#something i just wish i hadn’t noticed: bucky does this thing with his mouth like he’s trying to phrase his offer to steve#bucky isn’t this super suave guy who always knows what to say and when#not even to the guy he grew up with#i need 2 sit down#maybe for 70 years
pARISA ffff i need those tags for accuracy help me
he does that wince-frown two other times in the movie; later in this same scene
and earlier in the film, during the conversation with Pierce in the bank vault. Yeah. That frown he does after he goes “but I knew him”.
That expression was 100% Bucky Barnes.
I agree that it’s 100% a Bucky thing, but I don’t think this is an expression of uncertainty and self-doubt, as in ‘bucky doesn’t know what to say’. I actually think that’s more like the expression Bucky gets when he really wants something but is already bracing himself for refusal. He knows he won’t get what he wants, but he still asks because…who knows, right?
First when he kept repeating that he knew the man on the bridge with Pierce, he made that same face and it was obvious he was preparing himself for another blow because he knows he’s not allowed to ask. But at that moment, the need to know who the man was overrides the fear of disobeying and being punished.
Then here, he does that same face twice because he knows Steve and knows his friend won’t agree to impose himself on Bucky so easily. He still asks, though, and even tugs at Steve’s heartstrings by reminding him that their friendship is stronger than misplaced pride.
I prefer to think that it shows how even when he believes a situation to be hopeless, Bucky is the kind of man who won’t give up so easily.