Warning: This article contains spoilers for the ‘Moon Knight’ finale.
The finale of Marvel Studios’ latest series Moon Knight premiered on Disney+ today, giving audiences the first credits scene that the show has offered. Following the final showdown, Marc/Steven, and Layla managed to entrap Ammit in Arthur Harrow’s body. However, despite Khonshu’s demands for vengeance, Marc chose not to kill him. Instead, he told Khonshu to do it himself, and he demanded that the god honor their deal and finally set him free. The end of the episode saw Marc/Steven wake up back in Steven’s flat, however … not all is as it seems.
When the credits scene begins, we see that tables have turned, and now Arthur is the one who’s a patient in a psych ward. He begins to mutter about sand as he knocks over a cup of coffee, and an orderly tells him that it’s time for bed. Someone walks up behind Arthur, face obscured out of the frame, and they tell the woman (in Spanish) that they’ll take him. As the man wheels Arthur down the hallway, Arthur is confused when he notices all of the bodies on the ground. The man takes him outside and places him in the back of a limo, where Khonshu is casually sitting there waiting for him. Arthur isn’t bothered, because Khonshu can’t hurt him without an Avatar.
Unfortunately for Arthur, there’s something important he’s been missing. Khonshu begins to talk about how Marc believed he wanted Layla to be his Avatar … but that wasn’t the case at all. Why would Khonshu ever need anybody else when Marc has no idea how troubled he truly is? Meet Jake Lockley, Marc’s third personality that both he and Steven are entirely unaware of. Jake turns from where he’s sitting in the driver’s seat and shoots Arthur.
Throughout the course of Moon Knight, while he wasn’t mentioned by name, Jake was heavily alluded to time and time again — even as early as the first episode, when Khonshu sighed as he noted that “the idiot” was in charge. This would also explain why both Steven and Marc couldn’t understand why they blacked out in episode 3 (when Marc ironically ended up in the back of a taxi). Marvel.com did a deep dive on all of the various Jake Lockley-esque breadcrumbs that were sprinkled into the show.
In the comics, Jake Lockley is Marc’s cab driver persona who gathers important intel by way of his occupation. Following the conscious decision to give the show’s version of Steven Grant a British accent, it appears that this dark, ominous live-action version of Jake speaks Spanish … and he seems to be even more ruthless than Marc.
It remains to be seen what the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe holds for Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight, but we can only hope that this isn’t the last that we’ve seen of him after an incredible six-episode performance. Marc Spector’s initial origin story may be complete, but there are plenty of other avenues that can still be explored with this character — especially with Jake Lockley now in the picture.