In TFATWS S1E6, the hunt for the Flag Smashers culminates in New York City. Karli Morgenthau and her allies have infiltrated GRC operations. Their goal is to stop the global resettlement plans. Bucky arrives to help and Sharon Carter unexpectedly joins him. Sam flies in wearing his new suit and wings, having finally accepted the mantle of Captain America. Cap fights Batroc while Bucky tries to thwart Karli’s plans to evacuate the building. Sharon, who the writers reveal as the Power Broker, is playing all sides throughout the episode. Karli creates various diversions to delay Sam and Bucky, who prioritize saving lives.

Then, Karli takes two trucks full of GRC officials hostage, but Sam and Bucky manage to save them all, even with John Walker showing up to take his vengeance on Karli. Together, Bucky and a more stable Walker apprehend Karli’s core group. But Sharon corners Karli and Batroc horns in on their business. Sharon kills Batroc, but not before he also shoots her. When Sam arrives, it appears that Karli has shot Sharon. A fight ensues, with Sharon saving Sam’s life by fatally shooting Karli, keeping Sharon’s secret safe. Sam gives an impassioned speech to the GRC officials, which live cameras broadcast to the world. His efforts are enough for the GRC to suspend its resettlement plans. 

After the battle, Zemo manages to execute the remaining Flag Smashers from his cell at The Raft. John Walker goes to work for the mysterious Val, becoming the U.S. Agent. Bucky finishes his therapeutic work and makes peace with his past, present, and future. He joins the Wilsons, who are celebrating Sam’s journey, for a family party in Louisiana. As promised, Sharon Carter receives a full pardon from the U.S. government and regains her job at SHIELD, setting her up to be the ultimate double agent. And Sam brings Isaiah Bradley to the Smithsonian Institute to see a long-overdue exhibit.

Bucky & Captain America in TFATWS Ep 6
Bucky & Captain America

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier continues Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Disney+ series stars Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Emily Van Camp, Daniel Bruhl, Adepero Oduye, Erin Kellyman, Florence Kasumba, and Amy Aquino.

Check out our blog post, The Great White Gripe, for more on Marvel’s activist history and race relations on TFATWS.

To start our TFATWS series from the beginning, check out Episode 1.

And for a more thorough discussion of Sharon Carter, check out Sharon Carter: A Study in Selfishness.

Amber Ruffin knows the truth about Lincoln:

Sam Wilson is one of a few good men:

Batroc was as stupid as Bruce Wayne’s accountant:

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