However, there has to be a willingness to wear the suit. We see multiple times that the suit doesn't just come to the avatar and that the avatar has to willingly summon it. This is made most clear in episode 2 when Steven needs to summon the suit and doesn't know how to, Khonshu is unable to summon it for him.
Given that Harrow's whole persona is a man of repentance who is bringing about a godly duty of "fair" judgement to people, it's possible he didn't want to summon the suit. It doesn't exactly fit with his whole schtick. Some armour would work directly against his cause. Even before becoming Ammit's official avatar, he doesn't walk around in armour/protective clothing in places where he probably should do.
Lastly, it is pointed out in episode 2 that Khonshu's avatar's armour comes from Khonshu's temple. It's possible that when Ammit was imprisoned and banished, her temple was also destroyed and that any ceremonial armour she did have for her avatars was destroyed; or the ability to summon it was lost.
The episode sees Steven/Marc again attacked by a Jackal, but this time, Steven is hesitant to give Marc the body, so when Steven falls from a window, he is told by Layla, per the episode title, to summon the suit, so Marc does just that.
This weird Deadpool-but-not-quite-Deadpool character squares off against this invisible jackal alongside Layla. The scene is a little silly in truth, and in the car reflection, Marc urges Steven to relinquish control. Eventually he does so, transforming into the conventional Moon Knight suit.
The second episode is titled "Summon the Suit," so it's quite apparent what the latest episode has to offer. We'll learn some interesting things about the Moon Knight's suit, which is definitely something the community was waiting to witness. In short, the second episode has so much to offer, except for a post-credit or end-credit scene. 041b061a72