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Hawkeye: Finale

By Rena Ketelsen– “So This Is Christmas?,” directed by Rhys Thomas, is the sixth and final episode of Marvel’s Hawkeye (2021). It was released on Wednesday, December 22, and is exclusively available on Disney Plus.

This episode concludes the season and answers a few questions that have been raised throughout previous episodes. Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) have to stop Kingpin, a villain from the Marvel comics, after exposing a conspiracy involving him and Bishop’s mother.

At the same time, Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) is still trying to kill Barton, believing that he is responsible for her sister’s death. Natasha Romanoff, Belova’s sister, was an Avenger and Barton’s best friend.

The episode starts by going more into detail about the conspiracy with Kingpin. Then, it shows Barton and Bishop preparing for the night where they will have to fight Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin and his people.

The next part of the episode takes place at a party where Barton and Bishop are waiting. Their LARP friends who they found in earlier episodes, are there too.

The fight starts when one of Fisk’s men starts shooting at Barton. Belova, who got into the party earlier as well, uses the opportunity to try to find Barton and kill him. A series of fights break out between various characters.

This episode wraps the show up well, in my opinion. It answers questions about the relationship between the two main protagonists, Bishop and Barton, and Belova finally hears how her sister really died.

It also answers the question of who the watch belongs to that showed up in a previous episode. At the same time, it results in more questions about the owner of said watch.

Just like the other episodes, this final one brings up Natasha Romanoff again, making the whole show seem like an homage to the dead character.

Also, similar to most other episodes, this one, too, is funny and entertaining with some good fight sequences, but it’s also emotional. Scenes between Barton and his protégé, Bishop, are proof of both of their growth throughout the show.

To me, this show came to a good, satisfying conclusion in its final episode. It resolved all of the central questions that were raised throughout the show and set the characters up for future Marvel projects.

December 22, 2021

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