Thursday, January 27, 2022

Hawkeye - Echoes

The third episode of Hawkeye finally finds Clint (Jeremy Renner) and Kate (Hailee Steinfeld) working together. The pair survive their encounter with the Tracksuit Mafia and Echo (Alaqua Cox) by fighting their way out of the abandoned warehouse and through the streets of New York (leaving quite a bit of destruction in their wake thanks to the variety of Hawkeye's trick arrows). The arrows, and Kate's reaction to them, aren't the only humorous slant to the episode as Clint's hearing aid gets damaged during the escape leading to some miscommunication between the pair. 

It may not be as fun as the LARPing episode, but there's still a hell of a lot to enjoy. Things get serious by the episode's end, with Clint having found an appreciation for Kate's archery ability (though not her fashion advice). Echo's personal scars left from Ronin aren't likely to fade with Clint and Kate's escape, as we see some of the woman's past and a foreshadowing to the identity of the person really in charge of the gang's operations. As for our heroes, they've turned their attention to the suspicions about Kate's stepfather to be who isn't happy to find them snooping in his home as the episode comes to a close.

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