The first episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” released on Disney + and Disney + Hotstar on March 19 is both exciting and strange for the new Marvel Cinematic Universe series. On the one hand, it provides us with an action spectacle that is very similar to the spectacle movie. Episode 1 also studied some of the fundamental issues of the Avengers, and these issues would not have been involved: for example, how do they make a living? Does Sam Wilson (Anthony McGee) get a salary from Iron Man? Who will provide health and travel insurance for 106-year-old Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stein)? Okay, I made the last one, but it’s worth considering. Then, the first episode of “Falcon” and “The Winter Soldier” ended with the introduction of a new Captain America (Wyatt Russell) appointed by the US government.

On the other hand, the nominal heroes Falcon (Mackie) and Winter Soldier (Stan) do not have a scene in the first episodes of “Falcon” and “Winter Soldier.” After their Avengers: Endgame survival. Sam was in Tunisia for a while, then in Washington, DC, and then in Louisiana. Nowadays, Bucky seems to be in New York-I may be completely wrong, but when he tried to make corrections, his old self and his recent self also had a flashback. Moreover, there is no sign of the returning villain Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl). Instead, all we got were masked villains, and they were hit very hard. Sorry, who are these people?

This is actually just a mockery of what is about to happen, which is why we did not comment on “Falcon” and “The Winter Soldier” based on the first episode.

The first episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, directed by Kari Skogland and written by creator Malcolm Spellman, kicks off when Sam is ready. When he put the Captain America shield in the holster, we heard his Endgame exchange with Captain America. The content involved the shield feeling like someone else’s shield. For those who have watched “Endgame”, this scene is the most suitable, although even those who have some knowledge of MCU will know that the shield belongs to Captain America. If anyone wants to know how to deal with Sam, then the next sequence of actions will prove his ability and value to Cap’s shield.

It is located in Tunisia and involves Sam being sent to rescue US Air Force officers from some paramilitary terrorists. But there is an additional trap: he must do this before flying into Libyan airspace, because he cannot see the U.S. armed forces operating there. The first episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” has a typical Marvel movie beginning-a high-octane thrilling action sequence, showing that the Falcon is at its best. This also ensures that everyone can understand his abilities, even They had never seen him in this way. Sam must fly over (fly over?) missiles, deal with guns (sometimes while diving), and actually pull his neck on the line. This is the most experienced scene, and I don’t want to simplify it to words.

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Danny Ramirez plays Joaquin Torres in the first episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
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After the Falcon saved a day (expected), he spent some time with fellow American Joaquin Torres (Danny Ramirez) and they talked about being in Blip ( Five years later than Thanos Snap) how the power vacuum led to the creation of new factions, such as those who believe that a world where half of the population is absent will get better. Sam and Joaquin agreed to work together to find out who was behind this series of events. Joaquin joked that he had heard of conspiracy theories about Cap on the moon and that Sam took him to the moon, but Sam assured him that it didn’t make any sense. Wait, why does the world believe that Captain America is on the moon?

Well, this is because Cap is missing. The first episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” cuts into the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in the US capital, and Sam pays tribute to Cap. James Rhodes/Don Cheadle also attended the event. Sam talked about how billions of people reappeared in the world in turmoil five years later, and they need new heroes who adapt to their era. Use this as a reason to pass Karp’s shield to the museum. Sam and Rhodes then said a few words, the latter wondering why he didn’t accept it. Sam reiterated that it feels like everyone else, and the other person is Steve.

Cut off by Bucky, he dreamed about his brainwashed past—he even terminated helpless witnesses while performing the task. Now, he is watching the therapist Dr. Raynor (Amy Aquino) helping him through his nightmare. The US government forgave Bucky, but it must abide by the following three rules: Don’t do anything illegal, don’t hurt anyone, and make compensation. As the last part, Bucky handed over the former HYRDA agent to the relevant legal department. However, Bucky has encountered difficulties in his personal life. As he pointed out, he has been going from one struggle to another for 90 years. Except for the short period of calm in Wakanda, his brainwashing was erased. Raynor pointed out that he was free now, and Bucky replied, “What do you do?”

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As part of the compensation, Bucky befriends Yori (Takemoto Ken), the father of the witnesses he killed.

We switched back to Sam, who now lives in his hometown of Louisiana, to visit his sister Sarah Wilson (Adepero Oduye), who is new to MCU. His nephew naturally called him “Uncle Sam”, and Sarah twisted him by mocking him, paying tribute to her simply repeating “Uncle Sam”-you know, the personification of America. It is a fact that Sam always chooses the country instead of the family. When Sam was away, their family business had been struggling, and since she had few clients during her five years at Blip, the situation was even worse. Sarah has considered selling a family boat named after their parents Paul and Darlene Wilson, which is an important part of the business. Sam tried to persuade her to postpone the loan and promised to get a new loan.

The first episode of Falcon and Winter Soldier then returns to Bucky, who has a date with Leah (Miki Ishikawa), a waitress arranged for him by Yori. When he was playing battleship with Leah, he was asked how old he was (he answered 106 truthfully), why he was wearing gloves (poor blood circulation, he lied) and his siblings (he had sisters, Wait for her to be alive?) She must be very old then).

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Sebastian Stan, Bucky Barnes in Episode 1 of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
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Now is the time for the Falcon and Winter Soldier to introduce their villains. Joaquin was Sam’s earlier military friend. He arrived in Switzerland, where many people gathered together using some kind of application. Someone is distributing masks for them to wear, and Joaquin will naturally accept masks for mixing. But no one seems to know what they are really doing here. Because not long after, when a burly masked man jumped out of the building with a heavy bag in his hand, the bell rang. Is this a robbery? The good guy Joaquin tried to stop him-like he had jurisdiction in Switzerland, he took off his mask and pointed a gun at him-but everything he did in the end hurt himself. It turns out that when Joaquin flies into the wall, the burly masked man may be hit hard.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier return to Louisiana in Episode 1, Sam and Sarah go to the bank to obtain a new loan for their business. The loan officer (Vince Pisani) quickly identified Sam as an Avenger, and he agreed to take a photo with him. When they started working at Brass, the loan officer pointed out that Sam’s records did not show any income in the past five years. Well, du, he was “missed”. Then, the loan officer (joking?) wanted to know if Tony Stark paid the Avengers a salary and asked Sam to remind him that it was out of love for the motherland. Unfortunately, you cannot use it for loan applications-therefore, Sam and Sarah were denied the money they desperately needed.

Outside, the Wilson brothers and sisters got into an argument, essentially to reveal their background story. Sam left a family early and joined the Air Force, where Sarah runs the family business. She also lost her husband and had to face other problems.

Later, Sam had a video call with the injured Joaquin, who explained what he (stupidly) did. In the conversation, they mentioned the term “Flag Smashers”, which is not a name we have heard before, but the core of the new Marvel series that we know from the promotion. But the first episodes of “Falcon” and “The Winter Soldier” are currently effortless and are only reserved for future episodes.

At this moment, Sarah walked in and asked Sam if he heard the news. On TV, a government official announced that after Blip, the country needs to be inspired again-it needs a new symbol. In stark contrast to Sam’s views on the subject, the US Department of Defence revealed that it has chosen the new Captain America. The picture behind the plot caption shows that the new Cap is called John Walker and played by Russell. Although Sam would be reluctant to pick up the shield because he thinks it belongs to Cap, his country has no idea about handing it over to others.

Falcon and Winter Soldier are now playing on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. New episodes are released every Friday at 12:30 noon (Pacific Standard Time) / 12 noon (Pacific Time).