Hawkeye Episode 6 is the finale 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.
Entitled “So this is Christmas”, Hawkeye Episode 6 wraps up all the plot lines introduced in this miniseries and puts a bow (heh) on it, basically. In addition, the miniseries resolves certain issues from other Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) stories and perhaps sets up new ones for the MCU movies and TV series still to come.
Hawkeye Episode 6 – as a finale – certainly felt like a goodbye from the Clint Barton version of Hawkeye as he hands over the Hawkeye persona to Kate Bishop. The miniseries definitely came across as an apprenticeship for Bishop as she learnt about the big bad world of the MCU, running into organised crime and going toe to toe with the Kingpin, one of the baddest asses in the MCU!
Once more, Hawkeye Episode 6, like the episodes before it, felt like fan-service and the setting up of story lines in future MCU movies and TV series. Fact is, every MCU movie and TV series since Avengers : Endgame seems to be fulfilling that function. To be objective, the five Disney+ streamers thus far have been light on plot/characterisations and strong on Easter egg fan-service. Presumably Marvel Studios is simply giving the people what they want but it does make for less than engaging content overall.
The prolonged scene between Barton and Yelena seemed weak and unrealistic. However, since there were shared connections with the Black Widow movie and Endgame (of course), most diehard fans would give this incredulous segment a hard pass though. How this resolution is different from the much maligned “Martha” plot point in Batman V Superman is beyond me – yet the Marvel zombies will simply lap it all up! Sigh.
Overall, Hawkeye Episode 6 encapsulates what the miniseries was like – superficially good fun but nothing ground-breaking – the MCU treading water….
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