Falcon and Winter Soldier Season 1, Episode 3: "Power Broker" (SPOILERS)

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  1. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    To find the source of the Super Soldier Serum, Sam and Bucky must scale a ladder of low-lifes starting in Madripoor with Zemo.
     
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    First two episodes I was kinda meh about, but this was where it clicked for me. Great episode. Looking forward to seeing what they do in the other half.
     
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    Zemo and Sharon we're definitely the standouts of this episode especially since Zemo is definitely up to something nefarious but currently he's playing both Bucky and Sam.

    Sharon has become a very Jade almost lone wolf in exile since Civil War and she definitely isn't a fan of the ideology of America or John Walker replacing Steve.

    Even she knows what Sam did giving up the shield was a bad idea.

    I guess it confirms she was alive during the five years gap.
     
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    Best episode so far! This series is truly feeling like a spiritual sequel to Winter Soldier and Civil War. Had more of a espionage/Mission: Impossible vibe than your typical MCU film

    Zemo is great. I felt he was better utilized in this one episode alone than all of Civil War. Daniel Bruhl plays the character very well

    And Sharon became an even bigger badass! Hope this isn’t the only episode she’s in. Want to see more of her

    Loved the scenes that took place in Mandripoor. The place had such a Cyberpunk/Blade Runner look & feel to it

    And Carly starting to show her true colors. Crazy little b**** will not let anything get in her way of achieving her goal. I’m almost hoping that the Power Broker, whoever he is, gets to her first before Walker, Sam, & Bucky do
     
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    Ayo!!! [​IMG]

    #MoveOrYouWillBeMoved
     
  6. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    I'm only 15 minutes in to ep 3 and its awesome - love this show , totally worth the wait.

    Perfect balance of character, suspense and action from the Cap TWS film. The short sequence of Buck in WS mode was fantastic and chilling.
     
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  7. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    Looks like The Wakandains are still angry with Zemo. This is getting increasingly intense. Can't wait for episode 4 next Friday.
     
  8. Donner Formerly Elektra1 (she/her/hers)

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    Well first of all, Zemo is hilarious and I love him. Sorry, not sorry.

    Bucky having Steve's notebook is sweet. Also, Bucky, don't completely ruin my ovaries. Partial to the 40s music? Old school.

    Same goes for you, Sharon. Although, maybe Sharon is the Power Broker?

    Loved it. Can't wait for next week. Bucky is going to be in trouble with Wakanda.
     
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  9. JB-the-Hunter Booty hunter

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    Madripoor is a sight to behold. Hope we get to revisit in the future. Marvel has milked both of its fake countries so far, so fingers crossed.
     
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    Zemo did kill their king. That's a pretty huge war crime.

    So a few things:

    * Sharon Carter was clearly playing Sam and Bucky. She's clearly working undercover and has her own angle on this. Still, I believe she will prove to be an ally to Sam and Bucky and will keep their fat from getting thrown in the fire. The good news is that Zemo doesn't know her true agenda right now because Zemo can't be trusted.
    * Yeah they totally soft-rebooted Zemo in this episode. He wasn't a BARON before. He was a black ops Sokovian soldier and a family man. His father was holding his wife and son in their arms. His father was not HEINRICH ZEMO. Now he is a Baron and secretly wealthy. He didn't even sound the same as he did in Civil War. They have totally revamped the character. And look, no offense, I like Civil War, but they didn't do Zemo justice in that movie.
    * Definitely feels like Power Broker is the true villain at this point. The Flag Smashers stole the serum from, but he's the true mastermind behind all this. I'm guessing John Walker will get the serum at some point and it will make him more unhinged/
    * Karli isn't a bad person but misguided. She started off as a good person but she just went down a bad path. Chances are she was an orphan or refugee.
    * Sam, turn off your f'n phone you idiot. Why would you have your personal phone on so your sister can call you during the middle of an op.
    * I enjoyed the brief tour of Madripoor. That said, I wasn't expecting to see Madripoor in a Falcon/Bucky story before like a Wolverine story in the MCU. But it was nice while it lasted.
    * I enjoyed seeing Zemo wear his mask for all of like...30 seconds, but it was nice while it lasted. I would like it if he somehow gets the mask fused to his face before the end of the series.
     
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    Yeah seeing Madripoor for the first time was cool. It definitely needs to show up in a Wolverine story at some point.
     
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    Preferably with Psylocke and Black Widow doing their...sexy... thing, but probably not.
     
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    He says he's the son of a Baron, not that he's one himself. Doesn't change anything that came before, just told us something the movie didn't.
     
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    "I'm a Baron, Sam. My family was royalty until your friend destroyed my country."

    He's a Baron and Sokovian royalty. Might've been a pertinent point when Tony was looking up his backstory that he was part of the Sokovian Royal Family.
     
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    I don't think Zemo being a Baron and him leading Sokovia's black ops squad is contradictory. It's only a soft reboot in the same way that Wanda always having powers is a soft reboot. It wasn't planned that way from the beginning, but it's believable.
     
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    Is a Baron royalty?
     
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    Could The Power Broker be:

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    Oh, I thought he said "I'm a Baron's son". But my point remains. You also said his father was not Heinrich Zemo and I'm not sure why.
     
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    Madripoor looks awesome and beautiful. I love that Sharon is so bitter and it is all deserved since nobody cared about her. She got finally some badass action! :) The action in general is actually very brutal, which is great.

    Plus, I like how Zemo was dancing and he touching Buckys chin. You can see how Bucky dies inside him. See Bucky in the "played" Winter-Soldier-Mode was awesome as well.

    Best episode so far. The only meh was Karli you can easily cut her scenes out here.
     
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    I believe it's a title of nobility, but not related by blood to a monarch.
     
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    How someone managed to slip a key card into a book to Zemo? That’s done even before Bucky’s visit since Bucky asks what’s the book Zemo is currently reading? Is that a max security prison where everything to the prisoners are thoroughly screened and scrutinized?
     
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    Yet another solid episode. My favorite so far.

    Aside from the greatness that was Sharon Carter and Zemo, I love that there are real ass ramifications for the Blip. Showing it’s effects on the different facets of the MCU is so interesting and well done so far. Kind of feels like what we’re going through with the pre and current pandemic world.

    The fights and the action in this episode was really well produced. I was like DAMN SHARON! The ending was also good.

    And I need a vacation to Madripoor now. I felt like a sucker looking twice at Latvia thinking it said Latveria.
     
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    I haven’t learnt from WandaVision haha
     
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    So one mysterious spot is left. Also intersting: The eyes of Wyatt Russel arent corssed out with red painting anymore.
     
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