I have to try and be a whole person … before it’s too late.
There’s this strange parallel between the scene in the first Cap movie where Steve is on the plane, waiting for impact and in the second, when he’s stuck on the helicarrier, asking Hill to set off the weapons.
Both of these moments are arguably Steve’s greatest heroic deeds. He averts the bomb heading for New York, saving thousands and by stopping Hydra’s plan, he saves millions. Captain America, the soldier and the martyr, giving up his life for the greater good.
But the thing is, he doesn’t do this as Captain America, he does it as Steve Rogers. Peggy calls him Steve right before he hits the ice and maybe it’s a small comfort that he went under with her voice in his ears, reaffirming who he is. Not the Shield, not the Captain, but Steve.
On the helicarrier, there’s a moment where he puts in the USB drive and then asks Hill to set off the weapons. In return, she says: “But, Steve…” It’s the first time she calls him Steve in all the time we see them on screen. Not Cap or Captain or Rogers, but Steve.
Captain America is the one in the history books, the one with the shield and the flag, but in the end it’s Steve, dying in ice or in fire, who makes the decision.
And maybe it’s also a sign how important the women are in Steve’s life. Because ultimately, they’re the one to humanize him. They see beyond what he’s presented as and call him by his rightful name.
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He may get the blood, but I’ll get the glory…
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