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Hawkeye Season 1 Review and Hailee Steinfeld Analysis

Updated: Jan 24, 2023

Synopsis: In this blog as well as videos included in this blog. I have 6 posts of Hawkeye Season 1 Reviews. I do a detail analysis on Hailee Steinfeld and prove my point on why she is the right choice to play Kate Bishop


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Hello everyone, Matthew Hemenway is here. In this video, I will be doing an analysis of Hailee Steinfeld being cast as Kate Bishop and why she is the right choice to play Kate Bishop. I love this actress. This is an actress when I first saw her in True Grit and played Mattie Ross, I was amazed how good she was when she played the role at 13 or 14 years old. When the movie came out in December 2010, she would have turned 14 years old. She was supposed to be a teenage girl and she was exactly that. She did an excellent job of getting the audience involved with the story. No matter what role she plays, it is in Barley Lethal playing a girl who got trained as a spy who left that life because she did not want to be living that life anymore. She wanted to live a life like a normal teenage girl. She created a life that she said she lived but people did not know she used to be a spy. I loved her as Spider-Gwen or Ghost Spider in Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse. Yes, I know that was an aminated role, but you can feel the emotion and the toughness that character has. I know that the version of Gwen is tough and knows how to deal with stuff that is not always easy. I liked her in Bumblebee as Charlie as a tough nut teenage girl who is with Bumblebee through all the stuff he must go through till the end of that story. I have seen the show Dickinson. She plays Emily Dickinson, a woman ahead of her time like Mattie Ross in True Grit. Emily tells her father at the end of the first season that she is a poet, and she will write poetry no matter what anyone tells her.

The reason I know Hailee Steinfeld is perfect as Kate Bishop as Kate Bishop is everything those other roles that she has played. She is tough and does not take any smack from anyone. She knows how to role with the punches and knows how to adjust when she must. Yes, I am aware that Kate Bishop has a troubled past with her family, but do not any of us have our own problems. I know I have my fair share of my own problems. I went through a horrible accident where I was T-Boned, and my brother was inches away from getting seriously hurt or killed. Both of us were lucky to not have been seriously hurt or killed. Kate in the trailer was dressed as Ronin the assassin that was killing everyone because he felt he lost everything. She was rescued by Hawkeye and was trying to be like him. I was incredibly happy that Marvel had Kate in her traditional purple costume. She wears no mask. Hailee is a dead ringer as Kate Bishop. She looks exactly like her. She has brunette hair like her and when she dressed in the purple costume, she looks like Kate Bishop. Here is a picture to point out that I am right that Hailee Steinfeld is a dead ringer for Kate Bishop. I know that it was only a trailer, but you can feel the energy Hailee brings to playing Kate Bishop. The same energy I was talking about with the other roles she played. If you enjoyed this video, please like it, and subscribe to my channel. Please hit the notification bell to get notified of any future videos that come on the channel. Please share this video with your friends and family so my channel can grow. I have attached the Hawkeye trailer for you to watch following this video. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Reference: Kate Bishop Picture: https://images.app.goo.gl/LVdrXAn928SqZtX16

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 1: Anchor Points (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & comiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZZ7PWC/ coliid=I2LHEZWPFY2H33&colid=1JSIXHDXDKGO8&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 2: Masks (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & comiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B077J9Q5PK?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_1&storeType=ebooks

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 3: Family Reunion (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & ComiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CGCMGT7?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_2&storeType=ebooks

Hello everyone, Matthew Hemenway here. In this video, I will be reviewing Hawkeye Season 1 Episode 1 currently on Disney+. The Episode starts out with the battle of NY in 2012 from what we saw in the first Avengers movie. We see the Chaturi aiming toward Kate Bishop and Clint saves her from it and her mother rushes Kate and herself out of the building. As we learn her father does not make it as we see his funeral later in this episode. Kate’s father’s name is Derek Bishop. Eleanor is Kate Bishop’s mother’s name, and she asks her daughter what she would like to have most. Kate’s answer is a bow and arrow. Even at an early age, this shows how tough Kate is. Yes, she comes from a privileged background since her family is rich, but you cannot teach toughness. This girl has it and you see it there.

We jump to the current time of the story, and we see Rogers the musical which is based off the battle of NY that took place in 2012. Clint Barton’s daughter Lila Barton asks him are you not liking this, and he tells her remember I was there. Lila asks her father Clint, is your hearing aid not working? This tells me that he has suffered hearing loss in the battles that he has fought, especially with all the explosions that he had to hear, and it caused damage to his ear drum. Clint sees Natasha and he is showing signs of PTSD. Lila, his daughter notices it and says I know you miss her. His sons ask him why are they doing a musical of this? Clint says this is NY and Broadway at Christmas what do you expect it to be? Clint gets a call from his wife, and he feels guilty for her not coming and she tells him not to worry about it because you need to make up for lost time you did not get with the kids. Clint and the kids are at a Chinese Restaurant, and they look like they are having an enjoyable time.

Kate Bishop is showing off her archery skills wearing a purple costume with her best friends, and I say they are at college which takes place before Rogers the musical. She is claiming she can hit the bell. You know what I am talking about the bell we saw in the trailer. She misses it at first, but then she hits it later and it collapses like it did in the trailer. She gets caught by a guard and she must pay for the damage that she caused or in other words her mother does. Her mother cancels her credit cards for destroying the bell and the clock. Her mother asks her to come with her to an event and tells her to wear the red dress.

We see later Eleanor Bishop; Kate Bishop’s mother is engaged to a man who is slimy to say the least. He goes down to a secret room where the event is being held where they are having a Black-Market auction. We know this because Kate Bishop follows him down to the area and pretends to be the help serving drinks. She listens in on the auction and listens very closely till we get to the Ronan the Assassin outfit that Clint Barton wore in Avengers End Game. They show the sword he used as well. As we can see it can retract itself like a light saber in Star Wars. The reason I think of light saber is the blade is not out all the time, it only comes out when you need to use it. The same is true of Ronan the Assassin’s sword. To me it is quite clever if you do not use a sheath to put it in.

We see later Kate Bishop stealing the Ronan the Assassin suit and putting the suit on like Clint did because there was an attack by a bunch of criminals in masks and they are after some watch. Kate fights the men and even though she is outnumbered she does an exceptionally excellent job with holding her own against them. She later saves the dog we see in the comics, and she takes the dog back to her apartment she stays at when she is home. She goes to an apartment and finds someone murdered and he has been stabbed by a sword not a knife. I liked the fact we do not know who the murderer is. She gets on the street, and she is outnumbered to say the least. Clint sees her on Spectrum News and the news media wonders if the masked vigilante is back terrorizing the criminal underworld. Clint must leave his family knowing he cannot have some copycat running around as Ronan the Assassin. Clint later takes on all the criminals even being outnumbered and stops them in their tracks. This to me shows how good of a fighter he is. Everyone said he is only a great archer, what else does he have to offer? He has to offer like Oliver Queen the Green Arrow; Oliver was not only a great archer, but he knew how to fight as well. Clint shows that ability here when he takes on several criminals and takes them down without a sweat. Clint later encounters Kate Bishop dressed as Ronan the Assassin and takes the mask off. She says, you are Hawkeye like in the trailer. Clint says, who are you?

I give this episode a 10 out of 10 because it had the feeling of the comics of Hawkeye, and you see how good of a fighter Clint is. I liked how Marvel showed how tough Kate Bishop is even at such an early age and she is even that at the current time the story takes place. I liked that it flashed back to the battle of NY in 2012 and showed us seeing Kate being saved by Hawkeye in the beginning of this series. It shows us why from that point on why she wanted to be like him and take up archery like he did as well as the fact that she herself is a good fighter. Most people at that age if something tragic happened would have let it define their life but instead like silver, she let it refine her. What I mean by this is it toughened her up and made her tougher. We can all learn from Kate Bishop and figure out to readjust when we must. God asks that of us, we can either let events define you or we can be like silver and let it refine us as this is my opinion. I also liked that Marvel in this episode left the murderer open to the victim we saw Kate found dead on his floor and that he was killed by a sword.

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Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 1: Anchor Points (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & comiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZZ7PWC/ coliid=I2LHEZWPFY2H33&colid=1JSIXHDXDKGO8&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 2: Masks (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & comiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B077J9Q5PK?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_1&storeType=ebooks

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 3: Family Reunion (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & ComiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CGCMGT7?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_2&storeType=ebooks

Hello everyone, Matthew Hemenway here. In this video, I will be reviewing Hawkeye Season 1 Episode 2 currently on Disney+. I will also do an analysis of the episode of key points that I saw in it. I am amazed how good this show has been so far. As we saw from the last Episode it starts off with Clint dragging Kate across until he gets her in the alley, and he takes her mask off. As we all know, Kate was dressed in the Ronan the Assassin suit and Clint said come on. We all know she says you are Hawkeye. He says, who are you? He says, you are just a kid. This tells me, he is shocked in how young she is and that he is not expecting a kid to be wearing the Ronan the Assassin outfit. We know that he takes her to safety to make sure no one can find her. We later got to her apartment.

At her apartment, Clint sees the dog she saved and says is that your dog? She tells him it is not her dog. As I pointed out, Kate saved the dog that looks like the dog in the comics in the last episode. As we learned from the last episode, she kept the dog from being hurt by a criminal as well as it from getting hit by a bunch of cars. Clint also pointed out that the person that wore that suit made a lot of enemies. He asks, are you sure you were not followed? She says, I kept the mask on like a pro. We see later they get attacked by the Track suit Mafia at Kate’s apartment. The Track suit Mafia throws firebombs in Kate’s apartment. Kate’s apartment catches fire, she and Clint must get out there with dog before they are burned alive.

As we learn, they later escape to her aunt’s apartment because her aunt is in Florida for the winter. That would not be unusual if her aunt were old and decided to retire because before my grandparents moved to Florida, they used to live in Vermont for the winter to go to Florida like her aunt did to leave NY. Both NY and Vermont can have very cold winters and to me it would make sense.

Clint tells her you need to stay here since we know that Kate is on the Track suit Mafia’s radar. We also see Kate on the news, and she is being accused of killing Ahman who we saw dead on the floor since the last episode. Clint says, you are on the news twice. I told you that suit is bad news, and you need to stay here. She says I cannot, I need to go to work, and my mother will look for me. As we learn her mother owns Bishop’s security and it is the safest place to be. Clint gives a snarky comment and Kate asks, when did your heart grow 3 sizes too small? A reference from How the Grinch stole Christmas? He answers her saying when a kid stole a Ronan costume. As we know he went back to her apartment and the Ronan suit was gone.

As we learn, he takes Kate to work, and we see the Disney store in the background. Yes, we all know that Marvel is owned by Disney, but I have been to NY and there is an actual Disney store in NY. Clint is also walking on a certain side like I mentioned in my last review because of the battles he fought, he suffered hearing damage, and my belief is because of having to hear all those loud explosions. We see cosplayers on the sidewalk if you have been to NY that is not unusual. You have several dressed as Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, and Antman. Kate says, there you are. He says, no that is Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games. Kate tells him your problem is branding. No, my problem is you. She says the problem is you are too low key, and it is a challenging thing to sell. He tells her I am not trying to sell anything. She tells him you are wrong, but you are. He gets her to work safely, and she puts her phone number in a burner phone that he has. He tells her to call for emergencies only. I will now have you watch the branding clip.

Iam back. Clint must go to a renaissance festival to get the Ronan the Assassin suit back. He ends up having to participate in it to get the suit back. He gets the suit back and takes it to a locker.

He tells his wife after that he hopes he can keep his promise to Lila that he will be home for Christmas. She says not to worry, you still have time. He tells her, I have the deal with the Track suit Mafia. She says not those idiots. He must plan to get pretend caught.

The guy I told you about who was slimy in my last review is back and his name is Jack. Kate notices it and she knows he is a liar. She can see it even though Jack claims he is an open book. To me, anytime someone says they are an open book it tells me that it is false. We all have secrets, no matter the circumstances. Life happens, things happen that we are not proud of, or we are up to no good to say the least. Kate sees the clue we saw from the last episode when she found Ahman dead.

Her mother wants her to work for Bishop security and that is not Kate’s plan. As we all know, sometimes we all have plans that are different than our parents'. To me, it looks like Kate would rather just be doing something else after college than what her mother wants.

As we know Kate tries to go to Clint, but she finds out he has been taken. Like in the comics, she goes after him. This to me is accurate to her character and I know this as I saw this many times when I read the comics. The episode ends on a cliff hanger, and they leave it open to what happens next.

I give this episode a 10 out of 10. I thought it was fully accurate to the comics and we saw how well Kate is trained in martial arts and fencing. This girl is smart, but extremely talented to know how to fence and fight as well as shoot a bow and arrow. I liked the fact we still do not know who murdered Ahman and I will say this; I do not think it is the Track suit Mafia. I will have to go with Jack, the slimy one engaged to Eleanor Bishop, but that is my theory now. We will all have to find out in the next episode or episodes.

If you enjoyed this video, please like it, and subscribe to my channel. Please hit the notification bell to be notified of any future videos that come on the channel. Please let me know what books, movies, and TV shows that you would like me to review next in the comment section below. Please share this video with your friends and family, so my channel can grow. Thank you and have a wonderful day.


Music: Sonic Pongo – Vans in Japan from YouTube’s Audio Library


Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 1: Anchor Points (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & comiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZZ7PWC/ coliid=I2LHEZWPFY2H33&colid=1JSIXHDXDKGO8&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 2: Masks (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & comiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B077J9Q5PK?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_1&storeType=ebooks

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 3: Family Reunion (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & ComiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CGCMGT7?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_2&storeType=ebooks

Hello everyone, Matthew Hemenway here. In this video, I will be reviewing Hawkeye Season 1 Episode 3 which is called Echoes currently on Disney+. I will also be doing an analysis of this episode and pointing out key points that I saw in this episode. I will let you know if it is possible for a person with a disability to learn martial arts or not. If you saw my last video that I released, I have let you know that I have a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and that I took this Martial Art for 9 years. If you want to know what I have to say, you will want to watch this video.

As we all saw in the beginning of this episode, we all saw Maya, the one who runs the ground suit operations of the Track Suit Mafia was learning Martial Arts in 2007 while being deaf. I am sure there are those of you out there who are saying, how can she do this? I can tell you that she can do this and here is why. My headmaster told me years ago he taught a blind man to spar, and he did very well of learning it. Ironically, I was taking Tae Kwon Do at the time that she would have been at the time the flash back took place. She did very well in her class and moved out of the way and pushed her opponent down with 2 hands. Yes, that move is authentic.

I will go to a character that exists in Marvel that has a disability is Dare Devil. Yes, I know that he is blind and a lawyer. But if you have seen the Marvel Netflix series, it goes in detail of the man who taught him named Stick. Stick is blind himself and he taught him how to fight and he learned exceptionally well. His first costume that he would have worn was black and it looked like a ninja suit to say the least. Black is a very discreet color, and it does not stick out especially if you are operating at night like Dare Devil did.

Maya, who is Echo, wears a black track suit, and it makes sense since she is operating at night as she does not want to stick out. As we all know, in the flash backs, Ronin kills her father, and she wants to make Ronin pay for killing him. This episode shows us why The Track Suit Mafia has made Ronin an enemy because Ronin killed her father. As we all know, Clint wore the Ronin suit that he thought he lost everything once his family was taken from him. He started killing everyone like we saw from Avengers Endgame in the scene back in Tokyo.

We get back to the current time and the Track Suit Mafia is taunting both Clint and Kate. Clint told Kate I was trying to get you cleared of the Ronin suit until you had to show up. They both get interrogated by Maya and Clint tells her Ronin is dead and was killed by Black Widow. Maya tells him that is convenient to say the least since the person that killed him is dead. Why do I think it important to mention Black Widow is the situation here is remarkably like the first Avengers movie? Remember in that movie, Black Widow looked like she was caught, but she was digging information out of the people while appearing to be caught. Clint is doing the same thing and breaks himself out. She and Clint were both shield agents before they were part of the Avengers.

Clint shows us again how good of a fighter he is, and he breaks him and Kate out of there. They take a car and Clint wants Kate to drive. Kate says I do not know how to drive. As we know, Clint had his hearing aid crushed by Maya and he cannot hear Kate that well or at all. He told her I am not breaking a window to a classic car like a 1972 challenger. They get out of there and we see the trick arrows that Hawkeye has. Clint says not that one. Kate like in the trailer; you do not have to say that. As we know, like in the trailer, she fires an explosive arrow, and the car blows up. Kate says, Holy shit, there are 4 more arrows dangerous than that one. There is a comedic scene where we see the plunger arrow go on one of the cars chasing them.

We also see an arrow which says Pym on it, which means Hawkeye got Hank Pym to give him an arrow with Pym particles in it as it grew an explosive arrow, and it blows stuff up to say the least. Kate was wondering what the plunger one was for, but it allowed them to escape, and they got in the subway car. Clint tells her, you are right, you are one of the world’s greatest archers. Kate tells him, we need to get the dog out of there as it is not good for him to be cooped up an apartment like that and Clint says the same thing without hearing Kate. Another piece of comedy in the episode.

They get the dog to the restaurant and they both agree to check out the Track Suit Mafia in the Bishop Security database. Before they agreed to check out the Track Suite Mafia, Kate was telling Clint I know how to fix your branding issue like I mentioned in my last review. Kate tells him, we can have you wear a flashy costume. The costume was the traditional one that Clint wore before Marvel changed it. I know there are those that are upset that he did not wear the traditional suit. Remember like Black Widow they both worked for Shield before they were Avengers and Shield being a covert agency did not want Clint or Black Widow to stick out. Since Shield is like the CIA, they would not want their agents to stick out, but hide in plain sight. He tells Kate that it was not his job to stick out, his wife would divorce him if he wore a costume like that, and he is not a role model. Kate tells him you are wrong, you are. Kate wants to figure out the connection to Jack being a suspect in Ahman’s murder. No, they do not go to the company, they go to her family’s penthouse which has been in their family for a long time. Kate figured it would be more discreet to say the least to check the computers there. The episode ends on a cliffhanger again.

I give this episode a 10 out of 10 rating as I thought that it was very well done and true to the comics. I have been impressed by how good this series has been so far. I liked the fact that we saw Maya training and we went back to 2007. Again, like I said in my Dopesick Episode 7 Review, flash backs are an effective way to tell a story. I liked that it does not tell the story simply and we are left guessing. This is good storytelling if you want to know.

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Music: Sonic Pongo – Vans in Japan from YouTube’s Audio Library

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 1: Anchor Points (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & comiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZZ7PWC/ coliid=I2LHEZWPFY2H33&colid=1JSIXHDXDKGO8&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 2: Masks (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & comiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B077J9Q5PK?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_1&storeType=ebooks

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 3: Family Reunion (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & ComiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CGCMGT7?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_2&storeType=ebooks


Hello everyone, Matthew Hemenway is here. In this video, I will be reviewing and analyzing Hawkeye Season 1 Episode 4 currently on Disney+. I will go over several topics as well as point out several Easter eggs that I saw in this episode.

As we all know from the last episode ended, Jack had the Ronin retractable sword pointed toward Clint’s throat. Kate rushes down and yells at Jack not to kill Clint. We see Eleanor Bishop coming out and she says, what is an avenger doing in my dining room. Jack says to Clint, you are that archer guy. Kate points out like in the 2nd and 3rd episode as well as I pointed out in my last 2 reviews, Clint’s problem is branding. Clint and Kate must explain to Eleanor and Jack that they are working on an important investigation. There is a piece of comedy here where Kate says they are partners, and Clint says they are not. Eleanor is perplexed to why an avenger like Clint Barton would need help from her daughter Kate Bishop. As we all know Eleanor claims Kate is not an avenger or a superhero. Eleanor does not want her daughter to get hurt or end up like her first husband Derek Bishop did during the attack in the first Avengers movie or as she said to Clint like Natasha AKA Black Widow did.

Clint later goes to Kate’s aunt’s apartment and calls his wife Laura. He and his wife are concerned about the watch being taken from the black-market auction. He knows it would not be good as it could reveal an identity. I caught the fact that his wife suddenly spoke in another language which is she may be the one needing to protect her identity. That is a question we would have to get answered later.

Kate gets back to the apartment and Clint tells her that Jack is the CEO of Sloan Ltd and runs this shell company that launders money for the Track Suit Mafia which means there is a connection between Jack and the Track Suit Mafia. I knew that I was right about Jack being slimy since my first review and I nailed it. Even if I was not sure what the reason was completely, it is starting to make sense to me. We still are not sure if Jack killed Ahman yet, but if I were a betting man, I would say yes to that possibility. Kate brought movies such as The Santa Clause which is owned by Disney and is currently on Disney+. They had It is a wonderful life playing on the TV set which is in black and white.

Kate made the connection that when Clint was talking about who he was supposed to kill was Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow. We should not be surprised that Kate figured out that Clint was Ronin as Kate is a very smart and intuitive person. Clint told Kate; he did what he was trained to do. He was a weapon, and he was nothing more than that. He told her he knows that is why he must fix this in the best way that he can. Like I said in my last review, in this episode we see Clint flashing back to the scenes of Avengers Endgame and Natasha told him, will killing these people bring your family back. We see the flashback to where we all know in Avengers Endgame where Natasha drops down and he still wishes now that it were him that made that sacrifice not her when they went on the mission to retrieve the Soul stone.

Kate gets help from the people who are Known as the larpers as side jobs when they are not working as police officers or fire fighters. She asks for help to get his trick arrows back. As we all know before she saw these people, Kate told Clint; why not have a boomerang arrow which means it would come back to you. If you want to know, the boomerang arrow is in the comics. I will reference the book you want to read at the bottom of this video to find it in this book. Kate also asks the people who play as role players to help them with their costumes as well as help them with their costumes as she believes Clint needs a better look than the one, he uses.

Later, we got to Maya AKA Echo’s apartment and found out she had the watch that was stolen from the auction. Kate is the one that gets into the apartment and finds the watch there. I was surprised Maya kept it at her apartment, you would think she would want to keep it somewhere else and have it locked in a safe. As we all know this watch was found at the Avengers compound that went down in Avengers Endgame and later was being sold at a Black-Market auction.

Kate later gets attacked by Maya and Clint gets attacked by someone in a mask. If you have not seen this episode, I will not say that it is revealed in this episode of who it is. What I can say is that she has the skills of a Black Widow assassin. You will have to watch this episode to find out who that is.

I give this episode a 10 out of 10 rating, as I thought that it was well done. I liked the fact that the series moves at a fast pace, and you do not realize how long you have been watching. To be honest, you do not know how long you have been watching until the episode is finished. It is true to the comics, and you feel engaged during the whole episode.

If you enjoyed this video, please like it, and subscribe to my channel. Please hit the notification bell to be notified of any future videos that come on the channel. Please let me know what books, movies, and TV shows you would like me to review next in the comment section below. Please share this video with your friends and family, so my channel can grow. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Music: Sonic Pongo – Vans in Japan from YouTube’s Audio Library

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 1: Anchor Points (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & comiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZZ7PWC/ coliid=I2LHEZWPFY2H33&colid=1JSIXHDXDKGO8&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 2: Masks (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & comiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B077J9Q5PK?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_1&storeType=ebooks

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 3: Family Reunion (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & ComiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CGCMGT7?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_2&storeType=ebooks

Reference: The Santa Clause Picture: https://greatestmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/The_Santa_Clause

Reference: It’s a Wonderful Life Picture: https://www.tvguide.com/movies/its-a-wonderful-life/2000344795/


Hello everyone, Matthew Hemenway here. In this video, I will be reviewing and analyzing Hawkeye Season 1 Episode 5 currently on Disney+. I have been impressed by how good this series has been so far. It has met all my expectations. I will now go over several topics that I saw as well as point Easter Eggs that I saw. I will give my rating at the end of this video.

In the beginning of this episode, we see Yelena trying to cure the Black Widows that were programmed into being no more than human weapons or trained killers. To be honest you hear Natasha’s voice, and you could watch Black Widow and start watching this episode is that both Black Widow movie and this episode at the beginning have the same tone. Yelena is wearing the same suit that we saw her wear in Black Widow. We saw her and another person trying to cure this person whose name is Anna and they thought it was not her house. We found out that this is her house. They are surprised since they believed there is no way she could afford this. We find out that she has been using her skills of being a trained killer to attain this lifestyle. Later, we see Yelena being snapped away. As we first learned, it was called the blip as they would have called it in Spider-Man: Far from Home.

Yelena comes back 5 years later and the woman she was with is now married and has kids. Her husband is shocked to see her in their house. Anna tells her that she was blipped because she was there by herself. Yelena wants to find Natasha and let her know that she is okay. As we know as we saw in the end of Black Widow; Yelena would have learned that was not the case as Natasha had died trying to retrieve the Soul Stone.

The first scene we see after Yelena is brought back is that Kate goes back to the Penthouse feeling rejected and defeated and she is in tears. She tells her mother that she wanted to help. She tells her mother that Clint protected her, and he told her to back off. Kate tells her mother that she was trying to be like her father. Her mother tells her that she is like her father that he was reckless in the risks that he took. Kate asks her mother; do you regret buying me that bow? Her mother tells her no.

It flashes back to Clint being let in by the firefighter/larper whose name is Grills into his apartment. We hear Christmas music during this scene, and it is from the 1965 Peanuts classic. Clint is feeling the pressure of having to get this done. As we know he told Kate to back off not because Eleanor asked him to, but because of the guilt of having Natasha dying trying to retrieve the soul stone as we saw in Avengers: Endgame.

Kate later goes to her apartment and finds Yelena at her apartment. Yes, it was Yelena that was in the mask at the end of the 4th episode. As we all know this was revealed to us in the end credits scene of Black Widow that she would play a significant role in this series. Remember it was Julia Louis Dreyfus character that gave Yelena a picture of Clint Barton to take him out. That character was first introduced to us in the Falcon and Winter solider series. Yelena is eating macaroni with Kate and tells Kate that she likes putting Hot Sauce on her food. Yelena would remind me of my brother Mark as he likes Hot Sauce on most food. Yelena tells Kate that she was sent here to kill Clint Barton. She tells Kate that he is not a good man and that he has a body trail of blood that goes around the world. Yelena tells Kate that she knows everything about her up to her grade point average in college which is a 3.8 GPA. She would make the Chancellor’s list or the President’s list depending on the university.

We jump later to Clint going to the memorial of the first Avengers battle and he tells Natasha that he has been trying to get this dealt with. He told her that he must do things that are necessary but operate on the gray. He later calls his wife Laura and tells him; he has no choice but to put the Ronin suit on again to protect her and their children. Laura tells him to follow his gut. He tells Laura that the Big Guy is involved in this.

Kate tries to call Clint and tell him that you are being targeted by Yelena. Kate tells him that this is not over, and she knows she cannot just stand by and do nothing. Kate lets Clint know that the police arrested Jack after she told her mom that Clint and she found out that Jack was the CEO of Sloan Ltd which laundered money for the Track Suit Mafia. Jack is a piece of the puzzle, but is he the major player in this? This is a question that I believe needs to be answered.

Clint decides to encounter the Track Suit Mafia and shoots an arrow in their car. He tells them they need to let Maya AKA Echo they need to meet. As we all learn, Maya agrees to meet with Ronin. Clint as Ronin knocks out the men there as well as her Number 2. Ronin gets to Maya and knocks her against a car, he takes his mask off and lets her see that he is Clint Barton. Clint tells her he wanted her to see her face. Maya tells him, you are a monster for killing my father. Clint told her; it was your father’s boss that wanted me to kill him. He tells her that he was a weapon pointed in rage and you must be careful as well not let that rage influence your actions. The book cover I showed you in my last review of this series is My Life is a weapon which I will have a picture come up now. He tells her that there was an informant that worked for your father. Maya tries to kill Clint, but Kate shoots her arrow toward her and knocks the Ronin sword out of her hand and saves Clint from being killed. I also caught Fat Man Used Cars which leads us to Kingpin. The reason I know this leads us to Kingpin is the first time I heard the word Fat Man was in the 1990s Spider-Man cartoon show. It was the 2nd episode of the Neogonic Nightmare Season. You can watch this show on Disney+.

Maya encounters her number 2 whose name is Kazi after she escaped from Clint and Kate and asks him, you were my father’s number 2, where were you that night when he was killed? He tells her that his number was not called. This tells me, he had something to do with this.

Kate and Clint escape to Grills apartment. She tells Grills that you can cook and do all this other stuff. Yelena tells Kate, who hired her. As we learned Kate told her at her apartment to ask yourself who hired you? It leads to an interesting team up. I will not tell you who I want to find out by watching this episode. I liked the fact that it ends with How the Grinch stole Christmas music. I also liked the music in this series so far. I personally think that it has hit the right tone since this series takes place during Christmas.

I give this episode a 10 out of 10 rating. As I told you in my review and analysis of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, this is Marvel and I trust Marvel. As I would have said in my last video, Marvel takes their time, and they know what they are doing. Marvel has done an excellent job of leading us up to this reveal and not have it be early in the series. I cannot wait to watch the Season Finale of this series. I also watched Spider-Man: No Way Home on December 16, 2021, and will do a review and analysis in the next video.

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Hello everyone, Matthew Hemenway is here. In this video, I will be reviewing and analyzing Hawkeye Season 1 Episode 6 which is currently on Disney+. I have been impressed how good Marvel has done this series and how they ended the season finale. It has met all my expectations. If you have not watched any of my other season 1 reviews and breakdowns, then I would consider doing so. I will leave a link to 2 playlists for these season 1 reviews which is called Marvel Studios Hawkeye Season 1 Reviews and Breakdowns and Disney+ which I only have done the Hawkeye Series for the Disney+ original series or movies at the bottom of this video in the description below. I will also leave a separate link to each video if you do not want to watch the playlists at the bottom of this video in the description below. I will now go over several topics that I saw and point out several Easter eggs that I saw.

In the beginning of this episode, we see Kingpin coming out with his walking stick and yes it looks like the stick in the comics and meets with Eleanor Bishop which the meeting was revealed to us at the end of the last episode. I know this because when I was first introduced to the character of Kingpin was in the 1990’s Spider-Man cartoon show. The stick looks exactly like that one did in that series. As we all know, we saw the reveal of Kingpin in the end of the last episode, and I told you in my last review of this series that I knew that this led us to Kingpin is the word Fat Man which also was mentioned in the 1990’s Spider-Man cartoon show as well. Kingpin, whose real name is Wilson Fisk, is being played by none other than the actor who played him in Marvel Netflix series Vincent D'Onofrio. Vincent is a dead ringer for Kingpin. He looks exactly like him. Trust me that I am right in this. I liked the fact that Kingpin is wearing his traditional white business suit you see him wear in the comics. I am quite aware that Kingpin is known to wear white.

Kingpin is a big and imposing man and you do not want to mess with him. The reason I say this as he was in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. He killed Spider-Man in that movie. That is why I say you do not want to mess with him. In the 1990’s Spider-Man cartoon show, Norman Osborne tried to kill him by using the Hob Goblin to kill him, but he failed, and Kingpin went after him saying he wanted his inventions. Kingpin is ruthless and will not take it lightly if you dare cross him. He is a crime boss and crime bosses want people to think there is only way, you serve them, or they hurt you by killing you or taking everything that you have.

I say this because Eleanor Bishop thinks she can just leave him and this life because she says she can no longer do this. She decides it is time to draw a line. Maya comes in later and tells him with Kazi present that she needs time to clear her head. Kingpin is cross to say the least and wants to remind people that they cannot walk out like they work at Goldman Sachs; he wants people to remember that this city belongs to him. True to his character, he is ruthless and will hurt you if you dare to cross him. He does not like there is an Avenger lurking around and poking his head in his business. He tells Kazi, what are we going to do about this? This tells me he wants Kazi to kill both Eleanor and Maya as well as Clint and Kate.

Kate Bishop who was with Clint Barton at the time when they watched that video of Yelena showing Kate that her mother was with Kingpin. Kate is having a challenging time believing that her mother can be involved with someone like Kingpin and working for the mob. Kate wants to confront her mother. Clint tells Kate that this will not end well in that Kingpin will go after her mother. He knows because, as we saw in the last episode, Clint told his wife Laura to keep herself and their kids safe. As I told you before Kingpin is ruthless and can crush you figuratively and. I know this because this a line from the 1990’s Spider-Man cartoon show, only 2 percent of my body is fat, the rest is 350 pounds of muscle. Therefore, I say he can crush someone apart literally.

Kate says to Clint, this is not your problem, you can go back home. Clint tells her, you are my partner, and your problems are my problems. I will stay until this is done. Clint tells Kate I have your back. We all know that Kate has his will to the end. When you have a partner, you understand that you protect each other and that it is an equal relationship. Partner means partner, there is no boss, you work as one unit.

Clint tells Kate, they can make more trick arrows. Kate says, you can make more, no way. When Clint was making his trick arrows, we saw the word Stark, which tells me that he got help from Stark Industries to make his gear. This makes sense to me since he and Tony Stark were part of the Avengers and that he would have access to his gear like he did to PYM particles like he did in the 3rd episode of this series. We see magnetic arrows and we see Clint asking Kate for the Pepper spray to put it in one.

Clint asks Kate if she is ready. Kate tells him she is ready because the day of the Battle of NY we know from seeing the 1st episode of this series that Kate sees Clint fighting nothing with stick and a bunch of arrows and he jumped in the air with no flying suit or any special gear. She says that helped her not to be as scared. Kate tells Clint that she is ready and will do whatever it takes to do what is right. This question was being asked as they were leaving the apartment to go to the holiday party.

Kate confronts her mother and asks her how she could do this in working for the Kingpin. Her mother tells her that her father owed quite a bit of money to that monster. We find out that Eleanor killed Arman and framed Jack for it and hired Yelena to kill Clint. This is true to the comics as Kate’s parents did not always make the best of decisions. Her mother claims this is how the real world works and there is no other way when in fact there a choice is always.

What I can tell you is I like Kate wearing her traditional costume like in the comics. Clint is wearing the one he wears now in the comics. He has the Hawk in purple design on the shirt and the rest of the shirt is in black. It is a dead ringer in terms of the costume. Trust me that I am right in that.

There is a funny scene when Kate shoots the arrow at a Trust a Bro moving truck it shrinks down like you would see in Ant-Man and the truck got picked up by the owl that was in the Christmas tree with Clint. Kate asked, "What happened?" Clint says I will have to ask Scott about that one.

I will not spoil the ending, but I can tell you that it brings us to the climax of this series. The last battle at the end of this episode is epic and you will not be disappointed in it as it has twists in it. We do get to the conclusion into why Yelena was after Clint. We also get to Maya AKA Echo in becoming the hero that she is meant to become. What I can say is that Kate fights Kingpin at the end, but all I can tell you is that it is not an easy task going against him like I told you.

I give this episode a 10 out 10 rating. I thought it was well done and it was true to the comics. Marvel Studios has done an excellent job with this series, and I hope they consider doing a season 2 of this series. I know this, if they do, I will watch it. I promise you that.

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Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 1: Anchor Points (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & comiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZZ7PWC/ coliid=I2LHEZWPFY2H33&colid=1JSIXHDXDKGO8&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 2: Masks (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & comiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B077J9Q5PK?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_1&storeType=ebooks

Reference: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 3: Family Reunion (Hawkeye (2016-2018)) Kindle & ComiXology: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CGCMGT7?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_2&storeType=ebooks

Reference Spider-Man (1994-1997) 5 Seasons: https://www.disneyplus.com/series/spider-man/5IOvHdSZO9kv















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