After a riveting premiere, the highly anticipated second episode of Marvel's The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has finally arrived amid extensive fanfare.
The all-new Marvel series has been extremely well-received by fans so far. The narrative traces the adventures of Sebastian Stan's James "Bucky" Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier, and Anthony Mackie's Sam "Falcon" Wilson, as they gear up to face an ominous new threat in the form of anarchist group The Flag Smashers.
While Episode 1 served as a perfect precursor of what's to come, Episode 2 advances upon the expansive world of characters set up in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Bucky and Falcon are eventually brought face-to-face with Wyatt Russell's new Captain America. The introduction of several new characters such as Karli Morgenthau, Lemar Hoskins, aka Battlestar, and Isaiah Bradley, aka "The Black Captain America," have proved to be the major talking points on Twitter.
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One of the biggest takeaways from Episode 2 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is Isaiah Bradley's introduction.
Described as an early product of the United States Super Soldier Program in the comics, Isaiah is a disillusioned shadow of himself in the show, having been imprisoned and subjected to horrific experiments, which have since left him scarred and embittered.
There is also an exciting glance at a Young Avenger in the form of Elijah Bradley in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Episode 2.
Another significant introduction is Lemar Hoskins, aka Battlestar, who plays John Walker's sidekick in the show.
His introduction has sent fans into a frenzy because, in the comics, he is famously known for being the fifth character to take up the mantle of Bucky.
A major Easter egg that has sent fans wild with excitement is the mention of the "White Wolf" alias by Bucky, a reference to his rugged, outlaw persona.
Other massive reveals in Episode 2 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier include an impressive first-look at Erin Kellyman's Karli Morgenthau persona, as well as a brief glance at Daniel Bruhl's conniving Baron Zemo right at the end of the episode.
In light of the reveals above, fans had a collective meltdown as they took to Twitter to gush over Episode 2 of The Falcon and Winter Soldier:
With the introduction of a new Captain America in the form of John Walker continuing to draw heat from fans, it remains to be seen how his character arc ends up developing over the next few episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
As reactions continue to pour in online, all eyes are now on Episode 3, as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier continues to appall and amaze in equal measure.