How does a black superhero navigate the world that sees him as a Black man first before seeing him as a savior? That’s the theme at the core of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s second episode, “The Star-Spangled Man” which see Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) continue to track down and stop the Flag-Smasher.
As this episode peels back the layers of how a Black super soldier was treated compared to how the world embraced Steve Rogers, America’s newest Captain America John Walker (who leaves a bad taste in your mouth) and his sidekick Lemar Hoskins aka Battlestar (Cle Bennet) come face-to-face with a pack of super-soldiers (at least there were no wizards).
Feeling completely defeated, Bucky (the true keeper of secrets) reveals America’s dark secret; Super-soldier Isaiah Bradly, a Black man the government used, abused and jailed for 30-years.
Join us as we take a deep dive into the show’s shocking moments and revelations as we discuss the episode and give our thoughts on what’s to come (Zemo!)
Special Thanks: M. Collins, Mauricio Aguilar, himdeel, Fergus Mills, Miguel, Antonio Rogers, Wesley
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