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The Kate Moment In Hawkeye Episode 4 That Has Fans Buzzing

Warning: spoilers for Season 1, Episode 4 of "Hawkeye"

So far in the "Hawkeye" Disney+ series, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) has attracted the attention of his fawning would-be protégé Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). For the first three episodes, he comes across as relatively willing and able to teach her the skills she needs to assume his mantle as the greatest archer in the world one day, so that he can (hopefully) get back to his family. But in Episode 4, "Partners, Am I Right?", things start to take a turn.

At the end of the episode, the two main characters go on a mission to find a very important vintage Rolex watch that was stolen from the former Avengers compound — which Kate bungles with her overeager ambition to impress her mentor. But there's one particular scene at the very end of the episode that has the internet abuzz with where the show might be going.

A critical missed shot has fans excited about what's in store for Kate and Yelena

In the final minutes of Episode 4, we find out that the watch that Hawkeye is looking for is in the apartment of his enemy, Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox). Bishop accidentally triggers her silent alarm, causing a violent confrontation between the two women. Hawkeye wants to help her but is distracted by a masked Black Widow assassin. The final confrontation happens on the rooftop of the building across the street, with Bishop landing an arrow in Lopez's shoulder and Hawkeye unmasking the secret assassin, revealing Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh). For reasons that fans are speculating about all over the internet, Bishop has a chance to shoot her down — but hesitates, allowing Yelena to escape.

On one particularly influential Reddit thread, cbekel3618 made an observation that resonated with so many fans that it garnered nearly 2000 upvotes. "The parallel between Clint being unable to fire at Natasha and Kate being unable to fire at Yelena, I love it. If this is setting up a Kate/Yelena duo in the future, sign me the hell up." The comments below almost unanimously agree with the original post, including u/WestSixtyFifth insisting that the two characters become "legacy duos," and StatGAF adding that "Kate/Yelena has the makings of a hilarious odd couple shenanigans." Fans on Twitter are equally excited, with a simple tweet featuring pictures of the two women together from @archiveshailees getting over 16k likes.