The Moon Knight finale managed to land all its emotional and character beats in spite of the massive spectacle it displayed. Through the 6 episodes, the story reckoned heavily with Marc and Steven’s relationship which ultimately led to the finale’s touching moment. It’s a moment that had Marc accepting Steven’s presence in his life as a positive. Series director Mohamed Diab spoke to us and broke down the genesis of that scene during the writing process
It’s the moment where the two of them really heal. This journey at the core of it is about someone who has to learn with themselves. With all sides of themselves. You and me have more than one side. We have the persona and the shadow self. You try all your life to learn to live with those sides of you. That’s what inspired that scene between the two of them. That journey had to come to a moment where Marc realizes that Steven is not just a stress ball. He’s more. He’s half of him.
Despite its shortcomings, the series, in many ways, encapsulates the Marvel Studios DNA perfectly; it delivers on spectacle while imbuing it with human vulnerability while confronting the weirdness of the source material. Oscar Isaac has had many moments of incredible acting throughout the show and his moment in the finale is easily one of them.