'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' Episode 2 Spoilers: How will Bucky and Sam reunite in second chapter?
'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' is in one word: amazeb**ls. The latest Marvel miniseries to hit Disney+ has generous doses of action, easter eggs, and emotions that set the tone for what promises to be a humdinger of a series. However, there was one disappointment - Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) didn't team up right at the start.
The pilot episode, 'New World Order', took its time in establishing the lives of Sam and Bucky in a post-blip world. While Sam was still on missions, Bucky was pardoned and continued working with the US government, while also attending therapy. This pretty much takes up a major portion of the episode with some screentime dedicated to the new Captain America (Wyatt Russell) and the mysterious Flag Smashers.
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With this, the feverish hope for fans is for Bucky and Sam to reunite and work together as a team, which they will eventually. The circumstances of how they get to work together is still a storyline we'll get to know mostly in episode 2. While it is already established that Sam is working on monitoring the Flag Smashers threat, how the baddies cross paths with Bucky remains to be seen. For starters, it might be that Bucky might be tasked by the government to assist in bringing down the organization.
Or, it could be a personal tragedy. What if the Flag Smashers were to kill someone close to Bucky? We might be looking at something serious or life-threatening to Yori (Ken Takemoto) whose son had already been killed by Bucky during his days as the brainwashed HYDRA assassin. This may prompt Bucky to operate against the Government orders and assist Sam in taking down the villainous entity.
There is another possibility of Sam reaching out to Bucky for help. The previous episode all but established that he was unhappy with the new Captain America and working with him might not be an option. This could mean teaming up with Bucky, a person he's had limited interaction with. The only thing common between the two is Steve Rogers/Captain America who was the best of friends with the duo.
For now, much of this is pure guesswork and it will be a bit of a wait before we see how Marvel decides to bring both the characters together. Only time will tell if they can work together as a team and take down the Flag Smashers.
'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' drops a new episode every Friday on Disney+.