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Last Friday, Marvel Studios’ latest Disney+ series wrapped up with a conclusion that left many threads open and potential storylines unexplored. “We need more” was probably the biggest thought most viewers had. Here’s what I hope to see from future instalments of this story!
More of Sam and Bucky’s adventures (and bromance). We all know that’s the best part of the show.
Honestly, the best part of this series is seeing “a couple of guys” just hanging out and playing frisbee with the shield. What’s better than that?
Anthony Mackie and Sebestian Stan’s friendship off-screen overflows on-screen to create a powerful and hilarious dynamic for these characters. More of this please.
Oh, and we definitely need more fight scenes where they team up. That fight for the shield at the start of Episode 5 was *chef’s kiss*.
Captain America with his stars and stripes… wings and shield. I need more of that flying Cap action.
Another highlight of the finale was the reveal of Sam’s newest suit, sponsored by Wakanda. Not only did this allow us to see Sam accepting the mantle of Captain America, but also the kind of moves and “combos” only he could pull off with the shield at maximum potential.
Trust me, Captain America jumping out of a building with wings, flying after his shield he just threw, and catching it mid-air at high velocity was something I never knew I needed but I did. Don’t even get me started on how his vibranium wings shielded him from a falling helicopter…
Now on to the “meatier” stuff. We need to see more of John Walker and his dark side explored. His mini-redemption in the finale felt a little too quick and undermined the build-up with his character in Episode 4 & 5.
There, I said it. If there is one thing I didn’t really like about the finale, it was how quickly they restored John Walker and his relationship with Sam and Bucky. This dude literally tried to kill them a few days ago in a mindless rage! But now, he’s running side-by-side with them like friends..? What we’ve seen so far is this demoralised, insecure guy that could snap anytime under the wrong circumstances.
I get that he tried to save some people. And I know he is not evil. I also loved the reveal of U.S. Agent. But he is messed up! I just felt the path to that final state he was in with the people around him could use some more build-up and time.
Would also love to see Sam and Bucky’s distrust in him in the future and how that tension plays off in the story.
Sharon Carter to The Power Broker… What happened?
“What happened?” That is honestly the biggest question I have when it comes to Sharon. Her reveal as the Power Broker was not surprising. But I found it unbelievable. And I mean that in best way possible. Like… what happened?
How did the Sharon we used to know become such a jaded, dark and scheming person? Why did she become so power-hungry? This was the same woman whose speech inspired Steve Rogers to stand his ground and fight for what he believed in! What happened..?
Once again, I wish this was something explored more in the series. But I guess this leaves us open for a season 2 or a movie, right?
I hope Aunt Peggy ain’t rolling in her grave.
Last question of the day: Where is Steve Rogers? Is he really on the Moon?! They left this unanswered and I bet on purpose.
That’s all I want to know!
I’m sure he’s alive. But where is he?? Does he still hang out with Bucky and Sam? Is he living a good life in his old age??
Somebody answer me!
p.s. So I didn’t actually plan this, but Endgame was released 2 years ago today?! Happy anniversary to all you MCU fans, I guess. Hope to be back in the cinemas again for epic experiences like that…