My thoughts on the show. I read the 2012 Hawkeye comics (the Fraction run) and the 2020 Freefall ones, right before I watched it. Highly recommend you do so, the show is heavily based on the Fraction run!
CW: lots of spoilers for the whole Hawkeye show, and also the Fraction run (because I point out a lot of Easter eggs). Excited caps, sometimes typos, sometimes not caring about punctuation.
02:36 – Kate has a loving father??
wtf kate was suuuuch a daddy’s girl in the comics (hated that about her), what did they doooo
it’s 2012 and they always angle their shots to show the windows ARE THEY GONNA SEE THE AVENGERS THROUGH THE WINDOW
“[whooshing] *kate turns her head to the window*” YAAAY
omg the chitauri were not in the fraction run xD
THIS KID DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN THERE’S AN EARTHQUAKE come ooooon kate, get under a marble table or something, don’t just stand in the hallway!!
ahhhhhhh some “heroic music” starts playing and ✨ a mysterious archer ✨ is seen in the background, who could it be??
the aesthetics of the credits are???? gorgeous!!!
11’ – omg kate destroyed a tower with an arrow and a bell, damn :o
“This is bad.” AWWW YEAHHHH the iconic line!!
12’ – ROGERS THE MUSICAL I FORGOT ABOUT THAT PART AAAAAAAH
omg of couuuuurs clint is in the crowd
but why is he cringing THIS IS AWESOOOOME
there’s even my beloved loki dancing on the ground stage!!
13’ – is… is clint panicking… because he’s watching someone play Nat?
OH MY GOD THE HEARING AID
OH GOD IT’S REAL
i’m so ridiculously happy??
who asks “Did you turn your hearing aid off” with words and not ASL?? he’s not gonna understand you if he did turn it off x)
also it’s SILENT and you know, you’re in a THEATER right now!!
hawkeye’s tank top tho, that’s so him <3
(just not… MCU Clint, but by gosh does he look right for comics clint)
14’ – Thor and Loki are dancing HAND IN HAND <3
“I could do this all day” <3
16’ – he did miss Nat T_____T
did they just all walk out of the theater?? in the middle of the performance?? omg rude
also T_T little Nate is here T__T
20’ – wow hello psychophobia? Nate is looking left to right with a big grin (I thought he was autistic and just not good at eye contact) and Clint is like “You look like a maniac. You’re a totally crazy person” u__u
21’ – It’s 6 days before christmas and they haven’t decorated the tree yet?? gasp
23’ – Kate wore a tux instead of a dress, well helloooo gender feels
(I was fully expecting them to show her in a gorgeous dress, so it’s good that they didn’t do the stereotypical thing!)
xDDD wait it’s 6 days till christmas and there’s packs of snow on the ground in NYC?? what is this, 1999? 😅
27’ – Kate just overheard her mom and Armand the 3rd talk, she confronts the guy about it, and… the conversation felt very rushed and not at all natural? it’s very shady
28’ – The symbolism of the round bottles with a colored center, they all look like targets :o
30’ – did she just – she just pretended to have a breakdown and quit her fake waitress job – whaaaaaa the confidence??
31’ – I was literally thinking that so far nobody had a russian accent and maybe they weren’t going down that road… and right that second Kate overhears people speak with a russian accent xD
they’re auctioning Ronin’s sword, from “the wreckage of the Avengers compound”?? Which compound??
i guess that’s where the Endgame battle was?
i really don’t understand how Kate can just sneak around like that, it feels very dangerous?
also how can she not be seen she’s literally looking through a window at a guy facing the window
33’ – the Ronin suit???? :o :o :o
please tell me kate is gonna wear it
kate has the suit!!
kate looks at the suit!!
jfc they use the turning doors even though they’re evacuating the building? Can’t turning doors be blocked in “open” position in emergency situations??? 😐
(or if they can’t, there has to be a normal-ass door nearby, it’s literally emergency procedures)
36’ – she’s doing the “legs around a guy’s neck” thing!!
37’ – kicking a bottle and sending it right to a guy’s head and stunning him, makes no sense at all but sure x)
38’ – SHE SAVED LUCKY FROM TRAFFIC OMG
omg Kazi??? Kazi is there as part of the tracksuit mafia?? That’s the very scary guy with white face and a black tear, right?
39’ – omg the PTSD that Clint must have, seeing the Ronin outfit again 😬 😔
also wait wtf
at the auction they were like “we have no idea who the ronin was, but we found the sword and the suit AT THE AVENGERS COMPOUND”
this is absolutely amazing
40’ – can she… geolocalize Armand????
is she leaving… an unknown dog… alone in her apartment?
also excuse me how did lucky just follow her all the way?
seriously just why does she decide to infiltrate Armand’s palace on her own does she, like, have no self-control?
42’ – omg they’re gonna frame Ronin, aren’t theyyyy
HAHAHAHAHA THE TRACKSUIT BROS ARE HEREEE
44’ – aaaaaand the meet cute
okay that was… that was something!
i think i liked it? i had fun ^^
clint taking kate home while she’s rambling about seeing a dead guy for the first time // clint talking wanda into joining the avengers in sokovia
5’ – Kate is wearing a purple sweateeeeer
Tracksuit mafia <3
6’ – Ivan from the tracksuit mafia is here! :D
7’ – did he just –– he took a molotov cocktail WITH HIS HAND and threw it back!!!!
he actually saw where the molotov cocktail was gonna impact on the window so he broke the window first to grab it!! [Loke’s addition]
he’s so cool
Kate is showing off with her bow and……………… just shot the fire extinguisher out of the window xD
i was thinking that i saw someone else use a fire extinguisher as a jetpack and i was like, “was that Tony when he was developing the iron man suit?” but no: it was Wall-E xD
8’ – tony sold?? the avenger tower???????
what the hell
also did they just leave the suit and say “we’ll come back for it”, i can’t even
11’ – did she just call him “Clint” :D
12’ – oh did a LARPer take the suit??
15’ – omg a larper did get the suit xD
also it’s like the first time i see someone use the internet to find a lead?! that’s awesome :D
16’ – lucky is a good dog 🐶
17’ – ugh why is it that the daughter has to be in charge of her brothers 🙄 because she’s the most mature 🙄 of course she’s more mature because of all the /charge mentale/ you make her take!
also Nate signed to his dad and mwah
18’ – can’t believe the only thing that kate gives Lucky is pizza xD
18’ – also: CLINT HAS A WHOLE TATTOO SLEEVE I LOVE IT HERE
(i mean we do see it a little bit when we see Ronin in Endgame, but not that much)
19’ – there’s an ad for Rogers the musical in the background, i’m so distracted :D
20’ – 😭 Clint has flashbacks to why he’s wearing hearing aids I LOVE THIS
21’ – why is Kate analyzing Clint so much?
“there are no trick arrows”
AS IF, CLINT
26’ – I don’t really like that they’re low-key making fun of LARP :(
at least it’s not just a bunch of geeks like we usually see… but yeah it’s not well-portrayed either
27’ – omg my BABY CLINT KNOWS HOW TO FIGHT
it’s true that they really don’t show his past as an assassin / co-worker of Natasha in the fraction run, but of course MCU Clint knows hand-to-hand combat!
28’ – mmqksdjfl Kate’s fingers type two letters on the screen and a whole text message is written and sent
it’s sooooooo unrealistic wth
ISN’T HE KATE’S “BUDDY” IN LA
32’ – the larper who took the suit IS CALLED GRILLS
G R I L L S
AS IN, GIL
AS IN, CLINT’S FAVORITE NEIGHBOR
33’ – Clint and Laura’s relationship is soooooo <3
like, he tells her everything apparently? And he says his strategy is gonna be “a little catch and release”, whatever this means, and she gets it?
(also she says it’s one of Nat’s old moves and gosh i miss her)
35’ – could jack be………… the swordmaster???
awww he’s left-handed!! I like that (i’m left-handed too)
38’ – her mom is so hiding something
(i hope so at least)
40’ – the white van and the bros, this feels so familiar <3
41’ – ohhhhhhhh kate has a tracking deviiiiice
42’ – Clint tied to a chair surrounded by russian mobsters // Nat tied to a chair surrounded by russian mobsters
43’ – “Can I speak to your manager? This is like talking to furniture” so snarky <3
44’ – kate crashes on the floor, what is happening
45’ – who is the boss??? :o
ahhhhhhh the graphics of the end credits remind me again so much of David Aja and Matt Hollingsworth’s work!!!
the COLORS!!! (i had just paused randomly!)
this also reminds me of one of Aja’s covers <3
cute doggo is the cutest
even the car is there???
Trying to hit a bottle with a coin!!!
oh yes and of course, the band-aids <3
“there are no trick arrows”, he says xD
gosh <3 <3 <3
47’ – there are three (3) animal trainers :o
there’s a dialect coach (for the tracksuit bros?)
and three ASL interpreters!!
48’ – AH FINALLY there’s my man Aja (i watched the whole rolling credits to see … credits for the end credits… but i didn’t see his name before)
3’ – it’s really great that there’s so much ASL in the show <3
however i’m really not sure that the sentence “That would make them [the dragons] stronger” is signed “that” + “would” + “make” + “them” + “stronger” 😔
oh! the word for “better” is the same in ASL and LSF! :D
4’ – the dad smiles while telling his kid that they’ll have to “jump between two worlds” because he can’t afford to send them to deaf school
doesn’t he know how tiring it is to try and fit in the hearing world when you’re deaf :(
5’ – omg and she has a prosthetic foot?? 🤩
7’ – oh noh Maya is from the tracksuit mafia
i should have expected as much tbh
12’ – okay so Kazi is not the same guy as in the comics, because the comics guy didn’t speak asl and Kazi is the interpreter
also Maya immediately signs to Clint and that’s amazing?
also² “the Ronin is dead and Black Widow killed him” is… so true
14’ – he doesn’t have his hearing aid anymore aaaah
(but also… who is she for deciding that he’s better off without it)
15’ – he shot an arrow riiiiiiiight at the right angle to free Kate omg!!
18’ – THE CAR CHASE
THE MF CAR CHASE OMG
It has everything from the book!!
i love it so much here
“you should really label these” I SCREAMED (internally)
it’s not what’s happening in the comics but it’s so damn close
21’ – purple fumes! <3
“And the Challenger gets totaled anyway” awwww they love that car
also the truck called “Trust a bro”?? I love this so much :D (it’s probably a reference to something, I don’t have it but I don’t care)
22’ – OMG A PYM PARTICLE ARROW
the USB arrow hahahahaha
24’ – they gotta walk the dog :o
their miscommunication is delightful <3
27’ – Kate writing on paper the thing Nate says </3 this was very moving!
hahaha that’s a VERY nice way to not tell us what the date is :D
oh my GOD this dork <3
30’ – “My dad was fearless. And his whole life was about helping people”
what did they do to her daaaad
(they have had band-aids on for the whole episode i love them)
31’ – DID SHE JUST DRAW THE HAWKEYE COSTU
I CAN’T EVEN
32’ – “i’m not a role model” ohhhhh
wait Clint does say that in the comics at some point
36’ – how does she know Kazi’s last name, nobody ever said it out loud but she types it on the computer without hesitation?
this is so weird
37’ – omg the ronin sword!!
0’ - okay first off, the “sorry santa” and Clint driving pop-up santa over this was SO FUNNY
02’ – oh the Hawkeye logo with arrows sticking in the “a”? that’s new 👀
(the “you’re… Archer, right?” was like, moderately funny, but the joke is getting old)
02’ – OH MY GOSH
“He’s my partner. – We’re not partners. – Well, we’re friends-slash-partners. – I wouldn’t really describe us as friends.”
okay so it’s not that close to the tfatws but I was excited! (“We’re professionals. And, uh, we’re partners. – Co-workers. – But we’re also a couple of guys with a mutual friend. – Friend’s now gone. – So we’re a couple of guys.”)
03’ – what did they do to Kate tho, now she’s a Hawkeye fangirl? she’s so not like the comics éè
(well, i guess clint isn’t like comics Clint either)
04’ – THE NAT SLANDER
how dare she
the mom is
and she just insulted Nat’s memory??
(Mother: “[Kate] is not a superhero.”
Clint : “Oh yeah. Come on, I already knew that. I mean she’s pretty good at all this, but…”
Mom: “Natasha Romanoff was pretty damn good at it, wasn’t she. Being good isn’t always enough to keep you alive.”)
and then she talks about how she can’t lose Kate and she’s sure Clint has “lost some people too”
HE LOST HIS BEST FRIEND
05’ – He got the swooord!!
06’ – Laura speaks German to him so the kids don’t hear????? is she like, a spy too :o :o :o
10’ – band-aid Clint has lots of frozen packages band-aided on his body 🥰
13’ – Boomerang arrows <3
13’ – Clint is gonna shoot a coiiiin
also! the purple mug <3
(i just like that it was purple)
but it says “Thanos was right” ? Which, like……… Nat died in their attempt to cancel Thanos’s actions
15’ – oh wow
“my best shot? the one i didn’t take” AND HE’S TALKING ABOUT NAT
i love her so much and i’m very happy they’re honoring her somewhat
17’ – wowie Clint talking about how his job is just to hurt people… that’s a bit like what they say in Freefall I think? I don’t really remember but it feels like there was something like that
(also Kate just understood that Clint was the Ronin!! Gasp)
19’ – the Nat falling flashback T_T i should have expected that but… i hate it here
19’ – Oh !!! The Laika sweater!!!
Clint made coffeeee
21’ – ugh i still don’t like how Kate and Clint are uninterested by LARP :(
25’ – a Black gay character 🤩
why didn’t they just… transfer the arrows into someone else’s bag??
why did they have to take her bag who means a lot to her?
they have no regards for her feelings :|
and there’s no chance the bag will be given back now
26’ – “it’s not fair that your ability to not act like a grown-up helps you get your way” whaaat
clint saying “it’s not fair” is so weird
and kate is way too confident oh my god
27’ – WHY is she entering a building talking to a neighbor DRESSED IN PURPLE WITH A BOW AND ARROW
she’s SO remember-able
it feels sooo stupid
like, they’re immediately gonna know who she was
w h y
29’ – soooooo my friends think that the rolex belongs to Tony, can’t wait to see what’s up
also Clint’s using singular they to talk about the owner of the watch, amazing!
30’ – Why is Kate standing there while Clint tells her (1) to get out of the apartment NOW (where’s her lack of impulse control when you need it?)
and (2) she hears him grunt and fight, she could just go on the balcony and shoot from there??
why is she frozen in place, she has YEARS of martial arts training, her response to danger should not be “freeze”
30’ – wtf just happened u_u
maya has proven that she’s an EXCELLENT shot, she shot a knife inches from Kate’s face.
what does Kate do? get on a horizontal zipline.
what does maya do? stare helplessly from the balcony???
why doesn’t she throw a knife at kate, it’s such an easy shot!!
31’ – omg kate is stuck on the zipline
this is “funny” but also i’m facepalming so hard
why is the whole fight at night, on an unlit room, with people dressed in black, I can’t see a thing T_T
32’ – WHY IS MAYA DISORIENTED BY A SONIC ARROW
gosh i’m so frustrated with this whole episode x)
33’ – ooooooooooooooooooh i forgot about yelenaaaaaaa
clint just broke up with kate :(
i’m sure he does that to protect her but it’s sad :(
04’ – Yelena’s blip was so real omg
i didn’t understand what was going on at all at first!
“I need to find Natasha” 😭
12’ – love Yelena’s casual outfit
14’ – Clint just sounding Grills’ intercom and asking if he can come up
i hate it when people don’t announce themselves éè
20’ – Yelena and Kate’s conversation is just so so good
i have no comments
it was thrilling
21’ – feeding Lucky pizza and orange slices omg call dog protection services
22’ – Jack laughs and says “There must be some mistake, I never worked a day in my life :D” wtfffff
25’ – kate leaves 2948 voice mails, pfft he’s never gonna listen to them x)
31’ – the fight scene is so annoying, the camera angle moves every second, it’s so hard to follow!
36’ – so they fight in the middle of the night… and they come out of the uber in broad daylight, wtf x)
38’ – Kingpin tin tin tiiiiiin
3’ – HA ! I knew the mom was shady!!
(i’m not even proud of myself because it was so obvious)
6’ – I don’t really understand why Kingpin doesn’t know ASL if he was Maya’s favorite uncle or something
7’ – “the Bishop woman” ah, the sexism :)))
9’ – Stark arrow, ohhh
11’ – “I just wanna know you’re ready” Clint, father figure to the young women avengers since 2015
(he said the same thing to Wanda)
11’ – waaaaaaaaah Kate’s speech about being a hero is really nice
also idk, i love that they have this close bond without any romance?
12’ – wtf all the mafia bros say “the Bishop woman” mqdskjfqmsldkj
13’ – “it’s a weird flex, but sure” :D this is so absurd
14’ – oh wow, the party is all warm tones while the bad guys are all lit with cold light, how unimaginative :|
Yelena’s outfits are soooooo gorgeouuuuus
15’ – I hope Kate listens to her mom, who has “everything under control” ✨
(of course she doesn’t)
20’ – Why. Does Clint. Have a white dress shirt. When he’s trying to be sneaky and not be seen by the sniper?
21’ – “Stop making me like you!!” awww
22’ – why the HELL didn’t Kate tell Clint earlier that Yelena was there, SERIOUSLY
22’ – how did Kate not break her whole legs
i hope she had special shoes or something
23’ – “I know it’s not the best moment but… I wanted to thank you. For… how to speak to my girlfriend?” this is sooooo absurd x)
and of course Jack is the clueless nice guy
24’ – ouch Kazi taking a chain to whip Clint, that’s gonna hurt 😬
25’ – JFC the tree ex machina!!
(clint would have died if it wasn’t for the christmas tree, that’s some luck)
25’ – there’s an owl in the tree?? :o
26’ – ohhhh are the LARPers gonna LARP??
also “we’re trained professionals, but that’s not enough right now :/” oh puh-lease, I’m pretty sure police people and firefighters are trained to handle panicked crowds
i mean, I know it’s hard to control a screaming crowd, but it’s not that impossible for professionnals?
27’ – ugh of course the fat LARPer is slow and late, i hate it here
28’ – the LARPers are exactly the same as before i don’t understand why people listen to them now maybe it’s the confidence of the armor, tho?
sorry i’m ranting again x)
28’ – Clint repeatedly asks Kate not to do something (“helping him” get out of the tree) and she does it anyway?? I hate it here
she’s so stupid i hate it
he could have CLIMBED DOWN MAYBE??
like, she made him FALL
something like 15 meters
30’ – Clint looks so damn good in the suit
34’ – they’re not filming a lot of the ASL, just showing Maya’s face and subtitles… it’s very annoying! Why didn’t they show Maya’s arms! They should know that arms are the most important body part in ASL!
40’ – “Is this what heroes do? Arrest their mothers on Christmas?” oh this is petty :|
49’ – The watch was Laura’s!!!!
Both Hawkeyes have band-aids on their nose awwww
50’ – “Hawk Eve” that’s actually quite good!
Hawk Shot !! She has some good ideas!!
“I have an idea” BAM the Hawkeye title
51’ – seriously the end credits are so gorgeous!
also, there’s a frame with Jack sword-fighting with a rose in his mouth! I hadn’t seen that one in the previous episodes 🤔
52’ – OH YES PLEASE ROGERS THE MUSICAL
oh my god i have such a smile on my face
the chorus on “I could do this all day”
the GRIN on the narrator’s face
53’ – “We love all kinds but Loki you don’t belong” sobs
54’ – this is AMAZING
Steve appearing to say the chorus I love it here!
like, the lyrics are very corny but augh this is so much endorphins
55’ – Hawkeye wishes that New York wouldn’t be the battleground <3
Steve saying “We’ll do it as a team” <3
i’m so floored seriously this is incredible
56’ – Thor and Loki dancing hand in hand this is the content i want to see in the world
this is seriously the longest end credit scene we’ve ever seen, I feel so blessed <3-------