Original release date: April 23, 2021
Wearing a new Captain America uniform and flight suit from the Wakandans, Wilson flies to New York to stop the Flag Smashers’ attack with the help of Barnes, Carter, and Walker. Carter accidentally reveals that she is the Power Broker to Batroc and kills him while Wilson attempts to reason with Morgenthau before Carter kills her as well. Wilson convinces the GRC to postpone the forced relocation of displaced people that Morgenthau died fighting for and instead make efforts to help them. The remaining serum-enhanced Flag Smashers are caught by Barnes and Walker and sent to the Raft, but they are killed by Zemo’s butler en route. De Fontaine gives Walker a new uniform and codename: U.S. Agent. Barnes makes amends with everyone he hurt or enabled as the Winter Soldier while Wilson has a memorial dedicated to Bradley added to the Captain America museum exhibit. In a mid-credits scene, after receiving a full pardon, Carter rejoins the CIA and intends to use this access to sell government secrets and resources.
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KARLI: The movement is ready. They’re not going to stop. Not unless we make them. It’s time.
REPORTER: (OVER TV) We have breaking news. There’s a complete lockdown at the GRC meeting in Lower Manhattan where authorities are saying they’re tracking multiple threats from groups seeking to stop the GRC’s vote on global resettlement. There is a no-fly zone in effect…
And the NYPD has the area secured for the moment. Everyone is urged to stay clear.
SAM: (OVER RADIO) I’m almost there.
What’s the plan?
SAM: Karli’s gotta be close. Keep your eyes open.
Well, it could be anybody.
OFFICER: Sergeant Barnes.
SAM: And by the way, I called in some backup.
MAN: Excuse me, sir. Are you supposed to be here?
SHARON: It’s me.
BUCKY: Sharon, what the hell are you doing here?
SHARON: Relax. No one’s looking for me here.
SAM: Do I hear Sharon?
SHARON: Hey, Sam. I thought I’d get the band back together.
SAM: Thank you. You’re risking a lot coming here.
SHARON: I hear pardons aren’t all they’re cracked up to be anyway.
BUCKY: Depends on the therapist.
SAM: They’ll move on the building soon. Be ready.
KARLI: He’s here. Do it now.
MAN: Keep your head down. Move toward the door, sir.
(ALL COUGHING AND SCREAMING)
SAM: Sharon, Bucky, what’s going on on your end?
BUCKY: Nothing. All quiet.
I’m sorry, wait. Who are you?
SAM: I’m Captain America.
I thought he was on the Moon.
SHARON: No one’s moving toward the building.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Karli’s not coming in. She’s trying to force everybody out.
East evac teams…
CAPTAIN AMERICA: It’s a misdirect. We gotta keep everybody inside.
GEORGES: You cost me a lot of money. I wonder how much I can get for your new bird costume.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: A baguette and a few French fries.
GEORGES: (IN FRENCH) The robes don’t make the monk.
(CAPTAIN AMERICA GRUNTS)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: You guys are gonna have to do something.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: (OVER RADIO) Don’t let ’em out of the building.
BUCKY: Here’s one of them. I’ll get the evac.
KARLI: Lennox, they’re heading down the east stairwell.
ANNOUNCER: (OVER SPEAKER) This is an emergency evacuation. Please proceed to your transports. Groups one and two will leave from secure vehicles in the basement. Group three will leave via air support on the roof.
Mr. Barnes, it’s Karli.
BUCKY: (OVER CELL PHONE) Karli?
KARLI: Aren’t you tired of fighting for the wrong side Mr. Barnes?
BUCKY: (SCOFFS) I’ve done this before, kid. I know how it ends.
KARLI: It doesn’t matter if I don’t survive this. I’m fighting for something bigger than myself. With all the bodies you’ve collected, have you been able to say the same?
BUCKY: You don’t think I ever fought for something bigger than myself? That’s all I ever tried to do. And I failed twice.
(CAPTAIN AMERICA GROANS)
BUCKY: You think your cause justifies all this death, but in the end, the nightmares won’t go away. You’re gonna remember all the ones you killed. Trust me. Don’t do this. Don’t go down this path.
KARLI: If that’s how you feel, you should sit this one out.
BUCKY: Come on, you know I ain’t gonna do that.
KARLI: Well, thank you. I’m glad you took my call. You’ve been a big help.
BUCKY: Damn it!
LENNOX: Hostages en route. ETA, six minutes.
SHARON: Seriously, Bucky, you had one job.
BUCKY: You worry about your guy.
SHARON: Oh, my… I’m so sorry. I didn’t see you, I’m sorry.
SHARON: Well, that’s one down.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: How’d you manage that?
SHARON: Mercury vapor, amongst other things.
SHARON: You better speed things up Sam.
SHARON: The chopper’s about to take off.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Bucky!
BUCKY: I don’t fly, man. That’s your thing.
GEORGES: (IN FRENCH) Au revoir!
Moving to the rendezvous, about eight to ten minutes out.
(CAPTAIN AMERICA GRUNTS)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Redwing, see if anyone in there has flight training.
DOVICH: Boss, Lennox ain’t responding.
DEEDEE: We can still get out of here before…
KARLI: No. Diego’s in the air. The trucks are almost here. Worst case scenario… we kill the hostages.
We’re supposed to use them to negotiate.
KARLI: To stop that vote. Either way, our message gets out to the world. It doesn’t even matter if we die. The movement is strong enough to continue without us. Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. Hold tight. Move fast. One world. One world.
(HELICOPTER BLADES WHIRRING)
(PILOT 1 SCREAMS)
(PILOT 2 SCREAMS)
(PILOT 2 SCREAMS)
(PILOT 2 GRUNTS)
MAN: Yeah, man!
(INDISTINCT CHATTER OVER RADIO)
(SCREAMS AND GROANS)
KARLI: We need a diversion. Give him someone to rescue.
GIGI: What do you mean?
KARLIE: Light it up.
MAN: Help! Help us! Help!
WOMAN: Get over here!
BUCKY: Hold on!
DOVICH: Let’s go, get moving!
WALKER: Morgenthau! Let’s finish this.
KARLI: I didn’t mean to kill your friend. I don’t wanna hurt people that don’t matter.
WALKER: You don’t think Lemar’s life mattered?
KARLI: Not to my fight. I just want the people on that truck.
We gotta get out of here.
MAN: Be careful. I’ve got you.
BUCKY: Go. Go!
MAN: Thank you for saving us.
BUCKY: You’re welcome.
(GRUNTS AND SCREAMS)
(CELL PHONE VIBRATING)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: A little birdie told me you know how to fly a helicopter.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! (SCREAMS)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Whoa! Boy, you just earned this ass-whoopin’. Okay. What we’re gonna do requires perfect timing. We’re gonna count down from five. When we get to one, you’re gonna grab the control. Okay?
AYLA: Five… Four… Three… Two…
CAPTAIN AMERICA: (GRUNTS)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: (GRUNTS)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Nice work, Ayla.
WOMAN: Help! Help!
MAN: Somebody help!
(CREAKING AND CLANKING)
(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)
Hell, yeah! That’s the Black Falcon there. I tell you.
Nah, that’s Captain America.
KARLI: You of all people bought into that bullshit?
CAPTAIN AMERICA: I’m trying something different. Maybe you should do the same.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: This way.
BUCKY: Hey, Sharon. We’re underground. We entered the tunnel on William. Heading south.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Looks like they split up. Here.
BUCKY: I got it.
Dovich? Dovich, is that you?
SHARON: Drop your weapon, Karli. I said drop it.
KARLI: I’m disappointed in you.
SHARON: That’s what I was gonna say. You know, when you came to Madripoor, you reminded me of a young me. I took you in, gave you an opportunity, and you betrayed me.
KARLI: Because you wanted to control a world that hurt you. But I wanted to change it. I’m not interested in power or an empire. I have bigger dreams.
SHARON: What, like this? Come back and work for me again. All of you. We can make a difference together.
KARLI: You just want me because you need your muscle back. Without us Super Soldiers, how much power does the Power Broker really have?
SHARON: More than you.
GEORGES: So, you’re the Power Broker.
KARLI: You hired Batroc to spy on me.
SHARON: Karli, you know I’m always prepared.
KARLI: Get outta my way.
GEORGES: I’m done with these games.
GEORGES: (IN FRENCH) Now Power Broker… you will pay me… four times what you said you would.
GEORGES: (IN ENGLISH) Four times. Or…
GEORGES: (IN FRENCH) I’ll tell the whole world who you are.
GEORGES: (IN ENGLISH) Okay?
SHARON: I don’t do blackmail.
KARLI: Sam, stay back.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: So, what’s next, huh? You kill ten this time, then, what, a hundred? Where does it end? Please, let me help you.
KARLI: Don’t try and manipulate me.
SHARON: Karli, don’t!
CAPTAIN AMERICA: I’m not gonna fight you! Karli…
KARLI: Stay down!
CAPTAIN AMERICA: No.
The app says it’s this way. Let’s go.
WALKER: “Mercy bears richer fruit than strict justice.”
BUCKY: It’s a great app.
BUCKY: Thank you.
BUCKY: Lincoln, really?
WALKER: Great man. Great quote.
BUCKY: Not when you say it.
KARLI: Fight back!
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Stop it!
KARLI: Fight me! Fight back!
KARLI: (WHISPERING) I’m sorry.
(SIGHS IN RELIEF)
(INDISTINCT CHATTER OVER RADIO)
REPORTER 1: What happened to the Flag Smashers? When did the government make you Captain America?
REPORTER 1: Is it still Falcon?
REPORTER 2: Or is it Captain Falcon?
AYLA: Sam, thank you so much, from all of us.
SENATOR: Sincerely. You did your part in dealing with those terrorists, now we’ll do ours.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Are you still going forward with resetting the borders?
LACONT: Our peacekeeping troops will begin relocating people soon. The terrorists only set us back a bit.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: You have to stop calling them terrorists.
SENATOR: What else would we call them?
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Your peacekeeping troops carrying weapons are forcing millions of people into settlements around the world, right? What do you think those people are gonna call you? These labels, “terrorists,” “refugee,” “thug,” they’re often used to get around the question, why?
LACONT: Those settlements that happened five years ago, do you think it is fair for governments to have to support them?
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Yes.
SENATOR: And the people who reappeared only to find someone else living in their family home, they just end up homeless? Look, I get it. But you have no idea how complicated this situation is.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: You know what? You’re right. And that’s a good thing. We finally have a common struggle now. Think about that. For once, all the people who’ve been begging, and I mean, literally begging for you to feel how hard any given day is… Now you know. How did it feel to be helpless? Now if you could remember what it was like to be helpless and face a force so powerful it could erase half the planet, you would know that you’re about to have the exact same impact. This isn’t about easy decisions, Senator.
SENATOR: You don’t understand.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: (SCOFFS) I’m a Black man carrying the stars and stripes. What don’t I understand? Every time I pick this thing up, I know there are millions of people who are gonna hate me for it. Even now, here… I feel it. The stares, the judgment. And there’s nothin’ I can do to change it. Yet, I’m still here. No super serum, no blond hair, or blue eyes. The only power I have is that I believe we can do better. We can’t demand that people step up if we don’t meet them halfway. Look, you control the banks. Shit, you can move borders! You can knock down a forest with an email, you can feed a million people with a phone call. But the question is, who’s in the room when you make those decisions? Hmm? Is it the people you’re gonna impact? Or is it just more people like you? I mean, this girl died trying to stop you, and no one has stopped for one second to ask why. You’ve gotta do better, Senator. You’ve gotta step up. Because if you don’t, the next Karli will. And you don’t wanna see 2.0. People believed in her cause so much that they helped her defy the strongest governments in the world. Why do you think that is? Look, you people have just as much power as an insane god or a misguided teenager. The question you have to ask yourself is, “How are you going to use it?”
BUCKY: Sorry, I was, uh, I was texting and so, all I heard was, um, “a Black guy in stars and stripes.”
BUCKY: Nice job, Cap.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Thanks.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Sharon?
SHARON: Blocking my light.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: We gotta get you to a hospital.
BUCKY: She’s not gonna listen.
SHARON: (PANTING) It’s not the worst thing that’s happened to me all week.
BUCKY: Told you.
MAN: Uh, Cap?
SHARON: (BREATHING HEAVILY) I think he’s talking to you. Look, I’m sorry for how things ended down there. For what it’s worth, suit looks good on you.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: (CHUCKLES) Thanks.
BUCKY: All right, look, can we get out of here, please?
CAPTAIN AMERICA: I didn’t forget my promise. What’s up?
So, we got eyes on the last Flag Smasher that fell into the Hudson. He’s hurt but not down. Can you help?
CAPTAIN AMERICA: Always.
(THRILLING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)
OFFICER: Confirming that prisoners have cleared final processing. We are transporting them to the Raft.
One world. One people.
MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON
REPORTER: Four members of the radical group, the Flag Smashers, were killed today in a car bomb attack as they were being transferred to a high-security prison. There are no suspects in the bombing. The group had opposed the global relocation efforts of the GRC, who, just this week, had announced changes in their overall policies of repatriation and resettlement.
(CELL PHONE BEEPS)
VALENTINA: Oh! Ooh. Hey, Walker, check your phone. Looks like our friend, Zemo, kinda got the last laugh, right? Wow. Couldn’t have worked better if I planned it myself. Oh. Well, maybe I did. No, I’m kidding, I didn’t. Or did I? Anyway, it’s gonna save people a lot of paperwork and a lot of redacting and a lot of shredding. (EXHALES, CLEARS THROAT) What is he doing in there?
MRS. WALKER: It’s probably the helmet.
WALKER: Walker! My God! Let’s go!
VALENTINA: Now, this is more like it.
WALKER: It’s the same, but black.
WALKER: Yeah, well…
VALENTINA: Things are about to get weird. So, when they do, we’re not gonna need a Captain America. We’re gonna need a U.S. Agent.
WALKER: That’s great.
VALENTINA: Keep your phone on.
WALKER: Will do, Val.
VALENTINA: Don’t call me that.
WALKER: Copy. Thank you.
MRS. WALKER: U.S. Agent. (LAUGHS)
WALKER: I’m back! I’m back! I’m back! I’m back!
(KNOCKING ON DOOR)
Hey, what are you doing here? It’s late, come in before someone call the cops.
What are you doing here? It’s not Wednesday.
I, uh, I have to tell you something. About your son. He was murdered.
By the Winter Soldier. (VOICE SHAKING) And that was me.
(INHALES) I didn’t have a choice.
(KNOCK AT DOOR)
What you want, Black Falcon?
SAM: Hey, you need to learn some manners.
ISAIAH: He ain’t a Falcon anymore, but he’s still Black. I saw what you did out there. And it seems, so did everyone else. I heard the GRC was standing down on those plans of theirs, so you must have done somethin’ right. I ain’t gonna lie. You’re special.
SAM: Thank you.
ISAIAH: I mean, you ain’t no Malcolm, Martin, Mandela, but…
SAM: No argument there. But I know what I’ve gotta do.
ISAIAH: So, a Black Captain America, huh?
SAM: Damn right.
ISAIAH: (CHUCKLES) The fight you taking on ain’t gonna be easy, Sam.
SAM: Yeah, I might fail. Shit, I might die. But… We built this country. Bled for it. I’m not gonna let anybody tell me I can’t fight for it. Not after what everybody before me went through. Including you.
ISAIAH: (VOICE SHAKING) Shit. I almost bought that.
SAM: Man, do you ever lighten up?
SAM: (CHUCKLES) Hey, why don’t you clean up? There’s, um… Somethin’ I wanna show you.
So, uh, where we going?
(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)
SAM: Now, they’ll never forget what you did for this country. Never.
(UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING)
Oh! There he is!
Where is everybody?
SENATOR: On behalf of the United States Intelligence Community, I’d like to offer you and your family our sincerest apologies. The Carter name has always been synonymous with service and trust. Today, we begin to set things right. We begin to repay some of the debt that is owed to you.
SHARON: Thank you, Senator. I’ve been waiting to hear those words for a long time.
SENATOR: And we’d like to offer you a full pardon. There may be an opening in your old division. Is that something you’d be interested in?
SHARON: It would be my honor.
SENATOR: Welcome home, Agent Carter.
SHARON: Start lining up our buyers. Super Soldiers might be off the menu, but we’re about to have full access to government secrets, prototype weapons, you name it. Should be something for everyone.