Two episodes in, the storyline begins to feel more straightforward, with thematic elements coming to light, especially the concept of heroism. Bucky convinces Sam to go visit Helmut Zemo, who’s been imprisoned since “Captain America: Civil War” and discuss if Hydra was involved in the arrival of civilians with Super Soldier powers.
Just as the episode is about to end, we catch a glimpse of security camera-like footage with Zemo in his prison cell. His cell number happens to be 2187 – harkening back to “Star Wars: A New Hope,” which was Princess Leia’s cell number.
Now That's a Cool Disguise
During the last episode, we find Sharon Carter is back in New York while hiding from the government. The ex-CIA agent helped Steve, Sam, and Bucky in "Captain America: Civil War" and is now on the run. In true spy thriller fashion, she wears a hi-tech disguise so she doesn't get caught, and it's so nifty it also alters her voice.
She's wearing a nano mask which works as a photostatic veil. You may remember it from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," it made an appearance when Natasha, who we all know as Black Widow, used one to sneak into a World Security Council meeting.
In episode three, Marvel drops us into the messy world when Sam and Bucky visit the imprisoned Zemo; we see Zemo reading a book in German titled "Fortuna ist ein Reissender Fluss." At first, we can't help but wonder why they would feature this book at all - the book details Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli’s friendship.
It would seem that there's nothing noteworthy about this book, but when scrutinized a bit, it would make sense for Zemo, who's strategically trying to befriend the man whose name inspired “machiavellian.”
Fans were expecting more reveals from the fifth episode, titled "Truth," when John Walker finally faces off against Sam and Bucky, after John's violent instincts got himself into a fervid fight, which he almost had the upper hand in before Bucky managed to take him down and Sam snatched away his shield away.
In the penultimate episode, Bucky's help proved essential in taking John down – as he was already in a two-on-one exchange with Captain America. The only difference in "Captain America: Civil War," the original Cap was on his side when together they fought Tony Stark.
Who's the True Captain?
When John Walker made his first appearance during the first episode’s final scene, fans went crazy over him. But as we discovered more about this cryptic character, we grew weary of him. One thing that set off alarm bells was how John exaggerated his own importance when he made a point time of reminding everyone and their mother that he’s Captain America.
While Steve would refer to himself as Steve Rogers – John declares he’s Captain America during his hearing, and then again to Sam before he tears his wings off. With his claims and clamor, he only proved how much he ISN’T Captain America.