We all have our favorite MCU ships from Tony Stark and Pepper Potts to Wanda Maximoff and Vision. But we all know the first romantic couple that got it all started for MCU. The inception took place with Captain America: The First Avenger, where Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter’s Love Story was born. One of the most beloved couples in MCU with a tragic end to their love story. They finally found it’s closure in Avengers: Endgame ending when Steve goes back in time to return the stones to its time capsule.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Peggy and Steve’s time together ended tragically during World War II after Steve crashed Red Skull’s ship. Rest assured, this wasn’t the end of their story. Both of them had a mini-reunion after Steve was unfrozen. This reunion parade lasted for a short while, though, as Peggy passed of old age. In the sequel, Steve visits a sick Peggy, who lied to Steve as she knew of his ultimate future. During the conversation, she reveals that her only regret is that Steve didn’t get to live his life. Although this happens to be a lie, as Peggy knows that Steve will live a full life with her one day, she goes on to say, “The world has changed, and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best, and sometimes the best we can do is to start over.”
The Endgame Climax
It just so happens that Peggy Carter was lying to Steve Rogers in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. She knew about his future before he did. The confirmation that Steve did become Peggy’s husband did not come until Endgame. But Peggy and Steve had their last interaction in The Winter Soldier. The movie surely did not show any picture of Peggy with her husband. Furthermore, an archived interview with Peggy from 1958 included her saying that Steve saved the man who would become her husband back in WWII. She even mentioned that “even after he died, Steve was still changing my life.”
The revelation that he didn’t die falls under the life-changing category, especially since they got married. Peggy had no other option than to lie to Steve about his future. She didn’t want to change Steve’s mindset and decisions by telling him what would happen over the next decade. But Peggy could have warned Steve against pursuing the nurse down the hall so that nothing happened between him and his great-niece.