I still have yet to be disappointed with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The new episode was wild! I said in last week’s primer that John Walker would go crazy if something happened to his friend and partner…and he definitely did. They did a great job of showing him breaking down after each shortcoming up until he killed a Flag-Smasher with the shield! He did it right in front of everyone with their phones out and there have to be consequences. He wanted to be a hero so badly that he couldn’t sit back and let Sam do what he needed to do. There are TOO many problems that they are dealing with right now, including… Zemo running away, the death of Hoskins, Wakanda is not happy at all with Bucky, and Sam losing his one chance to actually talk with Karli. They are going to have a lot to work out in the next couple of episodes.
The new trailer shows Walker is fighting Bucky and Sam picking up where they left off in episode 4. Now that Walker has the Super Soldier serum, the fight will be a little bit more interesting. Either way, I think that Bucky and Sam are going to win because why else would Sam have the shield? Walker is clearly not going to just give it up.
What’s going to happen with Zemo, seeing that he’s escaped? We know he hates the idea of Super Soldiers and we know he and Bucky aren’t quite done with one another. Karli and the Flag-Smashers have one big attack left, according to the trailers, but they have Walker, Bucky and Sam, and the Power Broker on their tails. They have a lot coming at them and they may not be able to handle it.
There are a lot of things to wrap up over these next two episodes. John Walker’s actions are going to have to be dealt with because Captain America can’t be murdering people all over the world. Leaks have indicated that he will become the U.S. Agent by the end of the series. With Hoskins gone and his reputation damaged, someone else will have to help him out and have his back. We also know that Batroc will team up with the Flag-Smashers to help them with their final plan. They are definitely desperate now with the serum destroyed and I think they’ll turn to even darker tactics to get their way. I don’t think Sam has given up on Karli though and won’t stop trying to save her.
The next episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier streams tomorrow!