That’s why he doesn’t kill him. That’s why he saves him. That end scene to me was always like: ‘I don’t know what this is, I just know I’m supposed to do this right now. Whatever this is, I’m supposed to protect this for some reason.
Sebastian Stan on Bucky’s mindset when he decides not to let Steve die
#this hurts all the more if you consider#that bucky- no#not bucky#but the winter soldier#has never protected a damn thing#he was used as a weapon and only a weapon#the winter soldier isn’t //programmed// to protect but to survive#push forward#find the mark#eliminate the target#he’s not looking out for those fighting with him in that scene on the highway#there’s blood in the air and he’s busy tracking the scent#he hasn’t protected anything in decades#not since#in fact#the last time he was with steve before everything changed#his priority had always been to protect steve and even amongst a million instincts to destroy that protective drive returned#’i’m with you ‘till the end of the line’ he thinks and doesn’t know if those words are his own or an echo of the ones steve had spoken earlier#but here at least is a line he can somehow understand- finally#after so many years iwth the line between bucky barnes and the winter soldier being so agonizingly terrifyingly blurred#here’s something that makes sense (via ofelrond)
what I have gathered from tumblr: THERE IS LITERALLY NO ONE WHO DOESN’T WANT A MOVIE ABOUT THE BLACK WIDOW AND HAWKEYE