Hawkeye is set to close its six-episode narrative, but there are a lot of loose ends that need to be addressed. The Jeremy Renner-led Disney+ series started out with Clint's holiday vacation with his family, but it was ultimately thwarted by the sudden arrival of Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop. The bow-wielding protégé's disguise as Ronin prompted Clint to take action and help her out.
As a result of Kate's Ronin accident, Clint's past as the vengeful slasher was unearthed, leading to the return of his enemies such as Maya Lopez, the Tracksuit Mafia, and Florence Pugh's Yelena. Throughout the first five episodes, Kate and Clint's partnership grew stronger, a closer look at Maya's past was revealed, and the return of Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin was finally confirmed.
Hawkeye is filled with surprises and direct ties to the larger MCU. This is on top of its festive feel, since it's set during Christmas.
Now, as the show's story draws to a close, a fresh look at the finale has been released.
Hawkeye Ends with Explosive Finale
Warning: The rest of this article contains spoilers for Hawkeye's finale.
Disney officially released 10 new stills from Hawkeye's finale, showcasing fresh looks at Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton, Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova, and more.
Clint and Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop prepare for their dangerous mission in this image from the episode:
Clint and Kate suit up (literally) in this new Hawkeye image:
Clayton English's Grills has a surprising role in the sixth and final episode of the series:
Yelena looks stunning in this official Hawkeye still:
Kate takes aim at the Tracksuit Mafia in the sixth installment of the series:
Clint looks to attack his enemies in this new image:
Yelena is ready to strike in this official new image:
Fra Fee's Kazi is worried about his friendship with Maya Lopez in this official image:
Clint is not amused with how his Christmas is going in this latest still:
What's Next for Clint and Kate?
Hawkeye's finale tied up some loose ends while also raising more questions about certain characters.
The episode was filled with hard-hitting action, emotional character moments, and intense bow and arrow spectacle.
Many would agree that the final installment served as the launchpad for Alaqua Cox's return as Maya Lopez in the planned Echo spinoff series. The episode ended with her successfully seeking revenge against Kazi and Kingpin for the death of her father, but it appears that Fisk could eventually return down the line.
It's possible that Fisk is not fully dead after being shot by Maya, mainly because of the idea that Marvel Studios could still have some plans for the character. There's a chance that Kingpin could end up becoming the main villain of Echo, thus spelling trouble for the titular deaf hero.
Meanwhile, Yelena appears to have resolved her differences with Clint after learning the truth behind Natasha Romanoff's death during Avengers: Endgame. While Clint didn't exactly explain the Vormir situation, the Avenger's honesty and love for Nat prevailed over Yelena's thirst for revenge.
Given that Eleanor Bishop is now in jail and Jack Duquesne is now eyeing a spot with the New York LARPers, Kate suddenly has no more family to go home to. Despite that, Clint fixes this problem by letting his protégé stay in his home for the time being to celebrate the festive season.
It looks like Clint and Kate will likely spend more time training in the former's farm. This could easily help Kate to become an expert archer, thus potentially replacing Clint in the ranks of Earth's Mightiest Heroes soon.
In the end, Clint fulfilled his promise to his family by spending Christmas with them, while also bringing in two new family members.
All episodes of Hawkeye are now streaming on Disney+.