This review contains spoilers.
Summon the Suit drives the story forward, introduces Layla El-Faouly (May Calamawy) and explores the complexities of fitting three personalities into one body.
Steven makes attempts at trying to understand what the hell is happening to him and watching back footage from his jackal attack in the museum brings him no joy. A visit to a lock up when Marc stores his belongings only adds to Steven’s desire to seek help and have himself locked up. This scene was much needed in beginning to fill the gaps as Marc explains who exactly he is and his connection with Khonshu.
Oscar Isaac really dazzles again with his ability to not only deliver some fantastic comedic moments but also completely change his stance to differentiate between Steven and Marc. He does this so well that you don’t even need to hear the accent to know which version he is playing. He does a great job with his North London accent (even if the celebratory wah gwaan was a little cringe). He provided some fantastic action scenes in this episode too when he finally manages to ‘summon the suit’ and his fight on the streets of London was exciting to watch.
Layla’s introduction this week is interesting and it looks like she’s going to be a great character to watch develop during the show. She’s married to Marc and is aware of his godly connection, but unaware of the reasons behind his disappearing act. As the episode unravels it becomes clear how integral Layla is going to be to the overall story.
Still, in pursuit of the gold scarab, we also become more familiar with Arthur Harrow whose way of storytelling almost makes you side with him. That is until he explains more about Ammit. He surprisingly shares a link with Khonshu and this is where your opinion about the moon god begins to change. Actually, he doesn’t seem heroic at all. He’s kinda mean. And he’s got a hold over Marc which is sure to cause problems later on.
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