The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Third Episode Takes Us to Madripoor
This MCU TV series is developing into a show of impressive moral complexity
The third episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is here, and it takes us to Madripoor. The story is also getting fast-paced and interesting. It might even make you wonder whether you are watching a spy flick or a Marvel TV series.
Warning: Spoilers beyond this point. Read at your own risk!
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier review and recap
Episode three of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier starts with Bucky interrogating Baron Zemo and helping him to get away from the prison. Though Sam is unsure of this choice, Bucky asks him to show some trust. Zemo, it turns out, is extraordinarily rich and takes them to Madripoor to meet Selby, a mid-level fence who can tell them about the Super Soldiers.
Sam tries to fool everyone by masquerading as the criminal, Smiling Tiger, but his cover is blown when his sister calls him. Suddenly, Selby is killed afterward, and everyone in the city wants to kill them because there is a hefty bounty involved. Before her death, she reveals that Doctor Wilfred Nagel is working on a wonder drug.
The third episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier gets more interesting when the trio runs away from people and is saved by former SHIELD agent, Sharon Carter. After that, they tracked down Dr. Nagel and with her help. He reveals that HYDRA hired him to continue the Winter Soldier program, but after they fell, the CIA hired him. He got the soldier serum that was acquired from Isaiah Bradley. Dr .Nagel disappeared in the Blip but came back five years later to continue his work. By then, he was working for the Power Broker. He also reveals that he made 20 samples of the power serum and the Flag Smashers stole them. At this point, Zemo kills him and isolates himself from Bucky and Sam. He comes back after a while, but his intentions are still unclear.
As expected, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier episode three shows the new Captain America John Walker working on some leads. He is even willing to bully people and break the rules, doing whatever it takes to bring the Flag Smashers to “justice”, which is something Steve Rogers would never do.
The latest episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier also showed that Karli and the Flag Smashers hope to help millions of people who became homeless after the Blip – and you also see Karli’s grief over the death of Donya Madani – you start to see them as heroes in one part. And then suddenly Karli blows up a building with people inside and saying “This is the only language these people understand”, which shifts your perceptions again.
All in all, the recent episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was a bit rushed but this MCU TV series is developing into a show of impressive moral complexity. We wonder if all these complexities would be resolved before the series comes to an end. It does not seem highly likely!
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