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Hawkeye: Episodes 5 and 6 Review

The Final Episodes

January 18, 2022

Hawkeye´s final two episodes are out on Disney+, and they wrapped up the series in a mediocre way. The episodes still did have some elements of surprise, a clever story, and some exciting action, but they didn’t hit the mark like some of the earlier episodes did. The finale is a big part of a show, and this show’s finale brings down the quality. Every other episode felt like it was leading to something big, but that something just wasn’t exciting enough. 

Episode 5 starts off with the aftermath of the previous episodes. It tries to deal with the conflicts between Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Clint Barton’s (Jeremy Renner) partnership although it just brushes it off fast. It starts a little slow by tackling the big surprise in the previous episode. It also includes a lot of story building necessary for the next episode´s action scenes to take place, which is good. Most of the episode is slow, but it picks up pace closer to the end of the episode. Episode 6, on the other hand, is more action packed with many combat scenes and some great character moments. The two episodes work together to make a great end of the show. However, the final episode could have been a lot more than it was. It all felt a little underwhelming for a finale, and the post credit scene wasn’t anything special. The main issue was that there weren’t really any surprises, it was all what you would have expected to happen in it. At least two-thirds of the episode was just typical action. 

The episodes include some great jokes and lots of cool scenes making them a lot of fun to watch. They also solidify the character connections that started in the previous episodes and make you love the characters even more in this finale. As usual, the acting was amazing. The actor who played Maya (Alaqua Cox) had an excellent performance and allowed the audience to really feel for the character in addition to adding some representation to the show. Despite some flaws, they are good episodes.    

Overall, the entire show was good but in terms of Marvel it was just average. It did a lot of things right and has pretty good quality but just isn’t memorable enough. It’s very formulaic and in a time when companies like Marvel need to try something different so their new movies and shows stand out, this show isn’t anything special. 


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