Our list of the best quotes from Disney+’s MCU spin-off series based on the characters Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). Set in post-blip New York City, we follow Clint Barton who wants to get back to his family for Christmas, and Kate Bishop, a young archer with dreams of becoming a Super Hero. However, the two are forced to work together when Barton has to confront a presence from his past.
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1. Never Meet Your Heroes'There's always going to be weather. Some people forget the one thing they can control, the choices they make in the face of it.' - Derek Bishop (Hawkeye) Click To Tweet
Derek Bishop:  You shouldn’t eavesdrop.
Young Kate: Then how would I know what you’re saying when I’m not there?
Derek Bishop: I don’t know how to argue with that.
Young Kate: Mommy said things don’t just fall from the sky.
Derek Bishop: Well, yeah. But there’s always going to be weather. Some people forget the one thing they can control, the choices they make in the face of it.
Young Kate: What would you do in a hurricane?
Derek Bishop: I would do what I always do. Protect you.
Young Kate: [at Derek’s funeral, after the Chitauri attack in New York, MQM] I need to protect us.
Eleanor Bishop: Kate, that’s my job. Okay? Whatever you need, I’m here for you.
Young Kate: I need a bow and arrow.
Lila Barton: [as they’re watching Rogers: The Musical, MQM] Dad? Did you turn your hearing aid off?
Clint Barton: No, honey, I know what happens. I was there. You know who wasn’t there? Is that guy. Ant-Man.
Lila Barton: You look pretty cool though. That’s a plus.
Clint Barton: [referring to Rogers: The Musical] This whole thing is a bit ridiculous, isn’t it?
Lila Barton: A lot ridiculous.
Eleanor Bishop: I’m not thrilled that I’m about to replace an irreplaceable clock tower.
Kate Bishop: It was a bell tower.
Eleanor Bishop: The Dean said it had a bell and a clock, and overachiever that you are, you managed to destroy both.
Eleanor Bishop: [to Kate] I know young people think they’re invincible, and rich people think they’re invincible, and you have always been both. So take it from someone who hasn’t, you’re not. You will get hurt. So please, don’t go out looking for it.
Jack Duquesne: What an unexpected surprise.
Kate Bishop: All surprises are unexpected.
Jack Duquesne: That can’t be right. Is it?
Laura Barton: [over phone] You guys all good?
Clint Barton: Yeah, it’d be a lot easier if you were here. I’d be less likely to strangle these kids.
Laura Barton: Well, the whole point was for you to get some alone time with the kids.
Clint Barton: No, I’m kidding. We’re actually having a really good time.
Clint Barton: It’s going to be the best Barton Christmas ever!
Kate Bishop: Another Armand, I see.
Armand III: Yes. I’m Armand the third, and he’s Armand the seventh. I believe that’s quite sufficient.
Armand III: I’ve reached my breaking point with your fiancée. Things are about to get very ugly.
Jack Duquesne: Why don’t we leave Eleanor alone, you old goat.
Catering Captain Gary: [as Kate is pretending to be a waiter] Who told you to come down here?
Kate Bishop: Gary.
Catering Captain Gary: I’m Gary. What’s your name?
Kate Bishop: You see that’s the problem, Gary. You don’t even know my name. You know, this is not going to work out. I quit.
Catering Captain Gary: You can’t quit. Hold on.
Lila Barton: [as they’re watching the news on TV] Check it out. A ninja saved a dog.
News Anchor: Authorities believe the assailant could be the Ronin who terrorized
organized crime in New York and elsewhere.
Lila Barton: Isn’t that awesome, dad?
News Anchor: This is the first potential sighting of the Ronin in years.
Kate Bishop: You’re Hawkeye!
Clint Barton: And who the hell are you?
2. Hide and Seek
Clint Barton: So, where did you learn to fight like that?
Kate Bishop: I started taking martial arts when I was five.
Clint Barton: Wow. So, like a year ago?
Kate Bishop: [to Clint] Look, just so you know, I’m not some total noob, right? I know I was a little overwhelmed, but I really held my own with those douchebags.
Kate Bishop: You know, some people have actually called me the world’s greatest archer.
Clint Barton: Yeah? Are you one of those people?
Kate Bishop: Well, one of them is. Yes.
Clint Barton: That’s wonderful. Yeah.
Clint Barton: Nice place for a kid.
Kate Bishop: Yeah, I inherited it.
Clint Barton: What are you, eighteen?
Kate Bishop: I’m twenty-two.
Clint Barton: Yeah, same thing.
Clint Barton: So, what all did you do in this suit?
Kate Bishop: I beat some guys up. Saved the dog. Some light B and E.
Clint Barton: Jesus. A twenty-two year-old vigilante.
Kate Bishop: So, now that I’ve answered all your questions, I have so many for you. Starting with, can you sign this?
Clint Barton: I’m not done yet.
Kate Bishop: But when you are, can you sign my bow? You’re kind of my favorite Avenger.
Clint Barton: Tracksuit Mafia.
Kate Bishop: That’s their name? That’s a little on the nose, don’t you think?
Kate Bishop: So, where are we going?
Clint Barton: Getting further away from those people trying to kill you.
Kate Bishop: Right. And after that?
Clint Barton: We’ll need some supplies.
Kate Bishop: Hell, yeah. Avenger supplies?
Kate Bishop: [as they’re getting supplies at the store] I’m not going to lie to you, Hawkeye. This is a bit of a letdown.
Clint Barton: I’m sorry to have disappointed you.
Kate Bishop: So what’s the plan now? Let me guess. We’re going to your safe house? Is it in Avengers Tower?
Clint Barton: No. Tony sold that. A few years ago.
Kate Bishop: That is so sad on so many levels.
Clint Barton: Look, I got to find a place to stash you. Safe. So I can recover the suit and clean your mess.
Kate Bishop: Stash me? I’m not a bag of money.
Clint Barton: No, you’re not. A bag of money would be useful to me.
Clint Barton: [as Kate finishes her call to Eleanor] Since when did everybody start saying, “I love you,” to everybody all the time?
Kate Bishop: That was my mom. Since when did your heart shrink three sizes?
Clint Barton: When a little girl in a ninja costume stole my Christmas.
Kate Bishop: I’m multitasking. Reducing swelling. Thawing out Pizza Dog’s breakfast.
Clint Barton: Is that the dog’s name?
Kate Bishop: He doesn’t have a name. It’s more of a title of nobility. Like Earl of Sandwich.
Kate Bishop: So, how’s my place?
Clint Barton: Crispy.
Kate Bishop: Did you get the suit?
Clint Barton: No.
Lila Barton: What’s going on? Should we be worried?
Clint Barton: No. No. It’s nothing. Daddy’s got this. It’s no big deal. Okay? Come on.
Lila Barton: I really thought you were going to be home for Christmas.
Clint Barton: Hey, look at me. I’ll be home for Christmas.
Kate Bishop: [referring to Ronin] They think I’m that vigilante?
Clint Barton: It’s been less than twenty-four hours, you’ve been on the news twice. Impressive. Told you that suit was bad news.
Clint Barton: You’re just not going to listen to me, are you?
Kate Bishop: I want to, but no.
Kate Bishop: I’m going to be late, thanks to you.
Clint Barton: You’re going to be alive because of me.
Kate Bishop: Being a gentleman and walking on the outside. That’s nice.
Clint Barton: [points to his hearing aid] No, no. It’s just so I can hear you. And to be clear, not because I want to, just because I need to.
Kate Bishop: [referring to the costumed characters] Hey, look, that one’s you.
Clint Barton: No. That’s Katniss Everdeen.
Kate Bishop: Your problem is branding.
Kate Bishop: Your whole thing is that you’re low-key. It’s a very hard brand to sell.
Clint Barton: Well, I’m not really trying to sell anything.
Kate Bishop: It should technically make you cooler, but I think that with all the scary stuff that’s happened since the Avengers appeared, people don’t want that cynical, cool thing anymore. They want sincerity.
Clint Barton: Is that right?
Kate Bishop: Not self-seriousness, but a heart-on-your-sleeve sincerity.
Kate Bishop: You are very contained. You keep your cards close to your vest, which you wear over a suit of armor, and like sixteen other layers of self-protection. All of which, under, finally, is your heart. So, not exactly on your sleeve.
Clint Barton: Again, not really trying to sell anything.
Kate Bishop: But you do, anyway.
Clint Barton: Okay, Kate. What am I selling, then, huh? It’s certainly not Halloween costumes, or toys off the shelf.
Kate Bishop: Inspiration, Clint.
Kate Bishop: The only thing you’ve taught me is how to lose a tail, and I almost already knew that.
Clint Barton: Right, maybe I taught you how to bandage a wound. How’s that?
Kate Bishop: But what about trick arrows?
Clint Barton: There are no trick arrows, Kate.
Jack Duquesne: It makes perfect sense that she would be hostile. She likely feels displaced by me, and she’s testing our new dynamic. She both desires my approval, yet wants to set firm boundaries. She feels threatened by me, and you know what? I can understand why. I bought a book. About being a stepdad.
Kate Bishop: Money well spent, Jack.
Clint Barton: I’m not trying to cause a scene here, alright? Out of respect to whatever the hell this is, but I’m plumb out of patience. So you got two choices, you understand? I could take this pretend-sword, and you pretend to die, and I take that suit. Or I’m going to real punch you, and you’re going to real fall down, and I’m going to take that suit.
Grills: Just let me kill you. And I’ll give you the suit.
Grills: You’re a superhero in real life. This is as close as I’m ever going to get to being one. Just work with me. Let me kill you.
Clint Barton: [to himself] And I fought Thanos.
Grills: [as they’re pretend fighting] You ready?
Clint Barton: I’m begging you. Kill me.
Clint Barton: I’m not sure how high it goes up, so I just got to stick around a bit longer. I promised Lila I’d be there for Christmas.
Laura Barton: Well, then you have five days to keep that promise.
Kate Bishop: You cook, you’re attentive, you’re wealthy. You’re almost too good to be true.
Jack Duquesne: I assure you, I am not.
Kate Bishop: [referring to fencing] I was a two-time state champion. Good with all the outdated weapons. I’d say it made me pretty aware of when someone is trying to stab you in the back.
Eleanor Bishop: [as Kate and Jack are about to start fencing] Honey, be careful.
Kate Bishop: When am I not careful?
Eleanor Bishop: I was talking to Jack.
Eleanor Bishop: Kate, it’s sweet that you’re worried, but just remember I’m the mom. It’s my job to protect you.
Kate Bishop: I’m not a little kid anymore.
Eleanor Bishop: And you’re not a superhero either.
Eleanor Bishop: Why don’t you start by apologizing to Jack?
Kate Bishop: Sorry for scaring you into telling the truth.
Jack Duquesne: Smart as a whip, this one, huh?
Clint Barton: [after he’s captured by the Tracksuit Mafia] It’s a nice place you got here. Not creepy at all.
Thomas: Hey, hey, hey, hey. You kid. I know you kid. So, don’t kid, okay? Because it was getting very hard to find place. Now, all the warehouses are being converted into lofts, so how can I get something better?
Clint Barton: Look, guys, I’m not who you think I am. Okay?
Ivan: So, you are not Hawkeye?
Clint Barton: Well, I guess I am who you think I am. I’m not the guy you’re looking for.
Clint Barton: Can I speak to your manager? This is like talking to furniture. I came here to talk to your boss. Is that possible? I’m trying to be civil here.
Thomas: Civil? We kidnapped you, rozumiesz?
Clint Barton: [as Tracksuit Mafia have them both tied up] Look what you did.
Kate Bishop: I was just trying to help, okay?
Clint Barton: Don’t talk.
Young Maya: [signing] Are dragons real?
William Lopez: Maybe they are. But dragons live in a different world.
Young Maya: [signing] What if they learned to come into our world?
William Lopez: Well, that would make them stronger.
William Lopez: [to young Maya] You have to learn to jump between two worlds. Just by watching.
William Lopez: [after he’s mortally stabbed by Ronin, signing] Please, just go.
Maya Lopez: [signing] I won’t leave you.
William Lopez: [signing] I’m already gone. Fly away from here, little dragon.
Kate Bishop: Seems like you’re mad at me. Look, I know it doesn’t look like that right now, but you’d be lost without me, you realize that?
Clint Barton: I was about to clear your name from the suit, until you decided to crash through the skylight.
Kazi: [referring to Maya] She asked what you’re doing here, Clint Barton.
Clint Barton: Riding a unicorn.
Kate Bishop: Learning about trust.
Kazi: [translating for Maya] “You rely too much on technology.”
Clint Barton: 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.”
Clint Barton: Yeah, sometimes I think that very same thing.
Clint Barton: [referring to Kate] 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: [translating for Maya] “Just because she’s not the Ronin doesn’t mean that Ronin’s not back.”
Clint Barton: That’s just a rumor.
Kazi: [translating for Maya] “How do you know?”
Clint Barton: Because he’s dead.
Kazi: [referring to Black Widow killing Ronin] “So Ronin is dead, and the person who killed him is dead. That’s convenient. How do you know this?”
Clint Barton: Because I was there.
Kazi: [translating for Maya] “You’re lying.”
Clint Barton: [to Kate] Listen. No, now’s not the time to be scared. We’re going to get out of this. You go back to living your life, I’ll go back to my family. You’re going to harness that over-confidence of yours, okay? This ridiculous over-confidence, you remember that one?
Clint Barton: We need a car.
Kate Bishop: Oh, can we take this one? Man, this thing’s beautiful.
Clint Barton: I’m not smashing a ’72 Challenger. Come on. Youth.
Clint Barton: Get over here, I need you to drive.
Kate Bishop: What? I don’t know how to drive.
Clint Barton: Come over here.
Kate Bishop: [Clint hears muffled noise as his hearing aid was smashed] No. You, you drive. I shoot.
Clint Barton: I’m not hearing you. You drive, okay?
Clint Barton: We’re out of regular arrows.
Kate Bishop: What do you mean? Oh, my God! Trick arrows?
Clint Barton: [referring to the arrows] Definitely not this one.
Kate Bishop: Alright, you don’t have to say “definitely” like that.
Clint Barton: Not this one. This is too dangerous.
Kate Bishop: This one fine? I’m using this one.
Clint Barton: Hey, be careful!
Kate Bishop: I was born careful.
Clint Barton: They’re not regular arrows.
Kate Bishop: Play-Doh arrow?
Clint Barton: Hit their wheels with the putty arrow!
Kate Bishop: Oh. Great idea. I’ll do that as soon as you label these damn things.
Kate Bishop: There four are arrows more dangerous than that one?!
Kate Bishop: A plunger arrow? What is the trick? That it’s completely useless?
Clint Barton: And the Challenger gets totaled anyway.
Clint Barton: Here, take out that truck. Aim high. Bring the arrow down on him.
Kate Bishop: I don’t even know waht the plan is. This is just a normal arrow.
Clint Barton: I have no idea what you’re saying. Just going to assume you’re on board.
Kate Bishop: A USB arrow? What am I supposed to do with this? God, I hope he’s got a dongle arrow to make this useful.
Kate Bishop: [as they’re holding onto the top of a subway train] Now I get the whole plunger arrow thing!
Clint Barton: You’re not wrong. Call yourself one of the world’s greatest archers.
Kate Bishop: Oh, my God. Do you really think so? I won’t lie, I wasn’t sure how I’d do under all that pressure.
Kate Bishop: [text to Clint] “Good thing they call you HawkEYE and not HawkEAR.”
Kate Bishop: 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.”
Clint Barton: I remember the day, I thought the same thing.
Clint Barton: You know, it comes with a price.
Kate Bishop: What does?
Clint Barton: This life you want to 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.
Kate Bishop: Well, there’s also things you gain. Like trick arrows, and a cool costume.
Kate Bishop: I’ve been thinking about your branding issue. You need a more recognizable costume.
Clint Barton: You realize that my job for the last twenty years was to be not recognizable, right?
Kate Bishop: Well, you’ve officially failed at that.
Kate Bishop: [to Clint] 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.
Clint Barton: 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, I’m not a role model.
Clint Barton: I’m sorry, Kate. I’m not a role model to anyone. Never have been.
Kate Bishop: What? Yes, you are. You are. You came here. You left your family at Christmas because you thought some stranger was going to get hurt. You stuck around even though I screwed up. And now you’re stuck. Whether you like it or not.
Kate Bishop: [to Clint] As far as I’m concerned, we’re in this together.
Clint Barton: You’re going to have to name this dog, you know.
Kate Bishop: Sure. Little Old Caesar? Dogfather? Sir Dog of Pizza? Pizza Dog?
Kate Bishop: Sounds like a lot of drama. Which is why you should never get involved in organized crime.
Clint Barton: It’s pretty upsetting to think there might be stuff from the Avengers Compound floating around out there.
Clint Barton: So, you still think Jack is involved somehow?
Kate Bishop: Yes. There’s too many coincidences. He was at the auction that night. And yesterday, he offered me a butterscotch.
Clint Barton: Not exactly a crime.
Kate Bishop: And when I tried to stab him in the face to prove he was lying, he parried like a pro.
Clint Barton: You tried to stab your mother’s fiancé in the face?
Clint Barton: Jeez, this is a home?
Kate Bishop: Yeah. My great, great, great, great grandfather built the building. I tried to swing from that very chandelier and broke my arm. So, yeah, pretty impressive family, all the way around.
Clint Barton: Wow. Impressive.
4. Partners, Am I Right?'Life is short. You never know what you're going to get.' - Jack Duquesne (Hawkeye) Click To Tweet
Eleanor Bishop: What the hell is going on? And why is there an Avenger in my dining room?
Jack Duquesne: Oh, my God. You’re Archer.
Kate Bishop: Hawkeye.
Clint Barton: Clint.
Kate Bishop: It’s the branding issue, I’m telling you.
Clint Barton: Yeah, sure.
Kate Bishop: He’s my partner.
Clint Barton: We’re not partners.
Kate Bishop: Well, we’re friends-slash-partners.
Clint Barton: I wouldn’t really describe us as friends.
Kate Bishop: You’ll never get anything out of him. See, CB-One has trouble opening up.
Clint Barton: Nobody calls me CB-One.
Kate Bishop: I’m just trying it out for a second. Probably some early childhood thing. He thinks he doesn’t tell me much, but he ends up telling me all of it.
Clint Barton: I virtually tell her nothing.
Kate Bishop: But, yeah, I think it’s because I’m generally just pretty chill. You know, I’m not like, “Oh, my God. Hawkeye!”
Clint Barton: Definitely not chill.
Eleanor Bishop: So Kate is helping you with an Avengers level threat?
Clint Barton: Well, not exactly.
Eleanor Bishop: But you are working together?
Clint Barton: Yes. Sounds weird, because it is.
Eleanor Bishop: [referring to Kate] She is not a superhero.
Clint Barton: Oh, yeah. Come on, I already knew that. I mean, she’s pretty good at all this, but…
Eleanor Bishop: Natasha Romanoff was pretty damn good at it, wasn’t she? Being good isn’t always enough to keep you alive.
Eleanor Bishop: It’s been a rough week for my family. But I am letting you know that I cannot lose Kate. I’ve lost people before. I know in your line of work, you have too.
Clint Barton: I understand. Okay.
Eleanor Bishop: So, you’ll forget this case?
Clint Barton: I can’t do that. But what I can do is ensure that your daughter stays safe. Okay?
Clint Barton: [over phone, referring to Tracksuit Mafia] Jack’s CEO? He’s laundering money for the big guy?
Laura Barton: Let me guess. You’re going to need another day.
Eleanor Bishop: Obsessed. Completely obsessed with Clint Barton since, well, ever since the attack.
Jack Duquesne: She’s awfully composed around her own idol. If I ever met Huey Lewis, I’d be a wreck.
Eleanor Bishop: Kate’s always been confident, never had to worry about her on that front.
Eleanor Bishop: Wow! A superhero house call, and a serenade, all in one day.
Jack Duquesne: Well, you know what they say, life is short. You never know what you’re going to get.
Kate Bishop: Every time you use one of those aphorisms, they’re wrong.
Jack Duquesne: What? No. That can’t be right, is it? Darling. Please.
Eleanor Bishop: The other day, you said, “Absence makes the heart grow older.”
Jack Duquesne: Because that’s what it does.
Kate Bishop: [referring to the Christmas sweaters] Alright, this is the classic Hawkeye costume we’ve been waiting for.
Clint Barton: What is all this?
Kate Bishop: This is me saving the holidays.
Kate Bishop: [to Clint] Okay, well, we’re just going to have to come up with a plan to take down my mom’s fiancé’s organized crime ring, while simultaneously having a heartwarming holiday celebration.
Kate Bishop: Okay, cops. We need to get the cops off my back. TSM, we need to get them to leave us alone. And we need to figure out why, and how, Jack is connected to it all.
Clint Barton: Yeah. Right.
Kate Bishop: This the part where you finish my sentence with a plan.
Clint Barton: [referring to the pen] Planning’s not really my thing. Are you sure that’s dry erase?
Kate Bishop: How do we get more trick arrows?
Clint Barton: Well, there are no more trick arrows.
Kate Bishop: Like in the world?
Clint Barton: Basically. I have a few more trick arrowheads. But you can’t just put them on any shaft.
Kate Bishop: So, we really have to get these back.
Kate Bishop: Have you ever heard of boomerang arrows?
Clint Barton: What? Why would I ever want to use a boomerang arrow?
Kate Bishop: Because they come back.
Clint Barton: Exactly.
Kate Bishop: Yeah, well, if all trick arrows were boomerangs, then we’d have them all.
Clint Barton: Coming back at us.
Kate Bishop: You’d have to dodge.
Clint Barton: No, it’s not impossible. The first arrow you release just has to be wood. So when you release the second one, it splits it right up the middle.
Kate Bishop: I call bulls**t. I’ve tried it.
Clint Barton: Well, I’ve done it a few times.
Kate Bishop: Prove it.
Clint Barton: What, knock you unconscious?
Kate Bishop: No, I want you to hit something. Fine, live forever without me believing you. I’ll just tell every stranger that I see, Hawkeye is full of bulls**t.
Kate Bishop: [as Clint uses a quarter to switch off the TV] Woh. You’ve got to show me how you just did that.
Kate Bishop: Best shot you ever took?
Clint Barton: The one I didn’t take.
Clint Barton: It’s about the time I met someone. I was sent to take her out. And when I got there, when it was time, I couldn’t do it. I just had this feeling that she wanted out. Turns out, I was right.
Kate Bishop: You mean Natasha.
Clint Barton: Yeah. She was the best there was.
Clint Barton: When you do what I do for a living, it’s just a game of managing loss, right?
Kate Bishop: [referring to being Ronin] It’s you, isn’t it?
Clint Barton: Everybody dealt with the Blip in their own way. I continued doing what I was trained to do.
Kate Bishop: Protect people.
Clint Barton: Hurting people. Investigating first, but in the end, my job has always been to hurt people.
Kate Bishop: You were a hero.
Clint Barton: I was a weapon. I was aimed by the right people at the right targets, so.
Kate Bishop: Look, you made mistakes, but those are behind you.
Clint Barton: No, it’s tied to me. Tied to my family. That’s why I’m here. And I can’t go home until I fix it.
Kate Bishop: LARPer friends.
Clint Barton: Yeah. They’re colorful. You’re going to love them.
Kate Bishop: You know, I like to think of them more as our arrows.
Clint Barton: Okay. Go get our arrows.
Clint Barton: I need to get out of the city. But before I go, I need to put this Ronin situation to bed. Look, I know you have Maya’s ear, and you seem like you’re a reasonably not a stupid guy.
Kazi: If you’re trying to flatter me, you are way off the mark.
Clint Barton: Don’t get me wrong, I think you’re a doormat.
Clint Barton: I know Maya’s obsession, wanting to hunt Ronin down, is dangerous. Clouds her judgment, don’t you think?
Kazi: So you’re concerned for the organization? And my rank in it? What do you want?
Clint Barton: I don’t want anybody else to die. But Maya’s need for vengeance is going to get her killed. Period.
Kate Bishop: I’m not going to lie, I look pretty good as a Viking.
Missy: You know, I made this myself.
Kate Bishop: No way!
Missy: By hand.
Kate Bishop: Maybe I could I hire you to make my next one.
Clint Barton: Kate, I asked you to simply retrieve my arrows, not stage a play.
Missy: We’re a guild.
Clint Barton: Kate, you always want to prioritize a quick exit over a quick entrance, so that when things go sideways, and they usually do, you have an exit strategy. That’s why I chose this spot. It’s got good sightlines for all my exits. Entry should be easy. Think it should take me about three and a half minutes to get in. So, if you see anything out here, just give me a signal, Kate. Alright? Kate?
[turns to see Kate is gone]
Kate Bishop: [over earpiece] There you are.
Clint Barton: I told you you’re supposed to be lookout.
Kate Bishop: Yeah, but of the two of us, who do you trust up there not to get distracted?
Clint Barton: That’s not fair, that your inability to act like a grown-up helps you get your way.
Kate Bishop: No, it’s not. But it is what it is.
Kate Bishop: [to the little old man] Can I tell you a secret?
Clint Barton: Please don’t do this.
Kate Bishop: I was talking to an Avenger. He’s in my ear.
Clint Barton: Maybe you should stop talking.
Kate Bishop: Yeah, I’m his partner.
Kate Bishop: What do you do with this giant bow problem?
Clint Barton: I have a collapsible one.
Kate Bishop: Oh, well, that makes sense.
Kate Bishop: Okay, what am I looking for?
Clint Barton: A watch. Vintage Rolex. Belongs to someone I used to work with.
Kate Bishop: Is that the whole story, Clint?
Clint Barton: They’ve been out of the game a long time, but their identity is still attached to that watch.
Kate Bishop: And if the Tracksuits find out about it?
Clint Barton: It would blow their cover. Goodbye, friend.
Kate Bishop: Maya’s here.
Clint Barton: Yeah, I can see that.
Kate Bishop: Then why didn’t you tell me?
Clint Barton: I did. Maya’s on the roof with me.
Kate Bishop: No, Maya is definitely here.
Clint Barton: Well, who the hell am I fighting then?
Kate Bishop: [after Yelena jumps off the roof] Who the hell was that?
Clint Barton: You don’t want to know, Kate.
Kate Bishop: I cannot be your partner if you don’t tell me what’s going on.
Clint Barton: You’re not my partner. Do you understand that? You never were.
Clint Barton: Someone has hired a Black Widow assassin. This has gotten very real, very quickly. So I’m doing this alone.
Kate Bishop: No, you’re not. Look, I know that tonight didn’t go as planned, but I chose to be here. I understand the risk. I understand all of that.
Clint Barton: I’m not going to do it! Do you hear me? Do you hear me? Go home, Kate. It’s over.
5. Ronin'Sometimes the paths we're on, they wind around in ways that we never would have expected. All you can do is keep moving forward. Even on days when honestly, it all just kind of feels like s**t.' - Eleanor Bishop (Hawkeye) Click To Tweet
Sonya: [referring to Ana, a former Black Widow] I don’t think she was brainwashed.
Ana: What? You thought I was some rich pervert’s prisoner?
Yelena: Well, yeah, kind of.
Sonya: Wait, this is your house? How can you afford all of this?
Ana: By doing the thing we’re all best at. Killing for money.
Ana: So, how many widows have you helped?
Yelena: Many. Many. Yeah, it’s hard work. It’s hard finding them. It’s hard watching them wake. But it’s so worth it. And when we’ve cleared up all of this mess, we will make good lives for ourselves.
Yelena: [after she comes back from the Blip] Ana, I was in there for five seconds, I come out, and I’ve lost five years of my life. Please.
Ana: I’m sorry, Yelena. I was just trying to help you.
Yelena: I know. Thank you. Yeah. I need to find Natasha. Can you help me find Natasha? I need to tell her I’m okay.
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Eleanor Bishop: Are you okay? And why are you wearing your archery suit?
Kate Bishop: I’m okay.
Eleanor Bishop: Does this have to do with Clint Barton?
Kate Bishop: Mom, no. Clint protected me. And you’ll be glad to know he then told me to come home and stay away from him.
Eleanor Bishop: [to Kate] You’re the only thing that matters to me.
Eleanor Bishop: Does Clint think you’re a superhero?
Kate Bishop: No. I don’t either.
Eleanor Bishop: I know it’s scary now, Kate. But this doesn’t have to change who you are. It just means that what you do might look a little different than you dreamed of as a child. And preferably a little less reckless.
Kate Bishop: I never wanted to be reckless. I just wanted to help you.
Eleanor Bishop: I know, hon. Recklessness is the unfortunate side effect.
Kate Bishop: God, I thought I could do anything. I really thought I could be one of them.
Eleanor Bishop: Don’t beat yourself up, hon. Sometimes the paths we’re on, they wind around in ways that we never would have expected. All you can do is keep moving forward. Even on days when honestly, it all just kind of feels like s**t.
Kate Bishop: Do you ever worry about me not finding my path?
Eleanor Bishop: No. I know exactly who you are. And I have a pretty good picture of who you’re becoming.
Yelena: [after Kate finds Yelena in her apartment] Are you really not hungry? That fight was so long. It’s really tasty. Really tasty.
Kate Bishop: Yeah, I know what boxed mac and cheese tastes like. Okay? I know it’s delicious.
Yelena: You have one fork?
Kate Bishop: I’m one person.
Yelena: That’s so weird. Kate, this is not cutlery. This is not cutlery.
Kate Bishop: I am not going to just sit and have dinner with you after you tried to kill me, and then just broke into my house.
Yelena: I did not try to kill you. A, I put you on a wire to remove an obstacle. And B, I did not break anything. I am way too talented than that. And C, stop being so defensive. Okay? You’re so hostile. I’m not going to hurt you. I promise. I don’t have any weapons on me. Okay, I take that back. I don’t have any weapons currently in my hands.
Yelena: [looks at her rings] That’s a lie also.
Yelena: You’re probably thinking, “What? This is crazy. I’m going to have dinner with the enemy? And she made some really good smelling macaroni.” But in all honesty, if I wanted to kill you…
Kate Bishop: You would have already.
Yelena: Right as you open the door.
Kate Bishop: Yeah. I probably wouldn’t even had time to shut it. I’d have been dead.
Yelena: Have you ever eaten reindeer?
Kate Bishop: Cannot say I’ve had the pleasure. No.
Yelena: No, it is not a pleasure. No, it’s really tough. It’s chewy. You have to braise it for a really long time.
Kate Bishop: Do you say my whole name just to point out that you know it?
Yelena: Yes. I know a lot about you. Mother, Eleanor. Lives on Park and 41st. Father, Derek, deceased. Very sad. And you recently walked into traffic to save a dog, which I’ll admit is pretty cool, and you got a few points from me on that.
Kate Bishop: Are you in New York to talk to Clint? Is that why you’re here?
Yelena: No. No, no, no, no. No. I’m here to kill him.
Yelena: Why do you risk your life for him, Clint Barton? How has everybody forgiven him for his past?
Kate Bishop: He saved the world.
Yelena: No. My sister saved the world. Natasha Romanoff, she saved the world. Stop pretending like you’re not surprised. It does not look cool.
Kate Bishop: You’re really Natasha’s sister?
Kate Bishop: Wow. I did not see that coming. Thank God, I didn’t kill you up there.
Yelena: You kill me? Again, oh, Kate Bishop, you are so funny. That’s hilarious. That one is the funniest.
Kate Bishop: Natasha and Clint were friends. Why are you after him?
Yelena: You are so fond of him. It tells me you don’t really know who he is.
Kate Bishop: He came out here to protect me.
Yelena: No. He came here to protect his reputation. Do you know how many people he killed? The trail of blood that follows him, it could wrap around the entire world.
Kate Bishop: Okay. Wow. That was very Russian.
Kate Bishop: He’s still an Avenger.
Yelena: What does that word even mean? Huh? That it holds so much power. You call him a hero no matter what he does?
Kate Bishop: It means that when you choose to spend your life trying to help people, there are going to be things that you lose. When you face the kind of threats that he has, there’s going to be collateral damage.
Yelena: My sister is gone because of him!
Kate Bishop: What? No. No, that is… No.
Yelena: She’s gone. Is she collateral damage?
Kate Bishop: No. Look, there is no way that that is true. He would not let that happen.
Kate Bishop: Wait a minute, somebody hired you to kill him? All I’ll say is that if there is someone out there that is telling you Clint is a bad guy, then maybe you should ask yourself what kind of person hired you. He is not perfect. Nobody’s perfect. But he is good.
Yelena: However he convinced you about who he is, or how many people think, or call him a hero, truth is it doesn’t matter. We are defined by what we do. Not by nice words. Like it or not, there is no escaping this.
Yelena: Thank you for the girls night, truly. Oh. And, Kate Bishop, do not get in my way again.
Grills: No way. Hawkeye’s going to stay in a hotel for Christmas? Man, take my couch. Really, take my bed.
Clint Barton: The couch will be great. Thank you.
Jack Duquesne: [as he’s being arrested] I promise you this is all a big misunderstanding. I’ve never worked a day in my life.
Detective Caudle: Well, we have some tax records that will beg to differ.
Jack Duquesne: I’m telling you, the only Sloan I’ve ever known was this woman I dated in Palm Beach, and she was an absolute nightmare.
Jack Duquesne: [to Eleanor] I don’t blame you for calling the police, darling. I would have done exactly the same thing. I’ve obviously been framed. I’ll clear all this up, and be back in a jiffy for your Christmas party, you’ll see.
Clint Barton: Natasha, I really need to talk to you right now. You were the bravest of us all, weren’t you? Loyal, stubborn. You always had to win, didn’t you? And for a stupid orange rock. I replayed that a million times in my head hoping for a different outcome. But I do my best every day to earn what you gave me. I just want to say, I miss you. And I’m so sorry for what I’m about to do.
Kate Bishop: [leaves a message for Clint] Listen, I know you said, “It’s over,” but it’s not. Not for me. Call me back.
Kate Bishop: [leaves another message for Clint] Yeah. Okay, sure. I’ve screwed up a few times. Okay? Fine. Whatever. I’m still learning.
Kate Bishop: [leaves another message] Do you think I want to do this, Clint? You think I want to leave these messages like a crazy person? No, this is your fault.
Tomas: Run-DMC’s classic tracksuit. Right? Right?
Ivan: Classic. Classic.
Tomas: Or Tommie Smith in Olympics. Or Royal Tenenbaums, right? Tony Soprano, “Forget about it”.
Ivan: Royal Tenenbaums? Come on. Do we look like Royal Tenenbaums?
Tomas: You know what you don’t see anymore?
Ivan: Tell me.
Tomas: Brass knuckles.
Ivan: What are we going to do, huh? Pull them out of your pocket in middle of fight? “Wait one second please. Let me put on brass knuckle so I can punch your face.”
Clint Barton: [over phone] Someone has hired a black widow. And I don’t want to think about where this all goes.
Laura Barton: Clint, we’ve been so careful, really. I mean, the kids and I are so far away.
Clint Barton: It’s not far enough. It’s never far enough.
Clint Barton: If I don’t end this tonight, it’s just a matter of time before the big guy gets involved.
Laura Barton: Jesus. Are you sure?
Clint Barton: Can’t be sure. It’s just a sinking feeling.
Laura Barton: Then follow your gut.
Laura Barton: Listen, you didn’t call looking for permission, and you don’t need it from me, so. I trust your judgement. You do what you have to do.
Clint Barton: Okay.
Laura Barton: And know that I’ll always understand more than anybody else ever could.
Clint Barton: I love you.
Laura Barton: I love you. Go end this.
Clint Barton: [after umasking his face] I wanted you to see my face.
Maya Lopez: [signing] So I can watch you kill me?
Clint Barton: No. But if you, or anyone comes after me, or my family, it’ll be the last thing you do. You have my word. You and I, we’re the same.
Maya Lopez: [signing] You’re a monster.
Clint Barton: We’re weapons. But when you’re filled with rage, it makes you blind. It could be used, it could be manipulated. Trust me, I know.
Clint Barton: [subtitled] I was here that night. Tipped off by informant. Works for your boss. Yes. Your boss.
Maya Lopez: [signing] You’re lying.
Clint Barton: Your boss wanted your father dead. Now he’s using you.
Clint Barton: [after Kate helps him escape from Maya] I bet you’re wondering how I found you.
Kate Bishop: You tracked my phone again, didn’t you?
Clint Barton: Yeah.
Kate Bishop: Yeah, Grills is cool. You can cook, you can LARP, you can put out fires.
Grills: Ah. Stop it.
Kate Bishop: [after Yelena texts her to reveal who hired her to kill Clint] Look at this. Who’s that with my mom?
Clint Barton: Well, that’s the guy I’ve been worried about this whole time. Kingpin.
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Eleanor Bishop: We’ve had a good relationship, haven’t we, Wilson?
Wilson Fisk: Yes.
Eleanor Bishop: I’ve never asked questions, I’ve always done what was told.
Wilson Fisk: What I’d expect when there’s a debt, and your husband owed a small fortune.
Eleanor Bishop: Which I have repaid tenfold by now.
Wilson Fisk: All the while doing pretty well for yourself.
Eleanor Bishop: I handled Armand like you asked. My fiancé is taking the fall for Sloan. But my daughter, my daughter is home now, and she’s getting too close. And that’s where I draw the line.
Wilson Fisk: There are no lines in this business.
Eleanor Bishop: And that is why I have to leave this business.
Wilson Fisk: Eleanor, don’t be rash.
Clint Barton: Your mom needs our help. That video, Kate, it’s not good. The Kingpin will not take this lightly. He is going to react, and he’s going to do it in a big way.
Kate Bishop: Clint, this is my mess to clean up. You should go home, you should be with your family. You can still make it in time for Christmas.
Clint Barton: Kate, you’re my partner. Your mess is my mess. I’m not going anywhere until this is finished.
Kazi: [translating for Maya] “I’ve realized no matter what I do, I can’t bring my father back. Finding whoever killed him, that won’t change anything.”
Wilson Fisk: He would’ve wanted you to move on. He always wanted the best for you. I only wish that he could be here now to see you and all of your accomplishments.
Wilson Fisk: The Ronin is running around the city. An Avenger has taken an outsized interest in our operations, and the Bishop woman, she thinks that she can quit her job, as if she works for Goldman Sachs! And Maya, my Maya, she’s turned on us.
Wilson Fisk: What will we do about it? The people need to be reminded that the city belongs to me.
Clint Barton: You’re right. We need a ton of gear. Like a whole batch of way too dangerous trick arrows.
Kate Bishop: You can make more?
Clint Barton: You know, you don’t have to do this. It is part of the job. It’s always inconvenient. It’s lonely. You will get hurt. Heroes have to make some tough decisions. So, if you’re going to do this, I just want to know you’re ready.
Kate Bishop: When I was younger, aliens invaded. And I was alone. And I was terrified. But then I saw you, fighting aliens with a stick and a string. I saw you jump from that building even though you can’t fly, even though you don’t have superpowers. And I thought, “If he could do that, then I didn’t have to be scared.” You showed me that being a hero isn’t just for people who can fly, or shoot lasers out of their hands, it’s for anyone, who’s brave enough to do what’s right, no matter the cost. I’m ready.
Clint Barton: [at the party] Why don’t you tell me what you do see? What are our assets? What are our threats?
Kate Bishop: Threats? That guy. That’s Gary. He fired me from one of the only jobs I ever had. Assets? Well, we have those all over the party.
Kate Bishop: Wow. Jack’s out of jail already. Nothing phases that guy.
Clint Barton: So Jack wielding a sword, just out of jail for allegedly murdering somebody with one.
Kate Bishop: Maybe it’s his way of proving that he really is innocent?
Clint Barton: It’s a weird flex, but sure.
Armand VII: Mom said I was going to get your wine collection.
Jack Duquesne: What? You’re not old enough to appreciate my wine collection.
Armand VII: Well, I will be someday.
Jack Duquesne: The problem is it will have peaked by then.
Armand VII: Not if you go back to jail, it won’t.
Jack Duquesne: Do you remember when you peed in your pants in The Hamptons? I do. Everybody does.
Kate Bishop: [shows her the Eleanor with Fisk footage] How could you do this? All these years.
Eleanor Bishop: You don’t understand. When your father died, I was blindsided. He owed that monster money.
Kate Bishop: Kate, do not go out there. It’s too dangerous.
Eleanor Bishop: You’re the reason it’s dangerous out there, mom. Just stay put and stay out of this.
Jack Duquesne: You know, I feel like I’m missing something here.
Kate Bishop: So, I know you’re chummy with my mom, but I got to say, I didn’t think you’d make the cut for the Christmas party.
Yelena Belova: Kate Bishop. I’m not here to ruin anything. I’m just going to kill Barton, have some appetizers, and then I’ll go.
Kate Bishop: Well, I hope you enjoy the bruschetta, because it looks like you already lost him.
Yelena Belova: He’s in the elevator.
Kate Bishop: Yeah, what, out of sixty-five floors, you think you’re just going to magically guess which one he’s on?
Yelena Belova: [as the elevator light pings] Twelfth floor.
Kate Bishop: Dammit.
Yelena Belova: Enjoy the party.
Missy: [to the guests at the party] Please, please proceed at an orderly manner. Orderly, or, you know, just keep yelling and shoving each other!
Kate Bishop: [as she’s trying to stop Yelena from going after Clint] What are we doing? I mean, it’s Christmas Eve. Let’s grab a drink, huh?
Yelena Belova: Okay. Yeah. Sure.
Kate Bishop: Cool.
Yelena Belova: After I kill Barton.
Yelena Belova: That really hurts!
Kate Bishop: Yeah. Yeah, well, so did the kick to the ribs.
Yelena Belova: Oh, yeah. That was a good one. That was good form. But you did the really cool body throw.
Kate Bishop: Yeah, thank you. Thank you.
Kate Bishop: Stop making me like you.
Yelena Belova: I’m sorry, I can’t help it. That was really fun. Bye.
Tomas: I know it’s probably not the best moment right now, but I want to thank you, you know. For your advice, what you said, how I should speak to my girlfriend.
Kate Bishop: Did it work?
Tomas: It worked, bro. We went to Maroon 5 instead.
Kate Bishop: That’s so great. So, what’s with the gun?
Tomas: I’m sorry, but I wanted to thank you.
[Kate kicks him in the stomach]
Clint Barton: Well, this is some Christmas.
Kate Bishop: [over ear piece] Where are you?
Clint Barton: Right here!
Kate Bishop: Where is “here”, Clint?
Clint Barton: In the tree.
Kate Bishop: What tree?
Clint Barton: The tree!
Kate Bishop: What are you doing up there?
Clint Barton: I’m just hanging out. What do you think?
Clint Barton: Kate, where’s out back up?
Clint Barton: [as he sees the LARPs in their costumes] We’re all going to die.
Armand VII: Put me down! This instant!
Grills: I’m trying to save your life, you little brat!
Armand VII: Do you know who I am?
Kate Bishop: I’m going to get you out of that tree.
Clint Barton: No, no. Don’t do anything. Kate? I’m going to get out myself.
Kate Bishop: You want me to say, “On my signal” or no?
Clint Barton: Kate, please don’t do anything.
Kate Bishop: Alright, I won’t say it then.
Clint Barton: Repeat after me, “I’m not going to do anything incredibly stupid.” Kate, what just happened? Kate, do not!
Kate Bishop: Timber.
Kate Bishop: [referring to his costume] Oh, my God. You wore it!
Clint Barton: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Kate Bishop: Oh, my God. It looks so good. I told you.
Yelena Belova: Before I kill you, I need to ask you one question.
Clint Barton: It’s nice to finally meet you, Yelena.
Yelena Belova: I need to know what happened.
Clint Barton: Look, Yelena, if I told you what really happened, you’d never believe me. But what you need to know is your sister sacrificed herself, and she saved the world. I’m sorry.
Yelena Belova: You’re lying.
Clint Barton: [as they’re fighting] Nobody killed her. She made a choice.
Yelena Belova: Stop lying!
Clint Barton: You’re not listening to me. She sacrificed herself, understand? I couldn’t stop her.
Yelena Belova: No.
Yelena Belova: Why would she sacrifice herself for you? Why do you deserve it?
Clint Barton: I don’t.
Yelena Belova: So she died because you let her.
Clint Barton: I fought her for it. But she was better than me.
Yelena Belova: You should’ve fought harder.
Eleanor Bishop: We’re going to put all this behind us. You’ll see. Okay? It’ll all go back to normal.
Kate Bishop: It’s never been normal, mom. And I think part of me has always known that.
Eleanor Bishop: Honey, this was just an unfortunate arrangement. And it’s over.
Kate Bishop: Killing Armand? Hiring an assassin to kill Clint? Framing your own fiancé? That’s an unfortunate arrangement?
Eleanor Bishop: Yes, sweetie. That’s how the world works. I’ve protected you from it.
Eleanor Bishop: You may not have known what was going on, but I did it for you. I know what it’s like to have nothing. And you can’t handle it.
Kate Bishop: How do you know what I can handle?
Eleanor Bishop: Because I know you. And I know that you think that you can live life without consequences, just like your father. But someone has to clean things up. Someone has to take responsibility.
Kate Bishop: You’re right.
Eleanor Bishop: [as she’s being arrested] Is this what heroes do? Arrest their mothers on Christmas?
Kate Bishop: I’m sorry. I love you, mom.
Clint Barton: She talked about you all the time, Yelena.
Yelena Belova: She did? What did she say?
Clint Barton: She told me about how you got separated as kids. She was flying that plane. I asked her if she was scared. All she could think about is that you were safe. That never changed, Yelena. She loved you. And always wanted you safe.
Yelena Belova: You got so much time with her.
Clint Barton: Yes, I did.
Yelena Belova: It shouldn’t have gone this way. If I was there, I could have stopped it. I could have changed it.
Clint Barton: Nothing was going to stop her, Yelena. You know Natasha. She made her choice. We’re going to have to find a way to live with that.
Yelena Belova: I loved her so much.
Clint Barton: Me too.
Wilson Fisk: Maya. You and I, we’re family. Family. Sometimes family doesn’t see eye to eye.
[Maya shoots him]
Grills: Look. We didn’t do any of that. We just want to make sure you arrest the right people.
Orville: Yeah, we’re the good guys.
Missy: Yeah. We are with Hawkeye.
Orville: We’re essentially Avengers.
Wendy Conrad: Have you ever heard of LARPing?
Jack Duquesne: LARPing? Is that some sort of leisure activity?
Wendy Conrad: Well, I’m in this guild and…
Jack Duquesne: Oh, balls! Think I got some blood on my tie.
Clint Barton: You know, I got to be really honest with you, Kate. It doesn’t happen too often, but every once in a while, you come across somebody that just makes you better, in every way. And that Missy, boy, she just outdid herself with the suit, right? And the elasticity in this fabric…
Kate Bishop: Okay. Stop.
Clint Barton: I know tonight was a lot. You took on Kingpin all by yourself. Not many people walk away from something like that. And I’m so proud of you.
Kate Bishop: Thank you.
Clint Barton: You know what? We got to walk that dog.
Kate Bishop: Yeah, we do.
Lila Barton: [to Clint as he comes home] You made it. You kept your promise.
Clint Barton: You’re never going to guess what was found in a black-market auction in New York City.
Laura Barton: [gives her the Rolex watch, which has SHIELD sign on the back] Thank you.
Clint Barton: I want you to take better care of your stuff.
Laura Barton: Well, you’re hardly one to talk.
Kate Bishop: [as they’re burning the Ronin suit] What do you think of “Lady Hawk”?
Clint Barton: Oh, yeah, that’s terrible.
Kate Bishop: “Hawk Eve”?
Clint Barton: No, worse.
Kate Bishop: Damn. Okay. “Hawk Shot”. Like “hot shot”, but, you know, “Hawk”.
Clint Barton: No.
Kate Bishop: “Lady Arrow”?
Clint Barton: None of those.
Kate Bishop: Okay, fine.
Clint Barton: You know what, actually, I have an idea.