Even though a lot doesn't happen in this issue, it's adorable. Maria hints to Clint and Kate that they should free the children from S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, since someone wants to use them in the same way that HYDRA did. The pair proceed to do so -- thanks to a particularly amazing combat sequence where Kate defeats the guards and technicians single-handedly -- and hilarity ensues as Clint and Kate essentially become foster parents. (Needless to say, the kids like Lucky.) However, Clint needed some convincing to free the kids in the first place, since he was worried (probably rightly) that Kate was getting too attached. Meanwhile, Kate let him have it, telling him (probably rightly) that he has issues with letting in people. Lemire parallels this conversation with a look at Clint's childhood relationship with the Swordsman, and it's clear that we're going nowhere good if that relationship is our example. Plus, we still don't know what the kids do exactly. But, it seems pretty clear that Kate is going to have to make a terrible decision when that truth is revealed. Curiouser and curiouser, as they say.
*** (three of five stars)