Warning - this article contains spoilers for Episode 3 of Marvel Studios' Hawkeye.
Marvel Studios is officially halfway through its first season of the Hawkeye series on Disney+, which is putting Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton into a starring role for the first time in his MCU tenure. Teaming up with Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop and other key players in this street-level story, the original Avengers' archer is now involved in quite the dangerous mission as he tries to get home to his family for Christmas.
Part of Episode 3 featured Renner and Steinfeld teaming up in some exciting action sequences, including a car chase that involved the Tracksuit Mafia while Hawkeye taught his protégé about trick arrows and fighting tactics. Additionally, this entry delivered the first full look at Maya Lopez's Echo and Fra Fee's Clown, all while teasing a potentially massive addition in Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin.
Kingpin aside, Episode 3 delivered another exciting adventure to the MCU's Disney+ narrative with the two master archers working through the Tracksuit mystery and figuring out their next moves. Following the episode's release, Disney is giving fans an in-depth look at the action through multiple still images from the series.
Disney Releases Stills from Hawkeye Episode 3
Disney released 11 official still images from Episode 3 of Marvel Studios' Hawkeye on Disney+, which was entitled "Echoes."
The entry kicked off with a flashback to Maya Lopez's early life growing up with her father as they communicated through sign language. Fans also saw her struggles in school as she learned to manage her disability.
The flashback also spent some time detailing her early martial arts training, particularly focusing on Lopez's status as an amputee with her prosthetic leg in action. This scene also held Vincent D'Onofrio's potential appearance as Kingpin, although all that came on screen was a tall man in a black suit pinching Maya Lopez's cheek.
Lopez's early story ended as she watched Ronin murder her father in an abandoned warehouse, setting her down a path searching for revenge against who is under the hood.
The episode then moves to the present day where Echo and Kazi have Clint Barton and Kate Bishop tied up to children's unicorn rides.
Echo interrogates both archers about who Ronin is after the Tracksuit Mafia tracked the duo to Kate's apartment following the Ronin suit debacle.
Starting off duct-taped to the unicorn rides, Clint and Kate manage to get free and fight their way out of the warehouse. Hawkeye gets his biggest action sequence yet as he uses his bow and arrow, all after Echo stepped on his hearing aid.
Kate and Clint then get into their car chase scene that's been teased since the show's first trailer. They finally settle on an escape vehicle after Barton firmly exclaims that he's "not smashin' a '72 Challenger."
While Clint drives their getaway car, Kate utilizes her mentor's stash of trick arrows in his quiver to hold off the Tracksuit Mafia's pursuit.
One of those arrows let out a massive amount of a Play-doh-like substance that covered Kazi's car windshield, hindering him and his team in their chase.
Clint and Kate finally get back to Lucky the Pizza Dog at their hideout before heading to a doctor to repair Clint's broken hearing aid.
Of course, Marvel couldn't go long without giving fans a full look at the show's starring one-eyed golden retriever as he sat with his humans during lunch.
Kingpin, Echo, Lucky, and More in Episode 3
Although Season 1 is halfway over, the third episode of Hawkeye gave fans some thrilling action sequences while setting up intriguing storylines that will carry the show through the next three weeks.
Disney and Marvel used this episode to truly set up Clint Barton and Kate Bishop as a power duo in a street-level story as they both showcased their archery skills against formidable bad guys. The car chase scene is one that fans had been waiting to see, and it turned out to be one of the highlights of Episode 3 with plenty of action and humor throughout.
Alaqua Cox's Echo also set herself as a key player through the show's last three episodes, looking for vengeance against Hawkeye as she thinks he murdered her father. Whether Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin comes in as a part of her story is still up in the air, but she will be a force to be reckoned with on her own as well.
All in all, Marvel delivered yet another exciting episode of Hawkeye's solo story with the stage set for even more madness to reveal itself over the coming weeks.