TFATWS: Who are the ‘Big Three’ in Episode 2?

*Spoiler Alert!*

Episode 2 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier definitely brought loads of crazy good action scenes and of course, the intense drama that we can now learn to expect from Sam and Bucky. We finally get to see Sam Wilson and Bucky interact in episode 2 of the show, triggered by the introduction of the Captain America replacement, John Walker.

Among other things that are discussed in the show, a major clarification we get is regarding what or rather who the ‘Big Three’ are in the episode.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Related: Is John Walker a bad guy?

Who are the ‘Big 3’ in Episode 2?

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It was refreshing to see the much-awaited banter between The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Bucky is upset that The Falcon gave up his right to the Captain America ship to what he clearly felt was an undeserving candidate whilst Sam decides that he does not have to justify why he made the decision that he did. Upon the discussion of the threat of the Flag-Smashers, The Falcon reveals that he is concerned that they might be one of the ‘Big Three’.

The ‘Big 3’ in this conversation refers to Marvel’s biggest category of villains Androids, Aliens, and Wizards, all three types of elements that have come to Earth and wrecked one or the other form of havoc.

Related: Are Flag-Smashers the bad guys?

Of course, Bucky thinks the whole wizards business is a joke, but anyone who has seen WandaVision and Doctor Strange knows better than to doubt the involvement of the supernatural in evil acts.

It could be possible that The Big Three conversation is basically a dig at Marvel itself for never clarifying its biggest SuperHeroes as DC has. So if you hoped and expected to hear The Falcon name-drop one of your favorite SuperHeroes, you are in for a disappointment.


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Episode 2 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier gave us some much-needed interaction between the two soon-to-be buddies and there will be some nice emotional drama involved in the future episodes. Despite The Falcon’s doubt regarding the problem being one of the big three, at least for now, we can be sure that the problem is much closer to home and very human-related. The enhanced humans who have formed a terrorist group that is being run by Karli Morgenthau are a fourth problematic villain category that will drive the plot for this show. We certainly look forward to seeing how things pan out.

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