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Moon Knight Episode 6 Finally Unveils Khonshu's Master Plan

Contains spoilers for "Moon Knight" Episode 6

It took a dice with death and help from a hippo, but what might be the first season of "Moon Knight" has finally come to an end, in all its god-brawling, suit-swapping splendor. More importantly, as many predicted, the final episode marked the debut of Marc Spector's (Oscar Isaac) other lethal personality that had been teased for some time but had yet to make an appearance. Jake Lockley earned a literal tip of the cap in what might be one of the longest post-credit scenes of a Marvel show to date. It's an understandable requirement given the big reveal, which not only debuted a new character but the true agenda of the powerful force he was in cahoots with.

It was clear with Khonshu's (F. Murray Abraham) threats of making Layla El-Faouly (May Calamawy) his future avatar that the skull-headed deity was willing to play dirty if it was required — we just didn't know how much. Now, as revealed with him riding off into the sunset, we know that the moon god had very different plans than initially thought, and he was even willing to keep Marc and his other personalities in the dark to keep it that way. Well, not all of them.

Khonshu had Jake under lock and key

After Marc and his alternate personality Steven wake back up in merry old England, we find Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) being detained in a psychiatric ward in the post-credits scene. His stay is brief, though, as he's visited and quickly removed by an unknown assailant who sticks him in the back of a white limo, where he's greeted by his former master and nemesis, Khonshu. It's here where the true details of the deity's plans are revealed: It was never his intention to let Marc and Steven go, and Layla was never really a potential avatar and bargaining chip. While both our favorite paired psyches are happy knowing that they're free of their obligation, Khonshu has a backup plan in the form of Marc's second alter, Jake Lockley, who proves himself to be devout to the god by killing Harrow without hesitation.

With Lockley present and Marc and Steven clearly absent from the equation leading to Harrow's murder, it's clear that Khonshu still has a firm grip on our hero and doesn't plan on letting go any time soon. Given this deception and control, though, it begs the question of what this will mean in the future for "Moon Knight" and the identities that are still bound to him.

Might Khonshu be the big bad of Moon Knight Season 2?

While already an ominous presence throughout the series (what with him advising Steven Grant to crush people's windpipes and the like), the potential second season of "Moon Knight" might see Khonshu become even more of a threat to our heroes and their way of life. Given that Marc Spector is unknowingly harboring a henchman to the very god he thought he was rid of, this could pit himself against himself in a way we haven't seen before, potentially getting him killed.

Of course, what good would that do Khonshu in the long run? If he's so happy with his current avatar, there's no doubt the moon god will manipulate the situation to such a degree he'd put even Loki to shame and keep Marc and Steven on his side while Jake gets to work. It's a process that might just mirror that of a comic run from writer Jeff Lemiere, that saw Marc and his other alternatives go up against Khonshu in a battle of minds and self-control.

For now, all we can do is wait and see when Season 2 of "Moon Knight" is confirmed further down the MCU timeline.