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The Layla Detail In Moon Knight Episode 6 That Makes No Sense

Warning: this article contains spoilers for "Moon Knight" Episode 6.

The climactic final episode of "Moon Knight" Season 1 is finally here, and one of the biggest surprises from the episode is just how little Moon Knight there actually is in the finale. In fact, one could argue that Layla El-Faouly (May Calamawy) is the one who actually manages to get everything done. While Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac) remains trapped in the Egyptian afterlife, his wife Layla manages to locate the ushabti that is currently holding the Egyptian god Khonshu (voiced by F. Murray Abraham), who is imprisoned by the other gods for his actions in Episode 3.

Layla rescues Khonshu, and later in the episode she binds herself to the Egyptian god Taweret (voiced by Antonia Salib), becoming the superhero known as Scarlet Scarab. As Scarlet Scarab, Layla joins forces with the recently revived Marc to battle Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke) who serves as the avatar to the god Ammit (voiced by Saba Mubarak). Layla plays an essential and exciting part in the finale of "Moon Knight" — and in a way, she seems like the true hero of the episode, not Moon Knight himself. With that said, there is one thing that Layla does in Episode 6 that makes little to no sense and requires the audience to suspend their disbelief to stay invested in her story.

Layla sneaking into Harrow's cult makes no sense

At the beginning of "Moon Knight" Episode 6, Layla El-Faouly infiltrates Arthur Harrow's convoy and follows him across Egypt, simply by putting on a black hood and scarf. The show makes it seem as though she just climbs into one of the trucks that Harrow's cultists are driving and nobody questions who she is or why she's there. In her "disguise," she manages to follow Harrow's group inside a pyramid, where she finds and releases Khonshu. It's only after Khonshu appears to battle Ammit (Saba Mubarak/Sofia Danu) that Harrow realizes someone in the group is not who they seem.

What makes this plot point so mind-numbingly confusing is the fact that Harrow absolutely knows who Layla is, even taunting her about her father's death back in Episode 4, and as such, he ought to be able to recognize her even with a hood on. Even if Harrow isn't examining every single one of his companions, it seems entirely unbelievable that none of the cultists realize that a stranger joins their ranks without any explanation. The ease with which Layla is able to infiltrate Harrow's cult simply makes no sense whatsoever — and we have to imagine there could've been a more convincing way for Layla to disguise herself that might've made the scene more believable.