"For Sam, what we wanted in that final moment was to show his superpower," says showrunner Malcolm Spellman. "Meaning he is a Black man from the South. His existence and identity is rooted in struggle. And if everyone in the world is feeling like they’re struggling, who better to have a shorthand with them than this man as Captain America? Because he feels them. What does he say? His only superpower is that he 'believes that we can do better.' He’s not sure it will happen. But he believes that and I think that people will be inspired by him because they know he struggled just like they have."
Creator Malcolm Spellman on the Sharon Carter reveal: "Sharon has been f*cked by all the institutions that she worked for, that protected her," he says of Emily VanCamp's character. "They completely abandoned her and, in fact, were going after her. They put her in an awful position. We knew we could either be fake and say she's just been hiding out, or we could say Sharon, who had a very youthful quality to her, grew up because of what these people did to her and the position they forced her in."