The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 6 ” One World, One People” Review

Sam Wilson’s Captain America and Bucky Barnes battle against The Flag-Smashers in one last epic fight for humanity’s future.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode Six, ” One World, One People,” directed by Kari Skogland, ends the miniseries with Sam as Captain America educating the World Security Council about considering the needs of the ninety-nine percent instead of just making the easiest choice. A lot of important information is revealed for future MCU films. For example, Mysterious Valentina Allegra de Fontaine crowns John Walker, the new superhero U.S. Agent. “One World, One People” doesn’t disappoint with an action-packed finale that’s worthy of any superhero movie.

Sam pushes the world in the right direction by declaring himself Captain America. What makes Sam Captain America is the fact that he believes that the world can be better, and everybody is worthy of protection. The same kind of spirit that made Steve worthy of the title, not the fact that he was a super-soldier. My favorite part of the whole series is the speech Sam gives in front of the press after defeating The Flag Smashers. The press event is the first time that he represents the symbol of Captain America to me. Captain America is a man who speaks the truth to power but is a defender of the core moral values of the United States. Sam tells the World Security Council members to stop using labels like terrorists or refugees as a distraction from the complicated nature of their decisions. He doesn’t think peacekeeping troops should start relocating people back to their old countries and closing down borders. The U.S. senator tries to argue that the situation is complicated. Sam agrees that the problem is complex, but that is good because everybody is in the same helpless position. Even these council members have been in genuine danger from a far superior force. These governmental officials need to remember the everyday citizens when they vote on massive policies that will affect billions. The U.S. senator brushes Sam aside. Sam pushes back, pointing out that he understands morally complicated issues as a Black man holding the Captain America shield. Even after saving these governmental officials, Captain America knows people are judging him for taking on this moniker because of the color of his skin.

Sam accepts he is a polarizing figure, but he won’t stop protecting society. He turns to Lacont, a council member, telling her that governments need to meet the people halfway. Reminding me of pandemic governmental assistance, Sam points out she can feed millions with one call. Sam warns the U.S. senator that if he doesn’t step up, there will be more “Karlis.” Terrorists will pop up unless the one percent start making laws or policies that benefit the ninety-nine percent. Sam asks how the council will use its power. Captain America’s wake-up call leads to the halting of relocation of blip refugees.

Isaiah Bradley, the first Black Super Soldier, finally receives the recognition he always deserved. Sam visits the Korean War veteran in Baltimore. Isaiah warns him that the fight will not be easy. The battle for a fundamental shift in any society never is easy

. Captain America tells Isaiah that he knows it will be so hard he may not even survive it, but Black men and women built the United States. Sam will never let anybody tell him that he can’t fight for his country, especially after everything Black people have gone through for this moment, including Isaiah. He then takes the veteran and his grandson to the Captain America exhibit in the Smithsonian. Isaiah almost burst into tears when he sees the room that honors him and the rest of the Black soldiers who the government experimented on with super-soldier serum. The exhibit contains a statue of Isaiah in his uniform, a stone tablet that tells his whole story, and archival footage from the Korean War. This way, the entire country will know what Isaiah sacrificed for his nation and his exceptional military service. Isaiah will become a Black hero. He will be honored, and the memory of these events will hopefully stop any more marginalized communities from medical or military exploitation in the future. Sam promises Isaiah nobody will forget his heroism, and the two men embrace.

Sharon Carter as the Power Broker was a big surprise but will impact future MCU content. There have been scenes where Sharon has appeared to be a high-ranking agent of another organization, but I assumed it was for the C.I.A. or the re-vamped S.H.I.E.L.D. It turns out that she is the Power Broker who commissioned the scientist to re-create the super-soldier serum. Sharon delivered the serum to Karli and the rest of her group because they used to be her muscle. The former agent trained Karli. During their final fight in the basement, Karli talks about how she doesn’t want to rule the world anymore. Implying that Sharon plans to gain enough influence to lead the whole world, so she can never be thrown out of her own country again. Sam burst into the fight just when Karli shot Sharon, so he didn’t hear anything about his friend’s shocking real identity. Sharon comes from Peggy Carter’s heroic dynasty. A dynasty centered around protecting the world from aliens and high-tech threats. She was willing to risk her career to help Steve because it was the right thing to do. What happened to this honorable woman? In the credit sequence, Sharon is pardoned and reinstated as a C.I.A. operative. Now a crime boss has access to top-secret information and technology.

The television show is re-named Captain America and the Winter Soldier in the end credits, hopefully meaning there will be future seasons. I can’t wait to see what kind of Captain America Sam Wilson will turn out to be, even if it’s only in the films.  

Post Author: Paloma Bennett

Paloma Bennett is a film and television reviewer based out of Los Angeles. As a member of the LGBTQ+ Community, a feminist, a voracious reader, and a super fan, she’s tapped into today’s mercurial identity-based culture. She brings this engaged understanding of contemporary culture to her film and television reviews. Her work can be found on Whedonopolis, Fandomopolis, Women at Warp, FanBolt, and her blog Decoding the Daemoverse. Paloma has also produced and co-hosted the monthly film podcast “Jump Start Cinema” sponsored by New Filmmakers Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. in Film and Digital Media from UC Santa Cruz and a Masters in Cinema Critical Studies from San Francisco State University. Paloma has a passion for everything pop culture, including TV shows, movies, comic books, and podcasts. The first significant fandom she was geeky about was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She’s a proud member of the Star Trek LA Away Team.

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