Moon Knight finished up yesterday! I have to be completely honest: I was disappointed by this show. That's not to say I didn't like it. I did. But I certainly did not love it. I felt that the psychological horror and mystery were lost by the time Khonshu and Ammit were fighting Godzilla vs. Kong style. It's probably one of the weaker MCU shows. But there were some very good episodes. So with that said, here is my ranking of every episode of Moon Knight. Also, I'm seeing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness tonight, so be sure to tune in for my SPOILER-FREE review tomorrow!
6. Episode 3: The Friendly Type
Every time I think about episode three, I like it less. This is where the actual adventure and main storyline of the show started, and it's kind of where it started going downhill. The action is not exciting. The adventure just isn't interesting. I got really worried that Moon Knight was going to kind off fall off here. They try to do something impactful with Khonshu being frozen in stone, but it doesn't really work. I didn't like this episode. It was easily the worst of the season.
5. Episode 4: The Tomb
75% of this episode is bad. The Egyptian adventure got really rough here. I thought that the story was getting convoluted and boring and had completely lost the psychological thrills of the earlier episodes. There were some unsatisfying answers to the smaller mysteries. I really didn't like this episode. And then the ending sends you spiraling down a rabbit hole of "What the hell is happening?". It was a great ending to a not so good episode.
4. Episode 5: Asylum
Whereas WandaVision's flashback trauma episode didn't work, Moon Knight's does. We get to know the tragic history of Marc Spector and understand why he is the way that he is. We know why Marc created Steven. We know why he became Moon Knight. And the answer to all of these questions that we've had is just so depressing. Oscar Isaac gives a jaw-dropping performance in this episode. I don't think it's a very entertaining episode. The CGI is some of the worst in the MCU. Otherwise, this is a good episode.
3. Episode 6: Gods and Monsters
I don't know why. But I really, really liked this finale. I do think that it felt rushed and incomplete like the finales of WandaVision, Hawkeye, and What If...?, but I think a second season could benefit this show. The action was profound and exciting. The stakes are high. Arthur Harrow and Ammit pose an enormous threat to mankind. And you feel that. Now, it doesn't fully resolve everything in the way that I would've liked. But I forgive it for that, because a second season will solve all of those problems. And those after credits...man. That was a great surprise.
3. Episode 2: Summon the Suit
This episode served as a nice true introduction to Moon Knight and Khonshu. It continued the psychological horror of episode one while also adding layers to some of our characters. Arthur Harrow continues to be a strong villain. There was a point in this episode where I was convinced that he was a protagonist, which is just smart writing. It ends with a lame action scene, but otherwise, this is a very solid episode of Moon Knight.
1. Episode 1: The Goldfish Problem
Moon Knight started off with its best episode. This episode set up the show as this awesome psychological thriller with elements of fantasy horror. Oscar Isaac absolutely brings his paranoid acting chops to this show. I loved this episode, and I really wish the rest of the series lived up to it. I don't think the show went in a very interesting direction after this episode, but the episode on its own is fantastic.