After years we finally got a project that was about Clint Barton, a.k.a, Hawkeye (was it, really?), one of the fan favorites from the Avengers. Clint was one righteous man who would do anything for his family. But when he lost his beloved family after Thanos‘ snap, he completely changed and became Ronin. While his time as Ronin, he indulged in crimes that he shouldn’t have. So, this series allows him to redeem himself for the crimes he did when he was Ronin. However, fans feel he hadn’t completely redeemed for the things he did and owed an apology to someone that the series failed to show. Who was it? Check it out!
Deleted Hawkeye Scene Gives Closure To Another Clint Barton Character
Yes, the series was more like Clint Barton training Kate Bishop and passing on the torch to her, but it was also something else. Something that was needed for Hawkeye. The series completely focused on redeeming Clint of his past mistakes so that he can live the rest of his life peacefully. However, fans feel he hadn’t redeemed himself completely because he was yet to apologize to a character very important.
Who Was The Character From The Series That Needed Closure?
This series consisted of both old and new faces. One of them was Maya Lopez, a.k.a, Echo (played by Alaqua Cox). She was shown to be deeply connected to Clint Barton, more specifically Ronin. Why Ronin and not Hawkeye/Clint?
Maya was William Lopez’s daughter. William was the commander of the Tracksuit Mafia. Kingpin was William’s boss who tipped Ronin about the Mafia group and take them down. However, Maya never knew it was Kingpin. She always thought it was Ronin who killed her dad. After her dad died, she took over the leadership of the group and just like William, worked under Kingpin. She wanted to avenge her father’s death, so she sent her men to track down Ronin. However, the person her men got was not Ronin, but Kate Bishop in Ronin’s costume.
But as we say, the truth can never be hidden. After several encounters with Kate and Barton, Maya learned that it wasn’t Ronin who killed her dad, but Kingpin. Not just this, she also got to learn that her closest ally, Kazi Kazimierczak always knew the truth about Kingpin. Eventually, both were killed and Maya could avenge her father’s death.
What Was The Problem Then?
Even though the show gave Maya a chance to avenge her father’s death, it didn’t solve the problem between Maya and Ronin. They never had closure. So, the fans felt that Ronin didn’t get to redeem himself fully, because he never apologized to Maya face-to-face. However, fans’ wish was granted and a new deleted scene from Hawkeye’s Season 1 solved the problem.
The scene was right after the final battle between Barton, Kate, and Tracksuit Mafia. It shows Clint watching Maya from a distance as she prepares to get on her motorcycle. Now, this is the moment MCU fans wanted to see! Clint uses sign language to express that he was sorry (because no matter who tipped him, it was him who killed Maya’s father). From a distance Maya nods at him, and here comes the moment, she forgives him. Now we can say that Ronin was able to redeem himself truly.
Even though this scene was just for a few seconds, it was impactful. With this scene, we know that Maya holds no hard feelings for Clint anymore, and might move on in life.