The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was already anticipated to become more popular than other Disney+ shows like The Mandalorian and WandaVision, only to have it proven right. Considering the various returning characters in the latest episode, that the popularity isn't going to wane.
Meanwhile, there have been a series of leaks for the show, revealing the run time and even small snippets about the content of the episode. In the latest episode, “Power Broker,” Wyatt Russell's John Walker and Clé Bennett's Lemar Hoskins appeared only briefly.
However, a new leak from the same source who shared previous information points to both characters getting the spotlight in the next episode.
SPOTLIGHT ON CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BATTLESTAR
Another leak has been posted by user Plenty_Echidna_545 on the MarvelStudiosSpoilers subreddit, which lists the runtime for the fourth episode at 54 minutes. This is the same length as Episode 3, “Power Broker," which is currently the longest episode of the series.
Additionally, the Reddit user specified that the roles of both John Walker and Lemar Hoskins will be “prominent” in this upcoming episode.
TIPPING POINT FOR WALKER?
Viewers got to see more of John Walker's barely restrained anger and arrogance in the latest episode when he shouts at a man, “Do you know who I am!?” That threat was swiftly rebuffed and mocked as he and Hoskins continued to pursue any leads on the whereabouts of the Flag-Smashers.
Only three more episodes remain, and there are still leaked scenes that have yet to appear in any episodes thus far, the biggest being Walker possibly killing Noah Mills's Flag-Smasher using Steve Rogers' shield. There are multiple witnesses to this act of extreme violence in this supposed sequence, which would likely tarnish his reputation as the new Captain America.