The assault team battles Hydra. Lots of people die. Like, lots.
Captain America, Phillips and Carter chases Red Skull onto his ship, headed for New York.
Agent Carter and Captain America kiss.
And Captain America is on the plane, to face The Red Skull alone.
It seems a little odd that someone had to write the city names of where the planes are headed to on the actual plane. Poor Hydra intern.
Cap fights more Hydra soldiers, and throws some of them out the plane, assuming he kills them.
Super soldier serum includes aircraft piloting lessons. That said, he doesn’t do a great job and mainly crashes it.
Captain America and The Red Skull fight.
The music here is Fight on the Flight Deck.
The Tesseract is damaged, and it burns the Red Skull, sending his in a blue light into the sky. We assume he dies.
But in true ‘no body’ fashion, various people, including the screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have said the Red Skull could return. Weaving, for his part, hated the make-up and has expressed no interest in returning.
Cap flies the plane alone. And he has to make a sacrifice. The music here is This is My Choice.
Carter mentions the Stork Club, a popular and exclusive Manhattan nightclub at the time.
Off screen, the plane crashes and Captain America is killed. OR IS HE?
We cut to London’s Trafalgar Square, where people are celebrating the victory of World War II. His Howling Commandos salute him.
Stark, looking for Rogers, finds the Tesseract.
Carter is given Rogers’ files, and is entrusted with his legacy.
Some kids play with a Captain America toy shield. We’re not sure of the street, we assume it’s Manchester, or a set.
And we fade to black.
Hold on! We’re back, with Rogers waking up. He’s in what looks like a hospital bed, location unknown.
The radio talks about a baseball game with the Dodgers – who prior to 1957 were based in Brooklyn, but now based in LA – and the Philadelphia Phillies. Ebbets Field was the Dodgers home ground.
The radio mentions players – Phillies pitcher Ike Pearson, Dodgers batsmen Pete Reiser and Phillies outfielder Johnny Rizzo. They also mention Dodgers manager Leo Durocher.
He is greeted by someone who looks military, played by Amanda Righetti.
Rogers reveals he knows the game isn’t right. It’s from 1941 – he went to the ice after ’43, likely ’44.
The game is accurate, and from 25th May 1941. Pretty cool that they made it accurate.
He fights through two guards and busts out of his Truman Show like cell.
What was the plan here? They just had a 2D painting out the window? No doctors around monitoring?
He runs out of 1585 Broadway, New York, but the entrance on W 47th Street. He goes left and…
… he runs onto Times Square.
Here comes Nick Fury. Possibly angry that Cap stole his backstory and most of his mates in the Howling Commandos. He is played by Samuel L Jackson.
This is Samuel L Jackson’s 4th appearance in the MCU. We last saw him in Thor (2011).
He tells Cap that he’s been asleep for almost 70 years.
And he has missed his date.
We see the Uncle Sam poster, that becomes the titles. Other great vintage war artwork comes to life.
The music here is Captain America March.
The credits also end with ‘Captain America will return in The Avengers‘.
Post credits scene
We assume this scene was written and directed by Joss Whedon, writer and director of The Avengers (2012).
Fury gives Rogers a mission.
Then a sting for The Avengers (2012). As we will see all these scenes again, we’ll talk about it next time.