I wasn't thrilled with the whole Flagsmasher plot. I really don't see the logic in people moving around since the whole world would have been in the same boat. Plus, 5 years just wouldn't have been long enough for a lot of this to happen. People didn't die. They disappeared. And without bodies, there would be no declaring any of them dead. Properties would have remained with the original owners, etc. In the US, it can often take the better part of 20 years to go through all of the red tape, and at minimum, 10 years.
But whatever... it kind of floored me to see Sam even remotely siding with Karli. For me, her whole philosophy was no better than Nazis, even without all of the bombings and killings. Sam was awesome to see as Cap. The upcoming Cap 4 movie BETTER have Mackie as the star, dammit! As in the books, if Steve doesn't have the shield, Sam's the only one I want with it.
Also wasn't happy with the reveal of Sharon as the Power Broker. That's like butchering the character, imo.
Other than that, the outcome was okay. Good to see John as USAgent. I like Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but she was a bit annoying as Val for me. Her delivery seemed off. Never have cared about Batroc (on paper, too). Won't miss him. Really wanted more from Zemo. But very fun ride, definitely.
PS: Oh, and that scene in a previous episode where John makes himself a new shield just might be the silliest thing to ever be in an MCU project. They should really remove it was future edits.
seems like Bucky did not though get a decent ending, and he would have made a better choice for the new cap, based upon being with Steve all those years, and also being a super soldier himself!