Hawkeye Episode 3 is the third instalment of an American television miniseries created by Jonathan Igla for the streaming service Disney+, based on Marvel Comics featuring the characters Clint Barton / Hawkeye and Kate Bishop / Hawkeye. The miniseries will run for six episodes in total.
Entitled “Echoes”, Hawkeye Episode 3 is mainly concerned with Clint Barton and Kate Bishop attempt to escape from the Tracksuit Gang led by the mysterious hearing-impaired Echo. During the course of the episode, we discover Echo’s personal reason for her interest in Ronin – her gangster father was killed by the vigilante during the five years period after the events in Avengers : Infinity War.
Effectively, the primary appeal of Hawkeye Episode 3 is the extended action sequence in which Clint and Kate battle it out with the Tracksuit Gang, a sequence that is both exciting and humorous – y’know, the kind most folks expect in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) content. Of course, as far as the rabid MCU fan is concerned, the only real interest in the Echo character is her ties with the Kingpin, which is of course, teased – every so slightly in this episode.
As far as the Clint – Kate relationship goes, Hawkeye Episode 3 does its best to develop this somewhat and certainly there is a chemistry between the superhero mentor and mentee. It is highly enjoyable to see the duo work together and even the reluctant Clint begins to appreciate the qualities that Kate possesses.
From the MCU perspective, Hawkeye Episode 3 is yet another Phase 4 setup with hints to what the future might bring with respect to a group of younger heroes to step into the vacuum created by the events of Avengers : Endgame. The fact that each episode is about 30 minutes long, is in keeping with the light tone that makes this miniseries rather easy to consume. And that is probably the whole point of the exercise.
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