Warning: if you haven't seen the premiere episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, this article contains major spoilers so read at your own risk! Episode 2 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was nothing short of explosive and I'm not just talking about the in-your-face action that transpired, we're also dealing with another stunning revelation surrounding Bucky Barnes' past as a super-assassin for the villainous organization Hydra which seems to be the recurring theme of the Marvel Cinematic Universe spinoff series.
The second entry in the series, titled "The Star-Spangled Man" changes everything we thought we knew about the supersoldier program. We've all been aware of Hydra's Siberian facility which holds a lot of supersoldiers captive but after the base was destroyed during Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, and Tony Stark's heated altercation. in CaptainAmerica: Civil War, the general belief amongst fans was that Bucky was the last of his kind but as it turns out, he isn't the only remaining Hydra supersoldier alive.
After Sam and Bucky were unsuccessful with their mission to stop the Flag Smashers in Munich, Germany, the two fly back to the states and straight to Maryland to look for an old man named Isaiah. It was later revealed that Isaiah was actually the first-ever individual to become a super-soldier program and for years, he was experimented on by the government in an attempt to replicate the super serum. In the comics, Isaiah Bradley is best-known by fans as the first black Captain America, debuting in the seven-issue comic book limited series Truth: Red, White & Black from 2003.
Clearly, there's still animosity between him and Bucky and apparently, the ex-Winter Soldier himself kept Isaiah's existence a secret to both Steve and Sam all these years for reasons only he is aware of. Now, it'll be interesting to see what role the former super-assassin is going to play in the series but if you've been paying close attention to the show so far, it looks like Isaiah will be the key to uncovering how the Flag-Smashers got a hold of the super serums.
The latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now streaming on Disney+.
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