The Falcon & Winter Soldier – Episode 5

After the episode from last week, I was nervous going into this one. Johnny Walker trippin’ off that super serum and reeling from the death of his partner Battle Star (Clé Bennett). Clearly this dude got PTSD and need help. That is what Sam and Bucky tried to do before the paranoia kicked in. Johnny Walker is an extremely violent man, he fights with such malice. The heroes nearly got fatalities in their attempt to take the shield from him.

I know its important and symbolic, but it now has a bloody history. I don’t believe there’s a hero or PR agency that can undo what people saw in that town square. The gig is up, the world views Captain America as a disgrace. Sam lost something dear to him as well but in doing so, he was able to go back home and focus on what matters.

Sams’ sister, Sarah (Adepero Oduye) got a significant amount of screen time. However, the episode got a little too sentimental for my liking. Outside the slow-motion training montage, there was mostly people talking about their feelings and/or plans. I got filler anime vibes from it. Episode 5, titled Truth gets a 6 out of 10.

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