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Explaining The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Episode 6's Post-Credits Scene

Contains spoilers for "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" episode 6, "One World, One People."

You knew that the end was coming, and you may even have seen the big twist coming. "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" has been patiently building toward its endgame since its very first episode, and the finale does an excellent job bringing its many plotlines to a close — as well as starting a whole bunch of new stories. While Sam Wilson's (Anthony Mackie) welcome, yet predictable decision to finally take on the Captain America mantle will presumably have massive repercussions for the Marvel Cinematic Universe at large, Sharon Carter's (Emily VanCamp) grand unveiling as the Power Broker might influence the MCU in an equally important, but vastly more dangerous manner. 

Sharon starts her journey as an official MCU villain by getting rid of no less than two other members of the new Captain America's rogues gallery: Both Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman) and Georges Batroc (Georges St-Pierre) die from her machinations (and also her bullets). It's an impressive body count, so it's hardly a surprise that the dangerous Ms. Carter takes front and center in the very last scene of the episode. Here's "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" Episode 6's post-credits scene explained.

Sharon Carter is at large and in charge ... or is she?

The post-credits scene shows the ever-present, yet perennially unnamed senator character (Alphie Hyorth) reinstating the freshly pardoned Sharon Carter to her old position, and as everyone applauds, the appropriately humbled Carter thanks her for the honor. However, the second she's out of the building she's on the phone with a mysterious figure, making big plans to sell a whole bunch of top secret stuff that she now has access to. 

It's all pretty ominous, but it also leaves the viewer with a lot of questions. We know that the scene is setting up something, or possibly even several somethings. Who, exactly, is Agent Carter speaking with on the phone? Is she speaking to an underling or a partner in her role as the Power Broker, or is she reporting to the real Power Broker? The possible answers to those questions are legion, even when you assume that everyone involved is a human villain. When you add the fact that a bunch of the MCU's shape-changing Skrulls are about to make a pretty dramatic and villainous turn on the upcoming "Secret Invasion" into the equation, you can also start pondering the "Is she secretly a Skrull in disguise?" angle. 

Whether Sharon has merely broken bad or is part of an evil alien group actively plotting to infiltrate the government remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: She has the power to cause a great deal of trouble, and it's almost guaranteed that she intends to do precisely that.