In the wake of new Captain America John Walker Wyatt Russell) publicly slaying a defeated member of antinationalist Flag Smashers.last week, episode 5 of — entitled Truth — dropped on Friday. It’s time to see how the reacts to the newly Super Soldier Serum-empowered Walker (
Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), aka Falcon and Winter Soldier, witnessed the killing after losing track of Flag Smasher leader Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman). Their morally dubious ally Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) is also in the wind, as he flees Wakandan special forces seeking justice for .
The show six months after. Let’s fling a shield at some SPOILERS for the penultimate episode.
Walker’s new path
After Sam and Bucky take the shield from an unhinged Walker (following an epic fight) and he formally gets booted out of the Captain America role by the US government, Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) swoops in to offer him a new role. She’s one of those flamboyant, pushy Marvel characters this show hasn’t had enough of.
“You did the right thing taking the serum,” she says. “It has made you very, very valuable to certain people.”
Val also gives him a blank business card, which seems like a strong networking power play. Her comic book counterpart has a complex history — she’s typically linked to Nick Fury and SHIELD, but was a Russian sleeper agent and once joined Hydra. So her allegiance is spotty — it seems her MCU counterpart might be working for some clandestine extra-governmental group.
The episode ends with a mid-credits scene in which Walker puts a new shield together, implying that he’s going to become US Agent. In the comics, this character is a darker, more intense version of Captain America.
The real new Captain America
Sam spends much of the episode lugging the shield and all its symbolism around after taking it back from Walker, and ultimately accepts that he’s gotta take on the Captain America mantle to stop Karli and her followers from attacking New York City.
The final pre-credits shot sees him opening a mysterious case sent by the Wakandans. We don’t see what’s inside, but it’s probably his wing-suit, all fixed up and repainted for Sam to become Cap. This costume lookedin the comics, so hopefully they haven’t strayed too far from that design.
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