Original release date: December 1, 2021
Lopez interrogates Barton and Bishop about Ronin, who killed her father in the past. Barton manages to free himself and fend off the Tracksuit Mafia, though Lopez breaks his hearing aid in the process. After Bishop is freed, the pair escapes the Tracksuit Mafia and gets Barton’s hearing aid fixed. Moving to another location, Kazi advises Maya not to get into trouble with her “uncle”. Intending to learn more about the Tracksuit Mafia as well as Duquesne, Bishop convinces Barton to infiltrate Eleanor’s penthouse and use her company account to look up Bishop Security’s criminal database. However, Bishop is locked out of the system when attempting to bypass security, while Barton encounters Duquesne, who threatens him with Ronin’s sword.
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TEACHER: And listen.
(GIRL AND MAN LAUGHING)
(WHISPERS) It’s quiet like you.
Um, no. Maybe they are, but dragons live in a different world.
Well, that would make them stronger.
See, you are one of a kind.
But in the end, it’ll be better for you.
You have to learn to jump between two worlds.
Just by watching.
(CHILDREN EXCLAIM IN AWE)
INSTRUCTOR: All right, class. Water break.
Hey, be good in class today.
But remember, for your match, it’s more about speed than size.
Hmm? Uncle will take you home after class.
I’ll see you tonight.
Maya, you’re up.
(PUNK ROCK MUSIC PLAYING)
(ENGINE SHUTS OFF)
(MAN 1 GROANS)
(MAN 2 GRUNTING)
MAN 1: You’re like a pony, Hawkeye.
(MAN 1 LAUGHS)
MAN 2: Just keep going, and going, and going. I love it.
MAN 1: I love it, bro. Look at Hawkeye!
MAN 2: Where’s your arrows now?
MAN 1: Pew, pew.
Big, strong Hawkeye riding prony.
MAN 1: They should smile more. This is fun for us too, you know.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
MAN 3: Again. Enrique, again, come on.
MAN 2: Go get more quarters.
This is boring. Dmitri, let’s play cards.
Seems like you’re mad at me.
I know it doesn’t look like that, but you’d be lost without me, you realize that?
I was about to clear your name from the suit, until you decided to crash through the skylight.
Cálmate, bro. Cálmate.
I buy Imagine Dragons tickets for my girlfriend, as, like, early Christmas gift, right?
Mmm. That’s so sweet.
Then we had fight. You know what she said?
She said that the tickets were gift, so she wants to bring her sister.
I mean, look on the bright side.
You don’t have to go see Imagine Dragons.
I love Imagine Dragons.
Uh, she doesn’t even like them, you know. She did this on purpose to hurt me.
Look, I think you both owe apologies.
Tell her she hurt your feelings, but apologize for pretending that that was a gift for her.
Okay, wait, I need a pen. Just… Okay, okay? See you.
Hmm. See? A little trust, a little communicating, a little listening…
KATE: Basic human stuff.
You know what I think?
You know what I think? Hmm?
I think you talk too much.
Blah, blah, blah, blah.
She always like this?
Maybe I rip out your throat. Hmm?
Or maybe she will.
Who is she?
BARTON: Thank you.
Oh, uh, yeah. Sorry.
Hard of hearing, not deaf.
More cookie, please. Thank you.
Right, well, it’s nice talking to you.
She asked what you’re doing here, Clint Barton.
(BARTON CLEARS THROAT)
Riding a unicorn.
Learning about trust.
KAZI: “You rely too much on technology.”
Well, my go-to weapon is two sticks and a string, so…
KAZI: No, she means your hearing aid.
“You might find you’re better off without it.”
Yeah, sometimes I think that very same thing.
Now, the suit.
She put it on by accident.
She didn’t know what it means.
She’s not Ronin.
Look at her. She’s nine.
And spoiled rotten.
KAZI: “She beat up a few of my guys and then came running when you were in trouble. Seems like she’s got something to do with it. And just because she’s not the Ronin doesn’t mean that Ronin’s not back.”
That’s just a rumor.
KAZI: “How do you know?”
Because he’s dead.
KAZI: “So, who got him, then?”
“So Ronin is dead, and the person who killed him is dead. That’s convenient. How do you know this?”
‘Cause I was there.
KAZI: “You’re lying.”
Okay, clearly this isn’t working. Um…
If you have nothing to do with this, then why did you put on this suit in the first place?
KAZI: Maya, no.
(CHOKING) Oh, God. I put that suit on because I didn’t want anybody to know that I was at the auction, okay?
I didn’t know what it was when I put it on, I swear.
(COUGHING) I swear.
What are you doing?
Doesn’t matter, okay?
BARTON: Listen to me.
Listen. No, now’s not the time to be scared.
We’re gonna get out of this.
You go back to living your life, I’ll go back to my family.
You’re gonna harness that over-confidence of yours, okay?
This ridiculous over-confidence, you remember that one?
Okay? So wait for my signal.
KATE: How did you do that? Clint!
KAZI: Go help Maya, all right?
Bring him back alive.
Oh, man, it’d be really nice to know how you did that, Clint.
IVAN: Hawkeye, come out and play.
Come out and play.
IVAN: Look over there. Spread out.
(MEN SHOUTING, GRUNTING)
KAZI: Don’t shoot! They want him alive, you idiot!
KAZI: Hey, hey, hey, hey!
You’re not going anywhere.
(BOTH CONTINUE GRUNTING)
I was doing fine.
My hearing aid’s smashed.
Come on, we gotta go.
But that girl still has my bow.
We need a car.
Oh, can we take this one?
Man, this thing’s beautiful.
I’m not smashin’ a ’72 Challenger. Come on.
Hey, get over here, I need you to drive.
What? I don’t know how to drive.
Come over here.
(MUFFLED) No, you, you drive. I shoot.
I’m not hearing you. You drive, okay?
Come on. Come on!
KAZI: Ivan, come with me.
Let’s go, let’s go!
KAZI: Tomás, go with Maya.
MAN 1: Watch out!
MAN 2: Go, go!
MAN 3: Let’s go! Let’s go!
BARTON: How many we got?
Yo, get in front of ’em! Get in front of ’em!
BARTON: Hang on.
BARTON: Wait, wait, wait. We’re out of the regular arrows.
What do you mean, we’re… Oh, my God, trick arrows?
Definitely not this one…
Don’t say definitely like that.
Not this one.
This is too dangerous.
This one fine?
I’m using this one.
Hey, be careful.
I was born careful.
They’re not regular arrows.
KATE: Eenie, meenie, miney…
Got you. Come on, come on.
Ugh! I can’t see nothing!
Hit their wheels with the putty arrow.
Oh. Great idea. I’ll do that as soon as you label these damn things.
This’d be a lot easier if we were facing…
It’d be easier if we were facing the other way.
Yeah, just a… Hey, we’re communicating!
There are four arrows more dangerous than that one?
A plunger arrow? What is the trick? That it’s completely useless?
Watch it, moron!
Please be a good one. Please be a good one.
What the hell is that one called?
Here, acid arrows.
Drop the stoplights.
BARTON: Kate, get in!
KATE: I’ll take that, thank you.
BARTON: And the Challenger gets totaled anyway.
Now I really can’t see. Thank you.
Wait. Hang on, hang on.
What is he doing?
He’s gonna crash into us.
Here, take out that truck.
Aim high. Bring the arrow down on him.
What’s the plan? This is just a normal arrow.
I have no idea what you’re saying, just gonna assume you’re on board.
On my mark. Ready?
That was amazing!
Take this. Cover me.
A USB arrow? What am I supposed to do with this?
God, I hope he’s got a dongle arrow to make this useful.
You do not wanna see what this arrow does!
(SHOUTS IN RUSSIAN)
Damn it. Come on, let’s go!
KATE: Now I get the whole plunger arrow thing.
Oh, we gotta walk the dog.
You’re not wrong…
He’s been cooped up all day.
Not quite sure how long a dog can…
…call yourself one of the world’s greatest archers.
Oh, my God, do you really think so?
I wasn’t sure how I’d do under all that pressure…
Probably should walk the dog. Don’t you think?
Been cooped up all day.
(FATHER CHRISTMAS PLAYING)
(MUFFLED MUSIC PLAYING)
(MUFFLED) Hey, Clint.
(CELL PHONE VIBRATING)
Hey, hey, babe.
NATHANIEL: Hi, Daddy.
BARTON: Hey, listen, I can’t really talk right now, uh, ’cause look… Maybe…
Do you have time to text? Can you text?
Can you text me?
Clint, Clint, Clint.
Nathaniel? Nathaniel, what are you…
What are you doin’, buddy?
Is everything okay? Where’s Mama?
NATHANIEL: She’s still asleep.
I’m so bored.
Look, there’s a… there might be a little delay, buddy.
It’s kind of a bad connection.
(STUTTERS) You’re bored.
You’re the early bird. Hey, bud, I miss you.
Why don’t you go get some breakfast and read a book or somethin’ till Mama wakes up?
NATHANIEL: What’s the point of even reading a book?
Are you coming home tonight? It’s Christmas movie marathon.
Uh, yeah, it’s…
Tonight is movie marathon night, that’s right. Um…
I really wish I could be there with you, buddy.
Uh, you know how much I love that.
Um, but I’m not gonna make it.
But I think I’ll be back in the next day or so.
Yeah, we’ll be in time for our ugly Christmas sweater party.
You ready for that?
NATHANIEL: It’s okay if you can’t come home for Christmas, Daddy.
Oh, boy, I’m… I tell you, I miss you so much.
Um, I’m gonna be there, buddy.
I… You know I’m gonna be there, like I said, right?
Um, I’m so happy to hear your voice.
Daddy’s gotta go, okay?
I love you.
NATHANIEL: Love you, Daddy.
I love you more.
Careful with it. Up top.
I was just getting used to this place, you know.
KAZI: Yeah, well, now it’s compromised.
(CELL PHONE VIBRATES)
(BARTON LAUGHS DRILY)
WOMAN: What are you waiting for?
Uh, you. You’re the doctor, right?
I’m very busy.
Oh. Well… Really need this fixed.
Give me five minutes. Cash only.
Told you we’d get it fixed.
What was most amazing though…
Better than anything we did in the middle of that crazy battle.
(MUFFLED) That little…
(CONTINUES SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)
(HEARING AID RUSTLES)
Was that out the whole time?
Can I get more coffee, please?
WAITER: Yeah, sure.
Look, I know this may sound weird, but I’ve dreamed of this for as long as I can remember.
My dad was fearless.
And his whole life was about helping people.
When I put that suit on, I thought, “This is it.
“This is the moment I become who I’m supposed to be.”
I remember the day I thought the same thing.
You know, it’s, uh… It comes with a price.
This life you wanna live.
To really help people.
I mean, try to help people, anyway.
Comes with a lot of sacrifices.
And some things you’ll lose… forever.
Well, there’s also things you gain, like trick arrows and a cool costume.
Speaking of which.
I’ve been thinking about your branding issue.
You need a more recognizable costume.
Uh, you realize that my job for the last 20 years was to be not recognizable, right?
Well, you’ve officially failed at that.
Picture this… in purple.
What’s that on his head?
It’s your head.
Uh, wings. Like a hawk.
That’s an “H” that’s on your forehead. That’s… for “Hawkeye.”
Well, not happening.
What if it was all black? All black with a mask?
Maybe a hood?
You can’t say who Ronin is because it’s someone close to you, isn’t it?
It’s your job to keep their secret.
There are several reasons why I’d never wear a flashy costume.
My job is to be, number one, a ghost.
Number two, my wife would divorce me if I put something like this on.
And number three, uh… I’m not a role model.
I’m sorry, Kate. I’m not a role model to anyone.
Never have been.
What? Yes, you are.
You are. You… You came here.
You left your family at Christmas because you thought some stranger was gonna get hurt.
You stuck around even though I screwed up.
And now you’re stuck.
Whether you like it or not, the Tracksuits have connected us both to Ronin, and it’s pretty clear they’re not just gonna drop this.
Well, that you are not wrong about.
Not to mention the fact that my mom might be marrying a murderer.
And then there’s that.
As far as I’m concerned, we’re in this together.
I’m gonna need you to get that. My mom canceled my credit card.
Yeah, I got it.
All right. And look…
You’re gonna have to name this dog, you know.
Little Ol’ Caesar?
Sir Dog of Pizza?
(A MARSHMALLOW WORLD PLAYING)
All right, partner, let’s get into it.
You pick up on any tension between Maya and the hot guy, or was it just me?
His name’s Kazi.
All right, so I take it these Tracksuit guys are into some pretty bad stuff?
Yeah, bad stuff.
You care to elaborate?
They started small, but grew.
Or at least the guy at the top, he’ll do anything to grow the operation.
I thought Maya was the boss.
No, there’s someone above Maya.
Someone you don’t wanna mess with.
There’s obviously bad blood with Ronin, right?
Ronin hit the supplier on the other side and then hit Tracksuit upper management.
Sounds like a lot of drama.
Which is why you should never get involved in organized crime.
Do you think that the Tracksuits were after anything else at that auction?
I don’t know. I was pretty focused on Jack and Armand.
It’s pretty upsetting to think there might be stuff from the Avengers Compound floating around out there.
So, you still think Jack is involved somehow?
Yes. There’s too many coincidences.
He was at the auction that night, and yesterday, he offered me a butterscotch.
Not exactly a crime.
When I tried to stab his face to prove he was lying, he parried like a pro.
You tried to stab your mom’s fiancé?
Plus, he has everything to gain from Armand’s death.
The Jack thing, it’s weird.
I get it, but it’s not exactly airtight.
Which is why we need more evidence.
And why we’re gonna sneak into my mom’s penthouse.
Wait, wait, wait, what?
We can get into her company files.
Bishop Security has a huge criminal database.
There’s gotta be info on the Tracksuits and Jack in there.
(DANCE OF THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRY PLAYING)
BARTON: You’re sure no one’s home, right?
Jeez, this is a home?
Yeah. My, uh, great, great, great, great grandfather built the building.
I tried to swing from that very chandelier and broke my arm.
So, uh, yeah, pretty impressive family, all the way around.
KATE: So, from the home network, we should be able to get past the encryption with my mom’s password.
Yeah, I’m in the wrong business.
How’d you say Armand was killed?
Stabbed with a sword.
BARTON: See if there’s anything on Kazi.
KATE: Okay. Let’s see.
Here we go.
Okay, what’s this company, Sloan Limited?
Kazi is an employee?
BARTON: Wait, Sloan Limited, that sounds familiar.
You think there’s somethin’ there?
I don’t know.
KATE: Let me see what I can pull up on Jack.
Now there’s an embedded hardware authentication.
And I’ve just been locked out.
JACK: Don’t move.
(SWEET GINGERBREAD MAN PLAYING)
(INTENSE MUSIC PLAYING)