The new series from Marvel Studios on Disney +, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is loaded with easter eggs and hidden details. Here are the references not to be missed in episode 5. Warning, spoilers.
The fifth episode of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, titled “The Truth,” gives hope to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), preparing to follow in the footsteps of Steve Rogers, and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan ), ready to face his past. But the two shock partners need to watch out for their enemies and some allies in the series that is nearing its end. Be careful, spoilers.
Will Torres become the new Falcon?
After the fight against John Walker (Wyatt Russell), Sam recovers the shield and leaves his wings to Joaquin Torres (Danny Ramirez). In the comics, Torres recovers the Falcon costume well when Sam becomes the new Captain America. Joaquin Torres could well become the new Falcon.
Countess Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
The long awaited cameo! Countess Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, presents herself to John Walker after his judgment by the commission. She could very well push John Walker to become the US Agent and work for her. In the comics, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine is a mysterious Russian woman who worked for Leviathan, a Soviet terrorist organization, before working as a spy for SHIELD. She also has a tumultuous relationship with Nick Fury and will work for the CIA before infiltrating HYDRA as Madame Hydra.
Zemo towards the Raft
Refugee in Sokovia, Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) is found by Bucky, who does not kill him. The White Wolf keeps his promise to the Wakandans and lets Ayo (Florence Kasumba) and the Dora Milaje take Zemo. She announces to Bucky that Zemo will be incarcerated in the Raft’s underwater prison, the same place where Sam, Hawkeye, Wanda and Ant-Man were imprisoned by the government and then freed by Steve in Captain America: Civil War.
Isaiah Bradley’s Story
After collecting the shield, Sam goes to have a chat with Isaiah Bradley (Carl Lumbly), considered the black Captain America. The latter tells him how he was treated by the US government after receiving the serum and fighting with men from 332, aka the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American airmen. He suffered horrific experiences, was mistreated, was pronounced dead, and was wiped out of history by the US government. His story fits with the story described in the comic book dedicated to him, entitled Truth: Red, White and Black, like the title of this episode.
Sharon Carter hired Batroc
Also in Madripoor, Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) seems to have very specific plans in mind. She calls the criminal Georges Batroc (Georges St-Pierre) for a new contract. We understand that Sharon was behind Batroc’s attack in the first episode and that she got him out of prison. What is Sharon hiding? Could she be a Power Broker?
Bucky knew about the shield
When Sam trains with the shield, Bucky tells him that Steve had told him that he was going to give this precious symbol to Sam. He also apologizes to Falcon because he and Steve were unaware of this. that the shield represented to a black man.
When he trains with the shield, Sam throws an “All day” (“All day” in French) to his nephews. This line is reminiscent of one of Captain America’s cult lines, “I can do this all day.” Sam is taking over Steve Rogers’ family.
Georges Batroc is back
Criminal Georges Batroc, seen in episode 1, joins forces with Flag Smashers and Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman) to take revenge on Falcon. He offers weapons to the Flag Smashers, who want to prevent the passage of the law of attachment of the CMR, which wants to return 20 million refugees to their country of origin.
Sam going to become the new Captain America?
After intensive training with Steve’s shield, Sam finally opens the suitcase offered by the Wakandans. It’s unclear what’s in it but given that Wakanda provided the shield to Steve and the vibranium arm to Bucky, it could very well be a specific costume or weapon for Sam so that ‘he becomes the new Captain America.
The introduction of the US Agent?
Attention, this fifth episode contains a post-credits scene! John Walker is preparing a new shield for revenge. In order to become the US Agent like in the Marvel comics?