Throughout The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s run, Sam and Bucky have had different conversations, but the one in episode 5, as casual as the setting, was their most important one. It’s worth noting that when the show began, Bucky was purposefully evading Sam’s effort to reach out; it was only when Walker debuted as the new Captain America that he finally sought him out. From there, the pair stuck with each other, but Bucky continued to chastise Sam for his decision to give up the shield. Bucky eventually saw where Sam was coming from when he refused the superhero which in turn helped Falcon realize that he finally has an ally who truly understands, encouraging him to be the Star-Spangled Avenger.
Now, as he becomes Captain America, Sam still has a long future ahead of him in the MCU. After The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, he properly earned to be the next version of the Avengers’ leader after Steve’s disappearance. But, as Bucky helped him throughout this heroic journey, expect that he will do the same for the former HYDRA assassin as he continues to work on moving on from his Winter Soldier persona in the inevitable second season of the Disney+ show.
Source: USA Today
Originally from https://screenrant.com/captain-america-sam-wilson-anthony-mackie-decision-shield/