The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is intense. The series has taken ample time to set up the base. Apart from Sam and Bucky’s personal lives, we see them facing the government as well. John Walker has shown his true side after he recklessly killed a Flag-Smasher, Nico. This puts the entire decision of the government under extreme scrutiny. He is enjoying this new power. Does this mean that he will continue to play the part of Captain America? The show has the viewers a bit confused. Who will be don the shield, remains to be the real question.
Bucky was angry at Sam for giving up the shield. This is because he thought that Sam disrespected Steve’s decision. As a result, the government chose John Walker to take on the Captain America persona. With only two episodes left, the question hovers over our heads – Who will be the real Captain America at the end of the series? It will be fair to believe that in the last two episodes of the series, we will get all the answers. But it has been confirmed that Sam and Bucky will not let Walker continue with his wicked ways.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is going to turn up the heat. Marvel Studios has rolled out a brand new TV spot teasing the upcoming confrontation between Sam and Bucky and Walker. In the new clip, Sam finally asks for the shield to be returned. But Walker refuses to give it up.
In this clip, we can also see snippets of Zemo, Sharon, and Karli. It seems as if the last two episodes will be a combined climax. The show is about the legacy of the Captain America mantle, and who is the final worthy contender for this position. It has a few plot lines that need to be concluded, including the involvement of the people of Wakanda, the Flag-Smashers, Zemo, and Sharon.
If it wasn’t for Walker’s rage overkill, Sam wouldn’t have changed his decision. Seeing him recklessly kill someone ticked off Sam. This is not how he wanted the legacy of Captain America to continue. Sam knows that Steve would never have done it. Even though he has been tempted to kill people on several occasions, Sam knows that Steve would have kept a level head at all times. it is fair to believe that at the end of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, we will finally see Sam donning the Captain America shield, with a new outfit as it has been teased before.
Sam and Bucky realize if Walker continues to be the Captain America, then the legacy will be stained and exhausted in no time. Hence, making him give up the shield will make John Walker accountable for the murder of Nico, and not Captain America. This is how they can save Steve’s legacy.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is currently streaming on Disney+. Here’s the official synopsis:
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”
Directed by Kari Skogland, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Wyatt Russell as John Walker, Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly.