After catching up with our two bestlast week, the second episode of — The Star-Spangled Man — hit Friday. The show is set around six months after the events of , as the world deals with the sudden reappearance of billions of vanished people after a five-year absence.
Sam Wilson, aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie), the wingsuit-wearing Air Force vet was chosen to be the by Steve Rogers. However, he decided no one should take up the mantle and handed the iconic shield over to the US government. The politicians clearly saw this as an opportunity, so they quickly chose a new Cap — likely one they could control.
Our other hero, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), is struggling to make amends for his many murders as brainwashed assassin the Winter Soldier. Sam and Bucky didn’t cross paths in the first episode, but they’re done plenty of verbal jousting in the past.
We’ve also got antinationalist group the Flag-Smashers running around causing trouble. Let’s leap into SPOILER town for episode the second.
Going to see Zemo
At the end of the episode, lacking any leads on the Super Soldier formula-empowered Flag-Smashers and at odds with new Captain America John Walker, Sam agrees to Bucky’s plan to go and see an imprisoned Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) for intel.
We last saw Zemo in, when he reactivated Bucky’s programming and used him to drive the Avengers apart. The former head of a paramilitary group in Sokovia, Zemo lost his family when Ultron . He blamed the Avengers for this, and became obsessed with destroying the group.
Black Panther stopped Zemo from taking his own life after his plan was complete, and he was last seen in CIA custody. This episode reveals that he’s in prison in Berlin.
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