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    27 "The Falcon And The Winter Soldier" Details From Episode 3 That You Might've Missed The First Time

    Sam and Bucky continue to be the best coworkers/BFFs.

    🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead for Episode 3 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+!🚨

    1. First, I haven't had time to mention this in previous details posts, but John Walker's Captain America suit looks exactly like John Walker's US Agent suit from the comics.

    A yellow arrow pointing to the white star on John Walker's suit
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    US Agent's costume always has red stripes and then a star on his right shoulder, just like we see in the show.

    2. We finally get Helmut Zemo in this episode, and of course, his first words are from the red Hydra book he used in Captain America: Civil War to reactivate Bucky's Winter Soldier programming.

    Zemo saying, "Longing. Rusted. Seventeen" vs. him saying the same words in "Civil War"
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    3. In fact, Zemo's first words in the show have been hinted at since Episode 1 because they appear in the closing credits.

    The words "Seventeen. Daybreak" appearing under peeling paper
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    4. While waiting for Zemo to escape prison, Bucky and Sam wait in a garage, which is a fun parallel to where Sam, Bucky, and Steve hid out after they rescued Bucky in Captain America: Civil War.

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    5. The exact book Zemo is reading in prison is titled Fortuna ist ein Reissender Fluss by Roger Masters. The full title of the book, in English, is Fortune is a River: Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli's Magnificent Dream to Change the Course of Florentine History.

    A close-up of Zemo holding his book
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    The book details the friendship between da Vinci and Machiavelli and their effort to fulfill da Vinci's dream of making Florence a seaport.

    6. Zemo mentions to Sam that he's a Baron. In the comics, Zemo is often referred to as "Baron Helmut Zemo," and his family was part of German nobility.

    Zemo saying, "I'm a Baron, Sam. My family was royalty until your friends destroyed my country"
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    7. Zemo makes a comment about Sam knowing what it's like to be locked in a cell, which is a nod to where Sam ended up in Captain America: Civil War along with the rest of Team Cap.

    Zemo saying, "You don't know what it's like to be locked in a cell. Oh. That's right. You do"
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    8. Sam mentions Steve's list of pop culture references he wanted to learn in Captain America: The Winter Soldier when he tells Bucky about how he recommended the Trouble Man soundtrack to Steve.

    Sam saying, "It was Steve's when he came out of the ice. I told him about 'Trouble Man.' He wrote it in that book"
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    While I said in my post about Episode 1 that Bucky's list of names resembled Steve's list from Winter Soldier, I'm fully emotional over the fact that this is actually Steve's book.

    9. When Zemo is talking about how we put people like Steve on a "pedestal," he references what happened to Sokovia in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    Zemo saying, "They become symbols. Icons. And then we start to forget about their flaws. From there, cities fly, innocent people die"
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    10. The necklace Karli holds while praying over Donya Madani resembles the Flag Smashers' logo — both feature a hand and the earth.

    A close-up of Karli's hand necklace vs. the Flag Smashers red hand logo
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    11. Sam, Bucky, and Zemo travel to Madripoor, which is a notable city from the X-Men comics. This is super cool and important because now that Disney owns 20th Century Fox, the MCU can start to widen its scope and this is the first major example of this.

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    12. In fact, Madripoor has been hinted at since Episode 1 because the city's name briefly appears in the closing credits.

    A yellow cirlce around the world "Madripoor"
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    13. Zemo mentions that Madripoor is split into Lowtown and Hightown, which is another characteristic from the comics. The distinction between Lowtown and Hightown is meant to represent how Madripoor is a city for both the very rich and very poor.

    Zemo explaining that Hightown is "not a bad place if you wanna visit, but Lowtown's the other way"
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    14. While in Madripoor, Sam pretends to be Conrad Mack, aka the Smiling Tiger, who is a character from the comic books. Notably, at one point in the comics, he steals the Avengers Quinjet and crashes it in Madripoor.

    Sam saying, "He even has a bad nickname"
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    15. In Lowtown, they pass a place called "Princess Bar," which is also featured in the comics. Just like in the show, Princess Bar is located in Madripoor, but one thing to note is that it's known for being frequented by Patch, aka Wolverine.

    A close-up of a pink neon sign reading "Princess Bar"
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    Patch is an alias Wolverine uses in the comic books.

    16. The bar Sam, Bucky, and Zemo end up in is called "Brass Monkey," which is the name of a bar located in Madripoor from the Captain America comic books.

    A close-up of a purple neon monkey sign
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    17. The "Power Broker is watching" graffiti that Bucky spots before entering the bar has actually been seen since Episode 1 in the closing credits.

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    18. Sam, Bucky, and Zemo meet with Selby, and there is actually a mutant named Selby in the X-Men comics who was a member of the Mutant Liberation Front.

    Selby saying, "You should know, Baron. People don't just come into my bar and make demands"
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    Or, the name could refer to Dee Selby, who is a sound effects editor and foley artist who worked on numerous Marvel projects like Captain Marvel and Captain America: Civil War.

    19. When the camera pans the crowd at Sharon's art gallery party, you can see more famous art work, like Van Gogh's self-portrait from 1889.

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    20. You can spot Madripoor's flag on the side of the shipping containers, and the design matches the look from the comic books.

    An arrow pointing out Madripoor's red flag with a crescent moon and star
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    21. Sharon tracks Dr. Nagel to container #4261, and you know I love my Marvel numbers, so in the comics there is actually Earth-4261, which is a version of Earth where the Avengers ultimately died while trying to save the world from aliens.

    Sharon saying, "He's in there. Container 4261"
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    22. Dr. Wilfred Nagel is another character name taken from the comic books. Basically, what you need to know is that in the comics, Nagel was a scientist who worked on Project Rebirth, aka the project that tried to create more Super Soldiers during WWII.

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    Nagel even mentions in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier that he's the first scientist since Erskine, who was in Captain America: The First Avenger, to re-create the serum, which happens in the comics.

    23. Also in the comics, Nagel's work on Project Rebirth led to Isaiah Bradley becoming a Super Soldier. Of course, we met the MCU's version of Isaiah in Episode 2 and Nagel even mentions using his blood to create this new version of the Super Soldier serum.

    Nagel explaining how he figured out how to make the serum by isolating the compounds in Isaiah's blood
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    24. After years of waiting, Zemo finally puts on his iconic purple mask from the comic books, and honestly, I got chills.

    Zemo carrying and then wearing a purple ski mask
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    In the comics, Helmut Zemo wears the purple mask to honor his father, Heinrich Zemo, who notoriously had the mask permanently stuck to his face.

    25. Sam asks Bucky if he's going to move his seat up, which is a hilarious callback to the iconic car moment between Sam and Bucky in Captain America: Civil War.

    Sam saying, "You're not gonna move your seat up, are you?" vs. Bucky saying, "Can you move your seat up?"
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    26. The pieces of tech Bucky follows are Kimoyo beads, which are made of vibranium and were first introduced in Black Panther.

    A kimoyo bead on the gravel vs. Shuri wearing them as a bracelet
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    27. And finally, this is a pretty obvious detail, but I just have to scream about Ayo showing up at the very end of this episode. In case you need a refresher, Ayo is a member of the Dora Milaje, and she previously appeared in Civil War, Black Panther, and Infinity War.

    Ayo saying, "I'm here for Zemo"
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    This is also the right time for me to say that I would 100% watch a Dora Milaje spinoff series.

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

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