August 14, 2022
Hawkeye Episode 4 Review

“Episode 4 is a great episode that focuses on character-building while setting things up for what comes next.”

It’s Wednesday so this means it’s time for our weekly dose of MCU content! Episode 4 of Hawkeye is entitled “Partners, Am I Right?”

STORY
Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez and Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop in 20th Century Studios’ HAWKEYE. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Episode 4 picks up where we left off last week. And for limited series, it’s always better when they do that because it feels like it’s a long movie divided into chapters.

I would say this one is a turning point in the series. It sets things up for the final two episodes. So it gives you some clues as to what to expect. And the ending is definitely the most surprising part of the episode, you do not want to miss this one.

Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Avengers Endgame had only scratched the surface about his trauma when he lost Natasha Romanoff but also during the Snap when he lost his family. This series explores all of that in-depth. And it gives us some deeply moving scenes. Last week featured two emotional scenes that had me almost crying and this week, I cried! It’s sad to see Clint had to go through so much. Scenes like these are essential because it makes you care about the characters. It’s not all about the action, it’s also about showing the characters’ feelings and relationships.

CLINT & KATE
Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop and Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

The first three episodes established Clint and Kate as a fun dynamic duo. But this episode is the one that gets to develop their friendship and partnership even more. This episode is all about character-building. It’s an absolute joy to see these two interact. They have a lot of fun interactions. But, they also have some more poignant scenes as well. It helps solidify their duo as iconic.

CAST
Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop and Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

I mentioned moving scenes earlier, Jeremy Renner is doing a fantastic job at giving these different layers to Clint Barton. As a fan of Hawkeye, I’m really happy that Renner gets to explore the character even more. And it’s genuinely so good to see his interactions with Hailee Steinfeld.

Tony Dalton and Vera Farmiga are also other highlights of this cast. The scenes they share together are delightful. I hope to see them more in the final two episodes.

(L-R): Ava Russo as Lila Barton, Ben Sakamoto as Cooper Barton, and Linda Cardellini as Laura Barton in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Linda Cardellini may be just a guest star in the series but it’s great to see her play Laura Barton again. The show also gets to explore more of her relationship with Clint in particular her place when it comes to his superheroes activities. And I find this very interesting.

VERDICT

Episode 4 is a great episode that focuses on character-building while setting things up for what comes next.

Hawkeye is now streaming on Disney Plus.

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