Wednesday, December 22, 2021

What I’m Watching: Hawkeye

Hawkeye: Season 1, Episode 4 “Partners, Am I Right?” (B+)

It’s always awkward when a supervillain is closely involved with a member of your family and have to play nice rather than continue to interrogate him. Eleanor seemed most concerned with keeping Kate from being caught up in any of this Avengers business, but she also has unknown motivations which could mean she’s more involved than it appears. Jack was relatively charming, and Kate couldn’t resist smiling when she saw how happy her mom was dancing with him. I enjoyed how Kate showed up at Clint’s with a pizza and a new costume, and that she didn’t bother checking that the marker she was writing the plan with was indeed dry-erase. After all the excitement of the trick arrows from the last episode, her quest to track them down wasn’t quite as thrilling, and instead she needed to make deals that he wasn’t too happy about in order to procure them. Kate was very chatty and giddy about talking to Clint while she was going into the apartment, and coming face-to-face with an angry Maya wasn’t good for anyone. Clint though he was up against the same opponent, but instead it was Florence Pugh’s Yelena, who I had heard would be showing up here soon. Since I have yet to see “Black Widow,” I’m taking now as the opportunity to watch the film so I can know more about who she is when I tune in for what I’ve already read (and tried not to read) is a fantastic fifth episode.

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