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    19 "Hawkeye" Details And Easter Eggs From Episode 5 That You Might've Missed The First Time Around

    Florence Pugh as Yelena continues to be the best addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead for Hawkeye Episode 5 on Disney+!🚨

    1. First, when we see Yelena in 2018, you'll notice that she's gotten a new vest to replace the one she gave to Natasha at the end of Black Widow. I just love how much this girl loves her vests.

    Yelena's vest in Hawkeye vs Black Widow

    2. Sonya mentions how Yelena seemingly always talked about living in New York City with Natasha, which connects to why Yelena is so excited to sightsee in present day.

    Sonya saying after they finish their mission, Yelena and Natasha can live in NYC and live their Sex and the City fantasy

    3. When we see Yelena get dusted, it's the first time we've seen what it was like from the perspective of someone who was blipped and how it truly felt like a few seconds.

    Yelena getting dusted while looking in a mirror

    4. Ana tells Yelena that she adopted a daughter during The Blip, which actually relates to a cut Avengers: Endgame storyline for Natasha, which would've explored orphaned children during The Blip.

    Ana saying, "I got married. We adopted three years ago. It's been amazing"

    5. If you look closely, you can spot a Hawkeye poster hanging in Kate's childhood bedroom.

    6. Yelena makes Kate boxed mac and cheese while in her apartment, and during a flashback in Black Widow, young Yelena asks Melina for mac and cheese for dinner. So, yes, Yelena made Kate her favorite childhood dinner.

    Yelena making macaroni vs young Yelena asking for it

    7. Yelena mentions how her daddy says it's good to eat, and this is a cute callback to Yelena and Alexei's relationship from Black Widow. Namely, Natasha always referred to Alexei by his first name when they got older, while Yelena still calls him "dad" or "daddy."

    Yelena telling Kate, "My daddy says it's good for you"

    8. Yelena mentions how much she loves American Christmases, which is a callback to how much Yelena loved her time living in Ohio and pretending to celebrate the holidays with Natasha, Alexei, and Melina.

    Yelena saying she loves Christmas vs. Yelena and Natasha opening presents

    9. While listing off NYC landmarks she wants to visit, Yelena mentions seeing the new Statue of Liberty. This connects to the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, where we see the Statue of Liberty being turned into a Captain America memorial.

    A close-up of the Statue of Liberty holding Captain America's shield

    10. Grills and Hawkeye essentially sharing an apartment in Episode 5 is a nod to the 2012 Hawkeye comics, where Grills is the name of Clint's neighbor and one of his closest friends.

    11. When Clint visits The Avengers assembled memorial and talks to Natasha, the Vormir theme that played in Avengers: Endgame can be heard.

    Clint saying, "Natasha, I really need to talk to you right now. You were the bravest of us all, weren't you?"

    12. On Kate's corkboard in her room, you can see the invitation to Eleanor's holiday party, and the date reads "Dec. 24, 2024," thus confirming the show takes place a year after everyone returned from The Blip.

    13. Not a hard-to-spot detail, but I just love that Kate is still practicing Clint's trick from Episode 4, and she hasn't gotten the hang of it still.

    Kate leaving Clint a voicemail and breaking something in her room

    14. I know I yelled about this last week, but Laura being Mockingbird and/or a retired S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is seeming more and more likely, especially after this conversation with Clint.

    Laura telling Clint, "And know that I'll always understand more than anybody else ever could"

    15. Clint informs Maya that the night her dad died, he was tipped off by someone who works for her boss. In the comics, Kingpin is the one who ordered her dad's murder.

    Clint telling Maya, "I was here that night. Tipped off by an informant. Works for your boss"

    16. When Clint and Kate are walking and holding an arrow together, it matches a panel from a Hawkeye comic where they do the same thing and Kate tells him, "And you're still my hero."

    17. When Yelena is tailing Eleanor Bishop, you can see that she has a pair of Statue of Liberty sunglasses hanging from her shirt, which is a subtle nod suggesting she did go see the monument.

    A close-up of Statue of Liberty brown glasses

    18. When Yelena texts Kate about Eleanor meeting with Kingpin (!!!!), she's still using Kate's full name, which she used as a power move earlier in the episode

    19. And finally, during the closing credits, you can see Kingpin's silhouette looming large over New York City.

    Alright, I'll be back next week for the Hawkeye finale. Until then, I'll be lying on the floor and flailing over Yelena and Kate.

    Did you catch any other Easter eggs or cool details? Have a better theory for one mentioned above? Tell me everything in the comments below!

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