'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' Episode 2 Spoilers: 'What's the plan?' scene a perfect ode to 'The Avengers'
Contains spoilers for 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' Episode 2 "The Star-Spangled Man"
Comedy was a staple in 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' episode 2, "The Star-Spangled Man", and adding to the fun element in what was otherwise an action-packed affair were the massive throwbacks to some of the best moments in the MCU. The plane scene in the episode sees Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) have an exchange that's hilariously similar to the one that Cap (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) have in 'The Avengers'.
The scene sees Sam and Bucky head to Munich to find more about the Flag Smashers, and on the way, Bucky asks Sam 'What's the plan?' Sam just gives him a stare and a smile and jumps off the plane; Bucky follows suit without a parachute and has a hard landing. All of which is captured by Redwing and leads to Sam trolling Bucky.
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This was similar to the quinjet jump-off scene in 'The Avengers', where Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is captured in Stuttgart, Germany, by Cap and Stark. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) makes quite the entrance and when Cap and Stark feel something wrong while sitting in the quinjet, Stark decides to explore the threat. When Cap says that they need a plan, Stark curtly replies, "I have a plan. Attack," and jumps off.
You can watch the scene from 'The Avengers' below
Eventually, Sam and Bucky's mission ends as a bit of a failure as they get whacked by the Flag Smashers, a bunch of extremists with successful bonding to the Super serum that created Captain America. There are more references and throwbacks to previous movies, but as far as comedy goes, the Cap-Stark scene gets a fitting tribute in 'The Star-Spangled Man'.
'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' Episode 2 is available for streaming on Disney+.