let me just say something about this scene
there was an article that i read a few weeks ago that said steve stole the old suit from the smithsonian in order to make bucky remember
that means that in this scene, steve knows it’s bucky, or at least is reasonably sure that it’s bucky.
you can see the guarded hope in steve’s stance. he wants to believe that that’s his old best friend, but he knows that he can’t fully let his guard down because the man standing in front of him is a dangerous threat.
if you look closely, it seems like steve almost reaches out towards him, like he can’t believe that it’s actually bucky
but he stops himself, because bucky doesn’t remember
because who the hell is bucky?
"i am the winter soldier"