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THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER FINALE: WHAT COMES NEXT?

All too soon, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale aired to close this chapter of the MCU.

The Disney+ series tackled many issues like race, veteran treatment, and PTSD in its run; ending on a finale that managed to wrap up its main story.

But, the stage is been set for future installments that promise to be as intriguing as what we have enjoyed for six episodes.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE WINTER SOLDIER

The wait was worth it to finally see Sam take on the mantle of Captain America and excel in it. With Bucky at his side, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale delivered spectacular action to close out the final episode. The future looks bright for our heroes.

A fourth Captain America movie is in the works; with the showrunner of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier writing the script. There’s no concrete news as to what the movie’s story will be but it should be a great time if it’s anything like the series.

SHARON’S LAST WORDS IN THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER FINALE

Sharon Carter, ex-agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and the C.I.A, is a jaded version of the believer we see in Captain America: Civil War.

When she’s officially pardoned, it seems like her life of crime in Madripoor is over…until she makes that final phone call.

Immediately resuming her work as the Power Broker is bound to have some repercussions further down the line.

JOHN WALKER BECOMES THE US AGENT

In a rare moment of clumsy character development for the show, John Walker is redeemed…kinda.

For the entire series, John has struggled in his role as Captain America. The weight of the mantle, the unnecessary press tours, and his insecurities are all parts of his burden.

After he loses the position for killing a Flag Smasher in the public eye, John seems lost.

Until Valentina Allegra de Fontaine comes to provide him with a new opportunity.

In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale, John heads out to fight the Flag Smashers again. But he relents in his pursuit to help save lives that were in danger.

After the battle, John is provided a new uniform and title; one that comes without the weight of Captain America.

This role seems more suitable for him, but John Walker’s redemption has only just begun.

ZEMO’S LAST LAUGH IN THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER FINALE

The surprising stand out of the series; the meme-generating Sokovian baron manages to get in a final blow.

In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale, Zemo arranges for a car bomb that kills the last of the Flag Smashers. This fulfills the mission he sets for himself when Bucky comes for his help.

However, John Walker is still alive with the power of a super soldier. Zemo isn’t likely to leave that alone.

The series shows the vast resources that Zemo can access so escaping the Raft isn’t impossible. Zemo is also incredibly cunning, so whatever plan he crafts will be formidable.

CONCLUSION

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale delivered on its premise in grand style. Though the final product is uneven in some places; the future it promises looks absolutely great.

ZEMO IN THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER: HOW HE SHIFTS THE DYNAMIC?

Three episodes in and Zemo in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+ shows he’s worth the hype.

The latest MCU series picks up the story of our titular heroes some months after the battle of Avengers: Endgame. This superheroic odd couple find themselves at odds with an organization called the Flag Smashers; a group of revolutionaries who oppose the return to normal after the Snap united the human race.

The pair must also deal with the decision to pass the Captain America mantle to a different soldier. Also, they must handle the friction that develops between them after they meet John Walker (played by Wyatt Russell).

However, the most crucial plot point (so far) is the reintroduction of Helmut Zemo (played by Daniel Bruhl). The man who masterminded the Avengers split in Captain America: Civil War comes in to help the pair.

But how exactly does Zemo work in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier?

ZEMO IS AN ALLY…FOR NOW

The biggest surprise was the Zemo was going to be assisting Sam and Bucky in their mission. The Flag Smashers represent a loose end in his desire to rid the world of super-powered individuals.

He is surprisingly friendly to Bucky, given that the Winter Soldier is an enhanced individual. However, that may be tempered by Bucky’s lack of agency as the assassin of Hydra.

His knowledge of the criminal underworld and resources as a baron prove valuable to the mission. He immediately finds a new lead that gets them closer to the Flag Smashers.

Of course, given his history in Marvel Comics and his introduction in Captain America: Civil War, his betrayal of the team seems inevitable.

ZEMO FITS IN SEAMLESSLY WITH THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER

Despite their obvious reluctance to having Zemo onboard, the trio of Sam, Bucky and Zemo work very well together.

When Sam and Bucky are arguing, Zemo is the surprising but useful extra set of eyes on the situation. He’s ready to dish out some realness that the pair might shrug off easily if it came from the other.

Zemo hasn’t automatically become the deciding vote on the team but he is a useful third option to have.

That said, he is still a wildcard and the trouble he sparks at the doctor’s lab is a prime example.

Speaking of trouble…

ZEMO IS A LIABILITY TO THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER

Despite the obvious and subtle benefits he brings to the mission, Zemo is a big problem for Sam and Bucky. His actions during Captain America: Civil War have not been forgotten.

The new Captain America, John Walker, and his companion, Lemar Hoskins (Cle Bennett) are on their trail. They might not know the exact specifics but; the general idea and power they wield are a big threat to Sam and Bucky.

Even more worrisome, Wakanda sends Ayo (played by Florence Kasumba), one of the Dora Milaje to retrieve Zemo. This is a response to his bombing of the UN meeting; an action that killed T’Chaka, father of T’Challa and then ruler of Wakanda.

Going against the most advanced nation of Earth would be even worse for Sam and Bucky. There’s no telling how much sway Bucky has with the Wakandan government to prevent them from taking Zemo away.

CONCLUSION

Zemo’s return has elevated The Falcon and the Winter Soldier to more intriguing heights. Given that only three episodes have aired, there’s no telling where the show can go from here on.

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