Saturday, April 3, 2021

Falcon And The Winter Soldier Episode 3

Florence Kasumba wins the cameo of the week award. Calvin will have a rough week waiting to see his SECOND favorite member of the Dora Milaje in action with Bucky who the Wakandan people have named the White Wolf. 

Oh spoiler alert. Don't look up her name because you don't know who she is by name (yet) but when you SEE her you will giggle like a teen girl like I did and you don't want to spoil a really cool moment. 

The White Wolf is a term of respect and obligation for all that Bucky did in Wakanda during the two years he spent there as they repaired his mental and physical damage. Suri also built Bucky his new arm which is beautiful and must be FULL of all kind of cool Wakandan tech, So far unshown or unused Wakandan tech.

If you have already seen the episode did you recognize the Kamoyo bead on the ground? When Bucky grabbed the second one I knew it was Wakanda related. THEN to see Ayo was a fantastic fan moment for me. Favorite end to an episode I have seen all year.

Zemo is about the coolest villain I have seen Marvel develop on TV since The Kingpin on TV played by Vincent D'Nofrio. Episode 4 can't come soon enough for me.  His jailbreak scene over Bucky's narration was extremely well done. The whole episode is non stop thrilling action adventure worthy of the MCU.

I actually believe that Zemo will not betray everyone because he has fooled even me to think he can change. He's Eurotrash royalty. A Zemo never changes. Now all I can do is wait for that moment to come because Zemo is Zemo. He will stick the knife in your heart if it helps him survive.

We also see the return of Sharon Carter who feels abandoned by Steve and the U.S. Government but gives aid to our trio when they arrive in lawless Madripoor, the Macau of the MCU. It's also the home to the mysterious Power Broker, the villain who had the super soldier serum remade. Subequently it was stolen from him/her. This is just my theory but I think that Shron Carter is the Power Broker. With only three episodes left it makes the most sense, story wise and will have some sweet shock value when revealed.

Upon rewind, I can confirm that YES, she did.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier is fantastic comic book entertainment the likes of which we have rarely seen before. It's Mandalorian level strong and can walk in that high company proudly.

We live in a Golden Age my friends.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I think this series is absolutely fantastic too! I didn't recognize the Kamoyo beads because I am not an expert on Wakanda like you are. Zemo, charming though he may appear to be, cannot be trusted and will try to double-cross Our Boys in the end. But then Bucky will double-cross him and hand him over to the Wakandans. I suspect that Sharon Carter is the Power Broker as well. I live for Fridays now to see each new episode, LOL!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Only three more episodes to goodness left and those will be chock full of more awesome than we can both handle.