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‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ ends with a pretty cool Marvel twist

The ending of the recent ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ episode has a nice ‘Black Panther’ connection

Sam (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky (Sebastian Stan) in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
Sam (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky (Sebastian Stan) in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
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Warning: This article has spoilers for “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” Episode 3 — “The Power Broker.”

The ending of the most recent episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” will definitely excite “Black Panther” fans.

What happened at the end of Episode 3?

The third episode of the series — titled “The Power Broker” — features Sam (Anthony Mackie), Bucky (Sebastian Stan) and Zemo (Daniel Brühl) teaming up to find the location of the Super Soldier Serum, which has been giving a number of people extraordinary abilities similar to Captain America.

The episode puts them on a wild goose chase across the world, including a brief spot in Madripoormore on that here — as they meet up with CIA Agent Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp). They also seek to find Karli Morganthau (Erin Kellyman) and her group the Flag Smashers.

The search for Karli, at the end of the episode, brings Bucky to a street in Riga, Latvia. And it’s there that he meets with someone from “Black Panther” — Ayo (Florence Kasumba), the second in command of the Wakandan special forces, according to

  • Ayo previously appeared in “Captain America: Civil War” when she threatened Black Widow as Ayo escorted King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman).

Why is there a ‘Black Panther’ twist?

Earlier in the episode, Sam makes reference to the Wakandan interest in this entire situation. Zemo is a former terrorist who killed former King T’Chaka (John Kani) in “Civil War.” He has later arrested thanks to the help of the Avengers. In this episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” Bucky and Sam work to break him out of jail.

Sam tells Bucky that the Wakandans will want to hurt Zemo since they never forgot what he did.

What does this mean for the next episode?

It’s unclear. It seems like there will be some sort of confrontation between the Wakandans and Zemo, which could set the course for what happens to him moving forward. It also may give us clues as to what’s going to happen in “Black Panther 2.”