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    It's Time To Scream About "Falcon And The Winter Soldier," So Here Are 25 Details I Noticed In Episode 1

    It's time to scream about my love for Bucky Barnes.

    🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead for Episode 1 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+!🚨

    Hi, hello, I hope you enjoyed our little break where you hopefully tried (and failed, like me) to get over WandaVision before we dive into the next Marvel series. Alright, so, here are all the details I noticed in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 1:

    If you're new to these posts, welcome, and I apologize for all of my nerdy yelling! If you're returning after WandaVision, thanks so much for coming back!

    1. The very first words we hear in this series are spoken by Steve Rogers, and it's from the conversation Sam and Steve had in Avengers: Endgame.

    Steve asking Sam, "How does it feel?" and Sam saying, "Like it's someone else's"
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    2. Also, this is just a small continuity detail, but Sam is using the same bag for the shield that Steve used when he brought it to Sam in Endgame.

    Sam zipping the shield into the same brown bag Steve used
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    3. Lt. Joaquin Torres, who Sam meets while working with the Air Force, is actually a super-important character. In the comics, Joaquin takes up the Falcon mantle for a while and becomes Sam Wilson, aka Captain America's sidekick.

    Torres saying, "Sam, Torres here. Sending intel to your HUD right now. I'll be your boots on the ground, sir"
    Marvel / Disney+

    4. Sam uses Redwing a lot while fighting in the sky, and in the comics, Redwing is actually the name of Sam's falcon who he shares a telepathic link with.

    Sam saying, "Redwing, engage"
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    Also in the comics, Redwing shares a psychic link with Joaquin Torres, too.

    5. In case you need a refresher, Georges Batroc, who is the leader of the LAF cell Sam fights, was first seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier when Steve had a badass fight with him on a ship.

    In the first encounter, Georges says, "I thought you were more than just a shield..."
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    6. Also, you can see that Batroc is wearing his signature purple and yellow/gold colors from the comic books.

    Yellow arrows pointing out Baroc's purple jacket and gold shirt
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    In the comics, Batroc is known as Batroc the Leaper.

    7. And just a cool parallel, but the first fight scene in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is Sam fighting Batroc, and in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the first fight scene featured Steve fighting Batroc.

    Sam and Batroc fighting vs. Steve and Baroc fighting
    Marvel / Disney+

    8. Torres mentions that the group he's tracking are called the "Flag Smashers." In the Marvel comics, Flag Smasher is someone who clashes with Captain America. His goal is to liberate Earth from national rule.

    Torres telling Sam that the group calls themselves the Flag Smashers and they "want a world that's unified without borders"
    Marvel / Disney+

    I love how they're using the Flag Smasher idea for this group of people.

    9. Torres asks if it's true that Steve is actually on a moon base. Notably, in the Marvel comics, the Watcher, aka Uatu, observes the multiverse from the Blue Area of the Moon.

    Torres saying, "Some people, they think that he's in a secret base on the moon"
    Marvel / Disney+

    The Watcher will be introduced in the upcoming Disney+ series What If...?

    10. When Sam gives Cap's shield to the Smithsonian, the poster of Captain America is on Sam's left, a nod to Steve and Sam's hilarious "on your left" bit, which first happened in The Winter Soldier.

    Steve saying, "On your left" to Sam
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    11. While Sam and Rhodey walk through the Captain America exhibit, you can see there are sections dedicated to Bucky going from Steve's friend to a foe, Hydra infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Sokovia Accords.

    Yellow circles around "soldier from friend to foe" and the Sokovia Accords
    Marvel / Disney+

    12. And, of course, you can see that Captain America's exhibit has been updated to include his heroism during Avengers: Endgame, including his final mission to return the Infinity Stones.

    Marvel / Disney+

    13. You can see the cover for the first Captain America comic book from 1941, which famously features Captain America punching Hitler on the cover.

    Captain America Issue #1
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    14. Also, you can see Steve's selective service card with the "4F" stamp, which he was given at the beginning of Captain America: The First Avenger.

    Steve's card with a giant "4F" stamp
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    15. And you can spot a newspaper headline that reads "400 Prisoners Liberated," which is a reference to when Steve rescued Bucky and the other soldiers in Captain America: The First Avenger.

    A newspaper front page reading, "400 Prisoners Liberate: Miracle Trek Across Enemy Lines"
    Marvel / Disney+

    16. Bucky sleeps on the floor in his apartment, which connects to a conversation Steve and Sam had in Captain America: The Winter Soldier about how it's hard to adjust to civilian life, specifically a bed.

    Sam telling Steve, "Your bed, it's too soft" and Steve saying, "Lying on a marshmallow. Feel like I'm gonna sink right to the floor"
    Marvel / Disney+

    17. Bucky's list includes several notable names: Rostov is a reference to the Red Barbarian, who imprisoned Bucky in the comics. Zemo is Helmut Zemo, who was the main villain in Civil War and will appear in this show. And Kaminski references Len Kaminski, a Marvel comic writer who worked on stories featuring Sam Wilson.

    Bucky's notebook filled with names
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    18. Also, Bucky's notebook is similar to the one Steve kept after he returned in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Of course, Steve's was filled with pop culture references he had to learn, not a list of people he wanted to harm.

    Marvel / Disney+

    19. Bucky helping Yori in the alley is a subtle callback to when Bucky saved Steve in an alley when they were younger in Captain America: The First Avenger.

    Bucky saying, "Hey, pick on someone you own size"
    Marvel / Disney+

    20. Sam and Sarah's boat is named after their parents, Paul and Darlene Wilson, and in the comics, that's also their parents' names.

    A yellow circle around "Paul & Darlene" on the side of a boat
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    While we don't know how Paul and Darlene died in the MCU, in the comics, both of them were murdered, on separate occasions, while trying to help people. Also, Sarah exists in the comic books as well.

    21. When Sam is watching the press conference, it's being broadcast by WHiH World News, which is a news network that has been used throughout the MCU movies and TV shows.

    A WHIH news broadcast in "Falcon and the Winter Soldier" vs. one in "WandaVision"
    Marvel / Disney+

    Most recently, WHiH was seen in WandaVision when Wanda walks into S.W.O.R.D. and sees news coverage of people returning after The Blip. Also, you can actually watch some of the WHiH World News reports here.

    22. While his name isn't used in Episode 1, the new Captain America is played by Wyatt Russell, who is starring as John Walker in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

    Wyatt Russell as the new Captain America
    Marvel / Disney+

    In the comics, John Walker, aka US Agent, is chosen by the government, not by Steve, to take up the Captain America mantle. Sound familiar? Eventually, John grows increasingly violent too, so that's...not gonna be great.

    23. Okay, you've got to pause super fast, but in the end credits, you can see a reference to Madripoor, which is from the X-Men comics.

    A yellow cirlce around the world "Madripoor"
    Marvel / Disney+

    Madripoor is basically one of the main cities, and at one point, part of the city is taken over by Hydra.

    24. You can also see Dec. 16, 1991 during the credits, which is the date Tony's parents were killed by the Winter Soldier.

    A yellow circle around the date Dec. 16, 1991
    Marvel / Disney+

    25. And finally, you can spot the words from the red Hydra book that Zemo used in Captain America: Civil War to reactive Bucky's Winter Soldier programming.

    The words "Seventeen. Daybreak" appearing under peeling paper
    Marvel / Disney+

    Did you catch any other Easter eggs or cool details? Have a better theory for one mentioned above? Tell us everything in the comments below!

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