Hawkeye episode 5 opens with dialogue from Yelena (Florence Pugh) and Natasha (Scarlett Johannsan), drawn from the movie Black Widow. The setting is now 2018 and Yelena is working alongside an agent in a snowy setting. They infiltrate a mansion and corner a blonde woman.
Thanos Snap Is Shown Once Again In Hawkeye Episode 5
Yelena remarks coldly, “Hello, Ana.” Ana is cornered by Yelena and her sidekick but fights back. Yelena gets the drop on Ana, holding a gun to her head.
Ana fiercely tells Yelena to pull the trigger. She doesn’t and a fistfight continues throughout the mansion. Yelena then holds down Ana and states that she’s trying to help her.
While Ana struggles, Yelena instructs her partner, Sonya, to hold Anna down. While Sonya does so, Yelena readies the antidote. She sprays Ana with the gas uncovered in Black Widow that destroys the subservience of Red Room operatives.
Yelena then says the next bit is going to be scary for Ana. Ana, however, is more concerned about the mess the gas left on her rug. Yelena and Sonya are perplexed, realizing that Ana was never programmed by the Red Room.
It is then that Ana reveals she wasn’t under any control and killed for money of her own free will. The three sit down to discuss their history. Yelena confesses that she’s been on a crusade to liberate all the Black Widow assassins.
Ana then brings up Natasha and Yelena states she’s doing well. Sonya chimes in by stating that a better life for the sisters awaits them once their liberation mission is completed. Sonya jokingly refers to their ideal life as a Sex in the City fantasy.
Yelena Is Blipped Out of Existence by Thanos Snap
As Ana and Sonya laugh, Yelena somberly removes herself from the conversation. She goes to the bathroom and looks at herself in the mirror. As she washes her face, she is blipped out of existence by the Thanos snap of Avengers: Infinity War.
Yelena then returns five years later, disoriented by the change in the room she just occupied. The mansion now looks different with new paint and decorations. She readies her weapon, unsure of the danger.
She approaches a family of three, the mother being Ana. Ana states to her daughter that Yelena is an old friend. Five years have passed and much has changed.
Ana fills Yelena in on her current situation involving marriage and adopting a child. Yelena finds this is a lot to take in. She needs a minute after Ana starts saying that Yelena can live with her while she finds contract work.
Yelena, uneasy, sets her current goal of tracking down Natasha. She asks for Ana’s help in tracking her down. She finds that it is crucial to inform her sister that she is okay after such an event.
After the Marvel opening and Hawkeye recap, episode 5 story heads back to New York City. Kate returns home to her mother, Eleanor, and finds herself saddened by her recent fight. Tearfully, Kate tells mom that Clint tells her to go home and stay away from this dangerous work.
Eleanor states that she’s relieved to have Kate home safe. She asks if Kate is okay and she doesn’t answer. She hugs her crying daughter and says everything will be okay.
After taking care of Kate’s wounds, Eleanor asks Kate if Clint thinks she’s a superhero. Kate says no and agrees with his assessment. Eleanor says that this development still doesn’t change her outlook.
After mildly bringing up Kate’s recklessness, Kate asks if her mom has some regrets about her lifestyle. Eleanor jokingly says yes but then mentions how much she loved her daughter with her tiny bow. Kate’s eyes draw to it on the wall and she brings up how she felt invincible as a kid.
Kate’s dreams of becoming an Avenger are brought up as she feels that dream is dead. Eleanor stresses how life takes routes we don’t expect. She urges her daughter to keep moving forward, even when things seem tough.
Eleanor then assures her daughter that she’s pleased with the direction she’s taking her life. Feeling guilty about being so secretive, Kate states she needs to tell her something important. She brings up how Jack may be a crucial player in the murder of Armand.
In Hawkeye episode 5, Kate mentions the shell company of Sloan and begs her mother to look into this issue. Eleanor is stunned but agrees. She tells Kate to gather all her things and come back home.
Meanwhile, Echo is currently having her wounds tended to by Kazi. Kazi wants her to be more open about her feelings but Echo is bitter about discussing her pain. She then brings up the other assassin encountered in Hawkeye episode 4, a Black Widow agent.
Echo says there’s something bigger going on here. Kazi urges this hunt to stop as it’s getting too dangerous. Kazi only agrees to help Echo if she agrees their violence ends with the death of Ronin.
Kate Bishop and Yelena Discuss Clint Barton
Hawkeye episode 5 continues with Kate returning to the scene of her burnt apartment from the second episode. While there, she is approached by Yelena, greeting her with macaroni. Kate is confused by Yelena’s casual greeting and asks what she wants with her.
Yelena states she only wants to talk, still offering her food. As Yelena berates Kate for her lack of cutlery, Kate bitterly says she doesn’t want to talk with someone who tried to kill her. Yelena, however, stresses that she had no intention of killing her during their last fight.
Yelena promises that she won’t hurt Kate. Kate is still unsure of the situation, still being untrustworthy of the assassin. Reluctantly, Kate agrees to sit down with her for dinner.
On the streets of New York City, Clint visits the apartment of Grills, one of the LARPers. Grills invite him in but is shocked by the bruised look of Clint. He comes inside with his gear.
During Kate’s dinner with Yelena, Kate breaks the casual tension by asking what Yelena wants. Still being friendly, Yelena stresses that her business trip is one where she still wants to visit tourist spots. Kate, trying to be nice, brings up the big Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center and Yelena enthusiastically agrees.
As Yelena speaks openly about how much she loves Christmas (and her distaste for reindeer meat), Kate tries to bring the conversation back around to vigilantism. Yelena then says how much she knows about Kate. She’s aware of her family, vigilante actions, GPA, the works.
Kate then asks if Yelena is in New York City to speak with Clint. She says that is not the case. She is in New York City to KILL Clint.
Yelena then asks Kate why she risks her life for Clint. She brings up how Clint has a past that is so easily forgiven by others. Kate says he saved the world but Yelena disagrees, stressing that Natasha saved the world.
Kate then figures out that Yelena is Natasha’s sister. Kate stresses how she’s glad she didn’t kill Yelena during their fight. Yelena laughs at the idea of Kate killing her.
Kate questions why Yelena would be after Clint when he was friends with Natasha. Yelena, however, is more intrigued by how trusting Kate is of Clint. Kate specifies that Clint helped her out but Yelena counters that Clint is only trying to protect himself.
Yelena then brings up Clint’s history of killing as the Ronin. Kate brings up how Clint is still an Avenger but Yelena says that title means little. Yelena brings up how much power the Avengers have but Kate counters that being a hero involves risks and collateral damage.
Yelena reiterates that the death of Natasha is because of Clint. Kate refuses to believe this statement. Yelena then questions if Kate really knows that to be true based on the time that she has spent with Clint.
Yelena says her mission will be easy. Kate then questions if Yelena was tasked by someone else to kill Clint. She does not give an answer.
A bitter Kate says Clint isn’t perfect but he is good. Yelena thinks Kate is being led astray by Clint. She says that heroes are defined more by their actions than their words.
When Yelena asks where Clint is, Kate says she doesn’t know. Yelena says that’s okay and thanks her for sitting down for dinner. Before Yelena leaves, she tells Kate to stay out of her way.
After Grill helps Clint with his wounds, Clint tells him to look after Kate’s dog, currently with him. Grill also offers to let Clint stay at his place to sleep. He also mentions Kate has Hawkeye’s new costume ready but Clint says he doesn’t want to see it.
The next morning, Kate returns home to Eleanor’s penthouse. Jack is currently being taken away by the authorities after he was investigated. As he is hauled off, calmly stating this is an easy misunderstanding, Eleanor and Kate hug each other.
Clint visits a memorial site for the battle of 2012, where the Avengers fought off the forces of Loki and the aliens. He reads the names placed on the memorial and takes a deep breath. He then removes his hearing aid.
Clint speaks to himself, saying that he really needs to talk to Natasha right now. He admits she was the bravest of all the Avengers. He also beats himself up for her sacrifice for the soul stone during Endgame.
Clint tearfully says he misses her and that he’s trying to do better. He also apologizes for what he says he’s going to do next. He then puts the hood up on his jacket and heads off into the city.
At Eleanor’s penthouse, Kate awakens from resting in her bed. She looks at all the trophies in her room. She also takes note of the bow and arrows.
Kate then calls Clint, leaving him a voicemail that this mission isn’t over. She leaves several voicemails, bringing up the developments she has had with Jack. She also starts leaving angry voicemails about how important this mission is to her.
On the streets of New York, members of the Tracksuit Mafia are driving a truck. Their conversation is cut short when an arrow punctures the windshield with a message on the arrow. The message reads “Maya, meet me tonight where you first met the Ronin, alone.”
That night, Clint walks the streets with his hood up. He places a call to his wife who is getting the living room ready for Christmas Day. Clint regretfully admits this problem is getting bigger as Maya knows about their family.
As Clint brings up Black Widows getting involved, he says this plot is growing thicker. His wife states that they can just move further away. Clint says it will never be far enough.
He stresses that this mission needs to end tonight. If it doesn’t, “the big guy” may get involved. His wife understands and says that he needs to do what is right.
Clint then heads to the locker where he stored the Ronin costume and retrieves it. He then proceeds to the used car dealership. Maya is waiting there, with her assassins combing the area.
The Return of Ronin
Hawkeye episode 5 shows the return of the real Ronin. Clint, now as Ronin, sneaks up behind Kazi on the rooftop. Ronin draws his sword and knocks Kazi out. Clint proceeds to knock out the other gangsters amid the rows of used cars.
A nervous Maya starts firing at the cars to draw out Ronin. After running out of bullets, Ronin enters the scene with a sword in hand, his face hidden by the hood and shadows.
Ronin and Maya battle with swords, fists, and feet in an intense duel. Ronin eventually gets the upper hand on Maya. He knocks her down and draws his sword.
Clint then unmasks himself, revealing himself to be Ronin. He says he wanted Maya to see his face. He stresses that his family are off-limits and that he will kill if it comes to that.
Maya angrily sign-languages that Clint is a monster. Clint stresses that weapons can manipulate if not handled properly. He then reveals that he was tipped off about Maya’s workings by an informant working for Maya’s boss.
Maya doesn’t believe him. Though Clint tries to break it to Maya that her boss wanted her father dead, she uses this chance to get the drop on Clint. She swipes his sword, sweeps his leg, and prepares to stab him.
She is halted when an arrow knocks the sword out of her hands. Kate is seen on the rooftop with her bow and arrow. As Maya spots her, she then notices Clint has disappeared.
As Maya drives off on a motorcycle, Kate and Clint reconnect and prepare their next strategy. Kate gets a ride from someone she knows. Clint is confused but agrees to go along with her.
Maya meets up with Kazi at their meeting spot. He apologizes for being taken by surprise by Ronin. Maya informs him that Clint got away.
Suspicious, Maya asks why Kazi wasn’t at the last meeting. Kazi says he didn’t get the call. Kazi asks if there’s something wrong and Maya says everything is fine as she drives off on her motorcycle.
During transportation to their next location, Kate tells Clint about her meeting with Yelena. Clint is shocked and tries to process this new information. They leave the car as it is morning once more.
Yelena, casually dressed, walks the streets of New York City. She happens to spot Eleanor. Yelena tracks her back to her penthouse.
Over at Grill’s apartment, Clint, Kate, and Grills are spending some quality time together with the dog. Kate then gets a text on her phone. The text is from someone unknown.
The text message reads “Kate Bishop, I found out who hired me.” Clint asks who it is but Kate is still getting messages. The messages that follow are “Eleanor Bishop” and “Thought you deserved to know.”
Hawkeye episode 5 ends when another message is sent and Kate is distraught. She turns the phone over to Clint and asks him about the photo that was just sent. She wants to know who is in the picture with her mom.
Clint states it’s the guy he’s been worried about this whole time. The photo reveals a man in a white suit talking with Eleanor. “Kingpin,” confirms Clint. It’s the return of Netflix’s Daredevil villain, Fisk.