Disney Releases Spoilery Images Hawkeye's Latest Episode

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
Hawkeye logo, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Fra Fee as Kazi, Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez

Hawkeye is gearing up for an explosive and action-packed finale, but there are still mysteries that have yet to be resolved, such as the series' big bad. Directed by Rhys Thomas and Bert and Bertie, the Disney+ series is pulling out all the stops in showcasing Clint Barton's story and Kate Bishop's heroic rise to Avengers status. Hawkeye is also teasing the looming presence of Maya Lopez's "uncle" as well as Eleanor Bishop and Jack Duquesne's shady business deals.

Hawkeye's first four episodes were filled with hard-hitting action and intimate character moments.

From Clint and Kate's bow-wielding antics to Maya's tragic backstory, the series offers a deeper look at the street-level roots of the MCU. Episode 4 changed the status quo when Black Widow's Yelena Belova arrived on the scene, seeking revenge against Barton after Natasha Romanoff's death.

After the big revelation during Episode 4, the hype for Hawkeye dialed up even further. This, combined with reports that Episode 5 would "blow up" Twitter, suggests that a major reveal is in the cards.

Now, new photos from the penultimate episode have been released.

Hawkeye Episode 5 Photos Revealed 

Warning: This section contains spoilers for Hawkeye Episode 5. 

Disney officially released a new batch of stills from Hawkeye's fifth episode entitled "Ronin."

Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton contemplates whether to do the right thing in this official image: 

Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Hawkeye logo
Marvel Studios

Alaqua Cox's Maya Lopez waits for Ronin in this new image from Episode 5: 

Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, Hawkeye
Marvel Studios

Two members of the Tracksuit Mafia are casually strolling New York, without knowing that Clint is monitoring them from afar: 

Tracksuit Mafia, Hawkeye
Marvel Studios

A banged-up Clint tries to get to Grills' apartment in this new still: 

Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Hawkeye logo
Marvel Studios

Maya tries to evaluate her options after her encounter with Ronin: 

Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, Hawkeye
Marvel Studios 

Fra Fee's Kazi tries to convince Echo to be careful with her pursuit of Ronin: 

Fra Fee as Kazi, Alaqua Cox as Echo, Hawkeye
Marvel Studios

Kazi appears to be hiding something that could jeopardize his friendship with Maya:

Fra Fee as Kazi, Hawkeye
Marvel Studios

Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop and Clint plan their next move in this new image:

Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop
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Hawkeye Heads to A Thrilling Finale

These images offer a preview and a recap of Hawkeye's latest installment.

Clint's emotional talk to Natasha before donning the Ronin suit speaks volumes about his character, essentially showing that he will do whatever it takes to protect his family. Many would agree that seeing the bow-wielding Avenger back as Ronin is a visual treat as the last time fans saw Barton wear the vigilante suit was during Avengers: Endgame.

The episode also provided more insight on what to expect about Maya Lopez's upcoming spinoff series with Clint's reveal that he was tipped off about the Tracksuit Mafia's location, which ultimately led to the death of Maya's father. This heavily suggests that Kingpin is behind the killing, thus making it complicated for Echo to trust her "uncle" moving forward.

Kingpin Hawkeye Phone Picture
Marvel Studios

The exchange between Kazi and Maya also implies that the former knew what would happen when Maya's father died. It's likely that Hawkeye is setting Kazi up as one of Maya's enemies in her spinoff show, with Kingpin potentially serving as its big bad.

After Clint almost broke up his partnership with Kate in Episode 4, their reunion is a good sign for the finale, especially after the growing number of threats that the pair will face. It is unknown if Kingpin will join the confrontation, but based on what's been revealed so far, it's possible that he would sit this one out since Clint mentioned that he doesn't want the attention.

However, this still doesn't change the fact that Clint is within Kingpin's radar, and that could endanger him and his family moving forward. 

Hawkeye Episode 5 is now streaming on Disney+. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.