We’ve all been guilty of playfully exaggerating the amount of pain and exhaustion we feel at any given moment, especially when talking to people close to us. That’s why when Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) utters that line during a supposed phone conversation with his mother in the opening scene of Episode 1, it doesn’t seem particularly noteworthy or out of place. After all, when you tell someone you feel like you “got hit by a bus,” you don’t really mean that in the literal sense.
However, this line is actually a verbal clue that “Moon Knight” offers viewers, a hint that things are far from right in Steven’s life. At this point, Steven has no idea of the adventures of Marc Spector, the other personality living inside his body. He is also unaware that Marc is taking over their joint body and often finds himself in very hairy situations while fulfilling his duties to Khonshu (F. Murray Abraham). This, of course, is why Steven wakes up with mysterious injuries he doesn’t remember sustaining, and sometimes even “sleeps” for days at a time.
Interestingly, Steven ends up getting hit by a car during his battle with the invisible jackal summoned by Arthur Harrow (Ethan Hawke). He then leans against a bus, addressing Marc in his reflection and ceding control of the body to him to continue the fight.