Last week, we broke down episode 3 of Falcon and Winter Soldier, and episode 4, “The Whole World Is Watching” is now streaming on Disney+. It was an episode of parallels, where moments mirrored past encounters but instead showing darker outcomes. We continue to stan Zemo but ultimately our favorite females are back and get all our love this week.
The fallout from that ending is giving us a lot to think about as we wait for episode 5.
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This is your spoiler warning if you haven’t watched Episode 4 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 4 Breakdown
The show begins taking us back to Wakanda where Bucky lived for a while getting the much-needed help and peace he needed. This scene in particular was heartbreaking and touching. Ayo is there and they are testing out the Hydra words in order to see if his therapy has worked. As Bucky cries, we cried. Give Sebastian Stan an Emmy. Seriously.
In the present, Ayo tells the White Wolf he has 8 hours before “we” come and take Zemo. That ‘we’ of course is the Dora Milaje aka our favorite thing about Black Panther. Our favorite trio devises a plan to find Karli but they are rudely interrupted when Walker and Hoskins show up.
This episode could have been called the We Told You So. In case you had any thoughts that Walker was at least a somewhat decent human being, he most definitely is not. The most gratifying moments of this show happen when he thinks he can touch Ayo and she and the Dora Milaje proceed to whoop his and Hoskins’ butt. Sam, Bucky, and Zemo seem amused before the first two reluctantly decide to intervene. However, Zemo uses this moment to escape.
A free Zemo is going to be a lot of fun, although we will miss the banter among these three guys.
Sharon also returns this episode leading more fans to speculate she is in fact the power broker. We still don’t buy that completely but she clearly has the hookup. After all, we don’t have access to two satellites.
Before he disappeared, Zemo had managed to destroy all but one super serum vial. Walker uses it after his friend Hoskins is captured by the Flag Smashers and it all goes downhill from there. Like Dr. Erskin said in The First Avenger, the serum amplifies traits and personalities. Steve was a good man, Walker is not.
The episode ends with a gruesome and egregious crime committed by Walker using the shield. It was downright sacrilegious and the world was watching via all the phones that were recording the incident. What does that mean for next week? And will Sam and Bucky finally take him down for good?