'Hawkeye' episode-5 review: Major revelations are made; Kingpin is here!
The penultimate episode of the Disney+ Hotstar show Hawkeye was dropped today and we can expect an explosive ending to this season [if more seasons are in store]. Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) takes a back seat in this episode as Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), introduced in the last one, is the person driving the vehicle. We also get a major reveal. Here's our review.
Director Rhys Thomas has started episodes dedicated to major characters before [Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox)]. This time, Belova gets the stage. Following the incidents of Black Widow, we see her actively helping other Widows to come out of Red Room's influence. Then Thanos's snap happens and she disappears, only to reappear but five years have passed down the road.
Thus we understand Belova never got a chance to bid goodbye to her sister, Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson). Coming to the present day, Barton has told Bishop to go home after finding out a Widow assassin is on his back. While Bishop is quite down, she manages to tell her mother Eleanor that the latter's fiance Jack Duquesne isn't really clean.
Surprisingly, Eleanor gets the police to arrest Duquesne for his connection to Sloan and the Tracksuit Mafia. On the other hand, Barton gears up to reveal his identity as Ronin in front of Lopez, effectively telling her it was someone in her gang who wanted her father dead. Given Lopez has a villain-to-superhero track in Marvel comics, she might become a good character soon.
Another reason why we expect her to side with the protagonists is that Kingpin, Lopez's boss, makes an entry in the last scene. Like we wrote before, Kingpin is a supervillain who had misled Lopez into believing Daredevil was her father's killer in the comics. What's more difficult for Bishop is that her mother has connections with Kingpin. What's in store? This gets 4/5.