"Mr. Bradley, we gotta do something. We gotta tell somebody."
"No. Leave me dead. My name is buried."
"But the world's different now. I know people."
"Man, that's why you're here? You think things are different? You think times are different? You think I wouldn't be dead in a day if you brought me out? You wanna believe jail was my fault because you got that white man's shield. They were worried my story might get out, so they erased me -- my history. But they've been doing that for five hundred years. Pledge allegiance to that, my brother. They will never let a Black man be Captain America. And even if they did, no self-respecting Black man would ever wanna be."
-- Sam Wilson and Isaiah Bradley, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: "Truth"
Hello again, everyone! It's time for another new episode of The Fandom Zone Podcast! This time, my co-host DJ Nik and I discuss "Truth", the fifth episode of the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, featuring Anthony Mackie as The Falcon/Sam Wilson, Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier/James "Bucky" Barnes, the return of Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley, and the introduction of Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine!
In this episode, DJ Nik and I talk about things like our mutual concern for our good friend Jesse Jackson, The Walking Dead's "time out" episodes, Julia Louis-Dreyfus originally being scheduled to debut as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in the Black Widow movie, the Marvel Comics limited series Truth: Red, White & Black, some comics background on Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, differences between Earth-616 and Earth-199999, why Marvel Studios isn't sticking to Marvel Comics continuity, some background on Marvel Comics prison The Raft, wondering if The Thunderbolts are being set up, Sam finally taking steps toward becoming the third Captain America, Sam & Bucky taking the shield away from John Walker, wondering where Sam Wilson got his shield bag, Isaiah Bradley being too jaded by his experiences that he can't see a Black man becoming Captain America in 2021, Sarah deciding that she doesn't want to sell the family boat, Bucky flirting with Sam's sister, Sam leaving his broken Falcon wings to Joaquin Torres, Sam's training montage with the shield, Isaiah Bradley telling the story of his tragic past, Bucky showing Baron Zemo that he has control over the Winter Soldier programming, our surprise that the Dora Milaje didn't take Baron Zemo back to Wakanda, Sam and Bucky saying that they're not friends even though they are, wondering if Bucky will play more Battleship, John Walker being stripped of his military pension and title as Captain America, John Walker forging his own Captain America shield and taking steps toward becoming the USAgent, our theory that Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine is recruiting the Dark Avengers, Norman Osborn and the "Dark Reign" comics storyline, Sharon Carter releasing Batroc the Leaper from prison, Karli feeling completely betrayed by Sam, wondering if Marvel Studios will announce a new Captain America movie starring Anthony Mackie, our favorite quotes of the episode, Dominic Purcell quitting Legends of Tomorrow, new Fandom Zone Fanmail from Holly Mac and Dave Proctor, and more!
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Be sure to come back next week for Episode 215 as DJ Nik and I discuss the final episode of the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, right here on The Fandom Zone Podcast!