I always blast the intro... makes me feel like I am in the theater.Full disclosure - I get a bit sentimental every time I see and hear the MCU opening. It feels like it’s been several years since me and my family sat in a theater on opening night for a new Marvel movie.
I thought I heard Bucky tell Sam that he (Bucky) and Steve had discussed handing off the shield to Sam. Here is blurb from Episode 5:Agreed. Although it's somewhat understandable. At the end of Endgame Steve gave the shield to Sam. Bucky was there when it happened. They both probably thought Steve was going to give it to Bucky. So this series was about Bucky finding his role along with Sam's journey to making the shield his own.
While I acknowledge Zemo probably wasn't needed, I liked him in the show.
The series probably really needed to be 10-12 episodes to really cover all the bases. 6 was just not sufficient.
Sam: The legacy of that shield is complicated, to say the least.
Bucky: When Steve told me what he was planning, I don't think we understood what it felt like for a Black man to be handed the shield. How could we? I owe you an apology. I'm sorry.
Sam: Thank you.
I thought it was pretty obvious Bucky knew about Steve's plan in Endgame. Their goodbye wasn't a "see you in a sec", Bucky knew where to look for Steve, and Bucky knew to tell Sam to go talk to him.