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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier – Episode 3 Review

By Robert Ernest (@thatRobster | www.xgeeks.co.uk)

This review contains spoilers.

Power Broker sees two familiar faces return to our screens as Daniel Bruhl returns as Zemo and Emily VanCamp bosses it as Sharon Carter in another action packed, marvellous episode.

On the hunt for the origins of the super soldier serum, Bucky enlists Zemo into the gang by breaking him out of prison. Bruhl is almost scene stealing as Zemo and it’s interesting to see a different, wealthier side to his character. Even though he’s helping Bucky and Sam it’s hard to completely trust him and there are many moments where you doubt his alliance. I mean within seconds of being reunited with Bucky he’s already reciting the Winter Soldier trigger words!

The mission takes them to Madripoor (which at times was visually as striking as Wakanda) and we explore some of its underground seediness. This is where we meet Sharon again who is in exile after her involvement during Civil War. I need to take this opportunity to say how much I love Emily. From Brothers and Sisters to Revenge and now the MCU, she’s always brilliant and she shows some true excellence in this episode. Perhaps even being a strong female lead in the wake of Black Widows death.

There is of course more from The Flag Smashers who don’t come off in such a positive light as they did last week and although he takes a backseat during this episode, John Walker’s involvement in the series is hotting up. We are now at the halfway point of this series and as much as I’m expecting a shift in gear so far this has been fantastic.

What did you make of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier? Let us know in the comments.

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