Hawkeye: What’s hidden in plain sight in episode 6

(L-R): Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios' HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios' HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /
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Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye and Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE. Photo by Mary Cybulski. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

Maya’s revenge

Just like her counterpart from the comics, Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) also turned on her “uncle” in the finale, too. She also fought against and killed her former best friend, Kazi Kazimierczak who, as we mentioned before, had no connection to Maya in the comics at all. As a matter of fact, Kazi, in the comics, is still very much alive but hasn’t been seen since Hawkeye Vol. 4 #22. Then again, the comic book version of Kazi was a very different character.

Anyway, the scene in which Maya apparently shoots the Kingpin is taken from the comics, specifically Daredevil Vol. 2 #15As mentioned before, it was Kingpin framing Daredevil for the murder of her father than caused Maya to seek vengeance as opposed to finding out Kingpin tipped off the Ronin. Also, while the episode does leave it open ended as to whether or not Maya actually killed the Kingpin, in the comic he very much survived, although he ended up being blinded for lengthy period of time.

Personally, I doubt very much Hawkeye has killed off the Kingpin after all the fanfare of bringing him back. Especially since we saw him earlier survive getting both hit by a car and multiple explosions. Not to mention the episode uses the classic cinematic technique of pulling the camera away and only hearing the gunshot without actually seeing Maya shooting him. Besides, it’s likely that D’Onofrio is coming back for the upcoming Echo series.

The mystery of the watch: solved!

As many already suspected, the Rolex wristwatch did indeed belong to Clint’s wife, Laura (Linda Cardellini), who also turns out to have been a retired agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Granted, we still don’t know what her real name is, though it’s very likely that it’s Bobbi Morse (despite there already being a Bobbi Morse in the MCU, though Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t really count anymore). That’s because the watch has the number 19 on the back, signifying Agent 19 – the same designation that was given to Bobbi Morse in the comics. Speaking of names…


Kate suggesting that her superhero name be the same as the cult classic, Richard Donner-directed 1985 fantasy movie starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeffer -or “Hawk Eve,” “Hawk Shot,” or “Lady Arrow”- is a nice wink and a nod to how she, technically, doesn’t have superhero name in the comics, either. Not that others haven’t tried to give her one. Ever since her debut in Young Avengers #1, Kate has been called “Hawkette,” “Hawkingbird,” “Lady Hawkeye,” “Lady Hawkman,” “Hawk-ess,” and “Weapon Woman.” None of them stuck. So, despite there already being a Hawkeye, her official superhero name at the Marvel Bullpen is simply the “All-New Hawkeye.”

Then again, it’s also possible that Clint could just pass the torch to Kate and have her go by Hawkeye. After all, the Young Avengers – of which we’ve now seen at least five so far – do need a Hawkeye in the group. Then again, we hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen Clint and Kate teaming up. We can always hope for a Hawkeye season 2, can we not?

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