Warning - This article contains major spoilers for "Episode 4" of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
With just two episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier to go, fans are anxiously awaiting the conclusion to Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes' post-Blip adventure together.
There have been a series of episode runtime leaks for both WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier by a Reddit user who hasn't been wrong yet. They recently posted some information about the latter's upcoming fifth episode that claims it will set a new record for the MCU's Disney+ content.
BREAKING A RUNTIME RECORD
Reddit user Plenty_Echidna_545 revealed that the fifth episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be 61 minutes in length (including the credits). This will make it the first installment of a Marvel Disney+ series to clock in at over an hour in length.
The user also gives a tidbit of information about upcoming episodes, and for this one they said that "Sam and Bucky go to Louisiana" in Episode 5.
A GAME-CHANGING EPISODE
A return to Louisiana almost certainly means Sarah Wilson will once again be prominent to the show's story, after only being seen via phone calls for the past few weeks. This could indicate that there will be some strong character moments for Sam Wilson in the next episode, but considering Karli Morgenthau threatened Sarah and her children this week, there may be some high-stakes drama and action in Louisiana as well.
One thing is for sure; the penultimate episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is going to be a game-changer. The show's head writer, Malcom Spellman, previously claimed that "Episode 5" will be the one he was most excited for fans to see , not only because will his favorite character make his/her debut, but also because the episode is very emotional and viewers are "going to cry."
Considering Sam's closeness with his sister and the fact that John Walker just lost someone very important to him in Lemar Hoskins, emotions are sure to run high next week. Given Spellman's passion and enthusiasm for the political aspects of the story being told in the series, there's probably a good chance some of that will come into play in the episode as well.
The first four installments of Marvel Studios' The Falcon and the Winter Soldier 's are available now to stream on Disney+, and the hour-long "Episode 5" will debut on Friday, April 16.