Quick ‘Hawkeye’ Review – ‘Partners, Am I Right?’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

Well, there’s more Christmassy stuff featured in this ‘Hawkeye’ episode recently. This included Clint Barton and Kate Bishop partying around with Christmas stuff at Clint’s New York apartment along with Lucky the Pizza Dog as well as the 1946 movie ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ being shown on TV. 🙂

In this episode, we follow up with Jeremy Renner as Clint almost about to be struck by Ronin’s sword held by Tony Dalton as Jack Duquesne. Thankfully, Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Bishop, Kate’s mother, enters and recognises Clint as an Avenger. I wondered whether Eleanor would come in by this point.

After chatting with Eleanor and Duquesne for a bit, Clint is about to leave before Eleanor asks him to keep her daughter Kate out of his investigation. Clint tells her he has no wish to involve her daughter in his investigation. It’s really interesting how this series presents Clint as a reluctant mentor to Kate.

Eleanor later contacts an unknown person about the latest situation with Clint Barton. I’m not sure if the person that Eleanor contacted is the one who appeared at the end of this episode. It might have been Maya Lopez this person is working for. We’ll have to wait and see as ‘Hawkeye’ progresses. 🙂

Clint asks for help from his wife Linda Cardellini as Laura. It turns out that Jack Duquesne is the CEO of Sloan Limited, which is a shell corporation that launders money for the Tracksuit Mafia. This confirms Kate’s theory that Duquesne is currently involved in this business with the Tracksuit Mafia.

Hailee Steinfeld as Kate also deduces that Clint was Ronin. I found it a nice scene when Kate got to know Clint during their Christmas partying at his apartment and how he shared his history with Natasha Romanov. There’s a flashback scene of Natasha’s self-sacrifice from ‘Avengers: Endgame’. 😐

By the way, the first ‘Santa Clause’ movie with Tim Allen was in Kate’s collection of Christmas movies, which she brought over to Clint’s apartment. We don’t get to see enough of Lucky the Pizza Dog in this particular ‘Hawkeye’ episode, despite wearing the reindeer earmuffs at Clint’s apartment.

Clint soon finds Fra Fee as Kazi Kazimierczak and asks him to talk Maya Lopez/Echo out of her vendetta against Ronin. Meanwhile, Kate enlists the LARPers, who were in the second episode of the series, to retrieve the arrows belonging to Hawkeye. This, the LARPers oblige pretty gladly here. 🙂

Afterwards, Clint hears from Laura that a watch stolen by the Tracksuit Mafia is sending out tracking signals from an apartment building. Clint and Kate go to retrieve it, as the watch is kept in Lopez’s apartment. Kate is very confident when she goes to Lopez’s apartment whilst Clint is being cautious.

They also discover that Lopez has been keeping notes about Clint Barton and his family. Very soon, a fight ensues between Kate and Lopez whilst Barton is being attacked by a masked assassin on a rooftop. Kate manages to injure Lopez, forcing her to retreat, as Clint unmasks his masked assailant.

His attacker happens to be…Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova a.k.a. Black Widow. Yep, this is following on from the post-credits scene of ‘Black Widow’ where Yelena was about to go out to get Clint following Natasha Romanov’s death. A shame Yelena didn’t get any lines of dialogue in this episode.

As Yelena escapes, Clint decides that he can’t keep putting Kate in danger and breaks off their partnership. I wonder how long that will last for though. I mean, we have two more episodes left to enjoy in the ‘Hawkeye’ series. I’m certain Clint and Kate will be working together more in the series.

The fourth episode of ‘Hawkeye’ has been another enjoyable instalment in the series. I wondered when Yelena Belova would show up in the series. I wonder whether Clint will explain to Yelena what happened to Natasha during the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’. Will Yelena be forgiving to Clint? 😐

Stay tuned for my review on the fifth episode of ‘Hawkeye’ next week.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim 🙂

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